Thursday 4-7pm

It's a trip back in time to those days in your daddy's pickup truck, with the George Jones, and Waylon Jennings 8-tracks playing; or to the times in your grandmother's kitchen, drinking an RC, eating too many Smarties, Mary Janes, or Tootsie Rolls, with Eddy Arnold or Kitty Wells in the background. Perhaps it's the Hank Jr. or Alabama song that's part of the soundtrack for that special vacation, first baseball game, first car, or first love. Whether the year was 1993, 1973, or 1953; the memories return with Ultimate Twang. The reminiscent sounds of days past from the voices and pickers you loved, along with a few you might have forgotten about. Simply sit back and enjoy, as the gentle breezes of yesterday carry those long-lost sounds and events back to the forefront of your memories.

Friday 7-9pm
Blueshound at AshevilleFM studio

You'll hear every kind of blues imaginable from the birth of recorded blues in the 1920's to contemporary artists and everything in between. Blues music reflects everyday life and the full range of emotions that entails. Blues is not just about being down and out, but celebrating life as well. So if you like to have fun and boogie, then tune in every Friday from 7-9pm! Boogie on!

Monday 10pm-Tuesday 12am
psychedelic,funk,country,krautrock,experimental,soul,noise,vinyl, porn

Each new show is available to stream at your leisure any ol time till its replaced the following Monday via the Stream link; Listen tab (bellow)

Sir Bo Turbo Aka Robert Price sets forth what can only be described as an astringent decadent mind melt cocktail-haphazardly meshing Psychedelia, Funk, Euro Prog, Noise, obscure children's records, Kraut, Post punk, music of unknown ethnic time place or origin, 45s,LPs , (@#$?), art rock, musique concrète, metal, country, bubblegum and minimalistic bouts of experimentation into a cyclonic colonic blitzkrieg.

>Randomly spinning these classic platters as well as the dregs irresponsibly but with extreme anally explosive fortitude

"Beyond the realm of comprehension" promises to make any chill lounge transform into an all out sex party…..minus the sex..or the chill.

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Sunday 12-12:30pm

Exploring the issues of sustainability in energy, environment and economics across the region and the world.

Saturday 5-7pm
A freeform show that delivers everything soulful, sinful, mystical & loud
Tuesday 3-5pm

Bombshell-ter Radio features trip-hop, electronica, chillwave, dreampop, experimental bass and special selectricities. Tune in for new music, new albums, old favorites and artist interviews on WSFM 103.3 AshevilleFM Tuesday afternoons at 3PM EST with Ms. Amandi, Host & DJ.. She plays the music that makes you go - boom.

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Thursday 11am-1pm
Riffin' North Carolina and South Carolina garage rock and roll

Listening to music with friends. A weekly mix-tape of songs often neglected but "not to be missed" as recommended by guests who take time to "riff" about their love of music. -While this mission statement is still true in essence, as of April 2015 the show has evolved into THE forum for all things Carolina Rock 'n' Roll, with emphasis on regional garage rock bands from the 1960s. The show has taken on a number of close friends, supporters and regular contributors such as noted NC record collector and curator Ken Friedman of the great Tobacco-A-Go-Go compilations, Asheville historian and vinyl archivist Rick Russell who has become a permanent guest and co-host with his "box of tricks" giving us the welcome opportunity to play straight to the airwaves from his amazing collection of rare original 45 records. Daniel Coston, who has written the book on NC '60s rock is a willing collaborator and partner in crime. The list goes on... including dozens of original artists who have made appearances, over the phone AND in person. The standing invitation is open... if you like what you hear and have song/artist requests/suggestions or would like to appear on the show, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH with your host: vancepollock at hotmail dot com. Stay Tuned!

Wednesday 4-6pm

Call-in variety show with guests from Asheville and beyond. Topics include comedy, community and whatever else happens. Regularly features live music in the studio. Contact Michele to be a guest!

Monday 7-10pm

Freeform radio that may or may not be the result of damaged personalities...and new music.

