Asheville Free Media has been providing a wide variety of original, community-oriented programming since 2009. Up to this point, the volunteer, grassroots station has been broadcasting exclusively online, but after the FCC granted it a Low-Power FM construction permit earlier this year, the nonprofit is looking to take the station to the airwaves.
After nearly two years, the switchboard lights are glowing once again inside MAIN-FM’s studio on Haywood Street. And that’s good news for Western North Carolina, says Wally Bowen, who founded both the community radio station and the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network, which operates the station. (Photo by Max Cooper)
We are blessed to be able to pick up two great gospel stations in the asheville area: WKJV (1380 AM) and WGCR (720 AM). I urge you all to try these stations. I promise you that the good, ole' time preaching and music will change you life — it did mine. If it were not […]
Radio talk show host Pete Kaliner shares his thoughts on his first year on the job at WWNC as well as on topics ranging from local media to politics.
After a few weeks of guest hosts, Jeff Messer took his place behind the mic for the first time yesterday as the new host of his own show on Clear Channel’s 880 AM the Revolution. (photo courtesy of Clear Channel)
After nearly four years hosting “Local Edge Radio,” Blake Butler stepped down recently to pursue other projects. On one of Butler’s last days on air, Xpress turned the tables on him, conducting an exit interview. Here are excerpts from that conversation.
Talk radio host Matt Mittan is interviewing Democratic Statehouse Rep. and 10th District Congressional candidate Patsy Keever July 13 between 4 and 5 p.m.
Local radio is very much alive in the Asheville area. Xpress talks to the folks whose passion keeps it going.
On the radio airwaves, clashes between financial and broadly defined educational interests are common. But local public-affairs broadcasters don’t allow a lack of deep pockets to prevent their messages from getting out. (image by John Zara, photos by Max Cooper)
Clear Channel Asheville announced Jan. 19 that Pete Kaliner will be its new afternoon talk show host on News Radio 570 WWNC. He’ll start broadcasting Jan. 23, hosting a show that focuses on politics Monday through Friday from 3-6 p.m.
Barley a week after parting ways with their longtime radio outlet, WWNC, talk show host Matt Mittan and producer Agnes Cheek are set to launch a new online media experiment at mattandagnes.com.
Amid swirling rumors over the cause of their departure, popular WWNC talk radio host Matt Mittan and producer Agnes Cheek are no longer working at Clear Channel Asheville.
As a 14-year-old who lives near Asheville, I am utterly disgusted with the quality of the music on the radio. Even Charleston, S.C., has better music and they are a conservative town! The rock stations only play songs that have been served up so many times it makes me want to bang my head against […]
A Twitter feud threatened to destroy their (nonexistent) relationship. But then, the Weekend All Things Considered host called local soulster Jar-E and invited him on the air. The result? Hear for yourself on WCQS this Sunday, between 5 and 6 p.m. Updated with Guy Raz interview.
Asheville FM, Asheville’s all-volunteer Internet radio station, plans to hold an on-air fundraising drive Saturday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 12.
Ed Subkis, general manager of WCQS FM 88.1 — the public radio station in Asheville — for 18 years, will leave the station Sept. 30
Coming on the heels of recent controversy at WPVM, Asheville's low-power FM radio station, more than 60 people have come together to create a new grass-roots station. It's called Asheville Free Media (aka Asheville FM). Tuned on, tune in: At least 50 people are backing a fledgling effort to create a new community radio station […]
The rib ticklers at the Asheville Disclaimer have launched a radio dispatch, which can be heard every Friday during Take a Stand! with Matt Mittan at 5:05 p.m.
Two old Asheville friends and collaborators, Blake Butler and Lesley Groetsch, have always had a lot to say to each other. “For the longest time, we’d call each other every other day and spend at least a half hour talking about politics,” remembers Butler, a former chair of the Buncombe County Democratic Party who now […]
The interim station manager at Asheville’s low-power FM community-radio station has resigned, likening herself to a Band-Aid stuck on a mortal wound requiring immediate surgery. Kim Clark issued her statement March 2, two weeks after her hiring as WPVM’s interim manager was announced by Wally Bowen, the executive director of the Mountain Area Information Network. […]
Volunteers at Asheville’s low-power community radio station have proposed a new management structure for the station. The plan was presented during the Feb. 10 meeting of the Mountain Area Information Network’s board; the Asheville-based organization, a nonprofit Internet service provider, holds the station’s broadcast license. MAIN’s board oversees WPVM, which broadcasts at 103.5 FM from […]