“When programming is directed by community members, you get to hear about new music, ideas and news that you don’t hear in the mainstream, and that’s invaluable.”
The Miss Gay Latina and Mister Gay Latino pageants return to Asheville. Plus, 103.3 Asheville FM’s record fair moves to Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, the Asheville Holiday Parade marks 75 years and WCU hosts the annual Handmade Holiday Sale.
Coinciding with the 101st anniversary Nov. 2 of the first commercially licensed broadcast in the U.S., Xpress spoke with representatives from three local stations about the advantages and disadvantages of operating without commercial aid, as well as why radio remains a steady force in many people’s lives despite an ever-increasing number of news and entertainment options.
The inaugural hip-hop extravaganza takes place Aug. 24 at Paradox Nightclub.
DJs Alexis Wardlaw and Elizabeth Lashay Garland have connected artists, activists and audiences. They are providing spaces for mutual support, both on the air and off. The goal is for increased synergy and visibility of black culture in Asheville.