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Photos By Vicki Dameron

Happy Friday! We're in day six of our Spring Fundraiser and we thank you for the kind support you have shown to WNCW, during the past few days, and well, really - during the past three decades! Best fans ever.

Today, we're offering a pair of tickets to Chimney Rock State Park for everyone that pledges $40 or more. The giveaway ends at 6pm. Call us at 800 245 8870 or go online to make your donation at wncw.org. And, we'd like to thank our friends at Chimney Rock State Park for being a long time supporter of WNCW!

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.

"The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray…" He's been making music and performing around the world for over two decades now, and it feels like almost that long since we had him on for a live session. The long absence ends this Friday when he visits us on his way to Ambrose West in West Asheville.

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.

Happy Friday! We're on our sixth day of our Fall Fundraiser and we have a very special offer for folks who make a pledge today, Friday, October 26th. Your donation, today, to WNCW, will automatically enter you in a contest to win a VIP Warren Haynes Christmas PreJam Package. It includes one pair of tickets to the Christmas PreJam & Jam and lodging at the Renaissance Hotel. The contest ends at 7pm. Thanks to all of you who have already pledged your support and volunteered during this fund drive. We truly have the best fans in the world and the best station in the nation!

Put on your dancin' shoes and join WNCW's Spencer Jones and Vicki Dameron this Friday night at 10pm after Frank on Friday.  Here's the scoop: Jones had a really cool idea to bring in the "behind the scenes" WNCW staff members and let them have a shot at being guest hosts. Vicki "Vixter" Dameron is the first brave soul to venture out into this fantastic endeavor and the end product... this week's Friday Night Music Mix, will surely make you smile. Promise. Jones is an upbeat person who likes upbeat music and so does Dameron, a former DJ from the early days of WNCW.

WNCW’s Joe Kendrick interviews David Dye after the World Café visited North Carolina late in February for their Sense of Place series spotlighting the cities of Asheville, Charlotte and the Triangle. The World Café’s Sense of Place NC will air their Asheville portion of the visit March 28th through April 1st from 6-8 p.m. on WNCW, which also hosted David Dye for an interview with Program Director Joe Kendrick as part of the show.