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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...

  • 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...

  • Director of Programming and Operations

    Joe Kendrick grew up far off in the woods at in rural Stanfield, NC, where he acquired his first Sony Walkman, listened to both AM and FM radio from Charlotte, went to Nascar races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, attended a small Baptist church,...

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