Our Community
WRES serves the community of Asheville, NC, nestled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey mountain ranges. Well known as one of the Southeast’s most progressive communities, Asheville plays home to an incredibly diverse citizenry and is especially beloved by artisans, writers, spiritualists and outdoors enthusiasts.

For lots more info about Asheville, please visit these sites:
Explore Asheville
Official City of Asheville Site

The WRES offices are located at 91 Patton Avenue, right in the heart of downtown, and our FM signal is broadcast from the top of the Vanderbilt apartments. The offical area that WRES reaches is within Asheville City Limits, but we have had reports of reception as far as Weaverville to the north, Hendersonville to the south, Canton to the west and Black Mountain to the east.

Asheville History:

View The NAACP and Elder John R. Hayes PowerPoint.

Read The History of Education: Asheville’s Black Community Part I (.pdf format)

Read The History of Education: Asheville’s Black Community Part II (.pdf format)

Read the Barbara Gardner Proctor story (.pdf format)

We are pleased to present the Asheville’s African American Black History Timeline!

Adobe’s Free Acrobat Reader is required to view .pdf files. You can download it for free HERE

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