Carl Kasell, the official scorekeeper for the NPR News Quiz Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me anchored newscast on NPR for thirty years. The North Carolina native's voice can also be heard on hundreds of answering machines across the country. WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen spoke with Kasell recently about living in the South, waking up early to deliver the news on Morning Edition, and not taking life too seriously.
Join us at 10:30 a.m. on August 3 at The Orange Peel to celebrate one of our most popular shows! WCQS listeners have been buzzing about Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! since we announced the show’s August 1 live performance in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The show sold out in just over a day and will once again bring national attention to our neck of the woods when it broadcasts over NPR stations on August 3. WCQS and The Orange Peel want you to be part of the excitement!
WCQS is hosting a community meeting July 30th at 6:30 at the Transylvania County Library. President and CEO, Jody Evans, will take questions and comments and discuss plans for the station and its Brevard frequency.
WCQS has a handful of VIP tickets left for the upcoming Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! show on August 1st. VIP tickets are $150 a piece and include some of the best seats in the house and a post performance reception, catered by the Corner Kitchen, with the cast and crew of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Proceeds from VIP tickets benefit WCQS.
Peter, Carl and the rest of the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! gang return to the Cesspool of Sin August 1st at 7:30 pm. in the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
WCQS listeners will soon awake to a new voice during Morning Edition! After an extensive search, WCQS/Western North Carolina Public Radio hired Greta Johnsen as Morning Edition host /reporter. She’ll begin her new duties July 22nd.
Time to enter the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle is running out! Midnight tonight is the deadline! Let's put the pedal to the metal and make this raffle a success! For $50 you can help support WCQS and you may win one of our fabulous prizes! Be a winner today and enter now!
Listen Friday afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studios. This week we'll hear music for wind instruments played for us by Apollo Winds. The origins of the group of five wind players go back to Mozart's time. Apollo Winds will bring us music from that time to the present in their program.
Members of Apollo Wind Quintet are faculty members at UNC-Asheville and freelancers in the area.
The popular radio quiz show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" will return to Asheville this summer to tape a broadcast at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The National Public Radio show, which airs at 11 a.m. Saturdays on local station WCQS-FM/88.1, will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Wolfe.