Fight 94-7 is taking off for another amazing trip, this time we’re sending you to see Zac Brown Band October 8th in Tampa, Florida. Listen ALL-DAY, FRIDAY (6/24) starting at 7:05 am till 7:05pm. We’ll give you a keyword each hour at 5 after the hour, enter that keyword here on our website to be part of the GRAND PRIZE DRAWING on Tuesday, 7/5 at 8:41 with your Q Morning Crew.
As the grand prize winner, you and a guest will fly to Tampa on Friday, October 7th, where you’ll have time to explore and check out the sites. Saturday, you’ll see Zac Brown Band live in concert, Sunday, you’ll make the trip back home with memories that will last a lifetime! Trip includes airfar for 2, hotel, and tickets to see Zac Brown Band.
Wake up and win with Nearly Impossible Trivia. Mike and Amanda will ask you the Nearly Impossible Trivia question at 6:25 a.m. Be the first to answer it correctly and we’ll hook you up with a QDR Summer Swag Bag that includes a QDR backpack, a QDR t-shirt, koozies for your cold drinks, and sunglasses. If you oversleep, don’t worry, Mad Dawg has your hook-up in the afternoon at 5:30 p.m.
The biggest and best 4th of July fireworks and celebrations will be back in 2022! If you are in need of a location to sport your red, white, and blue and show off your pride for America, here’s how to have the perfect Fourth of July Weekend!
Town of Fuquay-Varina: July 1st, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join us for fireworks, music, and the start of a great long weekend on Friday, July 1, at South Park, 900 S. Main Street, Fuquay-Varina. Gates open at 6 PM, and fireworks will begin at sundown which is generally around 9:15 pm. This time is subject to weather. A concert featuring Spare Change begins at 6:30 pm. Food Trucks will be onsite and the Splash Pad will be open from 6:00pm – 8:30pm.
Make sure to bring a blanket or chair and get there early to claim the best location to view the fireworks. Alcohol and Animals Prohibited.
Carolina Mudcats: July 1st, July 2nd, July 3rd
The annual Mudcats for America fireworks extravaganza series returns July 1, July 2, and July 3 featuring an expanded version of the Carolina’s post-game fireworks show. Purchase tickets here: https://www.milb.com/carolina-mudcats/tickets/
Town of Clayton: July 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Town of Clayton and the Downtown Development Association are excited to host the 2nd Annual Square-to-Square Independence Day Street Festival, presented by Matthews Motors.
The festival will take place in Downtown Clayton on Saturday, July 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Downtown Clayton will be filled with FREE games, activities, food, and music from Town Square to Horne Square!
Wake Forest: July 3rd and 4th
Fireworks Spectacular: Sunday, July 3; Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Heritage High School, 1150 Forestville Road
The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Children’s Parade: Monday, July 4; line-up begins at 10 a.m.; parade starts at 10:30 a.m.
Intersection of North Main Street and West Juniper Avenue, near the Wake Forest Historical Museum, 414 N. Main St.
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Optimist Club
Art in the Park: Monday, July 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wake Forest Community House, 133 W. Owen Ave.
Sponsored by the Wake Forest Woman’s Club
Apex: July 3rd and 4th
Firework Frenzy: July 3rd, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hunter Street Park, 1250 Ambergate Station
The first-ever fireworks display and event features music, food trucks, and bounce houses. Fireworks kick off around 9:30 p.m. over Hunter Street Park.
Olde-Fashioned 4th of July: July 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This long-standing traditional event features games for all ages, inflatables, the Parade of Wheels, and ends with a splash down from the Apex Fire Department!
City of Raleigh: July 4th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Join the City of Raleigh and presenting partner ABC11/WTVD-TV for the Raleigh 4th of July Fireworks on Monday, July 4th. The festivities are moving to Dorothea Dix Park this year. The family-friendly event will feature music and lawn games along with the main event: a fantastic fireworks display!
Gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Free parking will be available at downtown parking decks and on NC State University’s Centennial Campus, where you can pick up a free shuttle to the fireworks. Shuttles will operate frequently from Moore Square and Centennial Campus to and from Dix Park. Please NOTE: There will be No Parking on the Dix Park campus July 4th.
Town of Cary: July 4th, 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
A Triangle tradition is BACK! Join us for a salute to the red, white, and blue as we honor the birthday of the U.S.A. with patriotic high-spirited classics and favorites featuring a DJ, The Cary Town Band, and the North Carolina Symphony. Don’t miss the spectacular Fireworks display over Symphony Lake immediately following the performance by the North Carolina Symphony.
NOTE: Purchasing a table will offer a view of the performances but does not guarantee a clear view of the fireworks. Fireworks may be obstructed by the tree canopy, the stage, or other structures.
We’re turning up the heat on your QDR Summer Fun Weekend playlist. Whether you’re on the lake, at the pool, on the beach, or just kickin’ it in the backyard with your neighbors, we’re playing the perfect playlist of Hot Country from today and back in the day. Download our app and listen on your phone when you connect to your Bluetooth speaker, listen in the car, OR tell your smart speaker to “Play Ninety-Four Seven QDR”
Our Fursday Pet of the Week is Big Boy from SPCA of Wake County!
