Live Monday, September 14th at 2pm: DANIEL ROMANO

Sep 11, 2015
Mike Ford, Now Magazine

We love this return of the classic 60's/70's outlaw country sound of Gram Parsons, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and others of late, with newcomers like Sturgill Simpson and Daniel Romano in particular bursting onto the scene. Romano hails from Ontario, and has a wide pallete of sonic layers on his newest release. He plays Boone Monday night, Knoxville Wednesday night, and Bristol's Rhythm & Roots Festival next weekend. We'll let you know if he wears one of his incredible suits like the one above when he joins Scotty Robertson in our studio.

WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week featured the Western Regional Representative for Preservation North Carolina, Ted Alexander.  Find out the groups purpose, projects, and more during this Friday Feature that aired Sept. 4.  Special host Interviewer was Joe Green.

During the More To The Story from Sept. 2nd, WNCW's Paul Foster interviewed the Food Reporter from the Asheville Citizen Times - Mackensy Lunsford, who provided insight on why Asheville doesn't have enough Chef's and other workers for its booming restaurant industry.

Issued by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story segments Paul Foster

Live Friday September 11th at 11am: HEARTLESS BASTARDS

Sep 8, 2015
Scott Newton

Members of this great garage rock band out of Cincinnati and Austin join Joe Kendrick Friday morning on their way to their Friday night show at the Orange Peel in Asheville. Fronted by the powerful, dynamic voice of Erika Wennerstrom, the band is on tour with their latest album Restless Ones, bound to make a showing in WNCW's Top 100 of 2015.

John Felty Co-Producer of The Mountain Song Festival in Brevard will stop by in the Noon hour to talk about the 10th Anniversary Edition coming up September 10th-11th-12th, 2015.

Wednesday, September 9th at 11am: Guest DJ GRAHAM SHARP

Sep 4, 2015

The banjo player for the Steep Canyon Rangers is also one of their great songwriters, and you've heard him take lead vocals on a number of tunes over their recent albums, including the brand new release "Radio". Tune in as we let Graham take the lead with WNCW's music mix between 11 and Noon. We'll learn the latest about the Rangers' new album, their upcoming Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, and more.

Live Thursday September 10th at 1pm: THE REVELERS

Sep 4, 2015

This fun band from Lafayette, LA spices up their Cajun and zydeco roots with rock, pop and R&B influences, and come to Boone on Thursday and Asheville on Friday. Most of the six guys have spent time in the Red Stick Ramblers, but collectively they bring together a big gumbo of other experiences and influences too. Get ready for a fun live session.

One of our favorite songwriter discoveries of 2015 has been Christopher Paul Stelling, whose debut album "Labor Against Waste" really impressed us. Scotty spends the 1 O'Clock hour with Christopher before his shows tonight at The Mothlight in Asheville, tomorrow at the Willow Tree in Johnson City, and Saturday at the Evening Muse in Charlotte.

Friday Feature: A Visit with Our State Magazine

Aug 31, 2015

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week served as a preview for the September edition of Our State Magazine, which will showcase its biggest feature in magazine history.  One-hundred voices from One-hundred Counties.  That's all 100 counties in the state of North Carolina with a special focus on Western NC during this interview.  From Aug. 28, special guest was Our State Editor In Chief, Elizabeth Hudson.

More to the Story: The State of CMS Schools

Aug 31, 2015

This More To The Story from August 26 spotlighted Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) beginning a new school year.  All school systems throughout the state are being stretched as it is, so when you're the largest and most populated school system there are always questions needing to lead to answers and solutions.  Special guest on this segment was the Charlotte Observer.

This information was posted by the Host and Producer of "More to the Story' segments on WNCW, Senior Producer and Newscaster Paul Foster