Station News

Station News
5:24 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Help Shorten The Membership Drive: 1 Day Down! Let's Go for 2!

You have the power to shorten or even eliminate the Spring Membership Drive!

WCQS listeners are responding to our call to shorten the upcoming Spring Membership Drive. The drive has already been shortened by one day and we're working on shortening it by another!  Let's keep the momentum going!

For every $30,000 raised by March 31st, the upcoming Membership Drive will be shortened by a day. It can be a nine day drive, or a five day drive – or even a one day drive! The choice is yours.

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Station News
2:06 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

BackStory with the American History Guys

Our weekend documentary slot features episode of BackStory for the next 5 weeks.  Saturdays at 3 pm and Sundays at 6 pm.

Public radio’s contemporary take on American history, "BackStory with the American History Guys" is a show that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. Each week, renowned historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh take a topic from the contemporary world and spend an hour plumbing its depths, looking for the connections and disconnections between past and present.

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Station News
12:38 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Help Shorten the WCQS Membership Drive!

For every $30,000 raised between now and March 31st, a day will be removed from the Spring Membership Drive.

We know you want more uninterrupted programming and fewer days devoted to the membership drive. But we also know that membership is the single largest source of funding for the service we provide. So, let’s work together to accomplish all of our goals. For every $30,000 contributed by March 31st, our upcoming membership drive will be one day shorter. Let’s raise the money it takes to bring you the programming you count on – in less time.

Every $30,000 means a shorter drive. It can be a nine day drive, or a five day drive – or even a one day drive! The choice is yours.

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Station News
2:49 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Really Big Questions: What Is This Thing Called Love?

Dean Olsher asks the question of the question of the ages: What Is This Thing Called Love? Wednesday night at 7.

“What Is This Thing Called Love?”  Just in time for Valentine's Day, writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, tackles a burning question humanity has pondered for ages: What Is this Thing Called Love? This program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings feel romantic love? What happens to the brains of people who are in love? How can scientifically studying love help us navigate our relationships?

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Station News
9:35 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Black History Month on WCQS


February 1st at 3 pm and Sunday February 2nd at 6 pm

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Station News
12:26 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?

Pete Seeger, iconic folksinger, political activist and national sing-along leader,  passed away on Monday, January 27th 2014.  Join us tonight at 7 for a special 3-hour audio journey through his life, hosted by Seeger’s biographer David Dunnaway .

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Station News
10:27 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Signal Outage

WCQS is off the air in Transylvania County. Repeated power outages have damaged equipment at the Brevard translator site.  Our Chief Engineer, Tom Spaight, is working to repair the equipment and restore and service to Transylvania County as soon as possible.  

We apologize for this inconvenience. You can listen online anytime by clicking on the Listen Live button.

If you are experiencing a signal loss not reported above, please contact our Chief Engineer, Tom Spaight 

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Station News
10:19 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity

Credit Photograph by Ted Russell/Getty Images

Say It Loud traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. The documentary illuminates tidal changes in African American political power and questions of black identity through the speeches of deeply influential black Americans.

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Station News
3:26 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent.
Credit Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that’s not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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Station News
2:59 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

BRRR! The polar vortex affecting 26 states right now also impacts our four legged friends. Please be sure to bring outdoor pets inside. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept indoors. Snuggle up!

For cold weather pet safety tips, read more from the American Veterinary Medical Association

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