What is Asheville FM?
Asheville FM is a volunteer-based, grassroots community radio station brodcasting at 103.3 on the FM dial in Asheville, NC. Created by Friends of Community Radio, a 501(c)3 non-profit entity. The idea for Asheville FM was hatched in early 2009. Radio lovers from Western North Carolina came together to serve pipin’ hot sounds and have fun while doing it.
Our goal is to add to and reflect the rich stew of arts, culture and community involvement that is Asheville. We want to hear music, news, and the unusual all produced right here in our neck of the woods. We want to hear sounds from around the world, discerned and distilled just for us by our neighbors. We want to help make connections between diverse groups and support the local economy of ideas. We believe people from all parts of our community should have a chance to let their voice be heard.
Asheville FM began broadcasting as an internet radio station in September of 2009. In late 2013 we filed for a terrestrial Low Power FM frequency with the Federal Communications Commission, and in March 2014, our application was granted! AshevilleFM is now broadcasting at 103.3 FM from downtown Asheville. Sound Good? It’ll sound even better if you get involved and help us bring this vital local programming to our community!
AFM Station Management & Friends of Community Radio Board
Station Manager & DJ - scr...scr...scr...scratching!
Scratching vinyl on turntables and digging in the crates makes me happy. Music is one of the best things in the universe. Peas.
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President, Friends of Community Radio
When Kama realized her kids didn't need quite so much raising anymore, she looked into raising other things. Hell? Farm Animals? No... How about a radio station?-- It's a little bit of both! She has a BA in communication and in her spare time enjoys domestic policy, eating, and traveling to exotic thrift stores for old records.
Vice President, Friends of Community Radio
Before returning to his native Asheville, Greg was a DJ at WPRB (Princeton, NJ) and the Music Director at WXDU (Durham, NC). He's also lived in Berlin and Zurich, where he suffered withdrawal from freeform radio. Greg is a historian of early modern Europe, an editor, and a teacher of professional writing. He also currently teaches Humanities at UNC-Asheville.
Treasurer, Friends of Community Radio
As co-owner of Harvest Records in West Asheville for over a decade, Mark has ingrained himself in our community not just through this retail outlet, but through concert production & promotion, art shows, live music, tour managing and artist management. He was formerly a Programming Director at WXJM 88.7 (Harrisonburg, VA) and was elected to the Asheville FM Board in October...
Friends of Community Radio
Born and raised in South Carolina, Kimberly moved to Asheville with her husband Nathanael in the fall of 2006. She has a BA in Music, with a concentration in Music Industry, from James Madison University. Kimberly works at The Mothlight, teaches private piano lessons in her home with some of the coolest kids on the planet, and volunteers at AshevilleFM. Having had the pleasure...
Joining the AFM team as a voice on the newshour I thought it might be fun to do a little music and talk in the morning. I used to play music on a friday afternoon radio show, far away and long ago that is......
1988-1998: Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington. Technical Writer for Microsoft Word, User Assistance Department Manager for Microsoft Excel, Manager of technical writers and editors for Microsoft Office manuals and on-screen Help content.
Retired from Microsoft, August 1998; moved to rural south central Colorado. Served as a volunteer for a number of non-profits...