Peak of the Week
4:05 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Thursday Night the 27th between 8pm and Midnight: LAKE STREET DIVE - Bad Self Portraits

One of our favorite bands of these last few years, Lake Street Dive is back.  We've loved seeing them progress since they first met at the New England Conservatory of Music.  They brought their blend of jazz, R&B, and pop to the Colbert Report recently, they bring it back to our area for live shows this week, and we'll bring Bad Self Portraits your way Thursday night.

4:02 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

MemberCard Benefits

Find out the most up to date benefits the WNCW MemberCard Offers.  If you are a current MemberCard Holder, be sure to check your benefits here to see both new and expired offers.

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4:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Tell Us Why You Tune In

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Webb

How long have you listened to WNCW?  Are you new to the station or have you been listening for years?  We want you to tell us why you keep your radio dial tuned to WNCW. 

E-mail Stephanie Webb at and share your story. Include a photo if you would like it included with your story!

9:40 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Bonnaroo 2014 Giveaway - Ends March 8 At 11AM

Enter to win a pair of Guest Access Passes to Bonnaroo 2014 (June 12-15) in Manchester, TN.  The prize package includes passes to all four days of the festival, camping at an exclusive guest campground, access to food trucks and access to the guest bleachers.  Travel not included.

When you contribute to WNCW before Saturday, March 8 at 11AM, you will automatically be entered to win. No contribution is necessary to enter.

Click here to pledge and be automatically entered into the contest.

2:22 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced Tonight

Bonnaroo Lineup Announcement

The Bonnaroo Lineup will be announced tonight from 7-9:30pm on

Studio B
8:55 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Live Wednesday the 19th at 4pm: AMIGO

We enjoyed debuting their debut Might Could last week for New Tunes at 2, and this Tuesday is it's official release.  Wednesday, we welcome Slade BairdAdam Phillips and Craig Lentz to Spindale for a live session from this new Charlotte band of honky tonk and roots rock.  They play their CD release show in the Queen's City Friday, followed by gigs in Knoxville, Boone, and beyond.  

Studio B
8:54 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Live Friday the 21st at 11am: AARON BURDETT

This week Studio B welcomes two great regional acts with albums being released this week...Saluda's Aaron Burdett returns for another live session, this time with his 5th album, but first on Asheville's Organic Records.  The album features a who's who of great area talent, and, with the exception of a new version of his "Going Home to Carolina" (which won Our State magazine's "Carolina Songs" songwriting contest), all new original material from this great wordsmith.  

Spindale Cycle
8:53 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Monday Night February 17th at 8pm: IRMA THOMAS - Live! Simply the Best

The Soul Queen of New Orleans....what more needs to be said?  This live release from 1991 is one of Thomas' best collections, capturing much of her mid-'60's repertoire with a tight band led by Thomas' soul-stirring voice.  We celebrate Irma Thomas' Wednesday birthday on Monday night.  Is it Fat Tuesday yet??

New Tunes at Two
8:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, February 17th-20th, 2-3pm

Monday the 17th: CAHALEN MORRISON & ELI WEST - I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands

Tuesday the 18th: THE SACRED SHAKERS - Live

Wednesday the 19th: AARON BURDETT - Fruits of My Labor

Thursday the 20th: CATHERINE RUSSELL - Bring It Back

Peak of the Week
8:00 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Thursday Night the 20th between 8pm and Midnight: IKE STUBBLEFIELD - Righteous!

When it comes to the Hammond B3, the go-to guy for nearly 50 years now has been Ike.  After cutting his teeth with Motown acts like Marvin Gaye and The Temptations, Ike worked with R&B greats Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and B.B. King, plus pop and rock icons from Clapton and Garcia to Phil Spector and Quincy Jones.  We were excited to receive this funky new release from him just after his smokin' performance at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam & Pre-Jam last December.  Tune in Thursday night: We like Ike!