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10:40 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Support WCQS Everyday by Becoming a Sustaining Member

You pay for so many things on a monthly basis - why not do that for the public radio station you value? Become a WCQS Sustainer!

WCQS listeners, WCQS Public Radio and Western North Carolina - it's a sustainable relationship. A monthly contribution to WCQS makes our service to Western North Carolina possible, and it means you help provide meaningful, relevant and inspiring programming for listeners across the region. Together we make our own lives and the lives of community members across the region better.

Become a sustaining member today.

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Station News
10:35 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Volunteer for the WCQS Membership Drive: Oct. 10 - 17

Volunteer to be a phone volunteer during the WCQS Fall Membership Drive, Oct. 10 - 17.

Want to have some fun and do some good at the same time? Become a pledge drive phone volunteer! Our Fall Membership Drive is October 10 - 17.  WCQS phone volunteers take the incoming calls from listeners who call in to the station to make their contribution. It's a great way to show your support for WCQS and connect with other public radio fans.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Membership Associate, Jessica Frantz at 828-210-4812 or email

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Station News
5:46 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

WCQS Brevard Signal is Moving September 16th!

Attention Brevard and Transylvania County listeners! WCQS is moving to 90.5 FM on September 16th. .

Brevard and Transylvania County listeners get ready! The WCQS signal is moving Monday, September 16th at 9 a.m. On Monday morning at 9, WCQS listeners in Transylvania County can hear us at 90.5 FM. That's this Monday - for listeners in Brevard and Traynsylvania County.

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Station News
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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Station News
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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Station News
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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Station News
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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Station News
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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Station News
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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