Programs A-Z

  • 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...

  • A variety of hosts. A variety of music. WNCW's Alternative Radio Coalition (ARC) - anchored by Rob Daves during the week and hosted by dedicated volunteers and students from Isothermal Community College on the weekends - reaches out to the...

  • It's three hours of Celtic music from around the world and around the corner. Hosted by Richard Beard & Tom Fellenbaum.

  • This classic country show features music from the classic period of honky tonk music; from the end of WWII until the mid 1970's.  Hank Williams, Faron Young, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Loretta Lynn and all the rest.  At the top of the second...

  • Dead Air celebrates The Grateful Dead and the music and culture that the band has inspired since their formation in 1965.  Before Dead Air began, WNCW had only one hour of Grateful Dead oriented programming per week, with the Grateful Dead Hour...

  • The swinging 1960s were an incredibly exciting and creative time, with so much good music that there just wasn't time to hear it all. Each week, record collector and music nut Kim Clark goes beyond the hits to unearth great '60s cuts:...

  • Roots, SKA, Dance Hall, Dub, and other reggae varieties presented by various WNCW volunteers.

  • WNCW spotlights the master of the avant-garde by exploring the musical diversity of Frank Zappa.

  • Goin' Across The Mountain is eight hours of the best in Contemporary/Traditional and Historical Bluegrass Music on The Flagship Bluegrass Station, WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC.

  • Host David of The Grateful Dead Hour is a weekly radio show broadcast from coast to coast, delivering a healthy dose of America's favorite band. The program features live concerts straight from the Grateful...

  • Rob Daves spins another three hours of Jam Band flavored ARC music to continue the Wednesday night Jar of Jam trend.

  • Roland Dierauf mixes a blend of modern and traditional jazz for three hours to get your Saturday mornings swinging.

  • Local Color spotlights emerging artists from all over our listening area, with a focus on those who are pushing the envelope just a bit. Live performances, official releases, demos, and exclusive in-studio performances will all add to "Local...

  • This bluegrass mix will get your weekday mornings started.

  • A new release - handpicked by WNCW's Programming Staff - is sampled throughout Renee Denton's Music Mix on Thursday evenings.

  • :Rhythm Theorem: Music driven by syncopated bass lines and drumbeats and accented by instruments involved in rhythmic counterplay.

    :Rhythm Theorem: Dirty, Skanky, Greasy, Gritty, Bootylicious, Fun.

    :Rhythm Theorem: In the pocket....

  • WNCW's own mix of Delta blues, the rhythms of New Orleans, classic R&B, and hot house-rockin' jams. With alternating hosts Mike Dew and Steve Blanton.

  • A classic album played in its entirety, because some albums are meant to be played all the way through. (Regrettably, due to Recording Industry Association of America restrictions, The Spindale Cycle is not available online)

  • In the late 60's, in a time when country music and musicians were seen as the furthest thing from hip or cool, Gram Parsons and a few others began to embrace and incorporate country music into the rock and roll realm. Once, when asked if he was...

  • Dennis Jones brings you the best in Traditional and Contemporary Bluegrass Gospel music from 6:00am till 10:00am. It’s a great start to your early Sunday morning.

  • This Old Porch is a show of traditional and regional mountain music, songs and ballads, contemporary old time, dance tunes and more. Folklorist John Fowler and award winning musician Carol Rifkin host this show that keeps the music of the...

  • The diversity of music you want to hear - including rock, bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, blues, reggae, jam bands and more.

  • 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:

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  • Roland Dierauf plays a world of music including jazz, bluegrass, blues, singer/songwriters, local artists, Celtic, World Music and more. WNCW's Live Music Calendar and headline news can be heard during Roland's airshift. Check out the Three O...

  • The diversity of music you want to hear - including rock, bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, blues, reggae, jam bands and singer/songwriters both brand new and favorites from the past.

  • World Cafe is the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.