Monday October 12th at 11am: JIM LAUDERDALE

17 hours ago

He MC's the annual Americana Awards Show at The Ryman, he coordinates the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest, and above all, he's one of the most prolific songwriters and musicians in music today. His latest release is a double-disc, one based on Memphis, the other on Nashville. Tune in as he returns to his Carolina home for a songs from this new one Soul Searching.

Live Thursday October 15th at 1pm: THE BOTTLE ROCKETS

17 hours ago
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“If Uncle Tupelo is the Beatles of the alt-country movement, the Bottle Rockets are certainly the Rolling Stones.”SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL. We've been fans ever since they began back around 1993, and they're coming back through the area on a tour supporting their good new release South Broadway Athletic Club. They play Charlotte on Wednesday, Asheville Thursday, and Knoxville on Friday.

Wednesday, October 14th at 3pm: HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL

17 hours ago

NPR describes them as a "soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz." That works. This band originally from Philadelphia is now based out of Asheville, and has been criss-crossing the Southeast regularly this year.

Wednesday, October 14th at 11am: RAYLAND BAXTER

17 hours ago

The son of a pedal steel player who has played with some of your favorite acts (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams), Nashville native Rayland Baxter eventually embarked on his own music career, but on his own time and with his own sound. He's on tour opening for Grace Potter in Asheville Tuesday and Wednesday, Knoxville Thursday, and Charlotte on November 6th.

More To The Story-Regions Booming Brewery Industry

22 hours ago

This particular More to the Story interview from the end of September with Tony Kiss (Asheville Citizen Times) was about the continued growth and economic impact of the Brewery Industry in Asheville.  Kiss also touched on this industry's popularity and growth in Western NC as whole, the state of NC, and upstate South Carolina. 

Information posted by the Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story segments, Paul Foster.

Friday Feature: Tryon International Film Fest

Oct 5, 2015

Special Guests during this "Friday Feature Interview of the Week' (Oct. 2nd) were Kirk Gollwitzer and Jeff Lieberman, who discussed the very first Tryon International Film Festival.  Hear details about how it all came together, films that will be showing, and Jeff's documentary film on Nina Simone that will play at the event.  The festival will be held Oct. 9 & 10

Information submitted by Paul Foster, Senior Producer/News/Morning Show Host for WNCW

Live Friday, October 9th at 3pm: JON STICKLEY TRIO

Oct 2, 2015

Guitarist Jon Stickley's guitar prowess can make your jaw drop. Although he is often found jamming with others, both as guitarist and producer, he and his trio have spent plenty of time honing their own tight, original sound too, and the result is a powerful, genre-defying second album of theirs. Fiddler Lyndsay Pruett and drummer Patrick Armitage, each with fascinating stories of their own to tell from the past year or so, will join Jon in Studio B for a session that might make you question whether they are in fact one performer.

Friday Feature: KALE (Kids Ag Learning Experience)

Sep 30, 2015

Rachel Meriwether, Farm Manager, of Green River Preserve in Western N.C., is a part of a program called KALE - Kids Agriculture Learning Experience.  During this Friday Feature Interview of the Week (from Sept. 25), Rachel spoke to WNCW about how the program is a great way to educate and introduce Agriculture and its importance to children. 

This story was submitted by Paul Foster, Senior Producer and Regional Host of Morning Edition, who also host the Friday Feature.

More to the Story - Growing Elk Population

Sep 30, 2015

   More To The Story is a part of WNCW's 'Morning Edition' and generally airs Wednesday's at 8:51 am.  The feature permits a Guest Newspaper Reporter in the region to go more in depth about a story they recently wrote for their publication.

From Sept. 23rd, this segment featured Julie Ball of the Asheville Citizen Times who talked about growing issues with Elk near the Great Smoky Mountains (NC) National Park, including a growing population that sometimes effects residence property and motorists on the roadways.

Live Friday, October 2nd at 2pm: RANDALL BRAMBLETT

Sep 28, 2015

“Randall is in my opinion the most gifted & talented southern singer-songwriter musician of the past several decades," says Chuck Leavall, a sentiment shared by many others in the music world. He's a sought-after sideman too. But fronting his own band? That's where Randall really shines. As for his new release Devil Music, Randall says, “It’s my experience of black and white culture in the south, and how it feels to grow up here with all the religion and pain and conflict and joy — and then there’s all that dancing…”