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12:22 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Celebrate the 4th With The Capitol Steps: “Politics Takes a Holiday”

Tune in Wednesday, July 2nd at 7 p.m. for The Capitol Steps’ 4th of July special, “Politics Takes a Holiday.” The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show tunes! There’s John Kerry singing “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea? And Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to “Let It Go” when it comes to running for president. It’s a show so clogged with jokes that Chris Christie threatened to shut it down!

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Station News
12:01 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Enter the WCQS Ticket to Ride Raffle Today!

Enter the 3rd Annual Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle to win an Audi A3, a TDI Jetta SportWagen or a VW Beetle Convertible, taxes paid!*

You pick the car! You pick the color! Only 999 tickets will be sold! Tickets are $100 each and support all the great programming you love on WCQS.

Get your ticket(s) now!

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Station News
1:04 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Greta Johnsen: Meet the Nerdette

Credit Erin Brethauer, Asheville Citizen-Times

WCQS Morning Edition host and reporter Greta Johnsen was recently interviewed by Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Carol Motsinger. Read the story here.

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Station News
9:02 am
Thu May 22, 2014

1-Day Drive a Great Success! Thank You!

We may have fallen short during our spring membership drive earlier this spring, but listeners rallied for our 1-Day Drive! The drive was a tremendous success, raising $27,000 and helping WCQS meet its spring goal and keeping WCQS on track.

Listener support is WCQS's largest and most reliable source of funding. Listener support pays for the programs you rely on. Listener support keeps WCQS a strong and independent source for news, music and entertainment in Western North Carolina.

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Station News
12:01 am
Wed May 21, 2014

1-Day Drive: Help WCQS Stay on Track and Win an iPad!

Make your gift to WCQS today and you could win an iPad!

WCQS missed its goal during the Spring Membership Drive last month. It is essential that we meet our goals in order to continue to provide the programming you rely on every day. We are holding a one-day drive today to raise $10,000 to keep WCQS on track.

Make a contribution to WCQS today and you'll also be entered to win an iPad and you'll help help pay for the programming you rely on every day.

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Station News
2:04 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCQS to air “The State of Things” weekdays starting June 2

Credit WUNC-FM

WCQS will soon air WUNC’s “The State of Things” on a regular basis, thanks to an ongoing partnership between WCQS and WUNC, headquartered in Chapel Hill. Starting June 2, the popular WUNC public affairs show hosted by Frank Stasio can be heard live on WCQS each weekday from noon to 1 p.m.

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Station News
10:16 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Real America: Guns in America

Real America: Guns in America airs Saturday at three and Sunday at six.

Real America: Guns in America will air Saturday at three and Sunday at six. This special explores America’s gun culture through snapshots of how different communities deal with violence by taking a look at three very different stories around gun control.

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Station News
3:48 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Spring Fundraising Update: We're getting closer to the goal!

Credit NPR

Our thanks to more than 2,600 people who contributed to WCQS this spring. Unfortunately we fell short of our $275,000 goal. Meeting the goal is essential in order to pay for the programming you appreciate and value. We're making progress, but we still have about $25,000 to raise to end the spring campaign successfully.

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Station News
5:30 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Reveal: There's More To The Story

Tune in for the pilot episode of Reveal Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.

Reveal is a new investigative program from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. On this Reveal pilot, WBEZ reporters show how heroin moves from Juarez to Chicago and into the Midwest; reports from inside "The Box" from teens in solitary confinement; and an update on the Center for Investigative Reporting's examination of prescription drug abuse in the VA.

Reveal is hosted by Al Letson from State of the Re:Union.

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