Our thanks to more than 2,600 people who contributed to WCQS this spring. Unfortunately we fell short of our $275,000 goal. Meeting the goal is essential in order to pay for the programming you appreciate and value. We're making progress, but we still have about $25,000 to raise to end the spring campaign successfully.
Reveal is a new investigative program from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. On this Reveal pilot, WBEZ reporters show how heroin moves from Juarez to Chicago and into the Midwest; reports from inside "The Box" from teens in solitary confinement; and an update on the Center for Investigative Reporting's examination of prescription drug abuse in the VA.
Western North Carolina Public Radio teams up with WUNC-FM in Chapel Hill to celebrate Moogfest and Western North Carolina April 24 and 25 with special broadcasts of The State of Things, live from the WCQS studios each day at noon.
Mind The Gap. It originated in the London Underground and has been adopted by transit systems around the world. We’re minding our own gap here at WCQS – a [now] $25,000 gap between the money it takes to bring you Morning Edition, All Things Considered, classical music, our local news, Car Talk and other programs – and the money raised during our spring membership drive.
Our thanks to everyone who pledged to help shorten the Spring Membership drive and to those of you who gave during the drive. Unfortunately the on-air drive fell far short of its goal. We still have $40,000 left to raise to reach our $275,00. Meeting the goal is imperative to continue to provide the programming you rely on.
As you probably heard on NPR earlier this week, a very serious bug dubbed the "Heartbleed" bug has been discovered that can put data transmitted over some secure websites at risk. We wanted to let listeners know that our web site is safe.
The WCQS web site is hosted by NPR Digital. NPR reports that its station sites are safe from the Heartbleed virus. Rest assured, data transmitted via our support pages is also secure. The hardware used to encrypt data in our giving module does not make use of the OpenSSL libraries that are susceptible to the Heartbleed bug.
We need your help right now! More than 1,500 people worked together to shorten this drive. Now we're counting on many more of you to do your part and work with us to end this drive successfully. The deadline is tomorrow! We committed to a shorter drive, but we must meet our goal.