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10:51 am
Thu August 29, 2013

The Winners of the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle are . . .

Congratulations to Tom and Margaret Kuhn, winners of WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle grand prize - a 2013 VW Passat TDI SE from Harmony Motors!

Thanks to everyone who entered the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle!

The winners were drawn at random on August 28th at Harmony Motors. Without further ado:

The winners of our Spirit of Adventure Prize - a Dagger Mamba kayak and a Yakima roof rack are Pete and Ann Ginkel of Roswell, Georgia.

The winners of our Getaway From it All Prize - a luxurious stay at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa are Norma and Bob Kimzey of Clyde, North Carolina.

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5:14 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Join WCQS for special coverage from NPR for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington.

WCQS will broadcast special coverage on Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Our coverage from NPR will begin at 2 p.m.

Speakers scheduled to speak between 2-3 PM ET:
•         Representative John Lewis
•         President Jimmy Carter
•         President Bill Clinton
•         Members of the King family
•         President Obama

The speeches are scheduled to run 6-7 minutes each and we will carry them without interruption. President Obama is scheduled to speak between 2:45 PM ET and 3.05PM ET. 

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9:01 am
Mon August 26, 2013

And the winner is . . .

Join us at Harmony Motors for the Grand Prize Drawing on Wednesday at 5.

Thanks to everyone who entered the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle!

Please join us at Harmony Motors from 4 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th for a raffle celebration. Our prize winners will be drawn at random shortly after 5 p.m. and announced on air during All Things Considered. You do not have to be present [at the reception] or listening [to WCQS] to win. We will contact all winners directly.

We will be drawing winners for:

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6:09 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Early Bird Prize-Winner!

All Things Considered host, Trent Henley, gives Early Bird winner, Carla Parvin, her Ingles gift card.

Join us in congratulating our Early Bird Prize-winner, Carla Parvin! Carla won $1,000 in gas from Ingles!  (Everyone who entered the raffle by midnight August 4th was entered in the Early Bird drawing.)

Carla is also still in the running for our Grand Prize - a 2013 VW Passat TDI SE from Harmony Motors; our Getaway Prize, a luxurious stay at The Old Edwards Inn and Spa; and our Spirit of Adventure Prize, a Dagger Mamba kayak and Yakima roof rack from a generous sponsor.

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1:52 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

The Early Bird Prize-winner is . . .

Who will win $1,000 in gas from Ingles? Fine out August 7th during the 5 o'clock hour of All Things Considered.

Tune in Wednesday, August 7, 2013 during the 5 p.m. hour when we announce the winner of the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle Early Bird Prize of $1,000 in gas from Ingles! 

Whoever the lucky winner is, their name will go right back into the pot for the rest of our Summer Raffle prizes, including our Grand Prize, a 2013 VW Passat TDI with clean diesel technology. If you haven't had a chance to get your lucky Ticket to Ride, you can purchase them right now.

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5:04 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Wait Wait! Send us Your Pictures from the Asheville Show!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal.

Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and panelists Brian Babylon, Bobcat Goldthwait and Roxanne Roberts wowed the sold-out crowd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium August 1st. Lots of pictures were taken and we'd like to see them! If you managed to your mug snapped with any of the Wait Wait cast or crew or 'Not My Job' guest, Charles Frazier, send them our way.

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5:03 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Wait Wait! Send us Your Pictures from the Asheville Show!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me host Peter Sagal.

Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and panelists Brian Babylon, Bobcat Goldthwait and Roxanne Roberts wowed the sold-out crowd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium August 1st. Lots of pictures were taken and we'd like to see them! If you managed to your mug snapped with any of the Wait Wait cast or crew or 'Not My Job' guest, Charles Frazier, send them our way.

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9:50 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Wait Wait.... It's Carl Kasell!

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. 

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2:33 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Listening Party

Join the "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!" Listening Party Saturday morning, August 3rd at the Orange Peel.
Credit 2004 NPR Photo by Tony Nagelmann

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!

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