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Thank You to Hotel Indigo!

Did ya'll know that Hotel Indigo is a huge supporter of community radio in Asheville, NC?

The view is divine, the curated menu pairs well with local beer and wine, and the staff will blow your mind! When you see them, tell them "Hello!" and share your thanks on behalf of AshevilleFM.

Thank You to Hotel Indigo!

Did ya'll know that Hotel Indigo is a huge supporter of community radio in Asheville, NC?

The view is divine, the curated menu pairs well with local beer and wine, and the staff will blow your mind! When you see them, tell them "Hello!" and share your thanks on behalf of AshevilleFM.

AshevilleFM Charts for the Week Ending May 23, 2015

AshevilleFM Charts for the Week Ending May 23, 2015

Top 30 Chart

1. Matthew E. White - Fresh Blood (DOMINO)
2. Taraf de Haidouks - Of Lovers, Gamblers, and Parachute Skirts (CRAMMED DISCS)
3. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (INTERSCOPE)
4. Jello Biafra & The New Orleans Raunch 'n' Soul Band - Walk On Jindal's Splinters (ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
5. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (ASTHMATIC KITTY)
6. Sidsel Endresen / Stian Westerhus - Bonita (RUNE GRAMMOFON)
7. Various - Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock'n'Roll (DUST TO DIGITAL)
8. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too (BIG DADA)
9. Wand - Golem (IN THE RED)
10. Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Once Upon a Time in South America (ROCKBEAT)
11. Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake (TUK TUK)
12. Jaap Blonk - August Ananke (KONTRANS)
13. Blur - The Magic Whip (PARLOPHONE UK)
14. Holly Herndon - Platform (RVNG/4AD)
15. Diamond Rugs - Cosmetics (SYCAMORE)
16. Built to Spill - Untethered Moon (WARNER BROS)
17. My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall (CAPITOL)
18. Various - Chicas! Vol 2: Spanish Female Singers 1963-78 (VAMPISOUL)
19. Jim O'Rourke - Eureka (DRAG CITY)
20. The King Khan & BBQ Show - Bad News Boys (IN THE RED)
21. EULA - Wool Sucking (FAMOUS SWORDS)
22. THEESatisfaction - EarthEE (SUB POP)
23. Mark Ronson - Uptown Soul (RCA)
24. Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer (CARPARK)
25. Colleen - Captain of None (THRILL JOCKEY)
26. Steve Hackett - Wolflight (INSIDE OUT)
27. JJ Grey & Mofro - Ol' Glory (PROVOGUE/MASCOT)
28. Heartless Bastards - Restless Ones (PARTISAN)
29. Best Coast - California Nights (HARVEST)
30. Jane Weaver - The Silver Globe (FINDERS KEEPERS)

Asheville FM Top Adds

- NEEDS - s/t
- Jim O'Rourke - Eureka (DRAG CITY)
- Saun & Starr - Look Closer (DAPTONE)
- Charles Mingus - The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (SUPERIOR VIADUCT)
- Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon (FLYING BUDDAH)

AshevilleFM World Chart

1. Taraf de Haidouks - of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts (CRAMMED DISCS)
2. Dengue Fever – The Deepest Lake (TUK TUK)
3. V/A – Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll (DUST TO DIGITAL)
4. V/A - ¡Chicas!2: Spanish Female Singers 1963-78 (VAMPISOUL)
5. Khaira Arby - gossip (CLERMONT)
6. Mark Gergis - Radio Vietnam (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
7. V/A – Music of Tanzania (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
8. Letta Mbulu - In the Village the Music Never Ends (BE WITH)
9. V/A – Thai Pop Spectacular (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
10. V/A - War is a Wound, Peace is a Scar (GLITTERBEAT)

AshevilleFM Jazz Chart

1. Jaap Blonk - August Ananke (KONTRANS)
2. Sidsel Endresen/Stian Westerhus - Bonita (RUNE GRAMMOFON)
3. Darrell Katz & The JCA Orchestra - Why Do You Ride (LEO)
4. Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (SUPERIOR VIADUCT)
5. Various Artists - Spiritual Jazz 6: Vocals (JAZZMAN)
6. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (SUPERIOR VIADUCT)
7. Christoph Erb/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang - Bloom (VETO)
8. ICP Orchestra - East of the Sun (ICP)
9. Ross Hammond - Flight (PRESCOTT RECORDINGS)
10. Matthew Shipp Trio - To Duke (ROGUE ART)

