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
Thursday 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Jazz Hybrid 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.
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
After his first Bruce Springsteen show in 1974, music critic John Landau famously wrote, “I saw rock ‘n’ roll’s future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen.” Springsteen may have been rock ‘n’ roll’s future in 1973, but punk rockers in New York and London were its liberators years before.
Post-1969, rock ‘n’ roll often sounded like a deforested landscape, with music meant to soothe, not crash into your body. Bands like Yes and King Crimson offered tunes that fit perfectly with the mainstreaming of marijuana, where passive listeners took cerebral journeys. Into the mid-and late-1970s, other chartbuster bands served up music with uninspiring lyrics and formulated hooks. And let’s not forget Disco!
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.
Sunday 1:00 am and Thursday 7:00 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.
Tuesday 8:00 – 10:00 pm & Saturday 9:00-11:00pm
Land of the Sky with Brody Hunt
Sunday 7:00 – 9:00 pm
WPVM’s very own music historian Brody Hunt offers you some of the world’s most sought after recordings from the early days of music on his show “Land of the Sky,” which airs every Sunday at 7 pm on WPVM fm 103.7.
Brody opens his “Land of the Sky” show with an original tune by the father of country music, Jimmie Rodgers. Brody continues with early examples of Louis Armstrong, June Carter, Billie Holiday, and seldom heard Hawaiian recordings of the 1920-1930s, plus much more.
Brody hopped a freight train to Asheville from the Pacific Northwest, where he grew up in a musical family that dates back seven generations. With a history like that, is it any wonder that Brody obsessively collects early recordings from his homeland and other regions from the great American west?
Brody says, “Every collector finds a niche. I seek out pre-World War II country blues, tunes of out-west, hobo songs, and musicians associated with Asheville. I love going down that musical rabbit hole and finding all those note-filled gems few remember. I especially love sharing my rare finds with our “Land of the Sky” listeners every Sunday night.
That Record Guy – Christopher Rush
Classic Rock and Pop from the 50’s through the 80’s with a REAL living, breathing DJ. Somewhere between 1966-67, I fell in love. It was love at first sound, and it grows deeper with every passing year. Pop Music has been the love of my life, and she is more beautiful today than she was when I first laid ears on her. I watched every show, listened to every station and read every magazine. I had to know EVERYTHING!!…. from the moment the artist’s pen hit paper, to when the needle hit the groove. It’s this love that I try to share with every episode of ThatRecordGuy, Friday nights from Ten to Midnight and re-aired Saturday five to seven pm. I’ll save you a seat…