Michelle Keenan

Membership Director

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Economy
10:39 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Local West Asheville Business Owner Featured on Marketplace

Jennythreads owner Jen Swearington was featured recently on Marketplace.

Last year Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal asked listeners to share what their economy feels like on a personal level. Local business owner Jen Swearington of Jennythreads in West Asheville responded. She was featured on the program recently. You can listen to the audio featured below.

After the program aired Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Caitlin Byrd interviewed Swearington about her response and the experience.  

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Station News
2:49 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Thanks for a Great Year: Your support will power WCQS in 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported WCQS in 2014! Our year end campaign was a great success, exceeding the $75,000 goal. Year-end contributions help WCQS stay on track as we begin the New Year. Listener support powers the radio you will rely on and enjoy in 2015.

You will hear our thanks every day.

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Station News
9:57 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Charitable IRA Distribution Deadline Extended

As you may have heard, the President recently signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 into law.  Among its provisions, the law extends the Charitable IRA Rollover for 2014.  This means that individuals age 70 ½ or older are authorized to make tax-free distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations.  While these Qualified Charitable Distributions are not tax deductible, they do offer substantial advantages.

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Station News
10:22 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Ring in the New Year with WCQS

Happy Holidays from WCQS! Special holiday programming will continue this week through New Year's Day. Enjoy!

A special thanks to our holiday program sponsors:

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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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