Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring and to everyone who supported the Challenge match to benefit Asheville Humane Society this morning. We are making great progress towards our goal, and we are happy to report that listeners rallied for the cats and dogs and the Asheville Humane Society Challenge! AHS will receive $10,000 in matching funds, from two anonymous sponsors, to benefit spay and neuter programs.
Your gift to WCQS this morning will be matched for Asheville Humane Society. Our goal is $10,000 by 10 AM. $10,000 for WCQS means $10,000 in matching funds to benefit two spay and neuter programs at AHS.
Joining Barbara Sayer and Dick Kowal in the studio this morning is Sarah Hess, Asheville Humane Society's Interim Executive Director.
Thanks to everyone who has made a pledge to WCQS this spring. We are happy to report that listeners met our Morday Morning Edition $5K Challenge! We're making great progress towards our goal.
Our goal this spring is $200,000. At 2 o'clock Monday afternoon we had $82,000 to go to reach our goal of $200,000 by this Thursday. Your pledge todaywill ensure that WCQS will continue to be a vital resource for Western North Carolina tomorrow.
Your gift to WCQS until 9 today is being matched! Fellow listeners, who pledged their support to the Member Challenge Grant Fund before the drive began, will match your contribution right now, up to $5,000. That means $5,000 from listeners during Morning Editions is $10,000 for WCQS! It's a great way to double the impact of your gift and help us reach our spring goal of $200,000.
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: