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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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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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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 bookseller) and Cornelia Powell, fashion historian, guest speaker and writer.  Justin brought a number of books from the store to […]

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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 providers to employment, recreation and fitness, health and well-being, financial capabilities and more. Kevin Rumley  Coordinator, Buncombe County Veterans Treatment […]

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Our Beloved Patron

Welcome to WPVM’s new blog! Most fittingly, our first feature is Dr. Herb Johnson, the station’s main and most beloved patron. Recently Dr. Herbert Johnson had a revelation while sitting in the lobby of WPVM 103.7 community radio station in downtown Asheville—a station which he and his wife, Ms. Davyne Dial, manage since acquiring the FCC license in 2015. He was looking at the old black and white photographs on the wall, taking him back […]

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