Friday Feature: The Carter Family Fold

Jul 27, 2015

This very special edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week was with special guest Rita Forrester, the granddaughter of A.P. and Sarah Carter of the famous Carter Family.  Rita discussed the history of her family and the legacy of music left behind for future generations.  She also serves as Executive Director of The Carter Family Fold and talked about this year's 41st annual festival in Virginia. 

Friday Feature: Rural Heritage Museum Exhibit

Jul 22, 2015

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week was about the exhibit "How The West Was Won: The Transformation of Western North Carolina (The Train System) at the Rural Heritage Museum, located at Mars Hill University.  The air date for this segment was July 10, 2015.

                                                   Interview conducted, produced and posted by Paul Foster

Friday Feature: Hall Fletcher-Outdoor Learning Ctr.

Jul 22, 2015

This Friday Feature from July 3 is about Asheville City School member Hall Fletcher to discuss plans for a unique Outdoor Learning Center, especially for special need students.  Guests are School Rep. Jessica Gulla and Architect Chris Joelle.

Interview, Post and Production by Paul Foster


Daniel Coston, author of There Was a Time: Rock n Roll in the 1960s in Charlotte and North Carolina, joins host Joe Kendrick to share some rare, rockin' records by Carolina garage bands from the 1960s and to tell the stories of some of the bands that he has helped re-unite for the Charlotte 60s Rock n Roll Reunion. Groovy!

Songs within the interview are not heard in their entirety due to copyright considerations.

Thursday July 16th at 3pm: YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND

Jul 13, 2015

It's hard to imagine Asheville's thriving, eclectic music scene without a strong funk band. Enter the Booty Band, whose new album "was conceived in the back of a 1972 Impala while listening to a mixtape of P-Funk, Sly & the Family Stone, Buddy Miles, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, and James Brown." Al Al Ingram - Bass, Vocals. Mary Frances - Keys, Vocals. John Paul Miller - Guitar, Vocals. Derrick Johnson - Trombone, Vocals. Lee Allen - Drums.

Friday July 10th at 3pm: 6 STRING DRAG

Jul 6, 2015

Did you know this Carolina band back in the day? After a 16 year hiatus, they are back playing together, with a good album this year and a run back through the area: Charlotte on the 10th and Knoxville on the 11th . Kenny Roby and company blend southern honky-tonk with some early punk roots and a gift for a catchy rock hook. 

Thursday July 9th at 3pm: THE CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT

Jul 6, 2015

Five time Blues Music Association award winner, including Best New Artist and Drummer of the Year, the grandson of R.L. Burnside and his Project roll that great North Mississippi Hill Country blues groove through the Appalachians this week, and come back to Studio B. 

More to the Story returns to WNCW's Morning Edition on Wednesday, July 8 at 8:51 am when special guest will be John Boyle, columnist and reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times.  Two topics will be discussed: Rate Increases At The WNC Farmers Market and The Confederate Flag - 'Is The Flag About Heritage or Hate'.

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'.