At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
A selection of historic works by hobbyist photographer Isaiah Rice will move from UNCA’s library to be displayed at WCQS. The opening reception is on Friday, Oct. 7.
In spite of challenges from a group claiming WCQS did not serve the public, the Federal Communications Commission has renewed the station’s licenses.
At a recent WCQS board meeting Jody Evans announced the station is now the number two most listened-to public station per capita in the US
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
The “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” host recorded a promo message for WCQS, congratulating Asheville on its dubious distinction.
A Twitter feud threatened to destroy their (nonexistent) relationship. But then, the Weekend All Things Considered host called local soulster Jar-E and invited him on the air. The result? Hear for yourself on WCQS this Sunday, between 5 and 6 p.m. Updated with Guy Raz interview.
Allow me to respond to Mr. Flaxman's recent letter bemoaning the proposed legislation in Congress to delete funding for public broadcasting, and urging folks to contribute to WCQS and UNC-TV [“Don’t Let Public Media Go to Static,” March 23 Xpress]. I contribute to UNC-TV because the News Hour with Jim Lehrer is "fair and balanced," […]
The future of public broadcasting in the U.S. is seriously in doubt. The Republicans are trying to cut out all funds for public radio and TV, which would be devastating not only to NPR and PBS, but to WCQS, public radio for our area, and UNC-TV, public TV for our entire state. Some argue that […]
Ed Subkis, general manager of WCQS FM 88.1 — the public radio station in Asheville — for 18 years, will leave the station Sept. 30
Like many other transplants to the Asheville area, I am very happy to have a public-radio station bringing classical music and NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered to my new home. Public broadcasting has been an important part of my life, both personally and professionally, for four decades, and every place I’ve ever lived, […]
As host of local talk shows Conversations, Evening Rounds and Byline, David Hurand is perhaps the most recognizable voice of public-radio station WCQS-FM. Every week, the station’s news director takes on phone calls and in-studio guests (including Xpress reporters). David Hurand After hanging around public-radio stations in San Francisco, Hurand got his first job at […]