Michelle Keenan

Membership Director

Ways To Connect

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 today will 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.

Congratulations to Allan & Donna Tarleton of Asheville!!!

Previously: We will announce the winner of the trip for two down the Blue Danube this morning during the 8 o'clcok hour of Morning Edition. Stay tuned!

To recap - WCQS will be hosting a music lovers river cruise down the Danube River in October and two lucky listeners are going to get to go for free!

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!

Make your contribution today and you could win a trip for two on a Blue Danube river cruise this October!

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!

It's the first day of our Spring Membership Drive and the WCQS Member Challenge is on!

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 WCQS Spring Membership Drive is coming up quickly and we're hoping we can count on you! When the drive begins on March 19th, we’ll be striving to reach an important goal in a relatively short period of time. Your support today will become part of a collective challenge grant for the WCQS Member Challenge - to encourage and match donations during the drive.

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.

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