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'More to the Story' - June 10

Jun 4, 2015

'More to the Story' on Wednesday, June 10 will feature Sabian Warren, police and breaking news reporter, for the Asheville Citizen-Times. The discussion will be on the Asheville Police Dept. moving forward with the arrival of new Police Chief Tammy Hooper, the cities first female Chief.

Friday Feature-WNC Storyteller Connie Regan Blake

Jun 2, 2015

WNCW's Friday Feature of the Week from May 29 spotlighted the 40- year plus career of Storyteller Connie Regan Blake, who recently had some of her materials placed in the Library of Congress.

Live Friday June 5th at 3pm: HAAS KOWERT TICE

Jun 1, 2015

Brittany Haas (fiddle), Paul Kowert (bass), and Jordan Tice (guitar) have played together off and on since they met in college(s) about eight years ago, and their unique sound is a prime example of a wonderful fusion that we at WNCW often refer to as "progressive acoustic" (think bluegrass or old-time instrumentation, but not exactly fitting either of those styles.) Haas has become known for her work with Crooked Still, Kowert with the Punch Brothers, and Tice with Tony Trischka and a variety of other greats.

Live Thursday June 4th at 3pm: TELLICO

Jun 1, 2015

Anya Hinkle, Stig Stiglets, Aaron Ballance, and Jed Willis combine experience from time spent in Dehlia Low, Town Mountain, and previous projects for this refreshingly original take on progressive bluegrass out of the Asheville area. Their official album release show for Relics and Roses is Friday night in West Asheville, and the rest of their summer is filled with shows in Jonesborough, Granite Falls, Cashiers, Bryson City, Brevard, and beyond.

Live Wednesday June 3rd at 3pm: PARKER MILLSAP

Jun 1, 2015

Oklahoma's Parker Millsap received a nomination last year from the Americana Music Association for Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as praise from NPR, American Songwriter, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He plays Asheville Wednesday night, and Charlotte on Thursday.

Friday Feature-TEDx Premering in Tryon

May 27, 2015

TED and TED X is a continuing growing trend that brings people together to discuss old or new ideas. Described as a way to start conversations that lead to so much more.  Tryon, NC, will join the cities presenting yearly TED X events when they introduce one this September.  Special guest on the Friday Feature of the Week from May 22 was Co-Event Organizer Loti Woods.

More To The Story: 277 Development Charlotte

May 26, 2015

This edition of 'More to the Story' from May 20th features guest Ely Portillo of the Charlotte Observer, who discusses the on-going changes taking place along I-277 in the Queen City due to development.

Live Friday May 29th at 3pm: WOODY PINES

May 21, 2015

You can tell Woody Pines likes to mine through old '78's whenever he knows there's a record store nearby. Like Pokey LaFarge, Old Crow Medicine Show, and other "retro"-sounding acts, he breathes new, vibrant life into those vintage sounds of Woody Guthrie, early Dylan, and all those great swing and juke-joint bands of yesteryear. He and his band return to his former home of Asheville Friday night, and they play Waynesville on Saturday. We love his new self-titled record on Muddy Roots Music.

Dead Air Programming Changes

May 20, 2015

WNCW wants to thank Uncle Dave for his long-time service to the station and its listeners by hosting Dead AirDead Air, which airs on Wednesday nights from 9PM to 1AM, will continue to air at the same day and time.  Beginning on May 27, Trent Henley will rejoin WNCW’s airwaves by becoming the host of Dead Air.  Please join us in thanking Uncle Dave for his service and welcoming Trent back to our airwaves.

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.

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