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Joe Kendrick was born in Jacksonville, Florida while his father was in the Navy, but has lived all but the first two years of his life in North Carolina. His formative years were spent far off in the woods at his family's home in rural Stanfield, NC. Joe studied Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There, where he was able to fulfill his dream of being a disc jockey at WXYC, and hasn't left the airwaves since, volunteering at WNCW soon after graduation.
After living several years and two stints in radio on the coast in Wilmington, Joe was back in western NC where he returned to volunteering at WNCW while he started his first business, a landscape lighting franchise with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives. In 1999, he met his future wife Amy at the Isotope 217 concert at Vincent's Ear in Asheville, and a year later they wed. The landscape lighting business grew but so did Joe's presence on the radio, and the desire to follow his heart led him to sell his business in 2006. Soon thereafter, he garnered the morning host slot on WNCW and has been full time in Spindale ever since.
828-287-800 ext. 1538
Joe Kendrick mixes a unique blend of Americana, blues, roots, jazz, Celtic, world music and more (waaaaaay more) to spice your lunch hour and keep your afternoon jumping! If WNCW gave out superlatives, Joe would likely be voted "Most likely to play Yo La Tengo and Raymond Scott in the same set". Special features include Monday Mojo (an hour of blues on the bluest of days) each Monday, New Tunes at 2 (spotlighting a new album with 3 songs in the mix Mondays through Thursdays in the 2 o'clock hour) as well as live performances from WNCW's world-famous Studio B.