Station News

Station News
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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Station News
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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Station News
8:58 am
Wed July 24, 2013

WCQS Hosts Community Meeting in Brevard July 30th

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.

Western North Carolina Public Radio, WCQS, will host a community meeting July 30th at 6:30 pm in the Transylvania County Library. WCQS President and CEO, Jody Evans, wants to hear from residents in Transylvania County about how the station is doing and how it can reflect the concerns and issues facing residents in Transylvania County. Evans will talk about what’s going on at the station and share news about WCQS’s radio signal in Brevard.

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Station News
2:52 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! The panelists are . . .

Peter Sagal, Carl Kassel and the Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me gang roll into town August 1st!
Credit Tony Nagelmann / NPR

The wait is over! Peter Sagal and Carl Kassel are bringing Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! back to the 'Cesspool of Sin' August 1st for a live show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Please join us in welcoming our panelists (a drum roll please!) . . .

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Station News
1:04 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Get VIP Tickets for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Get your VIP tickets for Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! today!

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.

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Station News
11:27 am
Fri July 19, 2013

WCQS Hires New Morning Edition Host/Reporter

New WCQS Morning Edition host / reporter Greta Johnsen

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.

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Station News
2:47 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Brevard Music Center at the Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum presents a summer concert series featuring artists from the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival.  WCQS is proud to partner with the museum and BMC to bring these three outstanding concerts to Asheville.

Station News
12:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Today is the last day to enter the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle! Enter Now!

See yourself in a new car? Get in on the WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle before it's too late!

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!

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Live Performance
2:27 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Friday at 2 Windy Music

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.

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3:01 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Radio quiz show 'Wait, Wait' coming to Asheville

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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 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.