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No On-Air Fund Drive, Just the Unterrupted Programming You Love!


We've decided to try something new. We think we can raise the funds necessary to support the station without interrupting the programs you love. Traditionally, WCQS interrupts programming to fundraise every Spring and Fall. Our Fall Drive is slated for September 10 - 17, but we're prepared to cancel it if listeners can raise $150,000 by September 10th.

That's right, WCQS listeners can ELIMINATE THE FALL ON-AIR FUND DRIVE - by giving right now.  

One of the reasons you love WCQS is because of we can provide insightful, informative and enriching programming with minimal interruption. We can do this because we are non-commercial radio. Our stakeholders are our contributing listeners, so we answer to you!

Over the next few weeks you'll hear us, during regularly scheduled breaks, asking listeners to GIVE NOW. If we can raise $150,000 by September 10th there is no Fall On-Air Fund Drive. Now is the time to give. It’s as simple as that. We can do this together. Help us change the way we fundraise by supporting great public radio programming – without interruption.

Help us raise meet the goal by September 10th and and we’ll cancel the fund drive. No drive. No interruption to the programs you love. We think it’s a great idea. We hope you do to. It’s doable with your gift RIGHT NOW.

You will hear our thanks everyday.


Michelle Keenan is the Associate Director of Development at Blue Ridge Public Radio. She began volunteering for the station in 1996 and has been a full-time staff member since 1998.