Michelle Keenan

Membership Director

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Station News
3:00 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Lex 18 to Host Downton Abbey Supper Club: Benefits WCQS!

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.

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Station News
2:03 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Homeward Bound Challenge A Success: Year-End Giving Off to a Good Start

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!

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Station News
12:22 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Greta Johnsen Heading to WBEZ in Chicago

WCQS Morning Edition host Greta Johnsen signs off December 16.

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.

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Station News
6:03 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

WCQS Board of Directors Names Barbara Sayer Interim CEO, Begins Executive Search

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. 

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Station News
9:12 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Do You Know What Your Favorite NPR Hosts Actually Look Like?

Credit Tanner Ringerud / BuzzFeed

  How well do you know your NPR hosts? If you are Fresh Air fanboy or a public radio junkie, test your knowledge with the fun quiz on BuzzFeed: Do You Know What Your Favorite NPR Hosts Actually Look Like?

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Station News
4:56 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Fresh Air Book Critic Maureen Corrigan Coming to Asheville

Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan will be a Malaprops November 19.

Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air and critic-in-residence and lecturer at Georgetown University will be in Asheville this week. Corrigan will share her bookish obsession with a great American novel and promote her latest book, So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures at Malaprops November 19 at 7 p.m. This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free with a purchase of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures.

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Station News
9:58 am
Tue November 11, 2014

WCQS Welcomes Helen Chickering as ATC Host

Please join us in welcoming Helen Chickering as the new All Things Considered host on WCQS.

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Station News
9:32 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Centenary Edition: WWI Living History Project

Frank Buckles in 1918, last living U.S. veteran of WWI.
Credit World War I Living History Project, Centenary Edition

Tune in Monday night at 7 for a Veterans Day special, Centenary Edition: WWI Living History Project, interviews with the last surviving veterans of World War One, hosted by Walter Cronkite and Will Everett

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Station News
8:58 am
Fri November 7, 2014

The Moth Radio Hour: Veterans Day Edition

Dawn Seymour was a WASP during WWII. Hear her story on The Moth Radio Hour Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6.
Credit The Moth Radio Hour

Tune in Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 for a special Veterans Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour:

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Station News
3:42 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

WCQS President and CEO Steps Down to Lead PRPD

WCQS President and CEO Jody Evans has accepted the position of President and CEO of PRPD.

Jody Evans has resigned as president and CEO of Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc./WCQS and has accepted the position of President and CEO of the Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD). The announcement was made November 3 by WCQS Board Chair Chuck Cloninger "We appreciate Jody’s efforts while at WCQS and wish her well in her new endeavor.”

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