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Collage of Woodstock Attendees
By Vicki Dameron

We had an incredible day celebrating Woodstock last week! Thanks for all of the support and kind words. We received phone calls and pledges from WNCW fans hailing from all over the country...  even Central America! Thank you. Thank you. It was such a good day we decided to post the full interviews Martin Anderson recorded with friends of the station who were actually at Woodstock. Parts of the sessions aired on Woodstock Day. Now, you can hear the full versions on the podcasts posted below.

More to the Story- Forced to Fight

Aug 20, 2019

Smoky Mountain News published the the article "Forced to Fight: Opioid Data Puts Local Addiction in Context."  The writer of the story, Reporter Cory Vaillancourt, was guest on this edtion of More to the Story from August 14, 2019.  Through information provided by the Washington Post, Cory shared data on locations across Western NC when it comes to the amount of opioid prescriptions being written in various locations.  The results might surprise you.

Tune in as we welcome two of our all-time favorite songwriters to Studio B, for a song swap in advance of their Asheville show Friday night. The Grey Eagle concert is a fundraiser for Beloved Asheville, which provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to use their voices, skills and unique gifts to transform their lives and communities.

Bands posing and playing music in Studio B
By Lauren Wasmund and Steel Wheels

"It's certainly not unusual for us to have a blues band in our studio, and it's not unheard of for us to have a one-man band play live for us either, said Kim Clark. "It is, however, unusual for us to host a one-man blues band that features Tuvan throat singing, a suitcase used as a bass drum, with a box of bones and silverware, a baby shoe hitting a gas can, a circular saw blade, and a cook pot.

Collage of folks who were at Woodstock
Vicki Dameron and Pam Budd

We'll be airing audio clips on Woodstock Day from interviews Martin Anderson recorded with members of the WNCW Community... members who were at Woodstock, groovin' on Max's farm, in 1969. We'll share them all day and into the night TODAY, Friday, August 16, 2019. We'll hear from our friends, long time supporters and Woodstock Alum  Bill Burdett, Al Petteway, Pam Budd and Brad Hunt. We're having a fab time sharing peace and music with you on Grassroots, Listener-Powered Radio WNCW - 88.7 FM.

One of our WNCW Woodstock Day Giveaways on Friday, August 16, includes a $1500 gift certificate for a stay at The Vendue, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Vendue is a boutique, art hotel that has been named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the Top Five Hotels in Charleston. Take a break, enjoy the magic of this historic coastal city, while staying at an award winning hotel located on the corners of East Bay and Vendue Range - A place where tradition meets modern elegance.

Two men smiling posing for camera
Mike Gavin

Isothermal Community College recently hosted the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents Summer Quarterly Meeting.  Over 50 college presidents from all over the state gathered on the ICC campus.  This included outgoing President of the NCACCP, this past year, Dr. David Shockley - president of Surry Community College.  Shockley is guest on this Friday Feature from August 9, 2019.

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

WNCW had the opportunity to again connect with WFAE Public Radio, Charlotte and Reporter Steve Harrison about the latest involving District 9, which has received national attention in the past for voter fraud and feelings about next year's Republican National Convention.  This includes the candidates set to face off in November in District 9 and fundraising on both sides of the ticket, Democrat and Republican.  The interview first aired August 7, 2019.

Collage of Woodstock images
Henry Diltz - Ken Regan - Kim Henson - Vicki Dameron

We’re super psyched to invite you to be a part of our special one-day Celebration of Woodstock - Friday, August 16th. It’s the 50th anniversary of the iconic event that changed rock ‘n’ roll forever. We’ll be mixing up a groovy batch of music to celebrate and commemorate the famous festival, and we’re also hosting a one-day funder during Woodstock Day.

We’ll be offering fabulous giveaways and thank you gifts including:

We set the stage Sunday evening, August 11 for our all-day Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration coming up on Friday, August 16 by listening to sessions with performers who took the stage on Max Yasgur's farm back in 1969 and, who also played live in Studio B: Jorma Kaukonen in a session from 2007, a 2009 in-studio with John Sebastian along with David Grisman, and Melanie, who was here in 2002. It's a true rewind of rewinds - Sunday, August 11, at 7pm with Kim Clark.

Dog looking regal
Doris Metternich

During this WNCW More To The Story, Reporter Mike Conley of the McDowell News addressed several recent news stories from their news beat.  This included new business and future plans for Marion's Miller Complex and how the success of the McDowell Animal Shelter is leading them to lend support to the struggling Burke County shelter.  This conversation originally aired July 31, 2019.

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

At 7pm Sunday evening, Studio B Host Kim Clark will share music from some WNCW perennial favorites, including Darrell Scott, who was here for an interview and performance session this past June 7th - 23 years, to the day of his visit here with Sam Bush, John Cowan and Larry Atamanuik, back in 1996. Our host will also bring the good vibes and sweet harmonies of the Chatham Rabbits to the airwaves Sunday evening. Clark says the band's songs are steeped in the culture and history of working-class North Carolina.

Live Saturday, July 27th between Noon & 1pm: Backline

Jul 23, 2019

More live bluegrass coming your way from Studio B, as this 5-piece Spartanburg, SC band pays us a visit. As most of the band members grew up in "Mill Hill Towns" such as Pacolet, Glendale, Spartanburg etc., they took their name from a term often used during the booming textile era of our region. Learn more about it, and the band, this Saturday on "Goin' Across the Mountain!"