A former Assistant District attorney in Buncombe County has apparently refused to answer questions in a law suit that is being heard before a federal judge. The suit was brought against the county and former Sheriff Bobby Medford. Medford is serving time in federal prison after being found guilty on several corruption charges unrelated to the law suit. Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jon Ostendorff has been following thecase. He spoke with David Hurand.
Fans of Downton Abbey take note! Lex 18 is hosting an intimate interactive banquet dinner experience followed by the live broadcast of Downton Abbey on Sundays beginning January 4, 2015 thru March 1, 2015. A portion of each evening's proceeds will benefit WCQS.
On December 9th WCQS held a 1 day drive to kick-off our year end giving campaign. In the spirit of the season a matching gift challenge to benefit Homeward Bound was also offered. $10,000 by noon that day meant $10,000 for Homeward Bound, thanks to the generosity of our challenge sponsors, PlumDog Financial and Blue Ridge X-Ray. Listeners met the goal! We and the folks at Homeward Bound thank you!
The 26th Warren Haynes Christmas Jam highlights the entertainment scene. Vince Gill tops the list of great musicians that will take the U.S Cellular Center stage( Saturday 12/13) with Asheville native and guitar wizard Warren Haynes. Warrens' band, Gov't Mule will also rock the room.
WCQS Morning Edition host and reporter Greta Johnsen has accepted a job hosting weekends at WBEZ in Chicago. Her last day at WCQS will be December 16. Please join WCQS in wishing her well in this tremendous career opportunity.
Tony Kiss drops in for a look at what's happening in Western North Carolina. High on Tony's list, the holiday theater scene. The Santaland Diaries open Thursday December 11th at Asheville Community Theater. Montford Park Players perform A Christmas Carol December 6th-23rd at Asheville Masonic Temple. Singer song writer John Gorka performs at Mountain Spirit Coffee House at the Unitarian Universalist Congressional of Asheville.
There are fewer than a handful of birth centers in North Carolina but a drive is underway to open another in our region. Judy Major is with the Western North Carolina Birth Center. She spoke with David Hurand…
The Board of Directors of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. / WCQS named WCQS Program Director Barbara Sayer as Interim President and CEO, following the resignation of WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans. Evans’ last day at WCQS is December 5.