New Tunes at Two
10:30 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, January 20th-23rd, 2-3pm

Monday the 20th: MOLLIE O'BRIEN & RICH MOORE - Love Runner

Tuesday the 21st: LAURA CANTRELL - No Way There From Here

Wednesday the 22nd: JOHN BUTLER TRIO - Flesh & Blood

Thursday the 23rd: DIRK POWELL - Walking Through Clay

5:04 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

WNCW Celebrates the Birthday of Charlie Waller

This Saturday on "Goin' Across the Mountain" and Sunday on "The Gospel Truth" we celebrate the life, the music and the legend of Bluegrass great Charlie Waller.

5:03 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Special Programming on "Goin' Across the Mountain"

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 on "Goin' Across the Mountain" at Noon on the 42nd anniversary of this historic recording, we salute Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen with a new WNCW tradition. The complete CD version tracked through for your Bluegrass enjoyment.

Spindale Cycle
5:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Monday Night January 20th at 8pm: RICHIE HAVENS - Mixed Bag

With all the focus on the Greenwich Village Folk Scene of the early '60's of late (thanks to the Coen Bro's film Inside Llewyn Davis), we'll spend Monday evening with Richie Havens, who was born in Brooklyn on 1/21/41 and moved there in '61 to begin playing the clubs along with Dave Van Ronk, Peter Paul & Mary, Phil Ochs, and others.  The 1967 album Mixed Bag was his first on the folk-oriented Verve Forecast label, and includes a dynamic variety of styles and moods, including the anti-war anthem "Handsome Johnny" (which he co-wrote with future actor Louis Gossett, Jr.!

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Studio B
5:01 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Live Wednesday the 22nd at 5pm: JASON ISBELL

American Songwriter, NPR, Amazon, No Depression....just a few of the places where Jason Isbell's 2013 release Southeastern ranked in the Top 50 -- if not #1 -- for the best of the year.  WNCW listeners ranked it #3 in our own Top 100.  He's come a long way since starting his solo career after his time with the Drive By Truckers, and the most talked about contemporary singer/songwriter in Americana music today returns to Studio B for another moving s

Peak of the Week
5:00 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Thursday Night the 23rd between 8pm and Midnight: AMY RAY - Goodnight Tender

Indigo Girl Amy Ray has a new release that is a bit of a career first for her -- an album exploring her Southern musical roots growing up listening to country and roots music.  Recorded last spring at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, with guests Justin Vernon, Heather McEntire, Susan Tedeschi, Kelly Hogan, and members of Megafaun, the songs on the acoustic-based Goodnight Tender were written over the course of the last decade or so.  It will be released on 1/28, and Ray has a CD release show in West Asheville on Friday the 24th (Isis). 

4:29 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

The Pixies - Ticket Giveaway

The Pixies

Tune in throughout the rest of the month of January for your opportunity to win a pair of tickets to see The Pixies at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC on February 1st.

Job Openings at WNCW
11:28 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Senior Producer/Public Service Specialist

Isothermal Community College seeks “Senior Producer/Public Service Specialist” for WNCW-FM. Application deadline is Friday, January 24, 2014. For more information, please visit our website at:

Studio B
8:52 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Live this Thursday the 16th at 4pm: BLIND BOY CHOCOLATE & THE MILK SHEIKS

We've got what looks to be a fun session this Thursday when this band from Asheville visits us for the first time.  With a triple-entendre of a name like theirs, and a great grasp of the turn-of-the-(20th)-Century blues that they specialize in,these guys are sure to please, as they have done already at MerleFest, various clubs, and various street corners these past few years.  They play Thursday night at the Grey Eagle in Asheville with Jesse Carolina & the Hot Mess, and the Crow Quill Night Owls.

New Tunes at Two
4:36 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, January 13th-16th, 2-3pm

Monday the 13th: BLUE HIGHWAY - The Game

Tuesday the 14th: RAILROAD EARTH - Last of the Outlaws

Wednesday the 15th: ANGELIQUE KIDJO - Eve

Thursday the 16th: WILL KIMBROUGH - Sideshow Love