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Vicki Dameron

Long Time WNCW Bluegrass and Gospel Music Host Dennis Jones Passes Away

"It is with great sadness that we share the news of former WNCW Technical Director and Goin' Across The Mountain Host Dennis Jones' passing. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends." ~ David Kester - WNCW Director of Radio Operations

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Queen Bee Images By Vicki Dameron/Other Images Courtesy of Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Studio B Rewind, SUNDAY June 16th - Eli Paperboy Reed PLUS Queen Bee & The Honeylovers at 7pm

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we're going old school this week with the classic soul sounds of Eli Paperboy Reed and his band playing songs from their latest album “99 Cent Dreams.” "We'll also dive into 1930s era jazz and get schooled on some local history in a session with Queen Bee & the Honey Lovers," said Clark. "They'll be spotlighting their new release titled simply “Asheville.” It's all here at grassroots radio WNCW 88.7 FM. You can also stream it LIVE at or ask...

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David Weintraub

Friday Feature: Guardians of Our Troubled Waters, a Documentary Film

On this segment of the Friday Feature Interview of the Week we're proud to share The Center for Cultural Preservation's new documentary on the river hereos of the South called "Guardians Of Our Troubled Waters." Award Winning Documentary Film Director and Executive Director for the Center, David Weintraub, is our guest. He'll be discussing the new film and announcing when it will be debuting in cities across Western North Carolina. provides full information or... just go ahead...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, June 17th

Shinyribs – Fog & Bling

Tuesday, June 18th

Jakob Dylan & Various Artists – Echo in the Canyon (soundtrack)

Wednesday, June 19th

Studio B LIVE Session With Horse Feathers

Thursday, June 20th

Matt Hebert – Where the Heart Beats Slow

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 8pm sample a new release with Host Ross O'Neal

Thursday, June 20th - Anders Osborne – Buddha and the Blues

The soul and spirit(s) of New Orleans - including the late Dr. John in particular - can be felt in yet another great bluesy collection from Osborne.

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Interviews and local features.

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

May 30, 2011

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day. Rising to international fame by the 1970's with the hit "Your Song," Elton has since released an overwhelming number of studio albums, many of which have climbed their way to the top of the charts.

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

Mac Arnold & Friends INTERVIEW Pt1

Apr 28, 2010

Interview with Mac Arnold & Friends in Studio B on April 28, 2010.


Mar 4, 2010

Roland Dierauf's interview with The Watts in Studio B on March 4, 2010.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.