Station News

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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Station News
9:19 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Here's the Thing Concludes This Week

Alec Baldwin interviews Turner Classic Movie host and film historian Robert Osborne on this week's Here's the Thing.

Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin concludes this week with interviews with Debbie Reynolds and Turner Classic Movie's Robert Osborne.

The program airs Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.

Baldwin gives the listener unique entrée into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers. Alec sidesteps the predictable by taking listeners inside the dressing rooms, apartments, and offices of people such as comedian Chris Rock, political strategist Ed Rollins and Oscar winner Michael Douglas and musican Billy Joel.

This season Alec talks with:

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Station News
4:41 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

A Super-picker Shindig with Bobby Hicks - Oct. 13th

Legendary fiddler Bobby Hicks performs live in the WCQS studios, October 13th on Country Roots.

Wayne Erbsen, will host a Super Picker Shindig on the October 13th broadcast of Country Roots. The show will feature live bluegrass music from the Vetust Study Club Performance Studio at WCQS, including legendary fiddler Bobby Hicks. The program is a belated celebration of Bill Monroe's 102nd  birthday and Bobby Hicks's 80th birthday.

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Station News
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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