BRRR! The polar vortex affecting 26 states right now also impacts our four legged friends. Please be sure to bring outdoor pets inside. Like people, cats and dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia and should be kept indoors. Snuggle up!
As of Monday night WCQS has restored service to Cherokee County. This afternoon service was restored in Transylvania Count. WCQS remains off the air in Macon, and Swain County - as well as parts of Jackson County and North Georgia. Our signals originating in Franklin, Bryson City, and Highlands are all affected.
Our holiday programming continues this season with offerings to celebrate the New Year. From all of us at WCQS we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Tuesday – 12/31
7 pm – THE PAUL WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT It’s an encore broadcast on New Year’s Eve of The Paul Winter Consort Solstice Concert! A holiday celebration on a spectacular scale -- Music, dance and renewal of spirit at the great turning point of the year.
WCQS will air a bonus episode of Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin this Saturday and Sunday. Alec sits down with comedian Jerry Seinfeld who debuted on HBO in 1981, the same year he first appeared on Johnny Carson. Jerry Seinfeld was 27 years old.
In addition to doing your part for WCQS during our year-end membership drive, can also help our less fortunate four legged friends. WCQS is collecting pet food for homeless animals this holiday season. Help make the holidays brighter for less fortunate cats and dogs by dropping by the station with canned or dry food.
NPR News will be covering the events commemorating the life of Nelson Mandela this week with a team of reporters in South Africa. In depth coverage will begin in Morning Edition on Tuesday with the Memorial Service in Johannesburg that will be attended by President Obama and former Presidents H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.
NPR will cover the event through its newscasts, news magazine shows and online. The schedule of events at this point are as follows:
Tuesday: Memorial service at FNB stadium in Johannesburg.
In remembrance of Nelson Mandela, WCQS will air Mandela: An Audio Historytoday at 2. The programs Draws from a vast collection of interviews and recordings. The hour-long audio-history celebrates the life and work of Nelson Mandela.
Joe Richman, founder of Radio Diaries and one of the producers of Mandela: An Audio History, wrote this thoughtful essay after Mandela's passing yesterday: