We submitted this to the Alliance For Community Media for consideration for their award: Overall Excellence in Community Radio.
This “sample” of 20 minutes includes clips from five of our approximately 70 shows. We think It captures the breadth of our offering and our commitment to being a resource for our community.
- The Sandbox Hour – The Sandbox Hour is a place for DJs & Community Members to play! Every week it’s something different. This episode was part of a series entitled Senior Sundays produced for the graduating class of 2021 Asheville High School by a community member and senior Lana Lemmel, with help from Asheville FM DJs and staff. The 2021 Senior Class suffered a lot during the pandemic and it was our way of recognizing and celebrating them.
- Next, we hear from the Asheville FM Newshour Team. This weekly news show is produced by volunteers and captures the essence of the types of stories they want to report on.
- Radio Active Kids is up next. Radio Active Kids is a program for kids. But not just for kids—for EVERYONE! Host Sagan plays intelligent kids’ music for the young and the young at heart. Shows feature cool kid-friendly tunes, storytelling, comedy, and weirdness! They also feature interviews & music from all over the world.
- Next, we go live with Asheville FM Live Music Sessions, a show created out of the pandemic. A live concert show to an audience of our Live Remote Team, and broadcasted live to our listening audience. It was our way of paying bands and venues who had no work, and providing live music to our listeners who had no shows to go to.
- We end with The Good The Bad And The Ugly – A freeform show, with a deep concern for the sublime and a predilection for art-punk, African grooves, krautrock, japrock, honky-tonk, garage rock, avant-garde jazz, bluegrass, early music, and anything “vernacular.” This episode highlights a project the station was involved in to find and debut “radio artists” in partnership with our local Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center. The museum celebrates the history of Black Mountain College, one of the leading experimental liberal art schools in America until its closure in 1957.
We’re proud of all of our volunteer programmers and this selection represents the broad diversity of voices, genres, and topics that we broadcast every week. We hope you enjoy it!