AshevilleFM Experimental Chart

1. Sidsel Andresen / Stian Westerhus - Bonita (RUNE GRAMMOFON)
2.Jaap Blonk - August Ananke (KONTRANS)
3.Philipe Petit - Multicoured Shadows (AAGOO)
4. Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt.2 (WARP)
5. Ryan Huber - Akharon (INAM)
6. Ghost Against Ghost - Checkpoint Charlie (OUR SILENT CANVAS)
7. M.C. Schmidt - Batu Malablab (MEGAPHONE/KNOCK 'EM DEAD)
8. Silo Homes - s/t (SELF-RELEASED)
9. Guerrilla Toss - 367 Equalizer (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)
10.Evening Fires - Where I've Been is Places and What I've Seen Are Things (SUNRISE OCEAN BENDING RECORDS)

AshevilleFM is on 103.3 on the FM Dial in Asheville!

Thank you for your feedback and encouragement while we worked on some technical difficulties. Tune in to 103.3FM in Asheville to hear your favorite and new favorite shows!

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Mac McCaughan Visits Born in the Basement, Friday May 22, 3pm-4pm

This Friday, May 22, MERGE Records founder and former SUPERCHUNK frontman Mac McCaughan will sit in with our own DJ Corey on Born in the Basement from 3pm-4pm! They'll be spinning punk/garage records and talking shop for the hour in advance of Mac and the Non-Believers' upcoming show at The Mothlight. Don't miss it!

Stay Tuned!

We are off the air at 103.3FM in Asheville right now due to some rare, technical difficulties. You can hear all of your favorite AshevilleFM shows here at AshevilleFM.org, and we'll have good news coming soon, so stay tuned!

AshevilleFM Charts for the Week Ending May 15, 2015

AshevilleFM Charts for the Week Ending May 15, 2015

Top 30 Chart

1. Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too (BIG DADA)
2. Best Coast - California Nights (HARVEST)
3. Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. (KSCOPE)
4. Sir Richard Bishop - Tangier Sessions (DRAG CITY)
5. Django Django - Born Under Saturn (RIBBON)
6. Palma Violets - Danger in the Club (ROUGH TRADE)
7. Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 (WARP)
8. BC Camplight - How to Die in the North (BELLA UNION)
9. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (ASTHMATIC KITTY)
10. Various - Classic American Ballads (SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS)
11. Ross Hammond - Flight (PRESCOTT RECORDINGS)
12. Eskmo - SOL (APOLLO)
13. High Sheriffs of Blue - NYC 1980 (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)
14. Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight (ROUGH TRADE)
15. Blur - The Magic Whip (PARLOPHONE UK)
16. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (INTERSCOPE)
17. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Musique de Film Imagine (A RECORDINGS)
18. Tobias Jesso Jr - Goon (TRUE PANTHER)
19. Umphrey's McGee - The London Session (NOTHING TOO FANCY)
20. Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp (MERGE)
21. Tashi Dorji - Appa (BATHETIC)
22. Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire (THRILL JOCKEY)
23. Todd Rundgren - Global (CHERRY RED)
24. Zombi - The Zombi Anthology (RELAPSE)
25. THEESatisfaction - EarthEE (SUB POP)
26. Prince - Baltimore (single) (NPG RECORDS)
27. Mikal Cronin - MCIII (MERGE)
28. Various - War is a Wound, Peace is a Scar (GLITTERBEAT)
29. EULA - Wool Sucking (FAMOUS SWORDS)
30. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (SUB POP)

Asheville FM Top Adds

- Holly Herndon - Platform (4AD/RVNG INT'L)
- Tyondai Braxton - HIVE1 (NONESUCH)
- Heartless Bastards - Restless One (PARTISAN)

AshevilleFM World Chart

1. Taraf de Haidouks - of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts (CRAMMED DISCS)
2. Khaira Arby - gossip (CLERMONT)
3. V/A - War is a Wound, Peace is a Scar (GLITTERBEAT)
4. V/A – Music of Tanzania (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
5. Hailu Mergia and the Walias – Musicawi Silt 7” (AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA)
6. Mark Gergis - Radio Vietnam (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
7. V/A - ¡Chicas!2: Spanish Female Singers 1963-78 (VAMPISOUL)
8. Debashish Bhattacharya - Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Til Dawn (RIVERBOAT)
9. Jose Prates – Tam . . . Tam . . . Tam . . . ! (TRUNK)
10. La Batteria - Self-Titled (PENNY)

AshevilleFM Jazz Chart

1. Ross Hammond - Flight (PRESCOTT RECORDINGS)
2. Wooley/Rempis/Niggenkemper/Corsano - From Wolves To Whales (AEROPHONIC)
3. Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms - From The Region (DELMARK)
4. Deep Listening Band - Dunrobin Sonic Gems (DEEP LISTENING INSTITUTE)
5. ICP Orchestra - East of the Sun (ICP)
6. Matthew Shipp Trio - To Duke (ROGUE ART)
7. Here & Here & Here - Here & Here & Here (pfMENTUM)
8. Sun Ra Arkestra - Live in Ulm 1992 (LEO)
9. Christoph Erb/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang - Bloom (VETO)
10. Jaap Blonk - August Ananke (KONTRANS)

AshevilleFM Experimental Chart

1. Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt 2 (WARP)
2. Sir Richard Bishop - Tangier Sessions (DRAG CITY)
3.Hi Sheriffs of Blue - NYC 1980 (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)
4. Eskmo - SOL (APOLLO)
5. Tashi Dorji - Appa (BATHETIC)
7. Deep Listening Band - Dunrobin Sonic Gems (DEEP LISTENING INSTITUTE)
8. Triac - Days (L-NE)
9. Ryan Huber - Akharon (INAM)
10. Wooley/Rempis/Niggenkemper/Corsano - From Wolves to Whales (AEROPHONIC)

Tune In and Turn It Up!

103.3 AshevilleFM began broadcasting across Buncombe County on Monday, May 18th, at 10a.m, and you can celebrate by donating today! The 100­-watt signal, as permitted by FCC regulations, will transmit from the station’s antenna, located on top of the Hotel Indigo in downtown Asheville. Check out the story in the Asheville Citizen Times here! The transmission will result in a broadcast radius of approximately 10 miles. The station’s Low­-Power FM (LPFM) construction license was granted, an opportunity which had not been available since 2000. 

103.3 AshevilleFM is an all volunteer­-run, community radio station created by Friends of Community Radio, a 501(c)3 non­profit entity. The idea for AshevilleFM was hatched in early 2009, when radio lovers from Western North Carolina who wanted to hear community voices and programming reflective of the concerns and interests of their neighbors organized to start an online radio station with the hope of eventually obtaining a license to broadcast on the dial.

“Free­form radio isn’t being done anywhere else in Western North Carolina. It’s not Pandora. It’s not Spotify. It’s your neighbors choosing what to say and play on the airwaves – not a big corporation trying to sell you something,” says Kim Roney, station manager of AshevilleFM. “The reason we can put Spanish-­language programming on the radio at 6 p.m. on a weekday, is because we’re not focused on target marketing for just one demographic, but on the needs and well­-being of our entire community. Free­form radio is a new concept for our community and that means jazz, hip-hop, or a local artist’s newest tape release can be heard in the same hour along with a news piece about immigration reform or a local perspective on world politics. AshevilleFM is a platform for our city to live, work, and play together.”

AshevilleFM has been broadcasting online since September 12th, 2009, and now receives an average of 1.7 million hits to the website each month with a global listenership. The station’s schedule currently broadcasts 52 locally-­produced weekly programs, curated and supported by more than 80 volunteers.

“AshevilleFM hitting the airwaves will be an excellent addition to the music community that it wholeheartedly supports,” says Matt Schnable, co-owner of Harvest Records. “We were lucky to be part of (AshevilleFM’s) first simulcast at our five-year anniversary festival, Transfigurations, and I am very excited to watch and listen to the future endeavors of AshevilleFM as it blossoms!”

The station’s connection to supporters, non-profits, and local businesses are imperative to the success of 103.3 AshevilleFM. "Over the last year we raised almost $30,000 from hundreds of folks – from business owners to community members across Western North Carolina– all to support a change in broadcast radio as well as our mission to provide everyone in the listening area a voice on the radio," says Friends of Community Radio Board president, Erik Mattox. "We're proud to now be able to share our gift of community radio with more people."

Simulcast: Matthew E. White at The Mothlight on Friday 5/8/2015

Thank you for listening!

We'll be simulcasting the Matthew E. White show at the Mothlight this Friday! Come say "hi" to the Asheville Free Media team who's simulcasting the show! If you're stuck at work, on the road, or listening from abroad, the stream link will be available in this post when the show starts at 9pm with J Seger opening.

From TheMothlight.com: Fresh Blood is a bracing, beguiling record and a bold advance for White. Opener "Take Care My Baby" is his step-into-the-light moment, a sophisticated but instantly winning soul number where love becomes a panacea for woe. That enthusiasm crosses over for "Fruit Trees," a smiling, seductive number where White—his voice traced and teased by horns, strings and harmonies—begs for a paramour to "let me sleep in your tent tonight."

