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In this episode, you will hear the latest from New Zealand’s Tami Neilson, Canada’s Corb Lund, we will get to some wonderfully twisted roots music from artists like Danny Barnes and Sierra Hull, and turn it up a notch with new rock from Best Coast, Maya De Vitry and Greg Dulli. We also welcome Joni Deutsch to our segment “DJ For A Day”, as we have a conversation about how Joni and her colleagues at WFAE in Charlotte are still making radio happen amidst all the upheaval from the coronavirus. All that and more, plus a Segue Of The Show from De La Soul’s watershed debut. 

FRANK ON FRIDAY Joins the WNCW Podcast Lineup

Feb 7, 2020

WNCW host Marshall Ballew first paid tribute to the musical genius of Frank Zappa on the airwaves back in December 1993 when the news of Zappa's death broke. The spotlight became a weekly feature and, after other hosts (most notably Dave Wall) carried the torch along the way, Marshall took back over the reins in 2016. In addition to airing the show every Friday night, we're now thrilled to make it available as a weekly podcast as well.

Joe Kendrick

Has this happened to you? A new band impresses you with their debut album, and when you get to see their live show, they blow you away with an array of extra layers to their sound. Southern Songs & Stories producer and host Joe Kendrick says that was his experience with Austin, Texas band Los Coast.

Credit our guests Town Mountain with the idea. After our interview for their episode, the conversation drifted over to talk about all the times that they had an audience member shout out a “Wagon Wheel” request. This Old Crow Medicine Show is a white whale of a song. Everyone has a take on it, everyone has a memory associated with it — probably multiple takes and multiple memories.

Buncombe County Education News

Jan 27, 2020

Education Reporter for the Asheville Citizen-Times Brian Gordon was guest on this edition of More To The Story to discuss some of the latest topics concerning education in Buncombe County.   Gordon talks about whether the state's leaders can get a budget in place that will fully fund schools and a proposed charter school that would be an option for low-income students.  

This conversation was originally aired Jan. 22nd.

It’s not unusual for traditional musicians to influence artists in other styles, and that kind of cross-pollination was especially common in the 1960s and ’70s, as pop and rock musicians mined the depths of old-time, blues, and other folk styles. But few traditional musicians of that era had quite such a long, strange trip into the world of pop culture as North Carolina’s Byard Ray and Obray Ramsey.

John Gillespie



This episode takes a detour from the very South-centric array of artists and history heard previously on the series with a show on The Ruen Brothers, from England. Their music is inspired by a lot of pioneering Southern artists, however: The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Muddy Waters and Johnny Cash, among others, are all acknowledged as being key to their sound. 

From producer Joe Kendrick: In our last podcast, on Mac Arnold, the takeaway was that there was much more about the artists and history of Upstate South Carolina than I had figured on, so I gave it another go. I sought out artists who were born across a span of forty years — Marshall Chapman, and Niel Brooks and Lisa Stubbs, who make up the duo Mourning Dove — and uncovered more rich history, and a vibrant current scene.

WNCW intern Josh Meng sitting in one of the ICC Control Rooms for Video Production, working on the very first three-cam coverage of Studio B LIVE on Facebook.
Vicki Dameron

WNCW's new music podcast reviews 2019 with songs that have not been featured before on the show, drawing from WNCW DJs’ Top 10s. From lesser known acts to acclaimed newcomers to established favorites, the playlist has something for everyone. In the segment DJ For A Day, you will get a peek behind the curtain in an interview with our new intern Joshua Meng. We cap it off with a preview of 2020 and a song from the new Marcus King solo album. 


Conversation With N.C. Bookwatch Host DG Martin

Jan 6, 2020
DG Martin at Isothermal Community College with staff members

It was an exciting time just before the holidays when UNC-TV  was on the campus of Isothermal Community College to tape episodes of their program 'North Carolina Bookwatch' with host DG Martin.  DG sat down with WNCW for this episode of the Friday Feature Interview.  On-air originally January 3, 2019.

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