WNCW-FM Podcasts

Podcasts of visiting artists and local news stories.

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Vicki Dameron

Rutherford County native and former Isothermal Community College Student- Ray Colon recently made a return to the area to visit family and dropped by the studios of WNCW.  It gave us the opportunity to interview a world traveler, who could specifically talk about life in China. Ray has been using his talents over the years to teach the English language and play and record music in the land of the rising sun. Hear his perspective about the people and culture of the Chinese on this editon of More to the Story from Jan.

We say hello to the year 2019 with our first batch of new music for the podcast, almost all of which has a direct connection to the states of North Carolina and Texas. A nice coincidence, really. We bring back DJ For A Day with music historian and rare vinyl hunter Ken Friedman who produced the Tobacco Au-Go-Go series, and Ken has a mysterious 45 from Spindale that we are trying to figure out. We will also share some stories and some songs from his Tobacco Au-Go-Go compilations.

Biltmore Conservatory

WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week had a chance to catch up with the Editor In Chief of Our State Magazine, Elizabeth Hudson.  Our State celebrates North Carolina from the coast to the mountains.  Elizabeth talked about January's issue which featured Biltmore's Hidden Jungle, a young farm couple in Yancy County and their world-famous calf- Baby James, plus Martin Luther King, Jr's speech presented in Rocky Mount.  This interview first aired on Jan. 18, 2019.

Opinions Editor and Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times, Casey Blake updated More to the Story (aired Jan. 16, 2019) on various news topics from the Asheville area. That included how the Government shutdown is effecting local employees, Buncombe County's lawsuit against a contractor in a possible kickback scheme, and how the Asheville Airport surpassed a record in 2018.

Two men laughing and playing music
Vicki Dameron

Former NASCAR driver, and now broadcaster Kyle Petty joined WNCW's Friday Feature as he was preparing for a concert with Musician David Childers.  Kyle talks about his love for music, singing and songwriting, but the heart of this interview was his long-time charity work that includes Victory Junction, a camp for children with disabilities.  No one is turned away. We hope you'll have a listen to this feature from January 11, 2019.

More to the Story: Charlotte's Climate Change Plan

Jan 18, 2019
Charlotte Skyscrapers
Vicki Dameron

Charlotte has an ambitious goal.  A goal aiming for a zero-carbon city for fleet and buildings, a strategic action plan, by 2030.  The Queen City is receiving technical support and resources towards Climate Change, after making a small list of cities across the nation to do so.  During this More To The Story from January 9, 2019- Charlotte Observer Government and Politics Reporter- Ely Portillo is guest.  An update on Interstate 77 toll lanes is also discussed.

AA group of men posing in the hallway at a radio station
Vicki Dameron

While on a tour to visit all community colleges across the state, North Carolina Community College System President- Peter Hans visited Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, which is home to WNCW.  It gave us the chance to sit down with Hans and find out what's on his mind after some eight months on the job.  From positives to things he believes can continue to grow and improve, Hans shares his passion during this Friday Feature from January 4, 2019.

The Asheville Citizen-Times Karen Chavez put together a story on how climate change has affected our region.  This after a report on climate change nationwide was released.  This segment originally aired on More To The Story, Dec. 19, 2018.

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

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week from just before Christmas 2018, put the spotlight on Eblen Charities of Western North Carolina, serving numerous counties. From their St. Nicholas Project to provide every child with a Christmas gift to opportunities helping needy families throughout the year, Eblen makes the region proud.

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