Location: 1465 Main Street
Andrews, North Carolina
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 756
Andrews, NC 28901
Telephone: (828) 321-2950
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"The Voice of Valleytown"
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Andrews Community Radio Station
Welcome to the Andrews Community Radio Station. Andrews Community Radio (an internet radio station) is based in Andrews, a town located in the mountains of western North Carolina (aka WNC). Andrews Radio features Classic Rock, local news and weather, special programming, community updates and information about our great little town in NC.
As a community radio station our focus is to provide the residents of Andrews, North Carolina, people in the surrounding areas and visitors to our town with entertainment and community awareness. The term resident includes quite a few people who have real estate as a second home in this relaxing beautiful mountain locale. For those who prefer to visit for a short period of time, there are numerous cabin rentals and hotels in addition to restaurants. In contrast, people who call this area home find it necessary to spend time away from here. Andrews Community Radio supplies a means for them to remain aware of what is happening around here while there are not present.
We are sorry to report that Ed Cloud stepped down as assistant station manager. After a period of time it was decided to ask Lisa Russo to be the new assistant station manager which she accepted. More details on Lisa and other staff members can be found on the radio station staff page. As our station motto says, "We Totally Rock" or in this case, "'We Totally Rock On".
Besides the Andrews Radio, the town of Andrews is fortunate to have the Andrews Journal as their newspaper which supplies information in a print version while the radio station supplies the audio version. Besides producing the newspaper, Andrews Journal is involved with Andrews Community Radio by way of supplying weekly audio summaries of stories covered by the newspaper.
In contrast to the focus of the newspaper to printing stories, local events and advertising, Andrews Radio has the means of playing music from the 60's, 70's and 80's 24 hours a day seven days a week. Besides the music, specialized programming originating locally (like the segments supplied by the Andrews Journal) conveys the colorful flavor of the Valley Town area which is mixed in throughout the day and night.
Andrews Community Radio is a Not-For-Profit station run by an all-volunteer staff who generously donate their time with the primary objective of serving the community. More details about the staff can be viewed by clicking on Radio Station Staff. Listening to our internet broadcast and enjoying the music does not cost the listener anything but what little income we may make from advertising is applied to keeping our station on the air. What does that mean? To produce the ongoing broadcast requires a studio with recording equipment which means utilities, city/county tax bills for our studio, promotional materials such as signs and business cards along with other operating expenses.
Even though we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to have Andrews Community Radio Station, further plans are being developed in regards to this website. We have the intention to gradually expand the information the website contains so that the community can use it in various capacities. That also means that people who plan to visit the area will be more aware of what this area has to offer. Our website, like our internet broadcast, is focused on providing the residents of Andrews and visitors to our town with a beneficial service.
Up to this point the focus has been details about the radio station but it would probably be helpful to establish where exactly Andrews, North Carolina is located. The town is in WNC close to where North Carolina, Georgia and Tenessee join. Some people know of Murphy, North Carolina which is approximately 15 miles west of Andrews. For those coming from the east, Asheville (the home of the Biltmore Estate) is approximately two hours east of Andrews. Use West I40 through Asheville to Exit 27 which is Hwy. 74 and 19. Follow 74 past Bryson City where the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is located. This adventure supplies a beautiful trip through the area for those who want to explore how people depended on train service to supply the transportation for people and products before roadways edged them out.
As you continue through the Natahala Gorge, Andrews won't be much further. Speaking of Nantahala Gorge, there are numerous companies serving the whitewater rafters looking for rapids to conquer. The trips are whether early in spring, middle of summer or fall when the leaves change into various colors.
Another point of reference is a special section of U.S. Route 129 in Blount County, Tennessee. Based on a map, Route 129 is the only identification. For the people in the know, it is also known as the Tail Of The Dragon. The section is a two lane road reminiscent of how most of the mountain roads were before four lane freeways and interstates. For those unprepared to drive the Tail Of The Dragon, they feel like they have just tackled battling a fire-breathing Dragon!
This has been just a brief explanation of Andrews Community Radio. You are invited to stop in with any questions you might have. Ideas of how to make this radio station a better service are also welcomed. We hope this has been helpful and hope, also, that our broadcasts and website will serve your needs over the coming years.
"The Voice Of Valleytown"
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