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Promo for David Gray 2020 Tour
Live Nation

Exciting News From Live Nation:

Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated, British singer-songwriter David Gray has announced plans for a 2020 North American tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal album, WHITE LADDER.

Courtney Ashley

Forest City, NC Marketing and Events Coordinator - Courtney Ashley was guest of this WNCW Friday Feature Inteview of the Week, as she talked about many of the family friendly events being offered to citizens in and around Rutherford County, NC.  The interview, recorded on Sept. 13, 2019, took place the day before a new event called The Diverse City Festival that was celebrating and unifying cultures and heritages of all kinds.  Ashley also shared info about Sept. 28ths "Pimento Cheese Jubilee,"  held in Forest City, NC at Pavilion on Park Square also known as POPS.

It's almost Autumn and we all know what that means... it's time for the Carolina In The Fall Festival in Wilkesboro, NC! We're super excited for the 5th annual music and food fest that's hosted by our friends, the Kruger Brothers. It's happening this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20th - 21st. Many of our DJs will be emceeing at the downtown Wilkesboro event, including Program Director Joe Kendrick, along with Music Hosts Jasmin Melton, Renee Denton and Joe Greene! The lineup is fantastic. Check it out - this is from the festival web site: 

Friday Feature- Get Off The Grid Fest 2019

Aug 6, 2019

Bill Fleming with The Get Off the Grid Festival - Solar Expo and Sustainability Fair was guest on this Friday Feature Interview of the Week - Aug. 2, 2019.  The event will be held at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC, August 9-11. This bi-annual event focuses on renewable energy and educates citizens on what it means to live a self-sufficient life, while also focusing on each individual's health and wellness.  Music and dance are also a big part of the festivities.  For information on the entire music lineup, guests, groups and vendors, go to  getoffthegrid.com.

EJ Jones, leader of the Piper Jones Band, will be Tom Fellenbaum's  special guest on "Celtic Winds"  Sunday, July 7, in the 1:00 hour.  Jones, a multi instrumentalist from Asheville, NC, who also constructs pipes, will discuss his love of Scottish music, and his position as Musical Director of the annual Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans at Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC.

Live Friday, May 3rd between 4 & 5pm: Jonathan Scales

Apr 28, 2019

The innovative steel pannist has his 6th release out now, this time with bassist E’Lon JD and drummer Maison Guidry. The cast of special guests on "Pillar" includes bassists Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge and MonoNeon, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, saxophonist Jeff Coffin, keyboardist Shaun Martin, percussionist Weedie Braimah and banjo pioneer Béla Fleck! Scales & Co. play his hometown of Asheville, NC on Saturday the 4th and in Charlotte, NC on the 29th.

Image of musicians dressed up like the Beatles and Rolling Stones
Michelle Fairless

For decades, the battle has raged: Beatles or Stones?  Through their heyday, fans accused London’s Rolling Stones of stealing ideas - even entire albums - from their Liverpool counterparts. At the same time, the Beatles secretly envied the Stones’ “bad boy” image and attitude, often copying their style.  Both bands are unmistakably great, scoring an array of hits that changed musical history, but only one can be the best.  The most infamous rivalry in rock and roll never played out in a public arena until now as Beatles vs.

Chris Mortenson

Calling the Herd! One of our favorite bands returns to the WNCW airwaves, this time from the stage of the Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby, NC. We'll air an interview between Joe Kendrick and Jeb, Tara & the gang in Donna the Buffalo, recorded during their soundcheck before their Saturday December 1st show there. They've got a great new album, so let's Dance in the Street! 

Congratulations To The Winners of WNCW Giveaways

Nov 19, 2018

Congratualtions to all of our winners and thanks to everyone who participated and/or donated to WNCW during our Fall Fundraiser 2018 campaign.

A special thanks to the companies that provided gifts to help support grassroots radio!

These are our winners of the Fall Fundraiser Daily Giveaways:

Sunday – Headwaters Fly Fishing located in Brevard, NC – Henry S.

Monday - No giveaway

Live Saturday, November 17th between 12 & 1pm: Nu-Blu

Nov 16, 2018

This bluegrass band from Siler City, NC is made up of Daniel and Carolyn Routh, Calder Baker, and Justin Harrison. Nu-Blu plays the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday night. Join Host Joe Greene as he welcomes Nu-Blu to Studio B Saturday, Nov. 17th. Live music on WNCW... just for you!

Brushfire Stankgrass Wednesday, August 22nd, 11-11:30 am

Aug 21, 2018

In our 2nd "Wicked Wednesday" Barrel-House Session from Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium in Asheville, Martin Anderson talks with the band Brushfire Stankgrass, who's back and has some new songs to share with us -- including a great new state anthem for NC!

A part of Isothermal Community College is The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center, where each season a fantastic lineup of guest performers visit the area to perform.  WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week had a visit from Foundation Director- Russell Wicker on August 3, 2018.  Listen as Wicker goes over the 2018-19 lineup, featuring some familiar names in the music business. 

WNCW 88.7 FM and The Foundation will again present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” in honor of WNCW’s acclaimed Saturday afternoon bluegrass show. Headlining this year will be Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Opening the show will be Carolina Blue, a Brevard, NC based, traditional bluegrass and gospel band.

Among the new-to-us names of 2018 for WNCW's music roster is Hannah Gill, a 20-year-old singer mostly from Maryland and NYC (though born in NC), with a booming voice and nice blend of soul, blues, and 70's-inspired lo-fi pop. Let's get to know her and her duomate (guitarist/songwriter/arranger Brad Hammonds) Thursday afternoon before their show at Ambrose West in West Asheville that evening. 

Read more about Hannah Gill and The Hours.

We enjoyed getting to know Brooklyn's great Afrobeat band Super Yamba when they visited Studio B in 2017. Now they've teamed up with Benin's Leon Ligan-Majek, a.k.a. Kaleta, who fronts this otherwise all-instrumental ensemble. Kaleta spent his teen years in Nigeria, playing with both Fela Kuti AND King Sunny Ade, the two greatest legends of Nigerian Afrobeat music. It's a mighty big sound, filling up Studio B and then The Mothlight in West Asheville Wednesday night.

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