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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.” […]

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Women’s Equality Day

On August 26, 1920, after three generations of an unrelenting, brilliant, courageous, political campaign, women in the United States won the right to vote.  In 1971, to honor and commemorate this historic event, Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduced a Congressional Resolution (she had to introduce it again in 1973 when Congress passed it) to ensure that […]

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NATIONAL RADIO DAY   Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day recognizes the great invention of the radio. Celebrate the news, information, music, and stories carried across the airwaves. Several inventors had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800s. Amazingly, not just one person can be credited with its […]

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Celebrating Women

In celebration of the Suffrage Centennial—when women won the vote in August 1920—and as a way to support the modern women’s movement, WPVM recently premiered a special interview program, “Women Fighting the Good Fight.”  The Women’s  Suffrage Movement The first show featured Justin Souther, the senior book buyer and store manager at Malaprops (Asheville’s renowned […]

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WPVM Honors Veterans

In February of this year, WPVM premiered a new monthly show, “NCServes Western Veterans Radio Hour.” NCServes, now known as Veterans Services of the Carolinas (VSC)—a local division of AmericaServes—is a non-profit organization that offers veterans, service members and families of both, access to a range of supportive sources from superior housing and emergency service […]

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