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The Primitive Quartet began in 1973, when two sets of brothers, Reagan and Larry Riddle and Furman and Norman Wilson, carried a guitar and mandolin with them on a fishing trip to Fontana Lake. The boys all sang at home and in church, but that night in Graham County was when they first sang in four-part harmony. After the fishing trip, with the encouragement of their parents and pastor, they began to sing together at area churches.

Friday Feature: Native American Heritage Month

Dec 5, 2018
Vicki Dameron

November was National Native American Heritage Month, which made it a good time to spotlight The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  However, any time would be a good time to talk about the roots or beginning - to more recent days that depict these strong and brave Americans from Western NC to Oklahoma. An interview with Principal Chief Richard Sneed leads this Friday Feature (aired Nov. 30, 2018).

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

His name is Raymond Stone and he was very instrumental in the beginning years of the North Carolina Community College System.  Stone was on the campus of Isothermal Community College speaking at an event and took time to sit down with WNCW for this Friday Feature from November 23, 2018.

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

Vicki Dameron

This More to the Story from November 21, 2018 -  It was a chance to catch up on what's in the news from Marion to Old Fort and throughout McDowell County, NC.  Reporter Mike Conley was guest to go over how McDowell has one of the lowest jobless rates in the entire state, a sales tax referendum being shot down by voters, etc.

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

November was National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, which made it a good time for WNCW's Friday Feature to welcome The Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter.  It also marked National Family Caregivers Month.  This interview features Community Outreach and Education Manager- Redia Baxter with lots of good information.  From the broadcast that aired Nov. 16, 2018.

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

Opinions Editor and Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times Casey Blake was guest on this edition of 'More to the Story' to talk about several Asheville and Buncombe County items from the pages of her newspaper.  This included City leaders examining a sales tax increase to sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway having to be closed at times due to winter weather conditons making roadways unsafe.  This program originally aired Nov. 14, 2018.

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Vicki Dameron

WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick is back with his popular podcast On The Way Up. Each episode features some of the best tunes that are either fresh out of the shrink wrap, or just making their way into the hearts of WNCW listeners. Kendrick said in this episode, we'll go back and look at some of the songs that were played the most on WNCW for the first ten months of 2018. "We are almost set to begin voting for the top releases of the year in making our top 100," said Kendrick. "That voting will begin after Thanksgiving.

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Martin Anderson

The Smoky Mountain News is presenting "Bluegrass Boogie" - just one of numerous events that will make up this year's Balsam Range - Art of Music Festival in Waynesville, the week after Thanksgiving.  Bluegrass Boogie includes live music by Ol' Dirty Bathtub and Darren Nicholson.  Reporter Garrett Woodward from the SM News is guest on this Friday Feature to provide all the details. Originally aired Nov. 9, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW Friday Feature- Paul Foster

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Vicki Dameron

Our great friend, multi-instrumentalist, singer, storyteller and TV host David Holt returned to WNCW earlier this month to talk about his new, third season of his television series that highlights great roots music from our region.

Friday Feature- Pigeon Forge Winterfest

Nov 6, 2018

A celebration of the winter season, the holiday season, and thousands of visitors, has enabled Pigeon Forge, Tennessee's Winterfest to reach its 29th anniversary this year.  During the Friday Feature Interview of the Week, first airing on Nov. 2, 2018, Leon Downey, Executive Director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism shared all the details from the Smokey Mountains.

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

 

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