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Guest DJ MATT SMITH Tuesday, February 20th, 11am-Noon

One of the highlights of Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters' music is the terrific pedal steel & electric guitar work of Asheville's Matt Smith. Lately he's also been performing in Amy Ray's latest post-Indigo Girls band. Let's get to know more about Matt's music tastes when we turn him loose with the WNCW mix on Thursday at 11.

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On The Way Up | Episode 32

Welcome to Episode 32 of our exploration of some of the most notable songs to arrive in our mailboxes and inboxes lately here at grassroots radio. We’ve got everything from favorites like Wood Brothers and Calexico to the long-awaited return of North Carolina’s (and now more New Orleans’) own Squirrel Nut Zippers, several instrumental stand outs, and a Segue Of The Week with a dark classic from the band Portishead. Playlist: Tommy Emmanuel “C-Jam Blues” from Accomplice One Squirrel Nut...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, February 19

Doc Watson – Live at Club 47

Tuesday, February 20

Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You

Wednesday, February 21

Femi Kuti – One People One World

Thursday, February 22

Charlie Peacock – When Light Flashes

STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

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

Thursday, February 22: Tommy Emmanuel – Accomplice One

This incredible guitarist absolutely dazzles live audiences, and shows his diverse virtuosity with the likes of Jerry Douglas, Mark Knopfler, Ricky Skaggs, and Jake Shimabukuro.

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In celebration of Christmas, we'll be listening to songs about peace, universal love, and brotherhood. The Beatles will figure prominently, and we'll also check out uplifting and thought-provoking records by the Impressions, the Yardbirds, the Chambers Brothers, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Melanie, Tommy James & the Shondells, and more. And be sure to tune in next week for an all-45 special: Ringing in the New Year at 45 Revolutions Per Minute! Join Host Kim Clark for a rockin' good time on Dig! every Thursday night at 8pm.

Friday Feature - Public TV's Flavor NC

Dec 18, 2017
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This Friday Feature spotlights UNC Public Television's 'Flavor NC', as host of the program, Lisa Prince is interviewed about the shows past and what's upcoming for the brand new seventh season starting in January 2018. This show, focusing on the state agriculture, is both educational and delicious.  It originally aired December 15, 2017.

Lisa even provided a Christmas Dixie Peanut Brittle recipe using tasty NC peanuts.  Here's that recipe for your cooking pleasure.

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Last seasons NCAA Football National Championship was won by the Clemson Tigers.  This season, Clemson, for the third year in a row will be in the sports final four for a right to try and recapture the title again.  This More to the Story interview sets the stage for what's to come and how this football fever effects everything from the students, to recruiting to the town of Clemson.  Guest is Scott Keepfer - Sportswriter and Columnist for the Greenville News.  Segment originally aired December 13, 2017.

Keep WNCW Going Strong In 2018

Dec 14, 2017

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:

On Friday, December 15 between 6:00-9:00pm, Sunrift Adventures is having a Late Night Shop and Social.  Enjoy 25% off select items, special perks, prizes, music and refreshments.  Proceeds from the donations collected during this event will benefit WNCW, listener supported radio!

Sunrift Adventures is located at 1 Center Street Travelers Rest, SC 29690. 

Steep Canyon Rangers Announce Out In The Open - Out Jan 26, 2018

Album Release Show for "Out In The Open"
Steep Canyon Rangers with Special Guests River Whyless

January 27, 2018 at 8:00pm
ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC
Click here for Tickets

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Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn visiting us during Going Across The Mountain this past October, talking about Earl Scruggs, their 4-year-old son, and Kung fu clogging - and playing tunes from their new album Echo In The Valley. Also, Scott Miller & The Commonwealth rockin' out in Studio B in March 2006 in support of the album Citation.

 

"A Great American Tapestry" - Playback

Dec 13, 2017

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.

The audio playback is no longer available, it was made a available for a limited time.

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The Sierra Club, including its Asheville Office, shared its displeasure and concerns about the possible "Atlantic Coast Pipeline' that would run from West Virginia to North Carolina.  This Friday Feature goes over this possible pipeline, the groups supporting the cause like Duke Energy, their statements on all the ways it would be beneficial, and how the concerns of opponents like Sierra.  This interview originally aired December 8, 2017.

Posted by Paul Foster, Host and Producer of WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week

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This More to the Story, originally aired December 6th, features Asheville Citizen-Times Government Accountability Reporter- Joel Burgess, talking about his recent story on the on-going disproportionate number of police traffic stops involving African-Americans.  This according to new data.  Burgess talks about the group who presented the information and the response from Asheville Police and groups like the NAACP.

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