Joe Kendrick

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, read Rolling Stone, subscribed to cassette clubs, and played one very forgettable season of high school football. From there, Joe studied Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was able to fulfill his dream of being a disc jockey at WXYC. He volunteered at WNCW soon after graduation.

After 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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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