There are many ways to Support BPR News and WCQS on Blue Ridge Public Radio.
Blue Ridge Public Radio is committed to its mission - to keep earning your trust by providing news that values fact over speculation and playing great music that deserves to be heard. We're grateful you put your trust in us, and we put just as much trust in you. Individual contributions and business support make up 85% BPR's annual budget. Listener Support keeps BPR News and WCQS strong and independent and is a vital source of funding for our programs.
Some listeners may prefer to make a One-Time Gift as a new or renewing member. One-time gifts may be paid all at once, or by selecting from a variety of payment options and methods. You will see your choice of giving levels and benefits.
Sustaining Memberships are deducted automatically from the account of your choice until you tell us to stop. By eliminating administrative expenses, more of your donation goes into the programming. The result is more efficient fundraising, ease of giving for you, and the security of a steady, reliable stream of support for Blue Ridge Public Radio. Spreading your support over time can be easier on your budget! Sustaining Members receive regular membership benefits. You will also have a choice of a thank you gift each year. Sustaining Membership FAQs & Benefits
If you are already a sustaining member and you'd like to increase your monthly contribution click on Upgrade Your Sustaining Membership!
For information on underwriting our programming and corporate sponsorships, please visit the Business Support section.
Donate your old car, truck, boat, motorcycle or even a plane to Blue Ridge Public Radio. Your vehicle will be sold at auction and the proceeds will support the programs and shows you enjoy every day on WCQS and BPR News. Find out more by calling 1-866-789-8627. Please note - the vehicle does not have to be local to help Blue Ridge Public Radio.
Donors who make a gift of $1,200 or more are recognized as part of our Producer’s Circle. Producer Circle members are a visionary group of listeners who place a high value on the essential public service WCQS and BPR News provide to the people of Western North Carolina. Producer’s Circle membership includes special privileges, including behind-the-scenes station tours and invitations to special events throughout the year.
Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks, bonds or mutual funds transferred to Blue Ridge Public Radio before they are sold provide considerable tax advantages. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income tax deduction and helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due upon sale.
Making Blue Ridge Public Radio a beneficiary in your will or living trust will preserve Western North Carolina Public Radio for generations to come.
If you are looking for a way to earn an annual annuity while providing the charity of your choice with an immediate and permanent cash donation, as well as leaving an annuity for your loved ones, you may want to consider a Life Insurance Gift.
BPR Travels is committed to exploring new people, places and ideas. When you travel with Blue Ridge Public Radio you’ll enjoy a professionally curated, personalized experience with like-minded travelers who share a love of public radio for those not wishing to take a “tour” but a journey.
WCQS is an affiliate partner with the NPR Shop and ArkivMusic. That means when shop at either of these vendors you can support WCQS at the same time. The station will receive a portion of the proceeds from any purchases that originate from our Shop & Support page.
Blue Ridge Public Radio relies on hundreds of volunteers each year to help us with pledge drives, reception duties, events and more. We are always looking for new volunteers to share their time and talents with BPR.