Programs A-Z

  • ARC stands for Alternative Radio Coalition, which an ambitious group of radio enthusiasts from Charlotte began in 1992. Their mission continues to this day with anchor host Rob Daves and an array of volunteers spinning a mix that embraces the...

  • Celtic Winds is one of the signature programs produced weekly at WNCW.  From popular and emerging artists, to classic recordings gleaned from our large library, there is sure to be something different every week.  Celtic music is an integral...

  • 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...

  • 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:...

  • Venturing from foundation to 21st Century reggae and dub with your record-collecting selectors, and occasional guest hosts.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Host David Gans 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...

  • From the early syncopation of Scott Joplin, to the bebop challenges of Dizzy and Bird, to the melancholy musings of Miles, the joy of Ella, and the intergalactic journeys of Sun Ra -- the music we call jazz has covered a lot of cultural...

  • 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...

  • Join Jasmin Melton each weekday morning for an hour of bluegrass and old-time music. We feature artists from our Appalachian region, such as Dirk Powell, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and many others. Monday mornings keep you up-to-date with new...

  • 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)

  • 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...

  • 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:

      ...
  • Roland Dierauf wanders everyday through the cultural landscape that informs contemporary music.  Starting with the roots of early blues and country, he says hello to their many quirky offspring -- bluegrass, rock, alt country, jazz, funk,...

  • 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.