WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

Being a regional musician isn't easy for those living and working in Asheville and Western North Carolina.  One of the negatives for these artists is having adequate and affordable places to practice and in some cases record.  Musicians in their own right, Claude Coleman and Brett Spivey are trying to change this problem by creating what they call Sound Space.  Coleman and Spivey talked all about it during the Friday Feature that originally aired October 27, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster

More To The Story- Real Life, Real People Stories

Nov 8, 2017

Ron Barnett has been writing for the Greenville News for over 25-years now.  His columns also appear in the Anderson Mail.  Ron says "Everybody has a story and everyone's is unique." His current series is called Real Life - Real People.  This edition of More to the Story, provides Ron the chance to talk about some of his recent stories and long time memories writing his pieces. This segment first aired on WNCW, Oct. 25, 2017.

Super Yamba Band with WNCW's Program Director Joe Kendrick
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Super Yamba Band brought their six piece lineup to WNCW’s Studio B this summer and laid down a fantastic session. Here's the playback of Joe Kendrick’s interview with bandleader and drummer Daniel Yount, featuring music from their performance here, including their song “Blue Lights”, which will appear on Crowd Around the Mic, Volume 21.

The Community Housing Coalition of Madison County, NC was the focus of this Friday Feature Interview of the Week to talk about its purpose, projects like Neighbors Helping Neighbors, and why the grass-roots nonprofit was getting support from an award-winning National Geographic documentary filmmaker. Guests include Coalition Executive Director, Christopher Brown and Filmmaker Kevin Peer.  Original air date was October 20, 2017.

Friday Feature: Coal Ash Ponds (Duke Energy) Update

Oct 17, 2017
Rogers Energy Complex (Cliffside Steam Station)

In 2016, WNCW presented interviews with Duke Energy and Western North Carolina environmental advocate group, Mountain True about Duke's Coal Ash pits, in particular at Cliffside, NC's power plant.  What is the current condition of the Broad River, used by the plant? Mountain True says one thing and Duke Energy another.  Danielle Peoples representing Duke Energy and David Caldwell representing Mountain True joined WNCW again for this informative Friday Feature Interview (originally aired October 13, 2017).