A Better World Host McNair Ezzard A Better World provides an in-depth look into the people and organizations, locally, nationally and internationally, who are working to create a world that works for everyone.
Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm
The Asheville Heartbeat Radio Show spotlights the amazing Music/Arts
community in WNC, featuring interviews/performances of local artists of
music, photography/videography, dance, writing & more. Asheville Heartbeat
is a great tool for staying up to date & in the know about the city’s
Wednesday 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Jon Lauterer was born and raised in the WNC area in a musical family. Jon began private study in the percussion field at age ten, and have never looked back. Jon holds a BM in Music Education from UNCW, and a MM in Percussion Performance from the Hayes School of Music at ASU. Jon is currently performing with a party band called Royal Suits.
Wednesday 9:00 am & Saturday 9:00 AM
The Empowered Whistleblower
In 1992, Dawn reported a high-level leader in the United States Air Force for unethical and illegal behavior. She incurred abusive retaliation for her fearless boldness. Despite death threats and a demotion, Dawn persevered in standing up for herself. Her story of bravery was used by the Air Force as training in a Senior Noncommissioned Leadership course
Eitan is an Israeli whose passion for radio started many years ago at the the Israeli Broadcasting Authority. He was greatly impacted by his mother who was a famous radio celebrity. Eitan is multi-lingual and well traveled. He will take you on a journey around the world with original music from Asia, Middle East, The Mediterranean, Africa, South America, Caribbean and more. The music is enriched with personal commentary and a world musical repertoire. Join him every Wednesday at 600pm with an encore broadcast on Sunday at 12:00 noon,
Wednesday 6:00 – 6:00 pm
Hillbilly Zen is a weekly, hour long musical meditation airing live on Sundays from 2-3 pm. It is not defined by genre, but instead is centered around a different topic each week such as CHANGE, REDEMPTION, BETRAYAL, or IDENTITY. Host Andy Ferrell seeks to curate a unique and diverse weekly playlist, highlighting artists from many different time periods and regions tying them all together with thoughtful and forward thinking commentary between sets. On any given episode you are likely to hear a combination of current hip hop and R&B, classic country, traditional blues, indie, and local artists, all woven together into one cohesive hour of music. From Bessie Smith to Beyoncé, this show is sure to expand your musical tastes as well as build on what you already love.
Sunday 2:00 – 3:00 pm
In August 2020 writer, guitarist and vocalist Walter Parks was invited by The Library of Congress to archive his research on and perform his arrangements of music made by southeast Georgia’s Okefinokee Swamp homesteaders – hollers, hymns and reels.
The Home Business Success Show
Host Hank Eder explores the world of home business owners and entrepreneurs. Each week, Hank interviews successful owners of home businesses, who share dos and don’ts, best practices, mindsets for success, and how they set up the day-to-day efficiencies of a successful home business.
IN AWE Thursday 9:00- 10:00 AM
In The Groove Monday 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Jazz on a Summer’s Day is a positive, community-based show that celebrates good music and engaging conversation by highlighting some of the many amazing writers, teachers, artists, activists, and musicians living in the area and the projects they are working on. Host Sebastian Matthews will play modern and contemporary jazz music—working to widen and deepen the notion of “jazz” as much as possible—while engaging in conversation with local and national figures.
Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm -& Sunday 3:00-5:00 pm
Lester The Nightfly
Our host, PJ Ewing (a.k.a. PJDJ), has been well-known for his love of music since his earliest days in New York City. PJ brings his knowledge of countless musical genres to this hour-long weekly deep-dive into the eclectic. Lester The Nightfly presents late-night sonic visions that should inspire you to seek new music beyond the familiar. PJ is not satisfied to simply play the music, rather he wants to get behind the work, learn about the artists’ inspirations, hear from the creators, and simply follow his nose to see where the music leads us. Details on each show can be found at Lester The Nightfly. Playlists, photos, videos and the research work behind the episode are on display for you to explore there. There you can see what episodes are “in the works” for future broadcasts of Lester the Nightfly. And you can see the full catalogue of all past episodes including the story of the show name, a nod to Donald Fagen of Steely Dan.
NC Serves Radio
Thursday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rock Stone Radio
I have been collecting reggae lp’s for about 30 years. It has become a passion of mine my entire life. I now get to share it with others who love the vibes as much as I do. I am not trying to “teach” people about reggae music but, to share the many styles and unknown artists that have gone overlooked. With this show, I play the roots of the music. Starting with the days of SKA through the heavy influenced Motown era of Rocksteady. From there it opens into the sound we all know as Reggae… I look forward to any suggestions you all may have to help me along the way and please feel free to let me know if there is anything you would like to hear.
The Dirty Spoon Radio Hour (First Friday)
The Dirty Spoon is a radio show and online journal of consumable culture curating the latest in music, essays, memoirs, and interviews from chefs, authors, aficionados and aunties from around the world. To get beneath the surface, we don’t look for what’s on the table, but what’s under it, bringing you real stories from the people who shape what we consume.
We’re proudly based in Asheville.
Twice 5 Miles
Radio matters. That’s why when owner and station manager Davyne Dial invited me to host a weekly podcast radio show for WPVMFM 103.7 on air from downtown Asheville, I said yes right away. I named the show Twice 5 Miles Radio: Fertile Ground For Conversations Having. I take my inspiration from NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, The Diane Rehm Show, and On Being with Krista Tippett. The conversations here explore culture, poetry, spirituality, art, education, business, politics, and literature. It’s my great pleasure to share this work with you. Enjoy.
Friday 9:00 – 10:00 am / Sunday 11:00 am