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Top 100 - 2018 VOTE HERE!

TOP 100 Of 2018 - It’s that time again! Time to vote for your 10 favorite WNCW releases of 2018 , and help us create the Top 100 for our end of year countdown at the end of December. You will also qualify to win a complete set of the WNCW Top 10 discs, as compiled by fellow listeners and programmers! We have compiled one large list that includes Bluegrass, Blues, Regional, and all the other styles we cover. View a PDF COPY of the LIST here The deadline to cast your vote is at 12:00pm on...

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Goin' Across The Mountain LIVE Jan. 18th: RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE |CAROLINA BLUE

WNCW 88.7 FM and The Foundation are thrilled to once again present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” in honor of WNCW’s acclaimed Saturday bluegrass show. Headlining this year will be the "Queen Of Bluegrass," Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. She's been described as "A firecracker of talent that powers one of the HOTTEST SHOWS in any genre of music." Opening the show will be Carolina Blue , a Brevard, NC based, traditional bluegrass and gospel band. The group's roots run deep in the tradition of...

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Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release with Host Renee Denton

Thursday, December 20: Donna the Buffalo - Dance in the Street

Recorded in El Paso this year with acclaimed producer Rob Fraboni, we enjoyed getting to know more about these great songs during our interview with them earlier this month.

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WFAE Public Radio Charlotte's Steve Harrison (Reporter) is following the current voter fraud story that involves North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District - Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready.  It seems like with every new day comes a new addition to this incredible and alarming story.  The biggest issue in this story is what took place in Bladen County.  Harrison provides everything he knew at the time of Dec. 12, 2018 when this edition of More To The Story aired.

Diana Wortham Theatre

Each year thanks to The Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville,  young artists within Buncombe County have the opportunity to receive scholarship's through The YES - Youth Education Scholarship Fund.  WNCW spoke with the person instrumental in starting YES, Raye Geoffrey, Managing Director at the Diana Wortham Theatre, who provides all the details.  This interview was orginally aired Dec. 7, 2018.  Have a listen.

Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says the focus on this week's show is on domestic bliss and acoustic roots music. "We'll listen to The Appalucians, two talented Western NC couples who met at their kids' preschool, in Studio B playing songs from their debut album Bright Hills plus the husband-and-wife duo Birds of Chicago, said Clark. "They got together in Chicago, now live in Nashville, and stopped by our studio as part of their tour in support of the new release Love In Wartime."

Studio B Rewind - Sundays at 7pm With Kim Clark.

You may have heard about the on-going developments between the United States and China on Automotive Manufacturing Tariffs.  Does this mean that the BMW Manufacturing Plant in Upstate South Carolina (Spartanburg/Greenville) will have the company's earnings trimmed?  And what about job layoffs, etc.?  Business Reporter with The Greenville News- Anna Mitchell recaps her stories on this topic during this More to the Story (originally aired Dec. 5, 2018).

Goin' Across The Mountain Host Joe Greene welcomes members of Carolina Blue Saturday, December 15th in the One O'clock hour to talk about, and premiere, songs from the bluegrass band's new album, "I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me." They'll also talk about a very special event coming up next month - Carolina Blue is part of the lineup for our Annual LIVE Goin' Across The Mountain Show, January 18th 2019, at the Isothermal Community College Foundation Performing Arts Center, in Sp

1968 was a transformative year for both America and American music. The social, cultural, and political upheaval that year was captured well by the artists and recordings of Stax Records. From Otis Redding's tragic death in December of '67, through the chaos sparked by the assassinations of MLK and RFK, Stax was a beacon of musical harmony in the midst of a segregated era.

2018’s crop of new music is almost all harvested, but there are plenty of good songs to cook up and put on your podcast plate in this, episode 37 of the show. We’ll feature a couple of retrospective releases, with one from the late Charles Bradley, and another bootleg from Bob Dylan, who is up to volume 14 in that series. We serve up a punk cover by Ty Segall and a segue of the week from the Mekons, a set of new Christmas tunes, and much more.

This week we're going to reach back into the archives to listen to some past sessions with artists who currently have new albums on our playlist. We'll hear the late great Charles Bradley performing live for us in 2013, Nikki Hill from 2014, and the Bottle Rockets in our studio in a 2015 session. Join host Kim Clark every Sunday at 7pm for a look back at amazing sessions recorded in Studio B at WNCW.

John Payne

We love it when we can bring some Holiday cheer to Studio B each year around this time, and this year it's Morganton jazz guitarist Joseph Hasty, who promises a festive selection of seasonal songs with what sounds like a great group of fellow jazz greats. They play the Purple Onion in Saluda on Thursday evening.

Get to know this great Gulf Coast Soul band from Houston! The 8-piece band has been busy these last couple years, playing 300+ gigs including NPR's Tiny Desk, The Daily Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. They pile in to Studio B for a session (weather permitting!) before playing in Asheville Tuesday and Wednesday, supporting Thievery Corporation at The Orange Peel.