WCQS is bringing Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! The Oddly Informative News Quiz from NPR back to Asheville this summer. Host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a few of their [yet to be named] witty panelists will return to the 'Cesspool of Sin' for a live show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium August 1st. The Asheville performance will be broadcast nationwide on Saturday, August 3rd.
Listen Friday afternoon at 2 for another live performance from our studios. This week we'll hear music for wind instruments played for us by Apollo Winds. The origins of the group of five wind players go back to Mozart's time. Apollo Winds will bring us music from that time to the present in their program.
Members of Apollo Wind Quintet are faculty members at UNC-Asheville and freelancers in the area.
WCQS partners with ASAP -- the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project -- for tailgate market updates, heard Thursdays and Fridays during Morning Edition (5am - 9am).
Associate springtime with fresh peas? You're right! Shell peas, snow peas and snap peas (or sugarsnaps) can be found at area tailgate markets now. The season will continue through early summer. Also look for a small selection of green beans, and possibly even a few fava beans.
The popular radio quiz show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" will return to Asheville this summer to tape a broadcast at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The National Public Radio show, which airs at 11 a.m. Saturdays on local station WCQS-FM/88.1, will be performed at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Wolfe.
WCQS, Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. can now be heard on WMQS 88.5 FM. The new station serves Cherokee County, including Murphy, Andrews and Brasstown, as well as parts of Clay County and in Georgia, parts of Union County, Fannin County and Towns County.
Governor Pat McCrory has reversed course and now says he no longer supports cutting by half state support for the High Point Furniture Market. David Hurand speaks with High Point Enterprise reporter Paul Johnson.