May 28, 2011 by onair

Aaron and James cordially invite you to a night of music and discussion.

Saturday, May 28th – MAIN-FM @ 7pm

Listen online at www.main-fm.org or locally in Asheville, NC 103.5 FM

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May 25, 2011 by onair

Kick off your Memorial Day Weekend

w/ the Rhythm & Grooves of  yesterday and today!

Asheville Nu Radio

Friday Nite 7pm to 10pm,

Listen online http://main-fm.org/,
or locally in Asheville 103.5fm

Join the fan page
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or follow me on Twitter( @TL568 ) for your 8 O’clock shout out.

 

 

This Week on Noise Radius – Still Flyin’, Gang Gang Dance & Holy Ghost!

May 24, 2011 by Arieh.Samson

This week on Noise Radius: new music across the board.  Still Flyin’, Gang Gang Dance, Holy Ghost!, Here We Go Magic, TuNe-YaRds, Nicolas Jaar, The Antlers and many more.

We’ll also pay tribute to the late Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex.

Noise Radius

Tuesdays 7-10pm

Main-FM 103.5FM

 

May 20, 2011 by onair

Asheville Nu Radio  ToNite!!!!
Asheville Nu Radio for the best in yesterday’s R&B and today’s NEO Soul
Join the fan page
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or follow me on Twitter( @TL568 ) for yur shout out.
7pm to 10pm, http://main-fm.org/,
in Asheville 103.5fm

Thursday May 19 – 11 AM- Pop Ferguson & The Blues

May 16, 2011 by CarolAnders

Asheville and the Arts will host Pop Ferguson, Chuck Beattie & Kat Williams, along with YMI directors, to talk about their careers and upcoming event May 27 at YMI on Market & Eagle St, AVL. ( 252-4614)

May 12, 2011 by onair

This week’s show Recorded live on Free Comic Book Day at Comic Envy
TL interviews,
Fanaticon 2 organizer Chance Whitmire
Tiziana Severse and Brent Baldwin of Hair and Therapy
Photographer Stephanie Holley and Raven Perez of Raven’s Dojo
Tune in this Saturday at 11am 103.5fm in Asheville, NC, listen online http://main-fm.org/

ACTION ALERT: Keeping it local! Call Gov. Perdue!

May 12, 2011 by Wally Bowen

Dear Friends – North Carolina has a long tradition of self-help and self-reliance in providing essential local services.

In 1889, Statesville built the state’s first municipal power system when for-profit networks would only serve more urban and affluent communities.

With passage of the 1936 Rural Electrification Act, rural areas of North Carolina moved quickly to form nonprofit electric cooperatives to bring affordable power to farms, homes, schools, and businesses.

Unbelievably, this tradition is under attack by out-of-state corporations.

The N. C. General Assembly just passed a bill (H129) to prohibit municipal broadband networks. Just as Statesville built its own power system to spur economic growth and local job creation, five North Carolina cities – Wilson, Salisbury, Morganton, Davidson, and Mooresville – have built broadband networks to attract new industry and jobs.

While H129 does not outlaw these five networks, it restricts their expansion and requires them to make annual tax payments to the state as if they were for-profit companies. The bill effectively bans any new municipal networks.

The corporate lobbyists gave H129 this self-serving and misleading title: “Level Playing Field/Local Government Competition.” The bill was delivered May 10 to Gov. Perdue for her signature. She has 10 days to exercise her veto, or the bill automatically becomes law.

If H129 becomes law, these out-of-state cable and telephone companies will have the power to dictate North Carolina’s broadband future. With municipal networks out of the way, these companies will no doubt take aim at the state’s independent, nonprofit broadband networks, primarily in the most rural areas.

These networks are especially critical in western North Carolina. Our region has made substantial investments in “middle-mile” fiber networks such as ERC Broadband, BalsamWest, PANGAEA, French Broad EMC, and Skyline Membership Corp. These fiber networks ensure plentiful and affordable bandwidth for “last-mile” broadband providers such as MAIN.

This bill strikes at the heart of our “self-help” heritage and our freedom to chart our own broadband destiny.

Please call, write, or e-mail Gov. Perdue and ask her to VETO this bill (H129) and preserve our rights to self-determination!

Here is Gov. Perdue’s contact information:

Phone: Raleigh Office: 800.662.7952 or 919.733.2391; Asheville Office: 828.251.6160

E-mail: governor.office@nc.gov

U.S. Mail: Office of the Governor, 116 W. Jones Street, Raleigh, N.C. 27603

This is a fight we can win, but only if our voices are heard! Please share this “call-to-action” with family and friends via Facebook and Twitter!

And please share my op-ed, co-authored with Tim Karr of Free Press, in today’s Raleigh News & Observer.

Keeping it local,

Wally Bowen
Mountain Area Information Network

http://www.main.nc.us