Off the Record moves to Friday!

February 26, 2009 by onair

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”

-Author Unknown

Off the Record has officially moved to Friday mornings from 9-noon- Join me tomorrow for the first Friday edition, filled with thought provoking awkward pauses, “ums”, and a potpourri of indie, folk, electronic and any other melody described as “euphonic”.

Here’s a link to my  myspace page with every playlist since it’s birth.  Check it!

Tonight on the Replacement Party: Trouble, Part 2

February 26, 2009 by onair


Every time I think that I have finally got it made some losing cards are played I cant make the grade!
Every time I think that I have finally got it made some losing cards are played I can’t make the grade!

“Revolution . . . no solution . . . for trouble!” – Bob Dylan

On last week’s Replacement Party we devoted the first hour to songs about TROUBLE.  This week’s first set picks up a few we missed.  After that, heart felt, tender songs about communication, understanding and restraint.  Plus a prayer for peace.  And, we explain vout.  

All for you, dear listener.  All for you.

MAIN 2.0 strategic plan presented Feb. 23 in Asheville

February 23, 2009 by onair

MAIN 2.0 strategic plan
presented in Asheville

“MAIN 2.0: Next Generation Community Network” was presented Feb. 23 by Wally Bowen at Pack Library’s Lord
Auditorium in downtown Asheville.  The talk was re-scheduled from
Feb. 4, when the library closed due to inclement weather.

Bowen is executive director of the nonprofit Mountain Area
Information Network (MAIN) and radio station WPVM-LP, 103.5 FM, and
is a former member of the N.C. Rural Internet Access Authority.

“Digital convergence, federal spectrum policy, and advances in
online social networking have now made possible the next phase in
our nonprofit business model for journalism and community
networking,” said Bowen, who founded MAIN in 1995.

Bowen called this “next generation” community network “a powerful
new online organizing and advocacy platform” for local nonprofits
and civic groups, plus an “advanced networking platform” for
locally-owned businesses and ‘green’ enterprises.

At the heart of this “next gen” community network, he said, will be
MAIN’s nonprofit Internet service provider (ISP) operation with
mobile broadband capability and sustainable business model.

“Last November, MAIN joined with ‘Internet Freedom’ groups and
high-tech companies to win a 5-0 vote at the FCC to free up vacant
TV channels — our public airwaves — for unlicensed use by mobile
devices,” he said. The spectrum in these vacant channels — called
the “white spaces” — has a range and efficiency capable of
delivering high-definition video, Bowen said.

“This historic vote will allow MAIN to offer mobile broadband
service, as well as fixed broadband to homes and businesses, and
restore our financial sustainability, ” Bowen said.

He predicted that MAIN’s new mobile broadband capability – which
advocates have dubbed “Wi-Fi on steroids” — will generate
sufficient revenue to sustain robust community journalism and social
networking platforms to support the work of local nonprofits and

The MAIN board of directors unanimously approved the MAIN 2.0
strategic vision on Jan. 6.  Planning and implementation will be
directed by seven working groups comprised of area volunteers.
Ongoing community input and guidance will be provided by a Community
Network Advisory Council with representatives from key nonprofit and
advocacy organizations.

Bowen said that MAIN will continue deploying its Wi-Fi City
mesh-wireless network throughout Asheville, while planning the
rollout of a new “white spaces” network for mobile broadband.
Industry watchers predict that the new technology could be available
as early as 2010.

MAIN was recently awarded a $100,000 grant from the Z. Smith
Reynolds Foundation and a $22,000 grant from the Media and Democracy
Fund to continue its broadband advocacy and to develop community
journalism via the MAIN 2.0 strategic vision.

This vision can be previewed at:

MAIN’s media reform work included a prolonged effort in the 1990s to
create public, education, and government access TV channels in
Asheville and Buncombe County.  MAIN launched its own low-power FM
radio station in 2003.  For more information, visit:, or call 255-0182. END

Be a Friend to Your Mom

February 15, 2009 by onair

Listen to Your Mom’s Idea every Monday from 2-4. This is the last Monday before Becky turns 40…she needs all her listeners and friends around her. And speaking of friends, if you’re on Facebook, join the Your Mom’s Idea group for updates, show suggestions, and artist info.

make love not war/ drop beats not bombs

February 14, 2009 by onair

Tonight on Drop Beats Not Bombs… Feel the LOVE. Molly and Lucia will be playing all your favorite hip hop love songs and doing Valentine’s dedications. Tune in 8-10pm, or check out the archive to see if your sweetheart gave you a love dedication. peace, love and hip hop soul.


February 11, 2009 by onair

Salsa is a spanish word which mean sauce litterally . It is in Cuba, in the thirties that the term Salsa appeared in a “sone “which is was a musical genre , a rythm , which was titled ” Echala Salsita / bring in on the sauce … the power !The word salsa was born to describe that rythm.

Flamenco a musical genre, known for its intricate rapid passages, and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork. The origins of the term are unclear. Flamenco embodies a complex musical and cultural tradition. Although considered part of the culture of Spain in general, flamenco actually originates from one region:Andalusia.

Lots of Salsa and flamenco today on the Paris of the South radio hour !Go for it ! move it baby !

Click here to listen to this energizing radio show !


February 5, 2009 by onair

Lux Interior rocks a Ghoulardi shirt.  The way he walked was just the way he walked.

Lux Interior. Historian. Freak. Legend. Paradigm Shifter. Spanker. High heeler. Foe to microphone stands of all nationalities. Cramp. Rock and Roller. Being of indeterminate origin and/or age.

The live autopsy on the Replacement Party was Thursday, 8 – 11 p.m.

Findings can be found in the archives.

First hour
(starts about 8 minutes into the archive)
Second and Third Hours