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  • Known for the New York Times Bestseller The Beatles, Author Bob Spitz has now released Led Zeppelin: The Biography. Spitz's story shares how Led Zeppelin, including members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, were not fans of the media and its criticism. They did it their way, through the good and the bad. This book is a true behind-the-scenes look at the band. Spitz was our guest for this Friday Feature on Nov. 10, 2021.
  • Located in Rutherford County, NC is the small, friendly town of Ellenboro. Ellenboro continues a long tradition involving popular music in the area with its annual Fiddlers and Bluegrass Convention. The event just celebrated its 30th anniversary. Event representative Ronald Hawkins dropped by WNCW on Nov. 12, 2021, just prior to this year's event.
  • Musical Performers continue to skip Nashville, New York, and LA for the musical diversity of Asheville and its many opportunities. Long before today's artists and music scene, Asheville already had a long and unique history of all types of music. That's why The Asheville Music History Walking Tour would be an adventure you might want to participate in. Tour Representative Alli Marshall talked with WNCW on Nov. 15, 2021.
  • David Weintraub, local filmmaker of over forty documentary films, with The Center for Cultural Preservation in Hendersonville, signed a deal with PBS to distribute four of his films to public television stations across the nation. David and the Center provide Western North Carolina history and events like no one else. This interview originally aired Oct. 29, 2021.
  • An event and book signing brought Author Michael Almond to the campus of Isothermal Community College, which gave WNCW the chance to turn it into a Friday Feature Interview. Michael is a retired Economic Development Attorney here in North Carolina. Michael told us all about his first published book, The Tannery - a fictional story based in Wilkes County in the early 1900s that has to do with race and murder. The interview originally aired Oct. 22, 2021.
  • It's become a tradition that WNCW's Friday Feature Interview welcomes Editor in Chief, Elizabeth Hudson to talk about the October-Fall edition of Our State Magazine. Elizabeth goes over articles from this edition that showcases the Western N.C. Mountains. From Chimney Rock to Lenoir to Banner Elk, there's great views, activities, food and fun to experience for the whole family. This interview originally aired Oct. 8, 2021.
  • By the time you see this, the benefit in Canton called "Grit and Grace - A Flood Relief Benefit for Haywood County" may be concluded. Held on October 2nd, the event was a joint effort by the band Balsam Range, The United Way of Haywood County, Town of Canton, Smoky Mountain News, and others.An event where donations will go towards supporting relief efforts in Haywood County after it was hammered by flooding in August. Arts and Music Editor for Smoky Mountain News, Garret Woodward previewed the event on Sept. 24, 2021.
  • Mountain Heritage Day is a multicultural celebration about keeping music and dance alive that's a part of the heritage and history of the North Carolina Mountains. The 47th annual event returns September 25th on the campus of Western Carolina University. Details were shared by guest Geoff Cantrell, Public Communications Specialist at WCU, when he visited WNCW on Sept. 17, 2021.
  • WNCW Friday Feature of the Week: "Bigfoot Life Is More Than The Tall and Hairy Creature Sometimes Spotted In The Woods"
  • This Friday Feature Interview of the Week spotlighted Chow Chow, Asheville's culinary event series. Interviewed was Rebecca Lynch, Chow Chow Executive Director. This year's series began in July and continues until the end of September. Asheville has so much to offer when it comes to delicious food and those who prepare it. This interview originally aired Aug. 27, 2021.