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Band playing on stage in a purple haze
Joe Kendrick

"Get set for another round of songs that are just becoming or are already classified as bona fide earworms here at grassroots radio on this episode, said WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick. "Our feature DJ For A Day takes a bicycle trip to a little country store with the band Scythian, for the tale of how they were given a 19th century fiddle on the spot.

WNCW's new music podcast has lots of great new music featured here, with regional favorites from western NC like Tyler Ramsey and Rising Appalachia, and our segue of the show pairing songs written decades ago which have been covered many times, one of which is a brand new version from Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward.  Many of the songs on this podcast are also available on one of our Spotify playlists, titled “WNCW New Music.”

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Reporter Bob Dalton was responsible for a gripping story called 'Victims of Child Abuse - Walk Unnoticed Among Us Every Day.'  Dalton came to the mic during this edition of WNCW's More to the Story from May 8, 2019.  In South Carolina, Spartanburg County is one of the leading counties in the state for cases of child sex abuse.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More To The Story- Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News Director, and NPR's Morning Edition Regional Host

Man smiling sitting in a booth at a festival
Vicki Dameron

The Annual Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival in Rutherfordton, a family event, was May 4th.  We invite you to listen back to WNCW's Friday Feature from May 3, 2019 that painted the picture of the event's history and current status. Rutherford Town Manager Doug Barrick and Rutherford Town Revitalization President Ashley Lowery were guests.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

Two members of the Tryon Theater in front of WNCW Sign at Station
Paul Foster

Tryon Little Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,"  where the lead character not only deals with being on the Autism Spectrum or Aspergers, but does so in real life.   WNCW sat down with that lead actor- Liam Daniels, only 17-years-old, and the play's Director- Chris Tinkler to find out the details of this play with the very interesting title.  Final performances take place May 2nd-5th.  Our interview aired originally April 26, 2019.

Explore Asheville

Columnist /Reporter John Boyle of the Asheville Citizen-Times was guest on this segment of More To The Story to cover some of his recent articles.  This included naming rights (licensing) of the current U.S. Cellular Center.  The building has been the long time home to big music concerts and other entertainers of all kind and was known many years as the Asheville Civic Center.  Will U.S.

More to the Story- Language Access Plan, Charlotte

Apr 24, 2019

Members of Charlotte City Council are taking a look at a language access plan, a project brought forward by the city's Immigrant Committee.  Charlotte's WFAE public radio and Reporter Nick de la Canal shared all the details during the segment of More to the Story from April 17, 2019.  Nick goes over such thing as "Why is now the time for a language access plan" and "What does this proposal include and how would it be funded?"

Beautiful Building on lake with pretty blue skies
Vicki Dameron

While the event is now over, this podcast gives listeners the chance to hear from two strong writers and educators in higher education, who participated in this year's annual Writers' Workshop at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC.  On this Friday Feature Interview of the Week from April 12, 2019 - interviewed are Valerie Nieman and Kevin Rippin with NC A&T University.  The two are authors, instructors/lecturers, and writing contributors in North Carolina and beyond.

From an on-air appearance, March 27, 2019, Mackenzie Wicker of the Daily Courier Newspaper, covering the news happenings of Rutherford County gives an update on Word of Faith Church. Fraud and unemployment benefits involving pastors of the church are a part of the update.

Posted by Host and Producer of More To The Story, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Three amigos hanging out in the hallowed halls of WNCW
Vicki Dameron

It's almost time for Merlefest 2019 to get underway and numerous other music festivals across Western North Carolina.  That's why this Friday Feature Interview of the Week features Garret Woodward, Arts and Music Editor for Smoky Mountain News, who will be traveling to various live music events and hopes to conduct some one-on-one artist interviews.  Garret also shares the thrill of now being a contributing writer for the legendary Rolling Stone Magazine.  This interview originally aired April 19, 2019

Raymond Fairchild Creates His Own Style of Playing the Banjo

Bluegrass banjo player Raymond Fairchild of Haywood County, North Carolina, embodies the spirit of originality found in many of the best mountain musicians. He has always done things his own way. His “Fairchild” style has gained countless admirers over the course of a long music career. Raymond has played many times at the Grand Ole Opry, and recorded more than 20 albums—two of which have sold more than a million copies each.

Friday Feature: The Connect Beyond Festival

Apr 11, 2019

You may have missed this year's Connect Beyond Festival in Asheville that was just held.  However, by listening to this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week - get a recap of this growing event to provoke thought and ideas, while touching on the arts, music, documentary film, and much more.  Our conversation is with the Founder of Connect Beyond, thats been compared to South By Southwest, Jessica Tomasin.  Plan to be a part of 2020's event! The interview originally aired March 29, 2019.

The Friday Feature: The Climate Listening Project

Apr 3, 2019
Woman and man in radio station on-air studio
Vicki Dameron

Are you familiar with The Climate Listening Project of Western North Carolina? It just so happens that this edition of WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week provides all the details on the group and their latest event, 'The Same Soil- A Portraiture by Artist/Biologist Shannon Bodeau.'  Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project Director, is our guest.  This interview first aired on March 22, 2019.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and NPR Morning Edition Regional Host.

Two men and one woman smiling sitting in air studio at radio station
Vicki Dameron

WNCW's Martin Anderson spent an hour with Rodney Dillard and Beverly Cotten-Dillard, who were in the area for a rather rare show with their bandmates, carrying on the tradition of The Dillards. First, they co-hosted our weekly "Ten O'Clock Doc" set, as Beverly and Rodney have many great stories about pickin' and dinin' with Doc & Merle back in the day.

Image of Swannanoa Tunnel
Ken Bigger

In 1941, famed folklorist and field recorder Alan Lomax recorded a banjo player from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His name was Bascom Lamar Lunsford. One of the songs Lomax captured for posterity was “Swannanoa Tunnel.” It tells an important and historical local story about a universal theme – the human cost of progress. Check out the podcast to learn more about this much written about tunnel in Buncombe County, NC.

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