Signal Slugfest: WPVM charts a new course

Signal Slugfest: WPVM charts a new course

Volume
22
/ Issue
15

Cover Design Credit:

Elizabeth Bates
Local-led, volunteer-run radio station WPVM, 103.7 FM, has changed ownership from the Mountain Area Information Network to a new group, Friends of WPVM. But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. Xpress explores the station’s troubled history and how it’s charting a new course.

arts

food

  • Any way you slice it: Asheville pizza makers dish about what goes into a great pie

    -by Liisa Andreassen
    People are opinionated about their pizza. Whether its New York-style thin crust, Chicago deep-dish or something completely different, everybody has their likes and dislikes. A few Asheville pizza makers recently…
  • At the controls: The ABCs of alcohol regulation

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    Alcohol Law Enforcement and the Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control board have been in the spotlight in recent months due to high-profile stories that centered around citations issued at local beer…
  • Beer Scout: Hi-Wire hosts Stout Bout

    -by Jesse Farthing
    Hi-Wire is bringing in 15 breweries for a stout-focused battle of the beers. Also, Catawba Brewing Co. announces expansion plans, and Highland Brewing Co. gets set for its annual Cold…
  • Small bites: CiderFest NC

    -by Kat McReynolds
    CiderFest brings local and regional hard ciders together for a third year. Plus, Ashley English stops into Asheville to lead a lesson on DIY dairy; The Hop West celebrates five…

living

movies

  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    This week's roundup includes screenings of Frenkel Defects, PlantPure Nation and Monsieur Lazhar as well as a fundraising campaign for the documentary short Love Won: The Fight for Marriage Across…

news

opinion