Joe Kendrick

Music Host

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.

 828-287-800  ext. 1538

Pages

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
programming
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

Read more
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.

Read more
programming
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.

Read more
programming
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.

Read more
programming
2:19 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Interview with Moogfest Founder - Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at 1pm

WNCW's midday host Joe Kendrick speaks with Moogfest founder Ashley Capps about the festival coming up in downtown Asheville, NC on October 26-27. The third year of the festival honoring the vision of Robert Moog features several generations of artists, from electronic pioneers such as Harold Budd and Morton Subotnick to emerging stars like Santigold and Blondes.

Their conversation airs just after NPR news headlines in the one o'clock hour Wednesday, October 3rd.

programming
10:57 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Tuesday Night on ARC: WNCW interviews Dick Huey, founding member of the Alternative Radio Coalition

Dick Huey was one of the original eight people from Charlotte who created the Alternative Radio Coalition, which debuted ARC Overnight on WNCW 20 years ago this fall. Tune in to Rob Daves' show Tuesday night/Wednesday morning October 2nd/3rd, just after midnight, for Joe Kendrick's conversation with him about his role as membership director of ARC, his memories of the music of the era, and his music career since then. 

Read more
programming
12:55 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

ARC Overnight Feature

Join WNCW's Joe Kendrick as he talks with Markey Austin about her memories of the early days of ARC Overnight, the wave of alternative and regional music from the era, and her return to the airwaves October 7th with co-host "Mad Dog" Sherril Ward as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of ARC on the air.

Read more

Pages