P sychedelic
E lectronic
T errascopic

New for 2015! Hear the current week's TMBG Dial-A-Song at the top of the 8pm hour!

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Sunday 12:30-1pm

Here's the facts: we are on a beautiful ball of dirt that is hurtling thru space while some force totally beyond our ability to comprehend creates us, keeps us breathing, and will remove us. If we live to be 100 we have 36,500 days to enjoy it. Words of Peace explores this reality and how to make the most of it with heart to heart excerpts from Prem Rawat's addresses to audiences all over the world. Prem has been internationally recognized many, many times as an authority on peace and contentment, and his message is quite uplifting.

He aquí los hechos: estamos en una hermosa bola de suciedad que se precipitaba a través del espacio, mientras que una fuerza totalmente más allá de nuestra capacidad de comprensión nos crea, nos mantiene respirando y retiraremos nosotros. Si vivimos para ser 100 tenemos 36.500 días para disfrutarlo. Palabras de Paz explora esta realidad y cómo sacar el máximo partido de ella con el corazón de extractos del corazón de las direcciones de Prem Rawat a las audiencias de todo el mundo. Prem ha sido reconocida internacionalmente muchas, muchas veces como una autoridad en la paz y la alegría, y su mensaje es muy edificante.

Sunday 10pm-Monday 12am

The open door radio show is a platform that concentrates on local and sometimes regional hip hop artists. Their music, lives and art, will be shared in an inclusive and engaging manner. We are creating an atmosphere and an outlet for some very talented and often overlooked artists to shine.

Thursday 8-10pm

Two hours of African-rooted music and news from around the world.

Monday 12-1pm

Living Well explores the many ways that we can live well in our lives and in our community. Each week, Dr. Bob interviews a local guest who shares how they live well in their own life and how they inspire others to do the same. Listeners are welcome to call the show with questions and comments. Dr. Bob will also provide commentary, information from the news and internet, and local community events that support our ability to live well.

Join us as we pay tribute to K-Tel Records by playing a different K-Tel LP compilation from the 70s & 80s each week played in its entirety from the top of the A-side to the bottom of the B-side, hosted by DJ Adrian Qiana

Thursday 12-1am

The Siren will woo you with sweet, sexy and sometimes haunting melodies. Depending on the mood, your journey to the deep may be on a metal vessel, a hip hop ride, down home honky tonk or smooth R&B.

Monday 11am-12pm
Friday 4-5pm
Thursday 1-6am
Saturday 11am-12pm

Free-form music and talk programming from some of the coolest people in Asheville... all under 18. Tune in each week to find out who's picking the hottest tracks on 103.3!

Thursday 7-8pm

The Asheville FM News Hour features news, commentary and interviews regarding the issues affecting people in Asheville and WNC. We're proud to include headlines by The Asheville Blade, the Wild Gardener segment with Peter Loewer, and the CalCast from The Mountain Xpress, featuring "Echoes," written by Sean Smith, performed by Liberated State.

Tune in Thursdays at 7pm for lively discussions with news makers, non-profits and everyday folks.

Our news team includes: Kim Roney, Scott Owen, Erin Dickey, TJ Amos, David Forbes, Todd Lester, and Geronimo Owen. Logo courtesy of Nathanael Roney.

Tuesday 5:30-6pm
Panel Chat with Robin Wood

Panel Chat is a combination of comic book culture editorials, updates and reviews of upcoming or interesting titles; as well as interviews with artists, writers, and industry workers. Radio is a unique way to experience the world of graphic storytelling, and to help with this experience check out the website and Facebook page for images and links to material covered on the show.

Friday 9-11pm

And the Address, a program of strange, yet compelling music in a free-form setting. Entertaining and informative chatter, occasional guests and lots of surprises.

Tuesday 7-9am

Andrew will be bringing Asheville the best in all things rock every Tuesday morning from 7am til 9am!

Sunday 12-2am
Asheville House Music Society

The Asheville House Music Society program is dedicated to the advancement of house music culture in Asheville. Each week, veteran house music DJ, Tony Z (, Asheville House Music Society) brings you different flavors of house music. From soulful and classic house to deep, tech, and progressive house, AVLHMS is the show that will get Asheville groovin to four on the floor beats from local Asheville DJ/producers and beyond.

