Tune in at 1pm for a live interview with Thomas Dolby.  The Thomas Dolby Time Capsule Tour will be coming to Greenville, SC at the Handlebar tonight.

The Polk County campus of Isothermal Community College is offering a new program in Therapeutic Massage this spring.  Therapeutic massage has become an important tool in the arsenal of healthcare practitioners and can be an important of any patient's health and welfare. Betsy Cuthbertson, Nurse Aide and Allied Health Programs Coordinator, and Melinda Kirby, Massage Therapist and Coordinator of the new program will discuss this new program and the economic advantages it offers for those who may be interested in massage therapy as a career.

Where do soap opera fans go when all of their favorite daytime soaps have been or will be canceled? To the Internet, of course! Asheville resident Marcello LanFranchi has written and produced an internet soap called "Tomorrow Waits For No One" and it has all of the things you would expect to find in a soap opera. Set in the fictional Silicon Valley town of Santa Lorena, this locally produced video drama will be coming to the Ethernet soon. Check it out at

Congratulations to...

Stella from California for winning WNCW's MerleFest Platinum Package

Jennifer for winning WNCW's Bonnaroo Giveaway

James from West Virginia for winning WNCW's Mountain Song at Sea Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered for a chance to win.

MARTIN SEXTON, Guest DJ on Friday, March 16th

Mar 11, 2012

Tune in Friday between 2 and 3pm as Joe Kendrick plays tunes selected by -- and maybe even performed by -- our guest Martin Sexton.  He's in the area for shows in Asheville & Charlotte. 



Today on This Old Porch

Mar 11, 2012

John and I thank all of our listeners for their overwhelming show of support, keeping 'This Old Porch' alive and well. We're in this together:)

Today, on Sunday's show we'll explore the contributions of Andy Cohen in Western North Carolina, listen to the music of Blind Boy Paxton, the new Carolina Chocolate Drops CD and other new releases from the 'in box' and continue to discover newly added music in the WNCW library from the "Music Shed."

If you have not yet supported WNCW, please consider what this station means to you and make a contribution now.  Click here to see Membership Levels and make a tax-deductible contribution today.

Get a pair of Patron tickets to Heritage Comes Home on May 20th when you support WNCW with $200 and access to the Post Concert Reception will be included.  Get a pair of general admission tickets to this event when you pledge $75.

Call 1-800-245-8870 (pre-pay only).

On Friday, March 2nd at 8:50 a.m.

Volunteer with WNCW

Feb 29, 2012

WNCW's Spring Pledge Drive is coming up.  If you are interested in volunteering by answering phones, please contact Scotty Robertson at  Click here for more details.

SPINDALE (Feb. 29, 2012) - WNCW 88.7 will begin its spring membership drive this weekend.

The public radio station, a broadcast service of Isothermal Community College, will offer a wide variety of premiums this year to new and existing members who pledge their support when the drive begins Saturday evening, March 3, during “Saturday Night House Party” at 7pm. The drive will conclude on Saturday, March 10, at the end of the popular weekly bluegrass showcase, “Goin’ Across the Mountain.”

"Winner Take All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned its Back on the Middle Class", by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, professors of Political Science at Yale and Berkeley, respectively. Is there really a 99 percent versus the top 1 percent, economically in this country. Hacker and Pierson take a look at the history of the current economic situation in a book that was written in 2010, before the Occupy Wall Street Movement. But, since the Occupy movement, this book is on the top-seller list and is a real eye opener.

 On Monday, Feb. 27th Morning Edition features "Private Violence: The Movement Against Battering in America", a documentary by victim advocate and film producer Kit Gruelle, which will premiere at Wilkes Community College on Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 11 a.m. in Thompson Hall. Gruelle is a trainer for hostage negotiators, and her own story of domestic abuse is nearly as compelling as her documentary and her website at

Tune in for a conversation about a new way to look at the fight against domestic violence.

Tune in for Local Color, Sundays 7-9pm

Feb 26, 2012

This Sunday on Local Color, we resume our "Local Color Live at Landslide Sessions," courtesy of Landslide Studio in Asheville, NC. This week's guest is Asheville Baroque-folk outfit River Whyless (formerly Do It To Julia), in preparation of their forthcoming CD release show at the Grey Eagle, Friday, March 3.

Our "Album Spotlight" this week is "Into the Missionfield," From Asheville band Drunken Prayer

Darrell Scott SOMEDAY

Feb 26, 2012

Darrell Scott in Studio B on February 26, 2012.

Click here to see more Studio B Videos.