Coming Wednesday, November 29th: VOTING FOR WNCW'S TOP 100

Have you started thinking of your favorite music releases of 2017? Keep an eye on this homepage for our list of albums we enjoyed playing for you this year, which we will post on Wednesday the 29th. Your votes will help us come up with the WNCW Top 100, and someone will win the station's Top 10! Voting will run November 29th through December 18th.

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Vicki Dameron

Music Host Joe Greene Talks to Kristin Scott Benson Saturday, Nov. 25th on Goin' Across The Mountain

Kristin Scott Benson is a member of the cutting edge, award winning bluegrass band, The Grascals . She is also a four-time recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player Of The Year Award. Benson stopped by the station last week to chat with WNCW Music Host Joe Greene about the Ho Ho Holy Smoke Bluegrass and BBQ Festival being held Saturday, December 2nd , at Union County Fairgrounds in Union, South Carolina. Joe "The Guv" Greene will air the interview this Saturday...

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Carolyn Young filming for NPR's Night Owl series
Joe Kendrick

On The Way Up | Episode 28

In this episode, we sample some of the many different styles of music WNCW loves to play, including some tasty covers by the likes of Infamous Stringdusters, Charley Crockett, Dori Freeman and newcomer Elise LeGrow. Plus, a Doo Wop “Segue Of The Week”, and on DJ For A Day, a conversation with Isothermal Community College broadcast instructor Carolyn Young about our mini adventure with NPR filming videos for their Night Owl series, and more.

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Friday Feature- Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest

While the event has since taken place, this Friday Feature Interview of the Week aired (Nov. 10, 2017) just before the first ever Asheville Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival. Expect the event to continue in the future, as you listen back to all that goes in to these events that are presented all across the country by Food Truck Festivals of America. Representing the group and interviewed by WNCW was Janet Prensky. You'll be hungry after hearing this one! Posted by Host and Producer of The...

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We have a super special offer today ! Wednesday, November 1st, we’re offering a three-CD grab bag to everyone who donates $100 or more.  When you contribute at the $100 pledge level to support WNCW, you will automatically pick up the following:  WNCW Gold Member Card giving you BOGOs, or buy one, get one free discounts throughout our listening area and beyond ; A thank you gift of your choice such as a t-shirt  PLUS a Three-CD grab bag!  

On October 31 we will celebrate Halloween with some fun tunes and a special offer thanks to Wicked Weed.

On this day only, with your donation at the $150 pledge level or higher, you will qualify to receive a Funkatorium Collection Gift Pack.  This package includes one bottle of each Ferme de Chien, Medora, and Prevalence ales.  The bottles are 16.9 ounces each (500ml).

We'll send you a gift certificate for the gift pack in addition to the thank you gift of your choice. 

Click here to pledge for one of these new releases online or call 1-800-245-8870.

DAVE RAWLINGS -- Poor David's Almanack

GREGG ALLMAN -- Southern Blood

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER -- Hallelujah Anyhow

NEIL YOUNG -- Hitchhiker


STEVE WINWOOD -- Greatest Hits Live (2-CD's)


New Releases Available With Your Support: JAZZ & JAM

Oct 29, 2017

Click here to pledge for one of these new releases online or call 1-800-245-8870.


JACO PASTORIUS -- Truth, Liberty & Soul (2 CD's)

GRATEFUL DEAD -- Long Strange Trip Soundtrack (2 CD's)

GRATEFUL DEAD -- RFK Stadium 1989 (6 CD's)

Click here to pledge for one of these new releases online or call 1-800-245-8870.

OFFA REX -- The Queen of Hearts

USHER'S ISLAND -- Usher's Island

CRESCENT MOON ROUNDERS -- Ain't Gonna Get No Supper Here Tonight

RICHIE & ROSIE -- Nowhere in Time

Support us this week and help us reach our goal of $200,000.


Click here to pledge for one of these new releases online or call 1-800-245-8870.


DALE ANN BRADLEY -- Dale Ann Bradley

DAVE ADKINS TRIO -- Turn to Jesus


THE GRASCALS -- Before Breakfast

LARRY CORDLE -- Give Me Jesus

Image of man playing a Kalimba. He's dressed in a colorful pancho and is playing music in Studio B
Photo By Vicki Dameron

We continue our preview of Crowd Around The Mic Volume 21 by revisiting some of the live sessions from this year that will be represented on our new 2-cd collection. We'll hear Kalimba Man Kevin Spears as he adds loops, layers, and digital effects to take that traditional African instrument into unexpected territory; We'll also dig into the ska-meets-Motown grooves of New York City's Big Takeover; and we'll re-visit an outstanding session with John Cowan and Darin and Brooke Aldridge in Studio B in May of this year. Join Host Kim Clark - Friday at 6pm.

WNCW Staff stand in Studio B to show the new thank you gifts available during the fall fund drive season.
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Local Public Radio station WNCW recently celebrated its 28th birthday. For almost three decades the popular station, located on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, has provided an award winning blend of Americana music with DJs playing a wide variety of folk, bluegrass, jazz, rock, country, reggae, Celtic, world and indie music. Pair that up with National Public Radio News, and you can easily see why the station has an enormous fan base of grassroots listeners, supporters, underwriters and sponsors.

Super Yamba Band with WNCW's Program Director Joe Kendrick
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Super Yamba Band brought their six piece lineup to WNCW’s Studio B this summer and laid down a fantastic session. Here's the playback of Joe Kendrick’s interview with bandleader and drummer Daniel Yount, featuring music from their performance here, including their song “Blue Lights”, which will appear on Crowd Around the Mic, Volume 21.