Peak of the Week
6:03 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Thursday Night the 25th between 8pm & Midnight: GUY CLARK - My Favorite Picture of You

Though he is a singer/songwriter and a wonderful guitar luthier, Guy Clark might best be compared to a wood carver, the way he whittles the lyrics of his songs down to the bare essentials of what is needed to tell the story with the most detail and clarity possible.  The West Texas artist is certainly one of WNCW's favorites, and his brand new release, in large part a moving tribute to his late wife, is getting terrific accolades from all corners of the Americana world.  We'll feature it for you throughout this Thursday night.

5:08 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Jack Clement, Country Music Hall of Famer, dies at 82

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April 5, 1931 - August 8, 2013 - Whimsical maverick Jack Clement — singer, producer, ringleader, writer of classic songs, discoverer of stars and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame — died this morning at his Nashville home. He was 82, and suffered from liver cancer.
April 5, 1931 - August 8, 2013 Whimsical maverick Jack Clement â€" singer, producer, ringleader, writer of classic songs, discoverer of stars and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame â€" died this morning at his Nashville home. He was 82, and suffered from liver cancer.
1:43 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Song Premiere: The Avett Brothers, 'Another Is Waiting'

The Avett Brothers will release 'Magpie and the Dandelion' on Oct. 15
Courtesy of the artist

It hasn't even been 11 full months since released The Carpenter, the North Carolina's band's most recent collection of poignant and infections, blugrass-inflected folk-rock.  And, given the lengthy touring cycle that each major album release generally spawns - the Avetts of last month's Newport Folk Festival with songs from The Carpenter - fans had no reason to expect new music this year.

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4:33 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

WNCW 88.7 FM presents “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

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With Guests- Balsam Range and Mountain Faith *Tickets go on sale September 10.
WNCW is proud to partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present "Goin' Across the Mountain Live." WNCW's acclaimed bluegrass show "Goin' Across the Mountain" is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region every Saturday afternoon.
4:31 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Morning Edition on 8/9/13: Wilkes County Child Advocacy Center

One of the most tragic things that can ever happen is a child getting hurt through abuse of one type or another. Children are the victims of predators, members of their own family, people they trust or people they don't know. When times are rough a parent or parents take it out on the children.

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10:27 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Morning Edition 8/7/13: Facebook Forest City: Three Years Of Grants And One New Manager

Thomas Jefferson Classical Elementary School in Forest City, one of the recipients of the 2012 Facebook Community Grants.

It's August, and that means it's time for the third annul round of Facebook Community Action Grants.  It's also time to make it official that Rutherford County's own Keven McKammon has been named the site manager for the Facebook Forest City Data Center.  On Monday, I spoke with Keven, who I have known from my previous life as a print journalist for the Daily Courier, and who has helped Rutherford County become more connected ever since I first met him several years ago.

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New Tunes at Two
9:14 am
Mon August 5, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, August 5th-8th, 2-3pm

Monday the 5th: THE BIG E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist BUDDY EMMONS

Tuesday the 6th: THE GREENCARDS - Sweetheart of the Sun

Wednesday the 7th: TIM EASTON - Not Cool

Thursday the 8th: BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS - What a Dream It's Been

Spindale Cycle
9:13 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Monday Night August 5th at 8pm: JERRY GARCIA - Reflections

We like to celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia (8/1/42 - 8/9/95) around this time of year, and on Monday night we are pleased to bring you this 1976 release of his.  His 3rd "solo" release, Reflections includes all of the (then) members of the Grateful Dead helping out, as well as JGB mates John Kahn, Nicky Hopkins, Ron Tutt, and Larry Knechtel.  Check out the fine studio versions of "Mission in the Rain", "They Love Each Other", "Comes a Time", and other favorites of the road.  Thanks for the memories, Jerry!

Peak of the Week
9:12 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Thursday Night the 8th between 8pm & Midnight: OMAR DYKES - Runnin' With the Wolf

The frontman for blues band Omar and the Howlers  pays homage to another Mississippi native who influenced him and a generation of blues players: Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin’ Wolf.  Riding that fine line between channeling the original and adding his own stamp of originality, Dykes delivers big on standards like "Spoonful", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Back Door Man", and "Smokestack Lightnin'."  Spotlight on Howlin' Wolf's legacy this Thursday night, all night long!

10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Congratulations to Greer Gunby from Brevard, NC

"Mountain Music"
Designer: Greer Gunby

Congratulations to Greer Gunby from Brevard, NC for designing the winning graphic that will be featured on WNCW's next Station T-shirt.  This new station shirt will be made available to new and renewing WNCW Members in the coming weeks.

Thank you to all the wonderful designers and artists who took time to create great designs that represent WNCW.  Thank you for your participation!