jim lauderdale

We are officially in our Pre-drive stage and ready to show you some of our thank you gifts for our fundraiser that begins October 21st and ends October 27th. Pre-drive means we are offering many of our gifts at a $20 discount for items like our new Crowd Around The Mic CD 22. It's an amazing compilation of many of our Studio B performances this year. We hope you like it - we do! You can go to wncw.org and click on donate to help listener-powered radio in its 29th year of being on the air.

Asheville's "Hard-drivin' Carolina String Band" likes to take their strong bluegrass roots and branch out into influences from the likes of Waylon, Willie & Merle, great covers from the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, and contemporaries like Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, and Jim Lauderdale. We're pleased to report Town Mountain has a great new album on the way called New Freedom Blues, and we'll catch up with them Friday amidst their shows in Boone on Thursday, Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on Saturday.

We're really looking forward to Carolina In The Fall Festival, hosted by the Kruger Brothers! It's happening this Friday and Saturday - Sept. 21-22. Many of our DJs will be emceeing at the downtown Wilkesboro, NC event, including Program Director Joe Kendrick, Jasmin Melton, Renee Denton and Carol Rifkin! The lineup is incredible as you can see from the poster. Come to Carolina In The Fall Fest. Enjoy great music. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. 

WNCW’s celebrated its new music podcast by celebrating Independence Day this episode, with the feature “DJ For A Day” telling you how we put our July 4th and other holiday music mixes together. Our music mix will be pretty bright and breezy, maybe even a little bit hot and hazy at times. Two regional favorites and a pair of local legends get spins, we feature both music that won’t be released until September and music that hasn’t been released since it was recorded live in 1974. Plus, many of the facets of the WNCW sound including country, bluegrass, jazz and rock and roll.