2:14 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Volunteer During WNCW's Spring Fund Drive

WNCW's Spring Fund Drive is March 15-21 and we need volunteers to answer phones.  Sign up to volunteer online, click here.

Contact Sarah Benedict with any questions: or 828-287-8000 ext 1578.

Studio B
1:58 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Live Thursday February 19th at 3pm: PACKWAY HANDLE BAND

Georgia's Packway Handle Band is rooted in old-school bluegrass, but you will no doubt hear their nods to rock, punk, and more as well. For their latest project, they recruited the talented, one-of-a-kind Southern songwriter Jim White to put on his producer's hat, but he ended up lending everything but the kitchen sink in what can be truly be called a full-scale collaboration.

New Tunes at Two
12:47 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

"New Tunes at 2" Features, February 16th-19th

Monday: BRANDI CARLILE - The Firewatcher's Daughter

Tuesday: REDTENBACHER'S FUNKESTRA - Dr. Hypernstein

Thursday: DARREN HANLON - Where Did You Come From

8:11 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Studio B To Receive Upgrade Through The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership Grant

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced an award of $8,000 to Isothermal Community College for upgrades to WNCW-FM’s Studio B.

The project will implement critical upgrades to the studio in order to provide a state-of-the-art facility for recording and broadcasting regional and traditional musicians.

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Spindale Cycle
3:14 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Monday Night Feb. 16th at 8pm: DR. JOHN - In the Right Place

One of our most fun days of programming has arrived, and we've got Mardi Gras music all day long for you throughout Fat Tuesday. We also know you might need to get into the mood the night before with all of your prep -- the gathering of the costume, the making of the roux, the baking of the king cake... That's why you'll be in the right place with WNCW beginning at 8pm Monday night with this classic from Mac Rebennack.

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Peak of the Week
3:13 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Thursday Night February 19th between 9pm and Midnight: DECEMBERISTS - What a Terrible World....

Colin Meloy and his tight band of Oregon mates have teamed up with producer Tucker Martine again, for this their 7th studio album. The reviews for it seem to be mixed: on one hand, it's a little less heady and esoteric than their previous, more thematic, more bookish releases, making this more a collection of radio-ready songs that stand on their own (14 songs in all on this longer-than-average one).

2:25 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Mary Hughes' Interview with Jamie Hoover

Jamie Hoover

From the Beatlesque leanings of The Spongetones to the perfectly crafted pop ditties of Jamie & Steve, Jamie Hoover is the quintessential 'Renaissance Man' of the music world; a superhero of sorts, leaping over musical heights for the past 35-plus years as a singer, songwriter, musician, and producer.

But what makes an artist want to keep on leaping that high, time and time again? Thanks to a recent conversation with Jamie Hoover about his latest album, Jamie Two Ever, I found the answer to that question.

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Peak of the Week
9:08 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Thursday Night February 12th between 9pm and Midnight: RHIANNON GIDDENS - Tomorrow is My Turn

Most known for her stellar work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens has now released her first solo album, interpreting jazz, folk, country, and blues tunes in a bit more of a modern format. Check out her fresh interpretations of "She's Got You", "Black is the Color", "Shake Sugaree", and others on Thursday evening. You might also catch her recent collaboration with Elvis Costello, Jim James, and others in the New Basement Tapes collective of Dylan tunes.

4:27 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

WNCW Receives Grant From Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership

Grant Awards Announced by Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA) announces the award of 22 grants totaling $170,000 to help support diverse initiatives across the North Carolina mountains and foothills, focusing on craft, music, natural heritage, Cherokee culture, and agricultural traditions. These five facets of the region’s heritage earned the 25 counties of Western North Carolina a Congressional designation as the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in 2003.

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2:17 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

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