Martin Anderson

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 high school, but upon starting college decided to spin the music of others instead, so he began volunteering for the University of Delaware’s WXDR/WVUD overnight and morning mixes.  He promptly put his B.A. in American History to use by moving to Eugene, Oregon, where he spent the 90’s working in natural foods, environmental causes, and above all, public radio. He hosted various folk, world, Triple-A, and other shows at KLCC, and started a “Miles of Bluegrass” show at KRVM.   After two years working underwriting sales and various music and public affairs programs at KHSU in Arcata, CA, Martin joined WNCW in 2001 as your weekday morning host.  He loves interviewing the many talented musicians who come to Studio B, stretching out with the many styles ‘NCW embraces, and reflecting the themes of listeners, events of the day, and our beautiful Southern Appalachian landscape.  As Music Director, he books our live sessions, keeps in touch with the record labels and promoters that send us new music, and programs various features heard throughout the week, from new music spotlights to The Spindale Cycle.  When not at the station, he enjoys hiking, gardening, traveling, history, and raising his daughter on good music and more.    

828-287-8000 ext. 1610

 

Air Studio
12:51 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

The Hot Nut Riveters Visit The Air Studio Thursday, July 3rd at 3pm

The Hot Nut Riveters

The Asylum Street Spankers were originally formed with the help of singer/songwriter Guy Forsyth back in the day, and now he and various Spankers are back together, this time as The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band.  Roland welcomes them to WNCW as they make their way towards their Grey Eagle show Thursday night in Asheville.

Air Studio
4:28 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Live Monday the 9th at 11am: NORA JANE STRUTHERS

Nora Jane Struthers discovered a love for American roots music in part thanks to her father taking her to Galax and Mt.

Spindale Cycle
4:26 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Monday Night June 9th at 8pm: TONY RICE - Manzanita

We celebrate the June 8th birthday of one of our favorite guitarists of all time with this 5-star album that also features Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, & Ricky Skaggs, and a great collection of songs from the pens of Merle Travis, Norman Blake, Gordon Lightfoot, Jimmy Martin, and the Delmore Brothers, not to mention definitive versions of some old traditional tunes.

Programming
12:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Peak of the Week: Thursday, March 1st

Various Artists
Chimes of Freedom

Programming
9:03 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Spindale Cycle: Monday, March 5th

Tony Rice Unit
Acoustics

 

New Tunes at Two
4:19 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 28th: OTIS GIBBS - Harder Than Hammered Hell

Monday: Lyle Lovett - Release Me

Tuesday: Otis Gibbs - Harder Than Hammered Hell

Wednesday: The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now

Thursday: Julia Nunes - Settle Down

 

New Tunes at Two
3:49 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Monday, February 27th: LYLE LOVETT - Release Me

Monday: Lyle Lovett - Release Me

Tuesday: Otis Gibbs - Harder Than Hammered Hell

Wednesday: The Gaddabouts - Look Out Now

 

Thursday: Julia Nunes - Settle Down

 

WNCW's Music Mix with Martin Anderson

Martin mixes up music from Bluegrass, Jazz, Jam bands, Singer/Songwriters, Blues, and Celtic genres to give you a crossroads of music that you won't hear anywhere else on the radio.

Features throughout his music block include:

  • Live Music Calendar,
  • Ten O'Clock Dock tribute to Doc Watson Mondays at 10AM,
  • Art Break at 11: 30AM,
  • NPR Headlines at the top of each hour.

Live Studio B performances are also a favorite delight.