The Transylvania Times -

Station's New Frequency Begins Sept. 16 - Brevard NC


At 9 a.m. on Sept. 16, WCQS, Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc., will switch its current Brevard translator frequency from 105.1 FM to 90.5 FM.

WCQS’s current frequency at 105.1 FM is threatened by interference from another licensed station, according to a press release. The transfer to 90.5 FM allows WCQS to continue uninterrupted service to Transylvania County listeners.

“Competition for space on the dial is fierce, but our engineering team has worked diligently to ensure uninterrupted and consistent coverage to our listeners in Transylvania County,” said Jody Evans, WCQS president and CEO. “90.5 FM is the most solid and secure frequency for Brevard at this time. Our listener base in Transylvania County is tremendously loyal and supportive of WCQS. We know how much they value the programming we broadcast, and we appreciate the outpouring of concern about the signal over the years. We will continue to monitor and safeguard the new signal at 90.5 FM.”

The transition should be seamless for listeners, the release said. At 9 a.m. on Sept. 16, listeners in the Brevard coverage area should tune in to 90.5 FM.

Listeners who have any questions about the transition or have trouble with the new frequency may call WCQS at 210-4800 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, or email [email protected] Listeners can also hear a live stream of WCQS at

WCQS broadcasts NPR news and information programs and classical music during the day, with the BBC World Service overnight.

The station serves listeners throughout Western North Carolina, with three primary stations and eight translators located in mountain communities.

WCQS will post updates regarding the status of its Brevard translator on its website For any additional information, contact Evans.

WCQS and its translator stations serve more than 80,000 people in 12 counties. It is governed by an 18-member volunteer board of directors, with input from a 20-member Community Advisory Board (CAB) that reflects the region’s ethnic and cultural diversity.


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