Top 100 - 2017

TOP 100 OF 2017 It’s that time again! Time to vote for your 10 favorite WNCW releases of 2017 , and help us create the Top 100 for our end of year countdown at the end of December. You will also qualify to win a complete set of the WNCW Top 10 discs, as compiled by fellow listeners and programmers! Click here to see the list of albums we have featured this year and cast your vote. We have compiled one large list that includes Bluegrass, Blues, Regional, and all the other styles we cover. ...

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Keep WNCW Going Strong In 2018

This holiday season we hope you will consider supporting WNCW, your grassroots radio station. Your first time contribution or additional gift will make the station strong for 2018. There are many ways to contribute: Become a member! Click here to donate to the station with a one-time gift of $40 or more. In addition to the thank you gift of your choice, you will also gain access to WNCW’s archived episodes of programs including (but not limited to!) The Cosmic American Music Show , Country...

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"A Great American Tapestry" - Playback

The radio adaptation of A Great American Tapestry originally aired on WNCW during Morning Edition November 27 through December 1. This is the latest film from David Weintraub and The Center for Cultural Preservation , based in Hendersonville. Listen to the episodes below: The Southern mountains were a diverse mix of Europeans, African-Americans and indigenous native peoples. This backcountry became a vibrant musical cauldron that combined and synthesized the tremendous contributions of many...

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STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release

Thursday, December 21: Samantha Fish – Belle of the West

Fish moves in a more acoustic singer/songwriter direction than the soulful “Chills & Fever”. But her blues are still present, especially thanks to Luther Dickinson & Lightnin’ Malcolm.

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More To The Story- Real Life, Real People Stories

Nov 8, 2017

Ron Barnett has been writing for the Greenville News for over 25-years now.  His columns also appear in the Anderson Mail.  Ron says "Everybody has a story and everyone's is unique." His current series is called Real Life - Real People.  This edition of More to the Story, provides Ron the chance to talk about some of his recent stories and long time memories writing his pieces. This segment first aired on WNCW, Oct. 25, 2017.

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Photo Vicki Dameron

We could not resist sharing this incredible image of Kathryn and Martin Anderson at the pitch table in Studio B. Kathyrn and her mom Sarah are members of the WNCW family. You can never be too young to be a fan of the best station in the nation! It's our last day folks... just a few more hours left to help support WNCW. If you have made your pledge, thank you so very much. If you have not yet done so, please take a few minutes of your time to help us keep the WNCW grassroots radio train on the tracks. Call 1-800-245-8870 or go online and show your support at

  We have a new WNCW Fall Fundraiser Package to offer. It's a Sierra Nevada VIP Package For Two. It includes:  A VIP Tour Of The Sierra Nevada Brewery in Mills River, NC (near Asheville) A $50 Gift Card For Dinner;  A Gift Pack of Sierra Nevada Swag; A Christmas Jam Session Ale Release Party; A Free Concert by Drivin' and Cryin' with Kevn Kinney, a Warren Haynes Christmas Jam veteran. Date: Thursday, November 9th - The doors open at 5pm. This is the first concert to be held in Sierra Nevada's Gravity Room. BENEFITS ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. The pledge level is $175.

WNCW Offering New Station T-Shirt Designs

Nov 2, 2017

We're in day five of our Fall Fundraiser. We have lots of new thank you gifts to offer including new t-shirts, coffee mugs, bandanas and much more! Give us a call at 1-800-245-8870 or go online and make a pledge at

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.