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Pretty Little Goat String Band Live Thursday, March 22nd at 1pm

This fun old-time band from Brevard features Tim Fisher on fiddle, Josh Carter on mandolin, Mallory Carter on washboard, Owen Grooms on banjo, and J.T. Linville on bass. They play the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday night.

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Scotty Robertson (left) and Joe Kendrick (right)
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On The Way Up | Episode 34

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Jessica Porter, Summer Intern 2014

Internships for Current Students


The Outlaw Music Festival Tour Is Coming To NC!

Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, Delta Rae, and more together for the summer 2018 tour. Tickets on sale Friday, March 16 at noon. March 13, 2018 - Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents, and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the lineup for the first leg of Outlaw Music Festival Tour for summer 2018 . The incredible lineup of music stars includes Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson,...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, March 19th

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams

Tuesday, March 20th

Toubab Krewe – Stylo

Wednesday, March 21st

Western Centuries – Songs From the Deluge

Thursday, March 22nd

Chuck Brodsky – Them and Us

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, March 22nd - Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us

With previous albums recorded in Mexico City, New Orleans, and their hometown of Tucson, Calexico traveled to the Northern California coast this time for another dynamic, eclectic collection.

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We're giving away a pair of VIP weekend passes to Rhythm N' Blooms happening April 6-8 in Knoxville, TN!  Enter here for your chance to win. 

VIP Weekend Passes will give you access to all Rhythm N' Blooms venues throughout the weekend as well as the VIP areas. The VIP package also includes:

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival has rounded out its April 6-8, 2018 lineup. Americana roots/rock headliners Deer Tick, will join previously announced headliners Dr. Dog and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters.

"The Appalachian Origins of the Modern Civil Rights Movement in the USA" talk by William H. Turner will take place on Thursday, February 22 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the University of North Carolina Asheville in the Humanities Lecture Hall.

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Upcoming Changes to Programming on WNCW

Feb 22, 2018

We are thankful for the opportunity you give us to be a part of your daily life.  We consider it a privilege that you tune in at home, in the car, at work, and wherever you go.  Our commitment to bringing a diverse and original mix of music to the airwaves remains strong. 

Asheville Music School Superband performing The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour at Sound Effects 2017.
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Sound Effects
A Benefit Concert for Asheville Music School
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 6-9 p.m.
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville

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Wade Edward Speer

Many of us in Western North Carolina have either heard about or maybe even experienced what's known as the Brown Mountain Lights of Pisgah Forest/Table Rock.  This longtime mystery or legacy if you will, led to the writing of a book called "The Brown Mountain Lights: History, Science and Human Nature, Explain an Appalachian Mystery."  The books Author, Geologist Ed Speer of Marion, sat down with WNCW to discuss what his research produced.  Original air date was Feb. 16, 2018.

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It was six-months ago that Charlotte based Carolinas Healthcare let it be known that they would join with UNC Healthcare (Chapel Hill).  Now Carolinas Healthcare has added a hospital group in Georgia.  Is bigger better? What does this mean for healthcare and cost in the Carolinas?  Charlotte Observer Business Reporter- Deon Roberts was guest on this More to the Story from Feb. 14, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story - WNCW's Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

Friday Feature- An Update On Preservation N.C.

Feb 19, 2018
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North Carolina Preservation

Preservation North Carolina rescues old houses and sometimes even old factory buildings, churches, schools, and general stores.  Director and former Shelby, NC Mayor - Ted Alexander spoke with WNCW's Joe Greene on the latest news and happenings concerning Preservation N.C.  The feature first aired Feb. 19, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

He's referred to by some as "the godfather of Americana music", and she's known as the fine fiddler for Toubab Krewe, Scott Miller's Ladies Auxiliary, and above all Uncle Earl. They've been collaborating well these past couple years and are coming through the area in support of their new album "The Ledges": Johnson City on Thursday night, and Charlotte on Friday night. They speak with us and play a few tunes on Friday afternoon.

Riverfront Park - North Charleston, SC

Saturday May 5 - Margo Price, Big Something

Sunday May 6 - Moon Taxi, Hiss Golden Messenger

Tickets on sale Friday, February 23 at 10AM