Studio B Rewind Sunday at 7pm with Host Kim Clark

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Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind, SUNDAY February 23 - The Tim Carter Band PLUS Claire Lynch and Jim Hurst at 7pm

From Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark: "This past September 4 th was a fun day in Studio B, and we'll relive it in this show," said Clark. "Just after lunch that day we had the Tim Carter Band in to play live for us. Tim grew up around a Jamestown, NC radio station where his dad was a DJ who played everything from big band to classic country, and after teaching himself banjo Tim went on to tour and record with Alison Brown, Tim O'Brien, Vassar Clements and Claire Lynch. And wouldn't you know it...

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WNCW Giveaways

Win Tickets To See Bob Weir & Wolf Brothers in Asheville, NC March 4, 2020

We're giving away a pair of tickets and they could have your name on them! One of the founders of the Grateful Dead Band, Bob Weir, is on a Spring 2020 Tour with Don Was and Jay Lane. The trio performs as The Wolf Brothers. They'll play in downtown Asheville, NC at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville Wednesday, March 4, 2020. As Wolf Bros, the band performs the songs of Grateful Dead and more. “This is more fun than a frog in a glass of milk,” Weir says of...

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News Multi

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More to the Story: Greenville News Series - History of Desegregation in Schools

In this powerful More to the Story segment, Greenville News Reporter Carol Motsinger shared details about a series she and her colleagues worked on concerning individuals who made history and the progress of public education 50-years after desegregation of Greenville Co. Schools. This included a story by Carol titled, 'When Integration Finally Arrived in Greenville, It Brought Progress at a Cost.' This conversation first aired on Feb. 12, 2020. Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story...

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Fundraiser

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Vicki Dameron

Win A Handcrafted Lichty Guitar During Our Spring Fundraiser March 29 - April 4, 2020

Greetings! It's that time again - Spring Fundraiser 2020 is right around the corner! We have some incredible thank you gifts lined up for our funder from some super talented artists and business owners residing in, and around, the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Jay Lichty is one of those folks, and one of the best guitar and ukulele luthiers in the country. We're lucky to call him a friend of the station. Lichty has graciously donated this guitar to WNCW in celebration of our...

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Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Earl Scruggs Music Fest Promoters Welcome Old Crow Medicine Show and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

The much anticipated BIG NEWS is here! Organizers of the inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival, coming September 4-5, 2020 to Mill Spring, North Carolina, are proud to announce two major headliners that have been added to the festival lineup: Old Crow Medicine Show and Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. Yes! These two seminal American roots bands will be joining a lineup that includes: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Earls of Leicester, Junior Brown, Acoustic Syndicate, Jerry Douglas, Alison...

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WNCW Events

Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC - September 4-5

Podcasts

Interviews and features

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Vicki Dameron

From Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark:

We're giving away a pair of tickets and they could have your name on them! One of the founders of  the Grateful Dead Band, Bob Weir, is on a Spring 2020 Tour with Don Was and Jay Lane. The trio performs as The Wolf Brothers. They'll play in downtown Asheville, NC at The Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville Wednesday, March 4, 2020.

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Rutherfordton, NC

Rutherfordton Town Manager Doug Barrick and Dr. Ashley Lowery, a local dentist known for her involvement in many community organizations, were among guests on this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week.  They came to talk about the exciting news that Rutherfordton is in the current running for HGTV's Hometown Takeover.  Learn how this opportunity came together through a process to show off some of Rutherfordton's very best.  The conversation first aired on WNCW, Feb. 14, 2020.

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In this powerful More to the Story segment, Greenville News Reporter Carol Motsinger shared details about a series she and her colleagues worked on concerning individuals who made history and the progress of public education 50-years after desegregation of Greenville Co. Schools.  This included a story by Carol titled, 'When Integration Finally Arrived in Greenville, It Brought Progress at a Cost.'  This conversation first aired on Feb. 12, 2020.

Chris Masterson & Eleanor Whitmore have a 4th album of their own material coming out next month, "No Time For Love Songs." As for one of the possible themes of this new collection: "Only by cataloging and acknowledging loss and grief can we move forward with gratitude for what we have." When not working on their own songs, they are The Dukes in Steve Earle & The Dukes. Before joining Steve, Chris used to work with Son Volt among others, and Eleanor with Regina Spektor and Angus & Julia Stone. They're passing through our area briefly on an East Coast tour.

Adopted from Texas and raised in Mississippi, Krista Shows was a kid who grew up singing in church. She spent time in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Western North Carolina before returning to Mississippi in her early 20s. She's now back in Asheville, and has a sweet blend of folk, R&B, and country influences. She performs (with a full band!) at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville on Saturday the 22nd.

Live Tuesday, February 18th between 3 & 4pm: Gold Rose

Feb 17, 2020
Sean Rubin

This Asheville alt-country trio consists of singer/songwriter, guitarist Kevin Fuller, bassist Ryan Kijanka and drummer Ryan Sargent. The band meshes crunchy guitar noise with folk, country and Americana stories. They play the Mothlight in West Asheville on Sunday the 23rd.

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Vicki Dameron

Greetings! It's that time again - Spring Fundraiser 2020 is right around the corner! We have some incredible thank you gifts lined up for our funder from some super talented artists and business owners residing in, and around, the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Jay Lichty is one of those folks, and one of the best guitar and ukulele luthiers in the country. We're lucky to call him a friend of the station. Lichty has graciously donated this guitar to WNCW in celebration of our 30th Anniversary. We'll be giving it away during our Spring Fundraiser, March 29 - April 4, 2020.

WNCW host Marshall Ballew first paid tribute to the musical genius of Frank Zappa on the airwaves back in December 1993 when the news of Zappa's death broke. The spotlight became a weekly feature and, after other hosts, most notably Dave Wall, carried the torch along the way, Marshall came back in 2016 to give us our weekly dose of Frank on Friday. In addition to airing the show every Friday night, we're now thrilled to make it available as a weekly podcast as well.

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Vicki Dameron

"We're covering a lot of territory this week, from Smith County Texas all the way to Paris, France," said Kim Clark.

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