9:06 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Soulshine - Online Ticket Giveaway - Ends Wednesday

Enter the contest!

WNCW is giving away tickets to Soulshine, featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead with SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall at Uptown Amphitheatre at The NC Music Factory in Charlotte, NC on Sunday, July 27.  Three winners will receive a pair of tickets each.  Contest ends on Wednesday, July 23 at midnight.

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Air Studio
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Live Thursday the 24th at 1pm: LITTLE FEAT'S PAUL BARRERE & FRED TACKETT

We have fun days of spinning great music, and then we have extra special days in which we get to visit live with musicians we've revered since before we went on the air 25 years ago...

New Tunes at Two
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, July 21st-24th, 2-3pm

Monday: BECK (& VARIOUS ARTISTS) - Song Reader

Tuesday: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE - Pitiful Blues

Wednesday: LARRY SPARKS - Lonesome and Then Some: A Classic 50th Celebration


Spindale Cycle
8:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Monday Night July 21st at 8pm: CAT STEVENS - Majikat: Earth Tour 1976

We celebrate Cat Stevens' birthday this evening with this snapshot of his 1976 tour, his last appearance on stage before his 30 year hiatus, though he was pretty much at the top of his game in terms of success at this time.  "Wild World", "Moonshadow", "Where Do the Children Play", "Father and Son", and a little insight he shares as he performs "Peace Train" and "Two Fine People", as well.    Strangely, this is the only live release of his, and it didn't show up until 2004.  Better late than never.  Happy birthday, Yusuf Islam, born Steven Georgiu on 7/21/48. 

Peak of the Week
8:16 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Thursday Night the 24th between 9pm and Midnight: WILLIE NELSON - Band of Brothers

Willie hasn't had an album hit #1 on the Billboard Country chart since 1986.  But this great new release debuted at #1 this past month, and for good reason -- it's 14 songs, nine of which he wrote or co-wrote, that capture the sound Willie Nelson does best.  So, maybe Willie can't get any higher, but we'll see how long the 81-year-old legend can keep those younger wannabe outlaw stars from achieving their pipe dreams with this great one.  We have a feeling he'll be high on WNCW's Top 100 list at year's end with this one, too. 

10:43 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Intern's Corner: Jessica's Story

Jessica Porter in a production room

This summer, WNCW staff had the pleasure of working with Jessica Porter as a summer intern.  She wrote about her experience; this is her story.

I learned in my first year at the University of North Carolina that there are three general things college students are deprived of: parental guidance, interest in the news, and transportation. Inherently, I have had the first two of those things my entire life, which led me to apply to intern at WNCW, and the latter is fulfilled by a soccer-mom Honda named Sylvia.

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3:37 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Gov't Mule Giveaway

Gov't Mule

Tune in between July 21-24 for details on how to win a pair of tickets to see Gov't Mule at Uptown Amphitheater at The NC Music Factory in Charlotte, Nc on Thursday, July 24.  Click here for more details on the show.

3:33 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

PHISH Giveaway


Tune in between July 21-24 for details on how to win a pair of tickets to see PHISH at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC on Friday, July 25.  Click here for more details on the show.

10:54 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Dave & Phil Alvin Ticket Giveaway - EXPIRED

WNCW has four pair of tickets to give away for the Dave & Phil Alvin show at the Visulite Theatre this Friday, July 18th. Enter the contest:

The contest ends at midnight on July 16th.

Click here for details on the show.

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8:44 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WNCW's Signal - Maintenance Today May Cause Periodic Interruptions

There will be maintenance on WNCW’s main tower Monday, July 14, which may cause it to be working at low power or to be periodically turned off.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience as we maintain our tower for quality coverage in the future.

Our stream will not be affected, so please click here to tune in online.