Now that’s a Big Boy! Big Boy is a super sweet and easy-going 10-year-old senior who is looking for a retirement home with a family to love him through his golden years. Big Boy was surrendered to the shelter when his previous family be came too elderly to care for him. He is good with kids and was always happy being the nap-time pillow for the grandchildren in his previous family. His owners said he is good with other dogs of all ages and energy levels, and he is very gentle and well-behaved around senior citizens. He has spent the past few years living outdoors, but his previous family said he is indeed housetrained. Big Boy isn’t too big on pets (although he certainly doesn’t mind them), but he is a low-maintenance guy who is perfectly happy to roll around in the grass or snooze his afternoons away in the house. Big Boy currently has heartworm disease, but not to worry — SPCA Wake is providing his full course of treatment, and soon he will be heartworm-free!
Big Boy is neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. His adoption fee is $95. Interested adopters can get more information at spcawake.org.
SPCA of Wake County
200 Petfinder Lane | Raleigh, NC | 27603
(919) 772-2326 | spcawake.org
Our QDR Hometown Hero of this week is Jon Barbour, a firefighter for the town Four Oaks.
Jon was nominated by his sister Brittany who says, “My brother deserves to be recognized as a Hometown Hero because he is so passionate about giving back to the town that has given so much to him. Raised in Four Oaks, the Barbour name runs deep in the town’s history. As a young man in his 20s, Jon decided to join the Four Oaks Fire Department as a volunteer to give back to his community. He has assisted on multiple types of calls where he increased his knowledge and gained experience to make him a better firefighter. Recently, he helped save a local family in a neighboring town when their home went up in flames. Four Oaks is blessed to have him on their team.”
Thank you, Jon, for your service! As a token of our appreciation, we’re sending you a gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do!
Want to nominate a Hometown Hero?
Thanks for listening to 94.7 QDR!
Your opinion matters to us and that’s why you’re invited to take our Late June New Music Survey and join our Q Music Discovery Lab. When you do, you’ll get to check out hot new country and help decide what gets added to the QDR playlist. Once you’re done, you’ll be automatically entered to win a $50 Circle K Gas Card.
Meet our Fursday Pet of the Week, Shona, from The Animal Protection Society of Durham!
Shona is one of the dogs included in our “Pick Your Price” promotion that we have going on the entire month of June! “Pick Your Price” month means that you determine the value of the deal you get when you adopt from us. Every adopted animal is spayed/neutered, has a microchip, is fully vaccinated, tested for parasites, and receives a complete medical exam and a behavior evaluation – a minimum value of $600 at a local veterinary clinic. Plus, they’re given lots and lots of love and socialization from our staff and volunteers. Normally our cats and kittens are $95 and dogs range from $125 – $175. You determine what you pay this month, so come pick out your new best friend soon!
“Hello! Did you know that I’m so special I’m pet of the week? Do you by any chance have a ball for me? I’m a sweet, sensitive girl who loves to carry a ball around. I’m a bit shy at first, but then I warm up to new friends. I like treats and gentle affection once I get to know you. Mostly I’m looking for a person with lots of gentle love to give, who can go slow with me, and who has a ball. Is it you?”
Remember because of our Pick Your Price promotion, Shona’s adopters can choose what they want to pay. It’s a win-win!
Animal Protection Society of Durham
2117 E. Club Blvd. | Durham, NC | 27704
It’s another Ticket Tuesday at QDR and this time we’re playing a game of QDR Ticket Tag for Luke Bryan tickets!
Here’s how it works: The game will start at 8:05 a.m. with Mike and Amanda. They’ll get our first winner of the day. In order to win tickets at 10:05 a.m., you’ll need to know the name of the winner at 8:05 a.m. – you’ll “tag” them to win your tickets. At 12:05 p.m., you’ll need to know the name of the person who won at 10:05 a.m. We’ll continue the game at 2:05 p.m., and 4:05 p.m.
GOOD LUCK and thanks for listening to 94.7 QDR and ONLY QDR!
Our QDR Hometown Hero of this week is Wendy Radford, a paramedic and teacher in Wilson County.
Wendy was nominated by her daughter Savannah who says, “My mom Wendy has been on the Wilson County EMS for 17 years and now serves as a lieutenant. She is so selfless and does everything she can for others and her community. She’s also a teacher at Wilson Community College. On her days off, she teaches CPR, first aid, and first responder classes. She is also a volunteer firefighter for the Stantonsburg-Moyton Volunteer Fire Department where she is a first responder and keeps the others up to date on their classes. My mom is always doing whatever she can to help others and still manages to take care of her own family. I think she deserves to be recognized because of everything she does for her community and her family! We love you and appreciate you so much!”
Thank you, Wendy, for your service! As a token of our appreciation, we’re sending you a gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do!
Want to nominate a Hometown Hero?