WNCW’s 27th annual Top 100 Contest is underway

Press release from WNCW: 

North Carolina’s 88.7 WNCW-FM has opened voting for its 2016 Top 100 Contest. Listeners are invited to create their own Top 10 list of new releases aired on WNCW during 2016 and cast their vote to compile the Top 100 list. The station has listed nearly 400 new releases to choose from that include all the styles of music aired on WNCW-FM including Rock, Americana, Regional, Jazz, Bluegrass, Blues, Singer/Songwriter, Celtic, Old-Time, and more.

Voters will also be entered into a contest to win a complete set of WNCW Top 10 discs, as compiled by fellow listeners and programmers. The deadline for voting is Friday, December 16 at 2:00pm.

On December 28 and 29, 2016, WNCW will countdown the final Top 100 list by playing tracks from each new release during the daytime Music Mix. For details about WNCW’s Top 100 Contest, to vote, and see Top 100 results from previous years, visit wncw.org.

Program Director, Joe Kendrick, has been talking with many of our on air hosts to look back on some favorite releases and music happenings of 2016. These interviews are being aired in conjunction with the Top 100 Contest during Morning Edition. Previously aired interviews can be heard online at wncw.org/post/hosts-reflect-music-2016 .

WNCW-FM is an independent public broadcast service of Isothermal Community College and reaches listeners in Western North Carolina, Upstate South Carolina, and online at www.wncw.org/listen-live . WNCW is proud to support the musicians craft and regional culture by playing music from time honored musical traditions of local and regional artists.

About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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