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At WPVM, radio is an art form; it’s a part of our society; it colors how we act and treat each other; it’s much bigger than a tool for propaganda or to make a dollar. WPVM is different radio; we believe it is a way to intimately connect our communities; locally, nationally, and globally. More than a century old, radio is an ever-evolving medium that continues to define itself. Check out our “Best of WPVM”  show featuring Brody Hunt and his band of Pals from around the world at the afterparty following the 2023 Asheville Shellac bash,


Dr George Friedman posits that the United States is experiencing a period of deep social and political divisions that will lead to a major crisis in the 2020s. However, Dr. Friedman also offers a hopeful outlook, suggesting that this crisis could lead to positive change and renewal in American society. View this video from 2020 where he discusses his reasons for a bright future for the USA.

Dr. George Friedman is a well-known geopolitical forecaster, strategist, and author. He is the founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a website that provides strategic analysis and forecasting on international affairs. Dr. Friedman has authored several books on international politics and security, including “The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century,” “The Next Decade: What the World Will Look Like,” and most recently, “The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond.”


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New App to Listen Globally

We are pleased to present our new app for both phones and tablets. We are seeing a large increase in our listenership accessing our programming using mobile devices. We want to keep our listeners happy using a digital connection to the station.

Android App   Apple App

Apple APP  for IOS

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WPVM fm is Asheville’s arts and culture radio. Listener supported non-commercial radio for the Asheville community. Listen to remember, listen to forget.

WPVM fm President: Davyne Dial

Davyne Dial, President WPVM FM 103.7

WPVM fm’s General Manager

Professional Designer  1982 – 2012. Davyne began her professional career as a designer in New Orleans, developing and operating a  business in the French Quarter adjacent to Jackson Square. She re-located to Asheville in 1989 to further her studies in metal work at Penland School, and John C. Campbell.  Current Designs

She has distributed her designs to exclusive retail shops and catalogs, nationwide.  Her work has appeared in national magazines, and graced the  display windows of Saks Fifth Ave flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.  She has produced instructional lessons on the lost art of  couture level millinery  that are available on DVDs.

Upon retiring from the design world  Davyne fulfilled a dream of attending Penland School of Craft to study fine metal work. She hopes to resume her metal work once the station is well established in the community.

She is a co-founder of the “New WPVM”, the non-profit she helped establish obtained the license to broadcast from MAIN in 2015 and she feels the opportunity to help develop WPVM from a dormant radio station is a thrilling challenge and and honor to be a part of developing the station to it’s fullest potential for the community. Visit Davyne on Facebook.


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