Join us in congratulating our Early Bird Prize-winner, Carla Parvin! Carla won $1,000 in gas from Ingles! (Everyone who entered the raffle by midnight August 4th was entered in the Early Bird drawing.)
Carla is also still in the running for our Grand Prize - a 2013 VW Passat TDI SE from Harmony Motors; our Getaway Prize, a luxurious stay at The Old Edwards Inn and Spa; and our Spirit of Adventure Prize, a Dagger Mamba kayak and Yakima roof rack from a generous sponsor.
The leader of the Moral Monday Protest movement in Raleigh and the President of the North Carolina NAACP was in Asheville today where he announced the NAACP will file a law suit to block recently adopted election laws passed by the General Assembly. David Hurand has more.....
The President of North Carolina NAACP Rev. William Barber and the leader of the Moral Monday Protests in Raleigh came to Asheville today and announced the civil rights organization will sue to block new voter rules recently passed by the General Assembly. David Hurand has more.....
Carl Kasell, the official scorekeeper for the NPR News Quiz Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me anchored newscast on NPR for thirty years. The North Carolina native's voice can also be heard on hundreds of answering machines across the country. WCQS reporter Greta Johnsen spoke with Kasell recently about living in the South, waking up early to deliver the news on Morning Edition, and not taking life too seriously.
The 35th and final Bele Chere street festival has come and gone. The City of Asheville has decided it can no longer afford to fund the event. Asheville Citizen Times reporter and columnist John Boyle spoke with David Hurand about the end of what has been billed as the largest free street festival in the southeast.
Join us at 10:30 a.m. on August 3 at The Orange Peel to celebrate one of our most popular shows! WCQS listeners have been buzzing about Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! since we announced the show’s August 1 live performance in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The show sold out in just over a day and will once again bring national attention to our neck of the woods when it broadcasts over NPR stations on August 3. WCQS and The Orange Peel want you to be part of the excitement!
Sandra Travis, festival program supervisor for the city of Asheville, says it’s hard to picture, but downtown Asheville was essentially deserted when the city had its first Bele Chere in 1979. “It started out really small. It was a way to revitalize downtown Asheville,” she said.