Geared toward the local house music movement in Asheville, Tony Z hosts interviews and features new singles by local DJs and house music producers. The show is in continuous DJ mix format by Tony Z and guest DJs.

"Like" the Asheville House Music Society on our public Facebook Community page at

Or, ask to join our private group (open to Asheville residents only) at

Follow us on Twitter @avlhms.

Sunday 8-10pm

Yesterday’s gone. Tomorrow might never come. Today is the "Best. Day. Ever.” This show is an extreme alternative to mainstream news. You won’t hear who died where. You won’t hear who got robbed in town. You won’t hear a harrowing story of despair. We aren't pretending sadness and evil don’t exist, and in some manner, should be acknowledged, but we will not be your source for that kind of news. We are here to Move and Motivate. To Invigorate and Inspire. Cultivating positivity and optimism is of the utmost importance in moving forward towards the kind of society we all know is attainable. That is our mission.

On Best. Day. Ever. Rowdy and Carrie pick a topic and dive into it with a fresh, positive outlook. Each week is different, we may choose to fill your ears with melodious music, intriguing interviews, noteworthy news, community conversations, provoking quotes and (of course) your stories of why you are having the Best. Day. Ever.

Tuesday 10pm-Wednesday 12am

Blues...from Illinois to the Mississippi delta...Chicago to New Orleans and everywhere in between. From traditional field songs to the latest contemporary releases. Acoustic and electric. It's all here.
Blues is my bizness. And bizness is good.

Friday 3-4pm
Guitar music!!

A really close-minded look at boring rock n' roll during the stupid 70's and the tasteless 80's. You won't have any fun at all listening to self-styled "underground music", badly recorded racket, and/or forgotton-for-a-reason one-hit-wonders. Let's party.

Saturday 1-3pm
Bury Your Head

Bury Your Head is a 2 hour free-form radio show dedicated to the kids in black, sitting in the corner and wearing runny eyeliner. Rockblocks of headbanger jams with makeout breaks. Daydrunk queer dance party collapsing into bluesdancing to funeral doom.

This show is likely to be enjoyed by people who listen to music in the general categories of metal, goth, and punk and who don't take themselves too seriously.

Here you will hear death metal that was groundbreaking in 1996 played next to present day crust that sounds like it was written in 1996, played alongside darkwave and postpunk so cold and mean it'll make you grateful that it's no longer 1996. And to make sure you feel some type of way, there will be early soul and r&b, depressive blues and folk thrown into the mix.

Tune in every Saturday at 1-3pm!

New, local, and touring bands: Get at me!

Saturday 10pm-Sunday 12am
photo by Amy Lou Hubbarth, 2014

that stupid punk rock
new, exciting jazz sounds
all over the world

Wednesday 10pm-Thursday 12am

everything, everywhere

Thursday 2-4pm

CLOSER TO THE EDGE is a "Prog Variety Show" playing the finest classic and modern Progressive music from around the world! Progressive Rock (or simply Prog) evolved in the late 60's/early 70's from Psychedelic music to elevate rock to new levels of artistry. Prog bands, then and now, push rock's technical and compositional boundaries by going beyond the standard rock or popular verse-chorus song based structures. Also, the arrangements often incorporate elements drawn from classical, jazz and world music. Long, multi-dimensional pieces are more common while songs with lyrics are sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy. Musically, unusual time signatures are frequent as is orchestration and many 'movements' within one song. Prog bands sometimes use "concept albums" to tell an epic story or tackle a grand overarching theme. Sub-genres include Prog Folk, Progressive Metal, Jazz/Rock Fusion, Crossover Prog, Symphonic Rock, Psychedelic/Space Rock, International Prog and more. Classic bands include Pink Floyd, Yes, King Crimson, Renaissance, ELP, Jethro Tull, Moody Blues, Genesis, Rush, etc and modern bands include Porcupine Tree, IQ, Transatlantic, Anathema, Tool, Dream Theater, Marillion, Opeth, Steven Wilson, etc. Great resources for Prog fans are Prog Magazine and .

