People

  • Music Host
  • Underwriting Marketing Manager

    As the Underwriting Marketing Manager for WNCW, Brenda’s job is to bring organizations and listeners together in a mutually beneficial way. "I love that what I do makes a difference and that I am helping the radio station that I listen to,"...

  • Music Host

    Carol Rifkin is a longtime member of the mountain music community and is a nationally known, award winning musician, singer and dancer who has performed on TV, radio, recordings, at festivals, in the BBC documentary Down Home, Appalachia to...

  • Business and Traffic Coordinator

    Cathy has had a wild ride to finally arrive at her career as the Business and Traffic Coordinator for WNCW. She has worked full time at Wal-Mart, been a student at Isothermal Community College, and worked with a Physiatrist. If all of that was...

  • Director of Radio Operations

    828-287-8000 ext. 1594

  • Music Host

    Jasmin was born and raised in beautiful Mitchell County, North Carolina. She was most influenced musically by her father, who had her playing guitar by age 12, and listening to bands such as The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, The Band, Mike Cross,...

  • Merlefest Radio Hour/Music Host

    Joe is an alumnus of ICC and, after a nearly 30-year radio broadcasting career, has come home to WNCW. He was part of the planning of our WNCW facility before the first brick was laid and since then has worked at radio stations across the...

  • Director of Programming and Operations

    Joe Kendrick grew up far off in the woods at in rural Stanfield, NC, where he acquired his first Sony Walkman, listened to both AM and FM radio from Charlotte, went to Nascar races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, attended a small Baptist church,...

  • Music Host

    John started as a volunteer radio announcer in the spring of 1995, spinning vinyl and a brand new media, the Compact-Disc. He recalls, “In those days we had, reel-to-reel recorded programs, and guests crowding around the one mic to perform live...

  • Music Host

    A native of western North Carolina, Kim Clark was originally with WNCW from 1996 until 2008, serving at various times as underwriting assistant, interim Development Director, morning music host, Morning Edition host, Local Color<...

  • Membership Coordinator

    828-287-8000 ext. 1619

    Kim grew up in the small town of Rutherfordton nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  She has always had “ a song in her heart” and has loved music of all kinds her entire life. Her sisters were...

  • Music Host

    Marshall Ballew is a singer/ songwriter, multi – instrumentalist, instructor, and music historian whose Appalachian roots laid the groundwork for his lifelong love of music in all its various forms and ages. Surrounded in his youth in the North...

  • Music Director, Host

    Eschewing his mother’s taste for easy listening music early on, Martin Anderson was raised on his dad’s love for jazz, his brother’s Beatles/classic rock LP’s, and the bluegrass and Top 40 radio of the D.C. area.  He played trombone all through...

  • Music Host
  • Senior Producer/News and Public Service

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