AshevilleFM Charts for the Week Ending May 02, 2015

AshevilleFM Charts for the Week Ending May 02, 2015

Top 30 Chart

1. Built to Spill - Untethered Moon (WARNER BROS.)
2. Tashi Dorji - Appa (BATHETIC)
3. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Musique de Film Imagine (A RECORDINGS)
4. Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves (EPIC)
5. Mikal Cronin - MCIII (MERGE)
6. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (INTERSCOPE)
7. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (MOM & POP)
8. Todd Rundgren - Global (CHERRY RED)
9. DEATH - N.E.W. (DRAG CITY)
10. Matthew E White - Fresh Blood (DOMINO)
11. Jaap Blonk - August Ananke (KONTRANS)
12. Best Coast - California Nights (HARVEST)
13. Sir Richard Bishop - Tangier Sessions (DRAG CITY)
14. Young Fathers - White Men are Black Men Too (BIG DADA)
15. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear (SUB POP)
16. Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer (CARPARK RECORDS)
17. Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Dasarroi (STAUBGOLD)
18. John Andrews & the Yawns - Bit By the Fang (WOODSIST)
19. Six Organs of Admittance - Hexadic (DRAG CITY)
20. Wand - Golem (IN THE RED)
21. Taraf De Haidouks - Of Lovers, Gamblers, and Parachute Skirts (CRAMMED DISCS)
22. The Lentils - My Pillow Lava Part One: My Dead Son (FEEDING TUBE)
23. Wire - s/t (PINK FLAG)
24. Lead Belly - Smithsonian Folkways Collection (SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS)
25. THEESatisfaction - EarthEE (SUB POP)
26. Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp (MERGE)
27. Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show (RCA)
28. Eat the Sun - The Djerassi Sessions (EDGETONE)
29. OOFJ - Acute Feast (RING THE ALARM / FAKE DIAMOND)
30. Umphrey's McGee - The London Session (NOTHING TOO FANCY)

Asheville FM Top Adds

- Blur - The Magic Whip (WARNER)
- Squarepusher - Damogen Furies (WARP)
- Joanna Gruesome - Peanut Butter (SLUMBERLAND)

AshevilleFM World Chart

1. Taraf de Haidouks - of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts (CRAMMED DISCS)
2. V/A - ¡Chicas!2: Spanish Female Singers 1963-78 (VAMPISOUL)
3. Red Baraat - Gaadi of Truth (SINJ)
4. Jose Prates – Tam . . . Tam . . . Tam . . . ! (TRUNK)
5. Nguyen Thi Lan - War is a Wound, Peace is a Scar (GLITTERBEAT)
6. Dengue Fever - The Deepest Lake (TUK TUK)
7. Khaira Arby - gossip (CLERMONT)
8. Mark Gergis - Radio Vietnam (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
9. Debashish Bhattacharya - Slide Guitar Ragas From Dusk Til Dawn (RIVERBOAT)
10. La Batteria - Self-Titled (PENNY)

AshevilleFM Jazz Chart

1. Jaap Blonk - August Ananke (KONTRANS)
2. Paul Ellwood - Nice Folks (INNOVA)
3. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee (CONSTELLATION)
4. Eat The Sun - The Djerassi Sessions (EDGETONE)
5. Christoph Erb/Fred Lonberg-Holm/Michael Zerang - Bloom (VETO)
6. Various Artists - Spiritual Jazz 6: Vocals (JAZZMAN)
7. Nigel Coombes/Steve Beresford - White String's Attached (EMANEM)
8. Skein - Skein (LEO)
9. Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms - From The Region (DELMARK)
10. Chris Lightcap's Bigmouth - Epicenter (CLEAN FEED)

AshevilleFM Experimental Chart

1. Tashi Dorji - Appa (BATHETIC)
2. Sir Richard Bishop - Tangier Sessions (DRAG CITY)
3. M.C. Schmidt - Batu Malblab:Suite for Prepared Piano, Flute and Electronics (MEGAPHONE/KNOCK 'EM DEAD)
4. Jaap Blonk - August Ananke (KONTRANS)
5. Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Désarroi (STAUBGOLD)
6. The Lentils - My Pillow Lava Part One: My Dead Son (FEEDING TUBE RECORDS)
7. Triac - Days (L-NE)
8. Ryan Huber - Akharon (INAM)
9. Chris Brokaw - The Periscope Twins (12XU)
10. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee (CONSTELLATION)

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