Sunday 1-2pm
Amazing ball of dirt

Here's the facts: we are on a beautiful ball of dirt that is hurtling thru space while some force totally beyond our ability to comprehend creates us, keeps us breathing, and will remove us. If we live to be 100 we have 36,500 days to enjoy it. Common Ground explores this reality and how to make the most of it with heart to heart excerpts from Prem Rawat's addresses to audiences all over the world, interviews, discussions and music - all coming from a desire to simply enjoy being alive. We are all in this together!!

Tuesday 6-8pm

Tom Peters counts down this week's top ten. Tune in to find out what makes the cut. Brought to you by Orbit DVD
On Twitter @countdownAFM

Wednesday 10-11am

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Friday 5-7pm

Remember that first song you really loved? Remember that concert that felt like it changed you? Remember when we robbed that liquor store singing that Bel Biv Devoe song? Feels Like the First Time is all about music that has/does/will matter to me to you to that guy to somebody. Playing tunes and talking about them tunes.

Sunday 2-3pm

The Final Straw is an hour-long radio show that strives to provide information and contribute to awareness of and participation in self-liberatory activities around the world by providing a platform to English-language listeners to learn about current struggles and ideas. Simply stated, we promote non-sectarian Anarchism(s) to enrich the struggle and widen participation in the battles against Capital, State & Coercion. We believe that the liberation of each is tied to the liberation of all, and so we work to cover struggles against Prisons, Police, Sexism, Racism, Hetero-patriarchy and against Civilization. We support autogestion and autonomy.

The Final Straw has been operating since mid-2010 out of, a freeform internet radio station in Asheville, North Carolina now broadcasting at WSFM-LP, 103.3 FM! The show is currently being rebroadcast on 91.5FM KXCF in Marshall, CA and 88.1FM KWTF in Bodega Bay, CA. In Columbus, Ohio, the show can be heard on WCRS-LP at 102.1 & 98.3 FM. In Olympia, Washington you can hear the show on the airwaves of KOWA-LP on 106.5 FM. It will also soon be featured on 104.1FM Berkeley Liberation Radio, a pirate radio station in North Oakland/South Berkeley, CA. If you want to hear this show on a station near you, drop us a line and we'll try to work it out!

Podcasts are free to download from Archives of the series can be found on Please feel free to borrow, steal and modify the content to further spread the ideas. If you see fit to do so, please drop us an email at the-final-straw(at)ashevillefm(dot)org to let us know so we can brag about it!

Archives of the show can be found at The Final Straw Radio website.

Tuesday 9-10am

Simple music for simple minds with the occasional addition of voices, opinions and comments. Really, it's that simple. Start your morning off with some great tunes designed to make you feel ...THE POWER of your own heart and mind.....Just Kiddin... For best results, TURN IT UP! Seriously.

Monday 1-3pm

Live transmission seeks to bring listeners a variety of new and old music that is not on your average Fm dial. There is so much great music out there! Lets find it together. My goal is to unleash as much music as possible in two hours. And ill be transmitting from the studio; live that is

Saturday 3-5pm

Congo Square, Storyville, Dixieland, rock n'roll, jazz, R&B, boogie, brass, funk, Mardi Gras and even funerals all add spice to Mama Roux's New Orleans Gumbo as she takes us on a musical journey through one of the world's most beloved cities.

Friday 11pm-Saturday 2am

Experimental, genre defying music for all ages and from all ages. Pretty much anything is fair game here but there is an emphasis on minimal electronics of the non-dance persuasion as well as post-classical, between-the-cracks rock and some good ol’ time Musique Concrete when I can find it. We’ll also give emphasis to new releases when they come in. Non serious music for the academic listener.

