Arts and Culture
9:41 am
Wed June 5, 2013

WNC Teacher Named Yale Distinguished Educator

An Asheville Public School teacher has been named a recipient of the Yale University Distinguished Music Educator award.  David  Hurand spoke with Ruben Orengo about the honor and his career as a musician and teacher.

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4:48 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Russian Delegation Visits WNC

A delegation  from Ural Federal University in Ekaterinburg, Russia recently spent ten days in Western North Carolina.  David Hurand spoke with members of the delegation following lunch at the Rotary Club of Asheville.  

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Arts and Culture
5:30 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me Returns to Asheville!

NPR's Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell know how to have fun with the news on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!"
Tony Nagelmann NPR

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.

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Live Performance
2:27 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Friday at 2 Windy Music

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.

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Asheville Water
3:26 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Home Rule May Block Asheville Challenge of Water Bill

Governor Pat McCrory says he will let a bill become law that shifts control of the Asheville Water System to the Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Tailgate Market Report
9:00 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Tailgate Market Report

It's a shellabration of peas this weekend at area tailgate markets!

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.

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3:01 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Radio quiz show 'Wait, Wait' coming to Asheville

Lead in text: 
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 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.
10:27 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Moogfest Will Be Back In 2014!

St. Vincent at Moogest 2011
Rich Orris

 Moog Music has announced dates for its next electronic music festival and its' new co-producer.

David Hurand spoke with the Asheville based company's Senior Brand Manager Emmy Parker.

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Station News
1:32 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Introducing WMQS 88.5 FM Murphy

The antennae is hoisted for WMQS in Murphy.

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.

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Station News
1:46 pm
Sun April 7, 2013

Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You ... Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is coming to the big screen for a live cinecast May 2nd.

It's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! like you've never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can't see it -- it's a radio show.

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