This week on Studio B Rewind, in celebration of Jason Isbell's latest cd being voted #1 album of the year, we're going to listen to a Studio B session with Jason Isbell from April 2011, just as he was releasing his third solo album, "Here We Rest". We'll also raid the vaults for a 2000 set with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.

Theatre Critic and Culture Writer for the Charlotte Observer - Lawrence Toppman was guest on WNCW's More To The Story, Dec. 23, to talk about big movie releases just before and during the Christmas and holiday season.  All the films Toppman discussed are still playing in to January.

Info submitted by WNCW's Paul Foster

Friday Feature: Song of the Mountains

Jan 6, 2016

WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week from Dec. 18 was about the PBS show 'Song Of The Mountains' that originates from the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia.  The show, that airs on UNC TV. etc., showcases the best in Bluegrass and Old-Time Music.  Interviewed was the programs host Tim White.

Information submitted by Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News and Morning Show Host

Podcast with Marshall Ballew

Jan 4, 2016

Marshall  Ballew was a guest DJ at WNCW for an hour on Friday, January 1, 2016.  He played some favorite songs and talked about those artists, about what he has been up to since he left Spindale in 2001, his tenure at WNCW and much more.

Marshall Ballew has rejoined WNCW as the host for Frank on Friday, which airs for an hour every Friday at noon.

WNCW's 2015 Top 100 - Staff Picks

Jan 4, 2016

Martin Anderson:
1. Honeycutters – Me Oh My
2. Mipso – Old Time Reverie
3. Calexico – Edge of the Sun
4. Free Planet Radio – Global Symphony Project
5. Josh Ritter – Sermon on the Rocks
6. Asleep at the Wheel – Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
7. Anna & Elizabeth – Anna & Elizabeth
8. SoulJazz Orchestra – Resistance
9. Aaron Lee Tasjan – In the Blazes
10. Songs From the Road Band – Traveling Show

WNCW's 2015 Top 100 Results

Jan 4, 2016

More to the Story - Asheville Hotel's Concerns

Jan 4, 2016

Asheville Citizen-Times Reporter Joel Burgess was the special guest on this WNCW 'More To The Story' from Dec. 16 discussing the on-going boom for hotels in Asheville and how some citizens are concerned about over population, etc.  Just who sales the lots/property was also a key part of the interview.

Submitted by Host and Producer of More to the Story - Paul Foster, Senior Producer and Regional Host of Morning Edition for WNCW

Studio B Rewind: January 1

Jan 1, 2016

This week on Studio B Rewind, we re-visit a 1997 session with Olu Dara, who demonstrates his talents on an array of musical instruments, including a rare wooden aboriginal trumpet. We'll also hear an interview and performance from 2006 with Don Dixon, who talks about his storied career as a performer and as producer of several classic 1980s albums, most notably REM's Murmur.  Plus we'll sample outstanding performances from Studio B by Delta Moon, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Railroad Earth, and more.  

Isothermal Community College seeks "Corporate Underwriting Representative" for WNCW-FM.  Position opened until filled with review of applicants beginning January 8, 2016. For additional information, please visit our webpage at

Isothermal Community College provides educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.  Isothermal Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer Institution.

Brent Manning

As part of WNCW's first Local Color Live, we not only turned the spotlight on some of our region's best music and musicians but also on some of the best local businesses. One of those businesses is Riverbend Malt House, an Asheville-based brewery that doesn't just focus on producing delicious malt beverages but also on the myriad of ways in which sustainable practices make up the backbone of Riverbend Malt House - from the farmer to the malt house to the community.