Sunday 9am-12pm
Doctor Severin

Mental Notes the Radio Show is Steve & Shad spinning a free-form mix from your past and future. Sunday's 9am to noon. Two genre hopping hosts play a free-form mix of obscure & familiar, new and recent discoveries. Stay in till noon, or, catch the Archive: . Clanging the Death Knell of commercial tedium since 1988. It's worth putting your higher god on hold.
In case you miss it, here's the archive link changing every week:

Here's the Android App:

Moog Fest 2014

Did you know that every Moog instrument on the planet is made here in Asheville, NC? Tune in each week as we anticipate Moog Fest 2014—The Synthesis of Technology, Art, & Music—in Asheville on April 23rd-27th. To plug you you in and amp you up, we're bringing in some of our friends from around town to guest DJ a set of their favorite synth-tastic tunes!

Wednesday 1-4pm

Music from around the world with an emphasis on music of the Mediterranean

Sunday 3-5pm

Onward Through The Fog is a journey through the fogginess of music. Each week we will be exploring old and new favorites, highlighting various artists and just enjoying a unique blend of musical genres.

Friday 1-3pm

Join the likes of Savage Neal, Angie-Lo, a Mr. Larry Harry Barry, Matt, & of course, me, O.P., every Friday afternoon, 1-3...madness may ensue...

Wednesday 12-2am
wail in joy, laugh with grief

Do you feel heard? Are your tastes & sensibilities well-represented in everyday media? Us neither. We're not cocky enough to think we'll fill the gap but we will do our best to share what's soothing our gaping cosmic wounds. Join us for tunes for and from glorious underdogs, focused hermits, ecstatic kooks--frindge friends everywhere. Be it sounds from nether motherlands, digital gnashing you can dance to, or chats with various eccentrics, we hope you find respite here and feel free to get queerer with each listen.

Wednesday 11am-1pm

Non-Format Audio-Art (mostly music), Outlaw Journalism, Local Comedy, & Skillshare Bulletin

Wednesday 8-10am

Political Alchemy is a collaboration of real people and their stories. And those in leadership positions and music to create the emancipated mind by participating in the discussions.

This show will emancipate your mind and cause you to take action. You will learn how read between the lines and will not only understand the issues but will also over-stand the issues- causing you to take action.


Tuesday 5-5:30pm

Tune in to hear delicious bites of all things film! Mark McCloud of Orbit DVD and Kim Roney will be on each week, with more than just 2 cents! Expect to hear what's new in theatres, new on DVD, special releases, local screenings, and special guests. Photo by Max Cooper.

Monday 3-5pm

Songs for Friends is an eclectic but accessible offering of mix-tape-worthy tunes, curated by Sarah B and inspired by the compilations she's made every year for her nearest and dearest for almost a decade. Tune in to enjoy a multi-genre collection of songs from the distant past, as well as brand new tracks from brilliant musicians you've never heard of, with a few guilty pleasures sprinkled in and the occasional theme-driven set.

Saturday 7-10pm

Each week your Cousin TL puts together the coolest playlist. Hear various soul music of the biggest names in today’s Neo-Soul like Kem, Jill Scott, Anthony David, Marsha Ambrosius and much more. Also featuring new undiscovered music from indie soul artists like The Secret B-Sides, Tracy Cruz, Ryan “R&B” Barber. With lost jams from back in the day legendary acts Prince, Earth, Wind, & Fire, Minnie Riperton and many others from your Cousin TL’s personal collection!

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Wednesday 7-8pm

Taking its name from one of sports' oddest stories, Steve Sax Syndrome is a sports talk show with a mix of comedy and music. Sports news of the day, week, or year will be discussed to within an inch of its laugh. Correspondents from across the region and around the world will join us to talk about their favorite teams, special sports events, and personal histories. Mostly, we will find guidance from the words of that great sports philosopher Rasheed Wallace: "Both teams played hard."

Past episodes available at

Saturday 8-10am

Radio Active Kids is a program just for kids! Join host T-Bone and the gang in an interactive show that explores all things kids. Themed shows feature cool kid-friendly tunes, storytelling, interviews on movies and books, and cool stuff happening in the Asheville, NC community. Comedy and call-ins are a must for this off-beat two-hour show.

