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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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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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Station News
10:46 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Signal Outages in Some Areas

As of Monday night WCQS has restored service to Cherokee County.  This afternoon service was restored in Transylvania Count. WCQS remains off the air in Macon, and Swain County - as well as  parts of Jackson County and North Georgia.  Our signals originating in Franklin, Bryson City, and Highlands are all affected.

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Station News
7:00 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Ring in 2014 with WCQS!

Our holiday programming continues this season
 with offerings to celebrate the New Year.  From all of us at WCQS we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Tuesday – 12/31

7 pm – THE PAUL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT
It’s an encore broadcast on New Year’s Eve of The Paul Winter Consort Solstice Concert! A holiday celebration on a spectacular scale -- Music, dance and renewal of spirit at the great turning point of the year.

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Station News
3:04 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Bonus Episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin

Jerry Seinfeld is featured on a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin

WCQS will air a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin this Saturday and Sunday. Alec sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.

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Station News
7:04 am
Tue December 10, 2013

WCQS Pledge Line - 855-688-3818

WCQS has a new pledge number - 855-688-3818

WCQS has a new pledge line during our year end membership drive. Call 1-855-688-3818.

Give yourself a gift that will last all year: Support WCQS now.

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Station News
6:59 am
Tue December 10, 2013

WCQS Holiday Pet Food Drive

The WCQS Pet Food Drive gets a big paws up from Morning Edition co-host Scout Johnsen.
Credit Greta Johnsen

In addition to doing your part for WCQS during our year-end membership drive, can also help our less fortunate four legged friends. WCQS is collecting pet food for homeless animals this holiday season.  Help make the holidays brighter for less fortunate cats and dogs by dropping by the station with canned or dry food.

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Station News
11:46 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013. Rest in Peace.

NPR News will be covering the events commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela this week with a team of reporters in South Africa. In depth coverage will begin in Morning Edition on Tuesday with the Memorial Service in Johannesburg that will be attended by President Obama and former Presidents H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

NPR will cover the event through its newscasts, news magazine shows and online. The schedule of events at this point are as follows:

Tuesday: Memorial service at FNB stadium in Johannesburg.

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Station News
5:04 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Holiday Programs 2013

Making spirits bright - our gift to you - special programming for the holiday season.

WCQS is running special programming for the season from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Be sure to check back often for updates.

From all of us at WCQS, have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Saturday – 12/28

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