WCQS afternoon host Trent Henley is leaving the airwaves to attend nursing school at Blue Ridge Community College. Trent joined WCQS in June 2006 and has been your reliable and charming afternoon voice during Fresh Air, All Things Considered, and Marketplace. In addition to hosting on WCQS, Trent has been providing music at wedding receptions and special events around Western North Carolina.
Choosing to go to nursing school may have been prompted by another of Trent’s passions: skateboarding. A series of injuries has derailed his own skating, so now he watches his two sons, who rumor has it, have surpassed their father’s level of skating excellence.
Trent has an unflappable nature and the exceptional ability to focus on the immediate situation at hand – a technical problem that takes us off the air or a fellow staff member with a problem. We know this will make him an equally exceptional caregiver in his new career.
The staff at WCQS thanks Trent for his dedication to public broadcasting and wishes him the best as he pursues a new career in healthcare.