WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

Friday Feature: Restoring The Appalachian Theatre

Jul 24, 2017

The Appalachian Theatre of the High Country, it's on-going plans to renovate and restore was the topic during this 'Friday Feature Interview of the Week' from July 14, 2017.  Guest on WNCW was John Cooper, who is one of the leaders of the project.  Cooper is also known for starting the well known Mast General Store. Hear about the history and hopes for tomorrow of this theatre, located in Boone that was first established in 1938.

More To The Story- Animal Shelter Concerns (WNC)

Jul 24, 2017
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During this 'More to the Story', Joel Burgess of the Asheville Citizen-Times talked about his article "Shelters Closure Raises Concerns About the Impact to Animals and Taxpayers."  This dealt with the non-profit group Brother Wolf and its Asheville Adoption Center. Brother Wolf is still going strong with new plans on expansion, but its center is a different story.  Originally airing on WNCW, July 12, 2017.

Samantha Biddix Bumgarner and Eva Smathers Davis hailed from Sylva, North Carolina and caught the attention of Columbia Records at the dawn of the country music record industry. In 1939, Bumgarner traveled to Washington DC with Bascom Lamar Lunsford to play for President Roosevelt and the Queen of England.

Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 12: What is Bluegrass?

Jul 13, 2017

It started in Kentucky but quickly caught on across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Back in the ‘40s and '50s, musicians started playing their old instruments in new ways with lots of giddy-up. From Earl Scruggs to Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina has laid claim to the top talents in blistering bluegrass music.

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Dana Murphy, with the Great Smoky Mountains Association, located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was the guest on this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, July 7, 2017.  While the Great Smoky Mountains is a great visit for men, women and children - this was a time that the association was promoting its Backpacking Journeys (3 days - 2 nights) for adult females.  Have a listen.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, Paul Foster - WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

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