Broadcasting The Art And Culture Of Asheville To The World

Show hosts to WPVM consistently work to develop quality content for the listeners. There is something exceptional about the people and the programming produced by those folks on our show page. These are special people who have a deep passion for their chosen field. Some have been collecting and gathering knowledge since childhood and have a burning desire to share it with the community, and this passion and commitment is evident in their shows on WPVM.

If you have a deep passion for music, the arts, books, or desire to do programming that reflects the unique Asheville community, we would love to have you consider creating a show to be aired on WPVM. You can be one of those very special show hosts. New Hosts Information Page


Classic Rock and Pop from the 50’s through the 80’s with a REAL living, breathing DJ.

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A weekly meditation on what makes authentic American music live and breathe. Host: Andy Ferrell

Sebastian is the author of a half dozen books and loves working on collages and collaborating with book artists. He has lived with his family in Asheville since 2000 and teaches for the Great Smokies Writing Program out of UNC-Asheville.

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All the music that didn’t follow the genera or formulas because it was coming from that early muse that created rock and roll, that muse still works. Today’s musical culture still searches for that muse (and we prove it every week).

View show playlists here.

Lester the Nightfly - PJ Ewing

According to program host, PJ Ewing, your new favorite songs are awaiting you on Lester the Nightfly. All the way from Manhattan, NYC this is the show for the music aficionado.

Navé WPVMFM.ORG Twice 5 Miles

James Navé is a native of Asheville who has made a giant reputation for himself in the world of spoken word, storytelling and poetry.

Dirty Spoon

Jonathan Ammons is an essayist and journalist, bartender, musician, Southern native, and avid traveller.

Brody Hunt WPVMFM.ORG Asheville, NC

Brody Hunt brings his incredible knowledge and unstoppable enthusiasm for the great recordings of a grand age in the U.S. to this wonderfully entertaining show.


For 35 years Russ has worked as a professional musician playing many different styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Country, Gospel, Blues, R&B, Broadway shows and Symphonic music.

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Covering Wall Street, international finance, and emerging markets.

Election 2022

Video and audio files of interviews or forums with local and regional candidates

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Todd Weatherly lives in Western North Carolina just outside of Asheville with his family and a small fleet of mountain bikes.


I have been collecting reggae lp’s for about 30 years. It has become a passion of mine my entire life.

Join Asheville’s #1 Food Fan, Stu Helm, as he discusses nothing but FOOOOD! Stu has lived in Asheville since 2005, and has been writing about the local food scene since 2013.

WPVM’s daily show of local and regional music. To add your music go to our music submission page for directions

Adagio Radio

Drew Darling brings his weekly show to WPVM…the absolute best in deeply moving music.

Live at White Rock Hall

A dynamic hybrid of poetry, music, and history woven together into an exciting narrative. Each show has a theme that sets the poetry and songs in vivid dialogue with one another.

Democracy Now

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S.

McNair Ezzard WPVM FM 103.7 FM Asheville, NC

Host McNair Ezzard provides an in-depth look into the people and organizations, locally, nationally and internationally, who are creating a world that works for all.



Remix is the best podcasts, documentaries, and stories, handpicked from both independent creators and our podcast network Radiotopia.


Dawn Westmoreland believes that employees and employers deserve to work in safe and respectful work environments.

Dark Side

Follow Immortus X on truly twisted trips DOWN into the gaping jaws of the rock & roll abyss that isThe Dark Side of the Tune.
“Embrace your trepidation my child. Travel bravely beneath the tentacled horrors of the Hellish unknown! ”

Retro Cocktail

The Retro Cocktail Hour with host Darrell Brogdon serves up music that’s “shaken, not stirred” every week from the Underground Martini Bunker

Friday 8:00-10:00PM

HiWay 61

Pile into the Blues Cadillac for a trip through the blues landscape. The itinerary includes stops in the Mississippi Delta out to the West Coast, down to Texas and N’Awlins, up to the Piedmont and across the pond. Hear the best of the past, present and future of the blues, the music from which all others originate. Old Blues, New Blues, All Kinds of Blues


All Mixed Up

radio1.gif The New York Times #1 Pick of Top 10 Music Programs
There are some bright spots in New York Music radio if you know where and when to look….
All Mixed Up – Pete Bochan oversees a collage of great music and current-events sound bites.”

Neil Strauss, New York Times

Deep Threes

Music Beyond Boundaries For A Digital World
Deep Threes is the weekly radio show that brings you eclectic instrumental soundscapes that fuse jazz, electronica, soundtracks, modern classical, experimental music, and more into extended mixes. “Deep” is a nod to the deep tracks of heard on freeform radio. “Threes” refers to the MP3s that fill up our hard drives and computing clouds

Ben Vaughn

An eclectic mix of music curated by producer, composer, recording artist Ben Vaughn.

Rock, blues, jazz, folk, soul, R & B, country, bossa nova, movie soundtracks, easy listening and more, all peppered with Vaughn’s twisted musicological slant.
Archived Shows on these links

Out of the Woods

Out of the Woods is an independently-produced weekly radio program of mostly acoustic music. The show is heard internationally on a variety of great FM and online radio stations.

The programs are available free for broadcast to non-commercial stations on request at

Friday 10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Bill Bolens

I produce an eclectic program of Louisiana and roots music on WHYR every Sunday evening from 7-9pCentral. The show originates from the Banana Plantation somewhere in Mid City Baton Rouge, Louisiana, expect to hear everything from Baton Rouge Blues, Cajun, the lowlife New Orleans funk, local, regional, who knows where dat one came from and a whole lot more…..Bill Bolens

Robert DTR

Down The Road airs on WPVN 103.7 every Wednesday @ 10:00 PM. The show celebrates the music and musicians of New Orleans and surrounding areas, past and present. We play traditional jazz, brass band, blues, funk, soul, rock, r&b, and more. The show originates at  WHYR 96.9 fm in Baton Rouge

Mark Drenek

All aboard the blues train!

Every week, the big blue train we call the Blue Light Central rumbles out of the station for an hour-long ride through a landscape of blues, classic R&B, soul, gospel, zydeco and low-down boogieMark Drnek is your ticket agent, porter, engineer, brakeman and conductor on a weekly excursion through the vast music landscape.


WPVM’s eclectic music collection includes nearly anything, including alternative rock, jazz, classic rock, instrumental and spoken word. You might hear an interview with Stevie Ray Vaughn or Wynton Marsalis mixed in with a piece by one of Asheville’s great musicians in a matter of 15 minutes. Music from the mid-50s through 1990s.
Use this link to view the playlists

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Each week 11 million U.S. listeners tune in to classical music on a radio in someone’s home or automobile– it is America’s dominant path to classical music.WPVM’s hours of delightful classical music on our station in a time of dramatic change, benefitting audiences on-air, online and in-person, and connecting classical music communities across the nation.

Enjoy nearly uninterrupted classical music from WPVM’s vast classical library.

To view the playlists use this link

Jazz is known the world over as America’s music, and for good reason. An enormous heritage of musical expression born from African American roots, jazz is easy to recognize but nearly impossible to explain. You know it when you hear it: soul-searing melodies, improvisational rhythms, and solo flights. It’s as smooth, cool, blue, red-hot, and vibrant as the people and communities that give it life.

To view the playlists use this link

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The absolute best of regional gospel music. Irma Thomas, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mahalia Jackson, Dixie Hummingbirds, Blind Boys of Alabama, Sister Mary Nelson, The Staple Singers, The Persuasions, Sam Cooke, and many more. We now have close to 4000 gospel tracks in our music library.
Past Playlist on this link

Photo: Matt Hanson