Michelle Keenan http://wcqs.org en We Have A Winner!!! Congratulations to . . . http://wcqs.org/post/we-have-winner-congratulations <p>Congratulations to Kathleen Baluha of Hendersonville. Kathleen is the lucky winner among 999 entrants to the Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle. Now Kathleen gets to decide whether she wants the Audi A3 Sedan, the VW TDI JettaSportWagen or a VW Beetle Convertible from <strong><a href="http://www.harmonymotors.us/">Harmony Motors</a></strong>. Decisions, Decisions!</p><p>Thanks to everyone who entered the <a href="http://wcqs.org/post/sold-out-ticket-ride-raffle-sold-out"><em>WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle</em></a>. With your help it was a great success and sell-out!</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:55:28 +0000 Michelle Keenan 22791 at http://wcqs.org We Have A Winner!!! Congratulations to . . . Car Raffle Drawing Takes Place August 27th . . . stay tuned! http://wcqs.org/post/car-raffle-drawing-takes-place-august-27th-stay-tuned <p>Thanks to everyone who entered the <a href="http://wcqs.org/post/sold-out-ticket-ride-raffle-sold-out"><em>WCQS Ticket to Ride Summer Raffle</em></a>. With your help it was a great success and sell-out! We'll announce the winner Wednesday, August 27th, during<em> All Things Considered</em>.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:42:41 +0000 Michelle Keenan 22715 at http://wcqs.org Car Raffle Drawing Takes Place August 27th . . . stay tuned! Trent Henley Signs Off http://wcqs.org/post/trent-henley-signs <p>WCQS&nbsp;afternoon host Trent Henley is leaving the airwaves to attend nursing school at Blue Ridge Community College. Trent joined WCQS in June 2006 and has been your reliable and charming afternoon voice during <em>Fresh Air</em>, <em>All Things Considered</em>, and <em>Marketplace</em>.&nbsp; In addition to hosting on WCQS, &nbsp;Trent has been providing music at wedding receptions and special events around Western North Carolina. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br />&nbsp; Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:25:53 +0000 Michelle Keenan 21531 at http://wcqs.org Trent Henley Signs Off The Really Big Questions http://wcqs.org/post/really-big-questions <p></p><p>This summer, we’re taking listeners to a place where science and the humanities meet. <a href="http://trbq.org/"><strong><em>The Really Big Questions</em></strong></a> – a series of five, hour-long programs from SoundVision Productions – brings together scientists, philosophers and regular folks for a scintillating exploration of human nature guided by five enduring questions.</p><p>Hosted by writer, broadcaster and composer Dean Olsher, this content pairs nicely with all your listeners' summertime musing.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:21:04 +0000 Michelle Keenan 21361 at http://wcqs.org The Really Big Questions Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One http://wcqs.org/post/fracking-coal-down-climate-one <p>Tune in Saturday at 3 or Sunday at 6 for a debate on fracking.&nbsp;Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has changed the energy landscape across America by making natural gas abundant and cheap. To some it’s a blessing. To others it’s a curse. Supporters say natural gas is a clean alternative to coal and a bridge to a green energy future. Opponents say that it’s poisoning our water and methane leaks from the wells actually make it a bigger climate polluter than coal.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:43:26 +0000 Michelle Keenan 21067 at http://wcqs.org Fracking Up Coal Down? From Climate One Celebrate the 4th With The Capitol Steps: “Politics Takes a Holiday” http://wcqs.org/post/celebrate-4th-capitol-steps-politics-takes-holiday <p>Tune in Wednesday, July 2nd at 7 p.m. for The Capitol Steps’ 4th of July special, <a href="http://www.capsteps.com/radio/">“Politics Takes a Holiday.” </a>The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show tunes! There’s John Kerry singing “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea? And Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to “Let It Go” when it comes to running for president. It’s a show so clogged with jokes that Chris Christie threatened to shut it down!</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:22:51 +0000 Michelle Keenan 20123 at http://wcqs.org Celebrate the 4th With The Capitol Steps: “Politics Takes a Holiday” Sold Out! The Ticket to Ride Raffle is SOLD OUT!!! http://wcqs.org/post/sold-out-ticket-ride-raffle-sold-out <p>THE TICKET TO RIDE SUMMER RAFFLE IS SOLD OUT!!!</p><p><strong><em>The winner will be drawn at random and announced August 27th.</em></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wcqs.org/summer-raffle-0"><strong><em>See a full raffle &amp; prize description!</em></strong></a></p><p><a href="http://www.wcqs.org/raffle-rules"><em><strong>*See official rules!</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="http://www.wcqs.org/previous-winners"><em><strong>See previous winners!</strong></em></a></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Michelle Keenan 19960 at http://wcqs.org Sold Out! The Ticket to Ride Raffle is SOLD OUT!!! 1-Day Drive a Great Success! Thank You! http://wcqs.org/post/1-day-drive-great-success-thank-you <p>We may have fallen short during our spring membership drive earlier this spring, but listeners rallied for our 1-Day Drive! The drive was a tremendous success, raising $27,000 and helping WCQS meet its spring goal and keeping WCQS on track.</p><p>Listener support is WCQS's largest and most reliable source of funding. Listener support pays for the programs you rely on. Listener support keeps WCQS a strong and independent source for news, music and entertainment in Western North Carolina.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 13:02:36 +0000 Michelle Keenan 18384 at http://wcqs.org 1-Day Drive a Great Success! Thank You! 1-Day Drive: Help WCQS Stay on Track and Win an iPad! http://wcqs.org/post/1-day-drive-help-wcqs-stay-track-and-win-ipad <p>WCQS missed its goal during the Spring Membership Drive last month. It is essential that we meet our goals in order to continue to provide the programming you rely on every day. <strong>We are holding a one-day drive today to raise</strong> <strong>$10,000 to keep WCQS on track. </strong></p><p>Make a contribution to WCQS today and you'll also be entered to win an iPad and you'll help help pay for the programming you rely on every day.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Michelle Keenan 18310 at http://wcqs.org 1-Day Drive: Help WCQS Stay on Track and Win an iPad! WCQS to air “The State of Things” weekdays starting June 2 http://wcqs.org/post/wcqs-air-state-things-weekdays-starting-june-2 <p>WCQS will soon air WUNC’s “The State of Things” on a regular basis, thanks to an ongoing partnership between WCQS and WUNC, headquartered in Chapel Hill. Starting June 2, the popular WUNC public affairs show hosted by Frank Stasio can be heard live on WCQS each weekday from noon to 1 p.m.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:04:41 +0000 Michelle Keenan 18229 at http://wcqs.org WCQS to air “The State of Things” weekdays starting June 2