Update: Thanks to everyone who supported today's Member Challenge! It was a great success. $10,000 from listeners this morning was matched by listeners who pledged their support to the WCQS Member Challenge Grant Fund before the drive began. That means $20,000 for WCQS today!
WCQS will be hosting a music lovers river cruise down the Blue Danube in October and two lucky listeners are going to get to go for free! To be the lucky winner, make your contribution today to support the WCQS Spring Pledge Drive. You'll be supporting the programming that makes a difference in your life and you may just win the trip of a lifetime!
Your gift to WCQS today is being matched by fellow listeners. $20,000 from listeners today means $40,000 for WCQS! It's a great way to double the impact of your gift and get our Spring drive off to a great start.
We wish to share with you the very sad news that Bob Parlocha, host of Jazz with Bob Parlocha from WFMT's Jazz Network, passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. Bob died of a heart attack and had been rehabilitating from an illness over the past year.
Bob, who was based in the Bay Area and was a full-time employee of WWCI, was the first and only host of the Jazz Network. WFMT broke the news to stations yesterday. From WFMT Director of Operations Don Mueller:
The Asheville Amadeus Festival is March 17th through the 22nd! Listen at 1:06 each day this week as our friends from participating organizations visit with Dick Kowal to talk about their various productions and presentations. Whether it's Highland Brewing Company's Wolfgang 1756 or the finale concert with Emanuel Ax, Daniel Meyer and the ASO, you can hear about it on WCQS.
Garrison Keillor told stories and sang songs to an enthusiastic crowd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium March 10th. "An Evening With Garrison Keillor" was presented by WCQS and Innovations Arts Entertainment. WCQS treated VIP ticket holders to a pre-show reception, at which Mr. Keillor charmed guests, spoke with darn near everyone in the room and graciously posed for lots of pictures. We thought you'd enjoy seeing a few snaps that were shared with WCQS.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought you might enjoy this romantic selection of favorites from Brevard Music Center's Principal Guest Conductor, JoAnn Falletta. Happy Valentine's Day
1. You are So Beautiful Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher - sung by Joe Cocker Whether you are looking at an adorable puppy or kitten, or your own sweetheart, this is the music of love.
We've received great feedback from listeners about Invisibilia, a new limited-run series co-hosted by NPR's Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life. Invisibilia delves into a wide array of human behavior, interweaving narrative storytelling with fascinating new psychological and brain science. Listen and research will come to life in a way that will make you see your own life differently.