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5:19 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Morning Edition Clock 101

Starting Nov. 17, NPR is making some changes to its clocks, especially Morning Edition. What's a clock, you say?

Well, every public radio program has what's called a broadcast clock.

Clocks are templates that stations like WCQS use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and credits each day.

For most of you, Morning Edition will sound exactly the same. But for those of you super-listeners, we thought we'd make sure you know these changes are intentional.

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4:56 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Fresh Air Book Critic Maureen Corrigan Coming to Asheville

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan will be a Malaprops November 19.

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University will be in Asheville this week. Corrigan will share her bookish obsession with a great American novel and promote her latest book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures at Malaprops November 19 at 7 p.m. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with a purchase of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.

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Station News
9:58 am
Tue November 11, 2014

WCQS Welcomes Helen Chickering as ATC Host

Please join us in welcoming Helen Chickering as the new All Things Considered host on WCQS.

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Station News
9:32 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Centenary Edition: WWI Living History Project

Frank Buckles in 1918, last living U.S. veteran of WWI.
Credit World War I Living History Project, Centenary Edition

Tune in Monday night at 7 for a Veterans Day special, Centenary Edition: WWI Living History Project, interviews with the last surviving veterans of World War One, hosted by Walter Cronkite and Will Everett

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Station News
8:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Edition

Dawn Seymour was a WASP during WWII. Hear her story on The Moth Radio Hour Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.
Credit The Moth Radio Hour

Tune in Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 for a special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour:

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Station News
3:42 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

WCQS President and CEO Steps Down to Lead PRPD

WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans has accepted the position of President and CEO of PRPD.

Jody Evans has resigned as president and CEO of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc./WCQS and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD). The announcement was made November 3 by WCQS Board Chair Chuck Cloninger "We appreciate Jody’s efforts while at WCQS and wish her well in her new endeavor.”

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Station News
3:14 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host of Car Talk

Tom Magliozzi, popular co-host of NPR's 'Car Talk' passed away Nov. 3 from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Credit NPR

Public Radio stations across the nation received sad news this week. Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died Monday of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 77 years old.

Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.

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Station News
5:32 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural

"Houdini and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln," ca. 1920, Library of Congress

Tune in Saturday at three and Sunday at six for a Halloween special from BackStory. Halloween – despite its solemn Celtic roots – has become a safe way for Americans to transgress social norms and toy with the idea of ghosts in a family-friendly fashion. But for some, spirits from another plane have always been a very real part of life on this plane.

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Station News
4:19 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

VIP Tickets to Garrison Keillor or David Sedaris Available Until Midnight This Sunday

WCQS, in conjunction with Innovation Arts Entertainment, is presenting two shows next spring that will be near and dear to the hearts of public radio fans - “A Very Special Evening with Garrison Keillor” March 10 and “An Evening with David Sedaris” April 19. 

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Station News
11:44 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Thank You They Keep Talking About on Public Radio

Our thanks to the 1,600 listeners who supported the WCQS Fall Membership Drive.

Maybe you did it for the tote bag. Maybe you did it for great radio. But you did it!

Our thanks to the 1,600 contributing listeners who supported our fall membership drive, raising more than $200,000 for WCQS, to pay for the programming you rely on every day.

We also welcome more than 260 new members into the WCQS family. 

We want to thank all of our contributing listeners across Western North Carolina.

We are committed to honoring your trust and support. You will hear our thanks every day. 

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