What is Asheville FM?
Asheville FM is a volunteer-based, grassroots community radio station created by Friends of Community Radio, a 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! Asheville Free Media will be broadcasting soon 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!
Our Friendly All-Volunteer Management!
Vice President, Friends of Community Radio
Before returning to his native Asheville, Greg was a DJ and the Music Director at WXDU (Durham, NC) and WPRB (Princeton, NJ). He's also lived in Berlin and Zurich, where he suffered withdrawal from freeform radio. He now hosts "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" at Asheville FM, Sundays 3-5 pm, and that--along with watching Asheville FM grow--makes him happy.
DJ & Board Member, Friends of Community Radio
After being away from any sort of media for many years I was lured in by the smiling faces and free-form hijinx that constitute Asheville Free Media. In the early 2000s I served on the boards of the Poetic Jazz Society of Charleston and the Charleston Jazz Alliance. During my junior year of college I was GM of WODU AM 640 (Old Dominion University), at the time a tiny carrier-...
Station Co-Manager 2013 and Treasurer, Friends of Community Radio
Born and raised in South Carolina, I moved to Asheville with my husband Nathanael in the fall of 2006. I have a BA in Music, with a concentration in Music Industry, from James Madison University. I work at Desoto Lounge and The Mothlight, I teach private piano lessons in my home with some of the coolest kids on the planet, and I volunteer as Station Co-Manager of Asheville Free...
Station Co-Manager 2013 - 2014
Randy has experienced commercial radio in Florida, Alabama and Asheville. Besides being former Production Director and current Station Co-Manager, he hosts the Friday night record party ...And the Address. He's prone to pick up after you as well.
Trained by the US Marine Corps as a Radar Technician, then 30+ years of aerospace experience in Southern California building commercial and military aircraft, followed by working on power handling equipment for the US Space Station, he brings us engineering technology awareness not often found in the field of Internet Radio. His engineering degree is from Western Carolina...
Lee Ann Rorex became involved with ashevillefm at the recommendation of the instructor of a writing class she took last summer. She has a background in performance, video, and intermedia arts. One hour of her week is spent on ashevillefm with My Friend The Show on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 pm.