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Asheville FM is ready to take the next step in being a model for locally-focused Internet radio with worldly appeal.  Let's go!
Asheville FM is ready to take the next step in being a model for locally-focused Internet radio with worldly appeal. Let's go!
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Thank you!

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for supporting Asheville Free Media and community radio!  In the next couple of days we will be contacting you individually regarding your chosen rewards for your contribution to our Kickstarter campaign.

In the days, weeks, and months ahead we are going to be forging ahead in our pursuit of a low-power FM signal, studio upgrades, website upgrades, and more original programming, and we'd love for you to be a part of it all.  If you are in the Asheville area... join us!  Send an email to to get connected or even better, stop by our monthly station meeting on April 28th, noon, at the DeSoto Lounge in West Asheville.

If you are somewhere else in this big wide world you can subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on our programming and events.

This has been an incredible 60 days.  Thank you again for being a supporter and friend of Asheville FM!


Big Love Fest - Asheville Free Media will have it's own stage!

Asheville's Big Love Fest -- a celebration of local and independent businesses, restaurants, breweries, artists, and non-profits -- happens Sunday, May 6th from 1 to 8 pm in Pack Square Park.  Asheville FM will have its own stage with great music from local bands and groovin' tunes spun by our DJs.  So far the band line up includes:

We'll be adding two more bands in the next few days.  For more information on the Big Love Fest go to  Thanks for supporting community radio!

Tonight: Streaming live from the {Re}Happening!

Tonight Asheville Free Media will be broadcasting live from the {Re}Happening at Lake Eden! We'll be spinning new music from the the Asheville FM music library, and simulcasting the performances happening in the Dining Hall.  Look for a special link on the Asheville FM homepage around 6:00 pm or so EDT -


  • Various announcements and words from the BMCM & MAP boards about the event & their organizations
  • MountainsPlain: Megan Ransmeier & Lucas Bauman (a 30 min film)
  • Andrew Williams and Harpist duet (musical performance)
  • Ted Pope (Spoken Word)
  • “A Tribute and Reflection of the Relationship” by Lindsey Kelley & Mindy Upin (dance performance #1)
  • Sara Baird & Company (Wandering in and out of the space throughout dinner and leading everyone outside at 8:30pm)

AFTER DINNER: 8:45-until! The Institute for the Advancement of Occultism and Aerophonics

  • "swot. get up. mug up. bone" by Lindsey Kelley & Mindy Upin (dance performance #2)
  • Ted Pope (Spoken Word) Andrew Williams & Ryan Oslance duet (musical performance)
  • DJ sets by Marley Carroll & Par David Neiburger

Thanks for supporting Asheville Free Media and community radio!

Another great simulcast tonight (April 4th) at LAB: Trevor Dunn's Endangered Blood and Ahleuchatistas

Tonight at the LAB, local friends Ahleuchatistas are opening for Endangered Blood, featuring Chris Speed, Oscar Noriega, Jim Black, and Trevor Dunn! 

In a review of an Endangered Blood show from 2011 the NY Times said:

"In Endangered Blood, from New York, two horn players are out front: Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and clarinet, Oscar Noriega on alto saxophone and bass clarinet. They play fast, looping, dynamically even and entwining lines, laying bebop over clanky grooves. (On Wednesday they ran through a version of Thelonious Monk’s “Epistrophy” and their own “Uri Bird,” a piece incorporating some Tristano-like melodies, both from a new, self-titled album, on Skirl Records.)

But the action lay at the back of the stage. There was the drummer Jim Black, whose abrupt rhythms and dry cymbals holler 1998, and the extraordinary bassist Trevor Dunn. Mr. Dunn is the group’s anomaly. He’s about the same age as the rest of the band — early 40s — but arrived in New York later, after playing in the West Coast experimental rock bands Mr. Bungle and Fantomas. As the rest of the band felt light and volatile, playing hide-and-seek with harmony and rhythm, Mr. Dunn’s bass sound remained broad and deep and strong. He gave it sense and purpose. You were wondering where a rock aesthetic has improved jazz rather than compromising it? Here."

Show time is slated for 9 pm.  Visit the Asheville Free Media home page at -around that time and click the special link for the simulcast.

Thanks for supporting community radio!

Simulcast - Open Letter Series - March 27th

Tonight we're continuing our coverage of the Open Letter Series with a simulcast! To listen to the show, click on Open Letter Series.

Doom Ribbons - Doom Ribbons is a band from Asheville, North Carolina, featuring multi-instrumentalist/vocalist James Owen and guitarist Shane Perlowin (Ahleuchatistas). Doom Ribbons sound moves from ambient soundscapes, to epic world beat, to acoustic psychedelia, to tension-building post rock, to noise, to nuanced sound-collage.

Many Arms - A wild instrumental power trio from Philly, these three manic music masters have a wide range of musical influences, from Ornette Coleman to Black Flag and Steve Reich.

Worn Limbs - Worn Limbs is the solo project of Thom Staton.

Come see awesome, live music happening in Asheville! If you're stuck at work, on the road, or don't live in town, listen to the simulcast on!