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Curated list of programming that matters from WPVM studios   On March 10, 2020 Host Sebastian Matthews interviews local poet and musician Keith Flynn  on Sebastian’s show Jazz On A Summer’s Day heard live each Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm. KEITH FLYNN         “Flynn’s words need to be read aloud for the full dramatic impact,” writes Jennifer MacPherson in The Comstock Review, “but even on the page, they mesmerize the reader with their historical […]

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History of Radio

Edwin Howard Armstrong is featured in Ken Burns “Empire of the Air Documentary”.  Click Here Ken Burns: Empire of the Air; The Men Who Made Radio PBS For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” In Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and […]

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WPVM Featured in “Capital at Play” Magazine

Ms. Davyne Dial and Dr. Herb Johnson, president and treasurer of Friends of WPVM, Inc.—and husband and wife—are featured with nine other regional non-profits in the November issue of Capital at Play magazine. The couple is profiled in an informative two-page spread about how they came to be involved with the station.   Additionally, other station volunteers, including Blaine Greenfield, host of “Blaine’s World,” and Jessica Rice, host of “NC Serves Veterans Radio Hour,” are featured […]

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WPVM General Manager a Hit in NY!

Davyne Dial, WPVM general manager,  was a recent guest speaker at the Grassroots Radio Conference in Rochester, New York. Her topic, “Social Media Savvy,” showed her audience how to incorporate live video to Facebook, cameras, smart phones, and mics to capture action or live programming. Davyne also explained to the radio station attendees how to use social media to help establish their brand in their particular communities to vastly increase their reach and engagement. Asked about […]

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Bluegrass Banjo

Raymond Fairchild A favorite of WPVM listeners is its play of old and new regional music—especially featuring the distinctive music of the banjo! Here are three great local banjo stories to enjoy: Dom Flemons “Exploring Southern Appalachia: The Banjo Beyond Deliverance”  An entertaining 5-minute listen from Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR) writer Cory Vaillancourt featuring Haywood County’s “elder statesman of mountain music” Raymond Fairchild and Grammy Award-winning American songster Dom Flemons. Billy Scribbles and Mikey  Merrill on […]

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Radio History

For anyone who has visited the WPVM studios in downtown Asheville this summer, they would have noticed a “work in progress”—displays of vintage radios and informational posters being arranged and rearranged around the station’s cozy lobby! WPVM’s Davyne Dial and Herb Johnson are putting together a unique historical mini-tour and exhibition, “Asheville World of Radio.” (Inspired by Herb’s collection of radios and accessories as well as his knowledge of radio history.) Stay tuned for announcements […]

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