Scotty Robertson

Music Host

Scotty was born under a dark moon into a house that honored Ray Charles, Benny Goodman and Hank Williams. Many years were spent with his nose in a book and his ears covered by headphones. He began broadcasting as a teenager and hopes to conclude as an octogenarian. Over time Scotty has earned degrees and lost socks; he has blown opportunities, both knees and his mind. He is happily married with two amazing children and believes strongly in the power of gumbo, travel, and comfortable shoes. When not in the studio you can find him in the garden, floating the river, or throttling his motorcycle.

Ways to Connect

Scotty Robertson and Halli Anderson in the WNCW Air Studio
WNCW Staff

Asheville based River Whyless brings to the stage Modern Folk with an Appalachian Worldbeat twist. Near the end of a year filled with significant performances, music releases, and growing acclaim, vocalist and violinist Halli Anderson joined Scotty in the WNCW studio to guest DJ and talk about musical influences and the future for the band.

To celebrate the birthday of the Queen of Soul, The Spindale Cycle is proud to play Aretha Franklin`s Young, Gifted and Black. A top 10 gold-certified album released in 1972, it takes its title from the Nina Simone song. With an All Star band which included Dr.

Larry Keel  is one of the most innovative and exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarists performing today. His wife Jenny Keel brings her impeccable timing and solid bass lines to their duo, which visits Studio B, Thursday, February 21st. Listen in at 4 pm and catch their outstanding acoustic music and down-home-good-time charm in advance of their show at Pisgah Brewing.

Chuck Brodsky brings his storyteller's mind, comic's eye, and empathetic heart to all of his wonderfully crafted songs, whether on love, politics or baseball.
Chuck brings his extraordinary talent into Studio B for a live session on Friday at 11 am

Richard Thompson’s latest album, Electric, produced by Buddy Miller, comes in what is arguably his most creatively productive period in a career that stretches back some 45 years. Whether featuring electric or acoustic guitar, the songs are built around the tightly focused core of Thompson’s current trio: drummer Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, John Cale) and bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello) complementing the leader through a full range of emotional explorations. Stop in and hear what the fuss is all about during the Peak of the Week, Thursday at 8 pm.