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6:48 am
Thu March 26, 2015

We'll Be Here All Night: Stories for Passover

"We’ll Be Here All Night: Stories for Passover” is a one-hour Passover-themed special from Tablet Magazine’s National Magazine Award-winning podcast, Vox Tablet, and PRX. The special airs Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.

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6:42 am
Thu March 26, 2015

WCQS Pledge Drive: Help us count down to the goal TODAY!

Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring and our sustaining members, who support WCQS every day. It's been an exciting Pledge Drive this week, with 3 great Member Challenges, 2 wonderfully successful community challenges on some fun drawings, but now it's time to end this drive successfully. Our goal is $200,000 by 6 o'clock today.

At midday we have about $20,000 to make the goal. Help us count down with your contribution right now! 

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Station News
6:27 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

WCQS Pledge Drive: Progress Update

Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring and to everyone who supported the Challenge match to benefit Loving Food Resources this morning. Listeners rallied for LFR, raising more than $12,000. $12,000 for WCQS means $12,000 in fresh produce for the clients of LFR thanks to the generosity of PLI and Mountain Food Products. 

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Station News
5:45 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Your Gift Matched This Morning for Loving Food Resources

WCQS is only as vibrant and vital as the community we serve. That’s why we are partnering with PLI and Mountain Food Products in support of Loving Food Resources

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Station News
12:53 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

WCQS Pledge Drive: Progress Update

Percival, a dapper and oh-so-cool tuxedo cat, made himself quite at home in the studios this morning during the AHS Challenge. Percival is available for adoption at AHS.

Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring and to everyone who supported the Challenge match to benefit Asheville Humane Society this morning. We are making great progress towards our goal, and we are happy to report that listeners rallied for the cats and dogs and the Asheville Humane Society Challenge! AHS will receive $10,000 in matching funds, from two anonymous sponsors, to benefit spay and neuter programs. 

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Station News
12:00 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Your Gift Matched for Asheville Humane Society

Your gift to WCQS this morning will be matched for Asheville Humane Society. Our goal is $10,000 by 10 AM. $10,000 for WCQS means $10,000 in matching funds to benefit two spay and neuter programs at AHS.

Joining Barbara Sayer and Dick Kowal in the studio this morning is Sarah Hess, Asheville Humane Society's Interim Executive Director.

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Station News
2:57 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

WCQS Pledge Drive: Progress Update

Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring. We are happy to report that listeners met our Morday Morning Edition $5K Challenge! We're making great progress towards our goal.

Our goal this spring is $200,000. At 2 o'clock Monday afternoon we had $82,000 to go to reach our goal of $200,000 by this Thursday. Your pledge today will ensure that WCQS will continue to be a vital resource for Western North Carolina tomorrow. 

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Station News
5:37 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Morning Edition Member Challenge: Your Gift Matched!

Your gift to WCQS until 9 today is being matched! Fellow listeners, who pledged their support to the Member Challenge Grant Fund before the drive began, will match your contribution right now, up to $5,000. That means $5,000 from listeners during Morning Editions is $10,000 for WCQS! It's a great way to double the impact of your gift and help us reach our spring goal of $200,000.

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Station News
5:29 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Blue Danube Music Lover's River Cruise: And the winner is . . .

Congratulations to Allan & Donna Tarleton of Asheville!!!

Previously: We will announce the winner of the trip for two down the Blue Danube this morning during the 8 o'clcok hour of Morning Edition. Stay tuned!

To recap - WCQS will be hosting a music lovers river cruise down the Danube River in October and two lucky listeners are going to get to go for free!

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Station News
7:22 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Update: Saturday's Member Challenge a Success!

Update: Thanks to everyone who supported today's Member Challenge! It was a great success. $10,000 from listeners this morning was matched by listeners who pledged their support to the WCQS Member Challenge Grant Fund before the drive began. That means $20,000 for WCQS today!

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