STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

New Crowd Around The Mic 22 - Available At Discount During Pre-Drive For Fall Fundraiser 2018

We are officially in our Pre-drive stage and ready to show you some of our thank you gifts for our fundraiser that begins October 21st and ends October 27th. Pre-drive means we are offering many of our gifts at a $20 discount for items like our new Crowd Around The Mic CD 22. It's an amazing compilation of many of our Studio B performances this year. We hope you like it - we do! You can go to wncw.org and click on donate to help listener-powered radio in its 29th year of being on the air....

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River Whyless - Born In The Right Country

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FLOATING ACTION Barrel House Session - Airing WEDNESDAY, October 10th at 4pm

Tune to 88.7fm or stream us at wncw.org and check out Seth Kaufmann's band Floating Action. We'll be broadcasting the "Wicked Wednesday" session recorded at the Wicked Weed Funkatorium last Thursday in Asheville, NC. Program Director Joe Kendrick will talk with Kaufmann, between songs, about the band's new release "Heartache Essentials." It's Floating Action on WNCW, Wednesday, October 10th at 4pm during the Music Mix with Roland Dierauf.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, October 8th

Missy Raines – Royal Traveller

Tuesday, October 9th

John Scofield – Combo 66

Wednesday, October 10th

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress - Spacesuit

Thursday - October 11th

The Stray Birds – Let It Pass

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, October 11th - Amy Ray – Holler

Indigo Girls cofounder has what’s got to be her strongest solo work to date, thanks in part to some Asheville talent on this!

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Vicki Dameron

This Sunday, mark your calendar to stay home, stay out of the storm and listen to amazing music from Samantha Fish and Cicada Rhythm on WNCW. If you like blues and great harmonies... this session is for you! Members from both groups are professionally trained musicians. We are thrilled to bring these amazing sessions to you. Listen to WNCW. Stay home. Save gas. Eat hurricane snacks. Look out for your neighbors. Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday at 7pm for Studio B Rewind, brought to you by Sierra Nevada.

World Equestrian Games Woman on horse jumping competition
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The FEI World Equestrian Games are taking place at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC.  Spectators and horse teams have traveled to the United States from all over the world to attend or participate.  Outside of the games and the competition - in our Friday Feature this week, we ask important questions like - Who is providing healthcare in case of an emergency or injury, be it large or small?  And, where are numerous volunteers staying while they give of their time and talent.  From Sept. 7, 2018 - guest interviews include RN Lori Oliver of St.

In the early days of the popularity of malls taking our nation by storm, there was Charlotte's Eastland Mall.  That mall no longer exists, but the huge amount of land that it sat on has been a long time topic of what's next for that part of the Queen City.  Hear the details of that story - plus news on continued growth and expansion of Charlotte's Douglas International Airport. Charlotte Observer Business Reporter- Ely Portillo covers it all in this More to the Story from September 5, 2018.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Chester McMillian is a legend of old-time guitar in Mount Airy, NC, playing the distinctive Round Peak music of Surry County for decades. McMillian grew up in a family of musicians and started playing early in life when his father helped make him a cigar-box guitar.

WFAE

WNCW knows all about good regional music and the artists that have made a name for themselves with many of them making their way on to our airwaves.  That's why we wanted to know more about Public Radio WFAE's new music podcast called Amplifier, focusing on Charlotte artists/musicians.  On-Demand Content and Audience Engagement Producer- Joni Deutsch hosts Amplifier and talked all about on the August 31, 2018 Friday Feature. 

Mike Conley/McDowell News

Reporter Mike Conley from the McDowell News filled in WNCW on some of the latest top stories.  This included County Commissioners wanting to pull the county out of the district health department, citizens fighting for a piece of history at the courthouse, and new ownership of the old downtown movie theatre.  This interview first aired August 28, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Friday Feature: Children First Organization

Sep 10, 2018
Logo of Children First - Communities in Schools - Buncombe County
Children First

Natasha Adwaters with the Children First Organization, located in Asheville, spoke to Paul Foster during this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week.  As a new school year is just getting underway, Adwaters talked about keeping school children fed and filling backpacks with needed supplies.  Learn about the history of this group and its on-going mission. This feature first aired August 24, 2018.

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

Regardless of where they're from, this trio's sound caught our attention with their beautiful, engaging Americana/country/folk blend. But also intriguing is that Mari Sandvaer Kreken, Tor Egil Kreken, and Kjetil Steensnaes hail from Oslo, Norway. It's not every day you hear a sweet banjo tune sung in Norwegian...but why shouldn't it be, if it sounds like this? Darling West plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville Wednesday night, before heading to AmericanaFest in Nashville.

Andrea Furlan

He's the "songwriter's songwriter" of Western North Carolina, and Malcolm Holcombe has yet another great collection of songs out this month, "Come Hell Or High Water." Jared Tyler joined him once again on it, but this time so did Iris DeMent and Greg Brown! Malcolm and Jared play Wednesday in Boone, Thursday in Charlotte, Friday in Asheville. 

WNCW's Music Host Spencer Jones welcomes WNCW News Producer Kevin Washington to the Friday night Music Mix as a guest DJ. Jones has been inviting staff members from the station to have fun and share some of their favorite tunes with him to give the "behind the scenes" folks an opportunity to be on the air. We're super excited to hear Washington's picks for Friday night... we hear it's gonna be hoppin'

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