Joe Kendrick

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 Stanfield, NC. Joe studied Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There,  where he was able to fulfill his dream of being a disc jockey at WXYC, and hasn't left the airwaves since, volunteering at WNCW soon after graduation.

After living several years and two stints in radio on the coast in Wilmington, Joe was back in western NC where he returned  to volunteering at WNCW while he started his first business, a landscape lighting franchise with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. In 1999, he met his future wife Amy at the Isotope 217 concert at Vincent's Ear in Asheville, and a year later they wed. The landscape lighting business grew but so did Joe's presence on the radio, and the desire to follow his heart led him to sell his business in 2006. Soon thereafter, he garnered the morning host slot on WNCW and has been full time in Spindale ever since.

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Programming
2:24 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Bob Dylan Radio Special On March 3

Bob Dylan / Blood on the Tracks

Forty years ago, Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks was the number one album in America. Tuesday March 3rd, we celebrate this milestone by airing the two hour special, Right On Target, So Direct: Bob Dylan’s “Blood On The Tracks”, a radio documentary about the album and era.

We also welcome Blood On The Tracks drummer Bill Berg as guest DJ with host Roland Dierauf to get it all started. It will be a unique musical trip back in time from 5-8 pm Tuesday for a Bob Dylan celebration to remember!

Programming
2:20 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

More To The Story Debuts On March 4

WNCW begins the news series More To The Story on Wednesday, March 4th during NPR’s Morning Edition. Host Paul Foster welcomes Greenville News and Asheville Citizen-Times’ environmental reporter Tonya Maxwell to WNCW for an in-depth look at the debate on coal ash in North Carolina.

Programming
9:28 pm
Sat December 27, 2014

A Year In Music - Part Two

Lake Street Dive
Joe Kendrick

It all boils down to time spent. The more time I spent with a record, the more likely it was to make it onto this list. Imagine a Christmas or New Year's party with hundreds of people that you may or may not know, and witness how you gravitate towards some and not others, how circumstance steps in and closes a conversation here but continues one there. An old friend may seem a little disheveled as the evening wears on; a new acquaintance might be most intriguing.

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Programming
4:15 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Superchunk Interview with Joe Kendrick

Superchunk has been making music for almost a quarter of a century, and are touring in support of their tenth studio album, I Hate Music.

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Developing
7:56 pm
Mon June 17, 2013

Updates from Joe and Rob at Bonnaroo

06/18/13: We are back home! After a long day of travel Monday, we returned safe and sound with smiles on our faces and the past weekend's adventures still in our minds.

Sunday morning we awoke to flood watches after a night of heavy rain. There was standing water all over the festival grounds and more rain on the way. We packed our belongings and walked about half a mile to the point where shuttles picked up folks to return them to their parking lot at a nearby hotel.

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programming
4:38 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

ARC Overnight Interview With Roger Raymer

Tune in to ARC Overnight just after midnight tonight during Rob Dave's mix for Joe Kendrick's interview with original ARC host Roger Raymer.

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11:30 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Interview with Rachel Stewart Tonight On ARC Overnight

Credit Wiley Stewart/WDAV

Tune in to ARC Overnight tonight with host Rob Daves just after midnight as we continue to celebrate ARC's 20th anniversary with Joe Kendrick's interview of founding Alternative Radio Coalition member Rachel Stewart

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Programming
11:30 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Interview with Randy Walker on ARC Overnight

As part of our 20th anniverary celebration of ARC Overnight, tune in to the annual Halloween version of ARC with host Mary Hughes just after midnight Tuesday night for Joe Kendrick's interview with former host Randy Walker. Randy was an overnight host from 1998 to 2001, and is now Public Affairs Producer at WSGE where he produces and hosts the radio magazine show Roundtable's Sunday Edition.

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10:45 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Interview on ARC Overnight with Stephin Merritt

Stephin Merritt

Tune in to ARC Overnight tonight for Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields as he talks with Joe Kendrick about the band's new record, their upcoming appearance at Moogfest and much more. Host Rob Daves airs this interview just after midnight, and it will be available by podcast thereafter.

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4:52 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

ARC Overnight: Interview with Ahleuchatistas on Tuesday Night

Tune in to ARC Overnight with host Rob Daves this Tuesday night/Wednesday morning in the midnight hour for Joe Kendrick's interview with the Asheville, NC instrumental duo Ahleuchatistas. Their seventh release, Heads Full of Poison, has won critical acclaim from DownBeat, The New York Times, and NPR, to name just a few.

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