Mountain Xpress

Public Media: Building Trust in an Age of Mistrust, September 10th at 7 pm at the Wortham Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $20. Tickets may be purchased online at dwtheatre.com or by calling the Wortham Center's box office Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm at 828-257-4530.

Thanks to everyone who voted Blue Ridge Public Radio 'Best Local Radio Station' (non-commercial) in the Mountain X Best of WNC 2018 awards!

This is the 4th year in a row a that readers voted BPR (WCQS) #1. We are thrilled to be included among the Best that WNC has to offer, and we are honored to serve the people and communities of Western North Carolina. You will hear our thanks everyday. 

N.C. Public Division Of Health

The opioid crisis is affecting all of the U.S., and Western North Carolina in particular.  And it is showing no signs of slowing down in the region's most populous county.  In the first 8 months of 2017, 230 visits to emergency departments were reported in Buncombe County, as opposed to just 84 during the same time frame last year.

Mountain Xpress

It's been an exciting week at WCQS, and the jewel in the crown was being named the #1 Local Radio Station (non-commercial)  in the Mtn X Best of WNC 2016. Thanks to the readers of Mountain Xpress for selecting WCQS, for the second year in a row! We are honored to serve the people of Western North Carolina. You will hear our thanks every day.

Mountain Xpress readers voted WCQS / Western North Carolina Public Radio "Best Local Radio Station" in the Best of WNC 2015 Awards!

Western North Carolina has some mighty good community radio stations and local commercial stations, so that makes this vote even more meaningful to us. We are delighted and honored. Our thanks to everyone who cast a vote for WCQS.

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