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At WPVM, radio is an art form; it’s a part of our society, it colors the way we act and the way we 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 connect community; locally, nationally, and internationally.

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Fly Jefferson Airplane  From Radical Radio
Reprinted with permission – James Pagliasotti (c) 2022

A lot of great music came out of San Francisco in the latter half of the Sixties, but none of it was better than what the Jefferson Airplane played. They were there at the beginning of that psychedelic soundscape, playing their first gig at Marty Balin’s Matrix club in August of 1965 to rave reviews and continuing to attract positive critical attention from even the noted Chronicle columnist Ralph Gleason, who called them, “One of the best bands ever.”

In its strongest and longest-lived lineup, when Grace Slick and Spencer Dryden were added, they recorded several very successful albums, including the classic Surrealistic Pillow, Crown of Creation, and Volunteers. Their vocal harmonies, well-crafted songs, and excellent musicianship gained them huge audiences. They toured constantly, playing clubs large and small, and were featured at the Berkeley Folk Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock, and Altamont. ………

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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.

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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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