Groundbreaking and innovative western North Carolina station
features overnight sounds you won’t find anywhere else.
By Blurt Staff
Celebrated community radio
station WNCW-FM (based in Spindale, NC, but with an broadcast area that
includes Asheville, Charlotte and Greenville/Spartanburg) celebrates the 20th
anniversary of its overnight show, ARC Overnight, with a live show the night of
October 6th/7th, interviews with founding members, music played in 1992 and
incidentally, stands for “Alternative Radio Coalition” and both the show and
the station are very dear to the BLURT heart. You can tune into WNCW on the web
at http://www.wncw.org/listen-live and discover a broad mix of music that includes roots, blues, indie rock,
bluegrass, jazz, Celtic and more – ARC Overnight specializes in indie and underground
sounds and more.
Tune in Saturday
night October 6th at midnight (the beginning of Sunday morning the 7th)
for a retrospective music mix from longstanding volunteer host DJ
“Mad Dog” Sherril Ward and founding Alternative Radio Coalition
member Markey Austin. They will feature music from across the decades of ARC’s
history, and especially of the early days of its existence on WNCW, on their
five hour show.
In addition, WNCW midday host
Joe Kendrick is interviewing former ARC Overnight hosts about its history and
their memories of being a radio host in the wee hours. You can hear his conversation
with Markey Austin on WNCW’s website here.
Alternative Radio Coalition’s founding member and membership director, Dick
Huey, also talked with Joe about his involvement in an interview which
will post soon.
WNCW is also featuring music
from the early days of ARC Overnight, especially on its overnight programming
with anchor host Rob Daves and current volunteers. Tune in for a blast from the past from the likes of The
Jody Grind, Luna, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Sonic Youth and many more
worked into the music mix.