Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent survey on Frank On Friday; we had over 400 survey participants. It was good to get a feel for how many of our listeners and members perceived this unique program. My experience at WNCW tells me that there is very little middle ground when it comes to the music of Frank Zappa, and this survey reinforced that belief. Of the 172 comments received, only 11 expressed something like a neutral stance towards the show. Frank Zappa always seems to get a reaction, and a strong one at that!

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week from June 19 (2015) was about a documentary film on a real life experience hiking the Appalachian Trail made by students at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.  Special guest was film producer and student Alex Bentley.  The film is called 'FLOW'.

For MerleFest fans who crave a weekly dose of festival news and music, WNCW is teaming with MerleFest to present the MerleFest Radio Hour, an hour-long weekly show of live performances, album tracks and an interview segment with artists who have played at MerleFest. The show will debut on Sunday, July 5, from 6-7 p.m. EST on WNCW.

Independence Day Programming

Jun 29, 2015

WNCW celebrates July 4th all day Friday, July 3rd and continuing into Saturday, July 4th with a music mix of Americana, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Country and Blues favorites that tip their hat to the Independence Day holiday. We'll be shooting off fireworks, firing up the grill, and waving the flag in the tunes we spin for a summertime soundtrack like no other. Jump in with your requests, and join us on the air or online for the party!

Daniel Coston at WNCW
Joe Kendrick

Joe Kendrick will be on the air this Wednesday, June 24 between 12-3pm.  He will welcome back to WNCW Daniel Coston, a photographer and writer from Charlotte, in the noon hour.

Friday June 26th at 1pm: UNDERHILL ROSE

Jun 18, 2015

Asheville's trio of Eleanor Underhill, Molly Rose Reed, and Salley Williamson are making great inroads into the national Americana music scene, and June 30th marks the release date of their latest album, The Great Tomorrow. We'll visit with them on the eve of their CD Release Show, which is a few days earlier at the Grey Eagle (Saturday the 27th.)

Wednesday June 24th at 1pm: CHARLIE PARR

Jun 18, 2015

Duluth, MN is his hometown, but Charlie Parr traveled here to NC to record this great new album Stumpjumper with Phil Cook (Megafaun, Hiss Golden Messenger.) As his bio says, "It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.

The newly formed Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 (located in Flat Rock, NC) recently named Sue Fair as its Director of Education.  Sue joined WNCW in Studio A on Thursday, June 11 during Morning Edition.  Have a listen about all the excitement building around the already beloved Flat Rock Playhouse with the addition of Studio 52 - a perfect place for the young actor or actors in your life.

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Friday Feature: Buzz Buzz... Pollination Rocks!

Jun 15, 2015

Phyllis Stiles, Director of Bee City USA, was the special guest of this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week from June 12.  Phyllis told what Bee City USA is all about, some of the cities that have been designated as a Bee City, and details of a Pollination Celebration in Asheville.  Pollination is so crucial to our environment.  Listen to learn more.