The Three Continents Music Show

Wednesdays 8:00 p.m.

Sundays 2:00 p.m.

The Three Continents Music Show, is an international music program featuring music from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. What makes this show different from ordinary “world music” programs is that it is presented by people from these three continents living in our community. WQSV is not bringing the music of the world to you – we are just introducing you to who and what are already here.

The Three Continents Music Show is bringing you music and stories from the Democratic Republic of Congo, The People’s Republic of China, Ethiopia, and Kurdistan. Our hosts for these shows are all students in the Intensive English Program at Eastern Mennonite University. So you will get more than just the music: you will also hear about the communities from which this music comes as well as learning something about immigrants in our community. Right now more shows are being recorded and produced as project English teaching in the IEP in the former WEMC studios on campus which have been refitted by Physical Plant and IT for this project.


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China – Jing

Congo – Enock

Congo 2 – Paul & Enock

Ethopia – Henok

Kurdistan – Narmin

Columbia – Cesar

South Korea – Haeyeong

Saudi Arabia – Zyad

China – Jasmine

Congo – Tabita

Staunton Observer

The Staunton Observer is a monthly community journalism magazine written and produced by WQSV’s journalism volunteers. This half-hour show presents feature stories on what is going on in Staunton and the surrounding Shenandoah Valley. Our pilot show includes features about the Middle River Clean-up, Hunger in Staunton, and the Staunton Makerspace. These stories were recorded, written and produced by volunteers working to develop community radio journalism in Staunton.

If you would like to join us in WQSV’s journalism project, experience is not necessary. We can train you in recording and interview techniques, copywriting, and using digital audio editing software.

Want to be a journalist for the program?  Email James Smoot.

Bluegrass Saturday Mornings

Saturdays 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Your host, “Bluegrass Chuck” Troutman, is a longtime friend of bluegrass music.  Bluegrass Morning features an eclectic mix of new and old, traditional, new grass, folk and near grass. Chuck cut his radio teeth during a 17-year stint at James Madison University’s WXJM radio station.  He also hosted Bluegrass Thursday, a concert series which had a 10-year run at Harrisonburg’s Court Square Theater.