Alternative Radio Coalition

Sunday, Midnight - 5am and Monday, Midnight - 4am

ARC Overnight stands for Alternative Radio Coalition, which began in 1992 with an ambitious crew of hosts who brought a mix of rock, avante-garde, greasy funk, jangle pop, punk, world music and a bit of attitude to the wee hours of the morning on WNCW. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Upcoming Interview on ARC - Invisible

Jan 4, 2013
Invisible in the stuio
Jaclyn Anthony

Sunday night/Monday morning on ARC, Jaclyn Anthony will interview Invisible.  Invisible has been touring the region for six years with a truck full of artstruments.  Click here for more information on Invisible.

Podcast - Interview with Marshall Ballew

Oct 5, 2012

Listen here to the entire interview between Joe Kendrick and Marshall Ballew.

Marshall Ballew was WNCW's beloved morning mix host for many years, but he was also the first DJ for World Alternative on October 13th, 1989, WNCW's first day of broadcasting. Join midday host Joe Kendrick in this conversation with Marshall as he recalls he early days of World Alternative and ARC Overnight, how WNCW was almost an exclusively acoustic station, his love of playing music like Captain Beefheart, Laurie Anderson, The Connels and Pylon late at night, how he still buys cassettes and much more.

Listen to the interview with Dick Huey, founding member of the Alternative Radio Coalition, that was aired Tuesday night on ARC Overnight.

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. 

ARC Overnight Feature

Sep 25, 2012

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.

Twenty years ago, WNCW signed off the air at 2 a.m. each weekday before coming back on air at 6 a.m. in the morning. A group from Charlotte came over to Spindale and changed all that in the fall of 1992, bringing ARC Overnight to the airwaves and making WNCW a 24-hour station.

Join Joe Kendrick on ARC Overnight next Tuesday night, September 4th during Rob Daves' show.  He will interview Jay Sanders of Asheville's E. Normus Trio, upon the release of his new album of all-original jazz, Love & Barbiturates. 

Joe Kendrick, Cathy and Keith Shockley
Provided by Joe Kendrick

Keith and Cathy Shockley travel from Knoxville, TN, to volunteer for WNCW's late-night show, ARC Overnight. This is exceptional, but what makes their story even more memorable is that Keith is legally blind, and hosts the show with Cathy working alongside him as co-producer.
 

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