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Vicki Dameron

We all love us some Warren Haynes Pre-Jam and Christmas Jam - two special nights of incredible music! It's held every year in December at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC.

Make a pledge before 9pm tonight, to your favorite public radio station - WNCW and we'll automatically enter you into our fantastic Pre-Jam Giveaway. The winner will receive two VIP tickets to the Pre-Jam - December 13th, and the Christmas Jam on December 14th. It also includes a two night stay at the Garden Hilton in downtown Asheville, NC AND access to WNCW's pre-party Pre-Jam and catered dinner.

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Vicki Dameron

Greetings from WNCW! We just wanted to let you know our new Fall Fundraiser 2019 thank you gifts are up, right here, on our website. Yes! Click on DONATE in the top, right hand corner, check 'em out and please tell your friends.

Our Fall Fundraiser will be held October 13-19, 2019 and we'll be celebrating our 30th year on the air beginning the first day of the drive.

We are also in what we call Pre-Drive Mode. Pre-drive is a special time right before the fundraiser where folks are given incentives if they donate early. The offers include the following:

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Vicki Dameron

Pre-Jam. It's an annual WNCW tradition. The event is a special concert held each year, at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, in advance of Warren Haynes fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. WNCW Music Director Martin Anderson said the idea of the Pre-Jam started at the station. "What began as a live Studio B session and a great opportunity for various artists to meet and jam with each other for the first time, has now become a tradition with a vibe all its own, said Anderson.

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!

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Vicki Dameron

We cannot express how thankful we are to everyone who participated in this year's Fall Fundraiser. The support and the love of WNCW fans, members, volunteers, staff, friends and family was overwhelming! We'll have more pics and lots of updates, as the funds are still coming in today. Again, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts! By the way, this is an image of "The Tones." This was their first time volunteering at WNCW. They are Monotone, Coppertone, Sparkletone and Beltone. They helped make it happen, along with more than 120 other volunteers.

Since 2004 or so, we’ve brought you a New Year’s Eve re-broadcast of Warren’s annual gathering of musicians from the eve of his big Christmas Jam in Asheville. After the surprise snowstorm that canceled this month’s Pre-Jam, we thought we’d take this opportunity to bring you a revue of some of our favorite Pre-Jam highlights of the past 18 years. Join us beginning at 6pm for sets from Warren, Marty Stuart, Gregg Allman, Galactic, the Neville Brothers, Trey Anastasio, the Bottle Rockets, Jason Isbell, Marcus King, Gov't Mule, and countless special guests.

It's our 19th Pre-Jam, in advance of Warren's 29th annual fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity. What began as a live Studio B session and a great opportunity for various artists to meet and jam with each other for the first time, has now become a tradition with a vibe all its own, and WNCW is honored to be able to broadcast it live for you in its entirety (with cool holiday tunes during set breaks to help get you into the Christmas spirit, 'NCW-style.) Who else will be there? Gov't. Mule? Trey Anastasio? Les Bros?

If you don't have tickets to the Christmas Jam, but still want to get involved, here are some ideas...