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.
Our community of listeners said YES to more news and music and a shorter WCQS membership drive this spring! The drive was scheduled to run for nine days, April 3 - 11. Thanks to loyal and generous supporters, we have been able cut four whole days from the drive and will run April 7 - 11 instead.