Wednesday 8-10pm

A weekly freeform excursion that may or may not include sublime instrumentals, plucky interludes, double-tracked a cappella mumbling, prepared and unprepared pianos, and indigenous sounds from all eras and all areas.

Tierra del Cielo - Radio Novela

Una historia de amor, amistad y valentía que se convierte en una prueba de honor para todos y muestra luz en un tema de tabú. Escuche todos los Jueves a las 7pm durante la hora de noticias comenzando el 23 de Agosto, 2012. Accesible en todas partes en la página

A story of love, friendship and bravery that becomes a test of honor for everyone and sheds light into a taboo subject. Listen each Thursdays at 7pm during the news hour beginning on 8/23/12. Accessible anywhere via

Narrator: Victor Palomino, born in Bogota, Colombia. Has lived in WNC for 10 years and has been an amazing Latino advocate and local artist.

Nurse: Anna Pfaff, born in Philadelphia moved to Asheville 2002.

Efraín: Michael Muñoz, born in Medellin, Colombia. Has lived in WNC since 2000.

Juan: Steven Muñoz, born in Connecticut from Columbian parents. Moved to WNC in 2000.

Marta: Bella F. Vilchis, born in Cape Canaveral FL. Has lived in WNC for 20+ years.

Tomás: R. Mario Vilchis, born in Acapulco, Mexico. Has lived in WNC for 11 years.

María: Magina Guzman, born in Chile has lived in WNC for more than 25 years.

Teresa: Maria Martinez Fore, born in Quito, Ecuador. Has lived in WNC for 15 years.

Sunday 6-8pm

A supersonic stew, from deep dusty gems to present-day ditties. There is a theme to each episode, whether it be super subtle or hit you over the head obvious. Guests and interviews from time to time.

Tuesday 8-10pm

We play forgotten pop from the last 40 years. You may hear a Horn Rock Blast, a WestCoast Breeze, an Un-Cover, a Forgotten Top 40 or an UnSung Hero. Sometimes Tony Manero drops by on his way to White Castle to play a forgotten dance classic. And we always have the XTC song of the week....yessssss!

We also schedule various theme shows, especially specific to a genre or artist. You can drop us a line at erikmattox at ashevillefm dot org.

Thursday 10pm-Friday 12am

Versus: /ˈvərsəs/ or /ˈvərsəz/, preposition (according to the Oxford dictionary)

Definition 1: Against (especially in sports and legal use)

Example 1: Campbell versus Acuff-Rose Music

Example 2: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Willams, and T.I. versus Marvin Gaye

Definition 2: As opposed to; in contrast to

Example 3: What are the pros and cons of vinyl versus digital media?

Example 4: What are the differences and similarities of Hip Hop versus Rap?

Thursday 1-2pm

The WestCoast Breeze is blowing in to relax your day with WestCoast pop rock and soul from the 70s, 80s and 90s as well as songs and interviews from current NuCoast pop artists from around the world. Let Laguna Lou shift it down to neutral for you.

It's time to groove to something smooth.

To listen to each edition, select the link in each blog post.

Producer Kim Roney is in the studio with The Wild Gardener, Peter Loewer. You can hear the newest edition of the Wild Gardener each week on the AFM News Hour, Thursdays from 7-8pm!

The Wild Gardener also has his own website!


Sunday 5-6pm

Wordplay every week features poets and writers of creative prose in
performance, and in conversation about their craft and ideas. Our
guests have included Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners
and high school students; writers who are household names (in
households that read, at least), and writers who have only begun the
process of interaction and publication that leads to recognition;
formalists and performance poets - all working to keep language alive
and real.


DISCLAIMER: The content of this podcast is for a mature audience.

Talk, music and comedy show featuring the dubious opinions and highly suspect social commentary of master debaters Foul Mouth Jerk & Adam Strange. It features in-depth interviews with both local and nationally disreputable artists and musicians of every sordid manner, as well as advice from a suspected felon. Hip-hop, funk and classics provided by Adam Strange & Smidi. The inmates are now running the asylum!

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