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11:46 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Nelson Mandela: 1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013. Rest in Peace.

NPR News will be covering the events commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela this week with a team of reporters in South Africa. In depth coverage will begin in Morning Edition on Tuesday with the Memorial Service in Johannesburg that will be attended by President Obama and former Presidents H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

NPR will cover the event through its newscasts, news magazine shows and online. The schedule of events at this point are as follows:

Tuesday: Memorial service at FNB stadium in Johannesburg.

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Station News
5:04 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Holiday Programs 2013

Making spirits bright - our gift to you - special programming for the holiday season.

WCQS is running special programming for the season from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Be sure to check back often for updates.

From all of us at WCQS, have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Saturday – 12/28

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Station News
12:21 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela: An Audio History

Mandela: An Audio History airs Friday at 2.

In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, WCQS will air Mandela: An Audio History today at 2. The programs Draws from a vast collection of interviews and recordings. The hour-long audio-history celebrates the life and work of Nelson Mandela.

Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries and one of the producers of Mandela: An Audio History, wrote this thoughtful essay after Mandela's passing yesterday:

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

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Station News
4:54 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Holiday Programs 2013

Making spirits bright - our gift to you - special programming for the holiday season.

WCQS is running special seasonal programming from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. Be sure to check back often for updates.

From all of us at WCQS, have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Monday - 12/2

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Station News
4:13 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Time is Running Out to Make a Year-End Tax-deductible Contribution to WCQS

As you support organizations that mean a lot to you, your family and your community during this holiday season, consider a tax-deductible contribution before the end of 2013.  You rely on the news and music you hear and enjoy every day, and WCQS depends on your gift today.

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Station News
12:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Holiday Programs 2013

Our gift to you! Special programming for the season, from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
Credit Freedom from Want - Norman Rockwell, The Saturday Evening Post March 6 1943.

WCQS' special programming begins Wednesday, Nov. 27 with celebrations for Thanksgiving and Chanukah.

Be sure to check back often for updates. From all of us at WCQS, have a happy and healthy holiday season.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

2 pm CANDLES BURNING BRIGHTLY

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel.

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Station News
12:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Chip Kaufmann Celebrates 30 Years at WCQS!

Chip Kaufmann back in the day.

WCQS classical music host Chip Kaufmann celebrates his 30th year with the station November 21st.

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Station News
2:06 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives

Tune in Wednesday night at 7 for We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives
Credit Source: HeraldSun

To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, WCQS will air We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives.

Hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil, We Knew JFK is a radio documentary in oral history form, built around the recorded recollections of people who knew Jack Kennedy personally. Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination.

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Station News
11:04 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Trick or Treat: Spooktacular Programming for Halloween!

Trick or treat? Our bewitching line up of Halloween programming begins Wednesday night!

Our bewitching lineup of Halloween programming begins Wednesday night with music and some spooktacular fun. So be sure to tune in for a special Halloween trick or treat from WCQS! 

Wednesday, October 30 - 7 pm
BackStory with The American History Guys' American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural

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Station News
9:41 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Thank You! Fall membership drive ends on a high note!

Thanks to the 2,400 people who helped make the WCQS fall membership drive a success.

Our thanks to the 2,400 listeners who supported WCQS this fall, helping us exceed our goal, raising more than $257,000. Every dollar pledged to WCQS helps us stay a strong, independent source for news, music and entertainment in Western North Carolina. Every dollar pledged during the drive is also being matched by Eblen Charities to provide heating assistance to people in need this winter.

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