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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Jamie Hernandez

Live Wednesday, November 28th at 1:30: Elise Davis

Nashville singer/songwriter Elise Davis released a compelling album this year called "Cactus." She'll play songs from it in a solo session with Joe Greene interviewing, before playing Asheville Wednesday night and Charlotte on Thursday.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, November 26th

Beth Wood – The Long Road

Tuesday, November 27th

Rhett Miller – The Messenger

Wednesday, November 28th

The Revivalists – Take Good Care

Thursday, November 29th

Davis Corley – The Blacker Side of Blue

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

The Bottle Rockets – Bit Logic

Brian Henneman & co. were co-founders of the ‘90’s alt-country/twang-rock sound, and they have another light-hearted take on blue-collar life.

Paying Homage To Our Dear Friend Bill Buchynski: Recordings From WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick

As many of our listeners know, we lost one of own last month on October 22, 2018, during our Fall Fundraiser. We lost our DJ Bill Buchynski and he will be missed sorely. His laughter and good humor will resonate in the halls of WNCW for a very long time. It has been difficult to move forward. We are, and in that spirit, our Program Director Joe Kendrick has come forward with some great recordings, from the WNCW Vault, featuring Buchynski. Here's a message from our PD Joe K: "I dug out my ...

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Top 100 CDs of 2010

Dec 15, 2011

1    Avett Brothers – Live, Volume 3

2    Carolina Chocolate Drops – Genuine Negro Jig 

3    Black Keys – Brothers 

For the U.S. military around the world, the enemy can be hard to pinpoint and even harder to defeat. But back at home, the Army has a tiny and vexing foe in its sights: the bacteria that cause food to rot.

In this bacterial battle, though, it's clearer who's winning, and the evidence is a humble pocket sandwich, which looks from the outside no different than your average hot pocket in the frozen foods aisle.

Updated 1:30 p.m.: The National Institutes of Health accepts the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report on chimpanzee research, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins said in a statement. "We will not issue any new awards for research involving chimpanzees until processes for implementing the recommendations are in place," he said.

Americans put members of Congress at the very bottom of those they consider to be honest and ethical. They tell pollsters that they want politicians in Washington to "compromise in order to get things done."

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a national reputation for being tough on crime, but now the Arizona lawman is in the spotlight for a different reason.

On Thursday, the Department of Justice released the results of a three-year investigation in which authorities conclude that Arpaio and his deputies are the ones who have been breaking the law.

A little brain stimulation seems to speed up recovery from a stroke.

This isn't the sort of brain stimulation you get from conversation. It's done using an electromagnetic coil placed against the scalp.

Researchers think the treatment encourages brain cells to form new connections, allowing the brain to rewire itself to compensate for damage caused by a stroke.

This Week in Studio B

Dec 15, 2011

Thursday, December 15th at 11am: Al Petteway & Amy White return to Studio B, this time as a prelude to their annual Swannanoa Solstice Holiday show in Asheville on Sunday.& Al & Amy weave contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz, on acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, & world percussion.


The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 19,000 last week, to 366,000, the Employment and Training Administration reports. And that's the lowest level since May 2008.

Bloomberg News says the decline was not expected — most economists thought we would hear they remained around 390,000.

"Crucial parts" of the story that Marine Corps officials told about Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer's bravery in Afghanistan are "untrue, unsubstantiated or exaggerated, according to dozens of military documents" that McClatchy Newspapers has examined and reporting done by a McClatchy correspondent who survived the ambush in which Meyer performed heroically.

In a long report based on extensive research, correspondent Jonathan S. Landay writes that: