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  • Music Host
  • Music Host

    Carol Rifkin is a longtime member of the mountain music community and is a nationally known, award winning musician, singer and dancer who has performed on TV, radio, recordings, at festivals, in the BBC documentary Down Home, Appalachia to Nas...

  • Technical Director, Music Host

    Dennis was born in Boiling Springs NC, raised in the #1 Township (home of Junie and near Horace and Earl Scruggs) he comes from a family musical background and grew up with Bluegrass and Country & Western as the soundtrack surrounded by the...

  • Music Host

    Jasmin was born and raised in beautiful Mitchell County, North Carolina. She was most influenced musically by her father, who had her playing guitar by age 12, and listening to bands such as The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Band, Mike Cross, ...

  • Merlefest Radio Hour/Music Host

    Joe is an alumnus of ICC and, after a nearly 30-year radio broadcasting career, has come home to WNCW. He was part of the planning of our WNCW facility before the first brick was laid and since then has worked at radio stations across the Carol...

  • Director of Programming and Operations

    Joe Kendrick was born in Jacksonville, Florida while his father was in the Navy, but has lived all but the first two years of his life in North Carolina. His formative years were spent far off in the woods at his family's home in rural Stanfiel...

  • Music Host

    John started as a volunteer radio announcer in the spring of 1995, spinning vinyl and a brand new media, the Compact-Disc. He recalls, “In those days we had, reel-to-reel recorded programs, and guests crowding around the one mic to perform live...

  • Music Host

    A native of western North Carolina, Kim Clark was originally with WNCW from 1996 until 2008, serving at various times as underwriting assistant, interim Development Director, morning music host, Morning Edition host, Local Color

  • Music Host

    Marshall Ballew is a singer/ songwriter, multi – instrumentalist, instructor, and music historian whose Appalachian roots laid the groundwork for his lifelong love of music in all its various forms and ages. Surrounded in his youth in the North...

  • Music Director, Host

    Eschewing his mother’s taste for easy listening music early on, Martin Anderson was raised on his dad’s love for jazz, his brother’s Beatles/classic rock LP’s, and the bluegrass and Top 40 radio of the D.C. area.  He played trombone all through...

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