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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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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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