Heroes Weekend with the Carolina Mudcats
94.7 QDR is proud to partner with the Carolina Mudcats for Heroes Weekend, June 23rd through 25th. We’re honoring first responders, military, and local teachers all weekend. Tickets for Heroes Weekend are just $5 for first responders, non-active military, and frontline workers. Active military are free with proper ID. Family members of first responders, active/non-active military, and frontline workers are just $7.
Friday, June 23rd is First Responders Night. Mike Wheless from the Q Morning Crew will be there. The first 1,000 folks through the gate will receive a local heroes inspired t-shirt!
Saturday, June 24th is Military Appreciation Night. Mad Dawg will be there. The first 1,000 folks through the gate will receive a snow camouflage jersey!
Sunday, June 25th is Teacher Appreciation Day. Mike Wheless from the Q Morning Crew will be there. $7 box seats for folks living in one of the five counties: Wake, Franklin, Nash, Johnston, and Wilson. Play catch in the field after the game!
QDR Concert After Party at Whiskey Rose!
The party doesn’t stop when the show is over! Turn up QDR on your radio after a QDR concert to experience The QDR Encore. The QDR Encore is powered by Whiskey Rose, Glenwood South’s ONLY real country bar. Join us for the official QDR After Party at Whiskey Rose! Whether you go to the show or not, you’re invited. Look below for a list of concerts with a QDR After Party!
- Friday, June 16th – Dierks Bentley
- Friday, August 4th – Eric Church
- Friday, August 11th – Jason Aldean
- Saturday, September 9th – Sam Hunt:
- Thursday, October 5th – Zac Brown Band
- Thursday, October 26th – Luke Bryan
Mike & Amanda Interview Scotty McCreery!
Scotty McCreery talks about getting inducted into the NC Music Hall of Fame, writing “It Matters To Her” with Thomas Rhett’s dad, Rhett Akins, and takes the QDR Quick Quiz!
Fursday: Meet Snacks from the APS of Durham!
This is Snacks. And her name does her justice as she’ll jump through hoops for a snack or two….or 100. She will give you major side eye on walks to check in with you and make sure you have treats on deck when she continues to be a certified good girl, not pulling on the leash, or barking at squirrels. She’s quick on her feet and will be lots of fun to train.
Need to make new friends or find a way to introduce yourself to that cute girl across the bar? Bring Snacks with you and you’ll be set. She’s a show stopper and gets pets and hello’s everywhere she goes. She does well with *most* dogs but needs someone to hold her hand and tell her that other dogs can be friends too. Snacks has been at the shelter since December 28th, 2022 and her 1.5 year old heart is ready for her forever home. Come meet her today, and maybe bring some snacks.
Kids 8+, worried by tag, grabby; Dogs: Little rude at first, settles to friendly sniffing. Slow/careful intros.
Check her out!
Mike & Amanda Interview Jo Dee Messina!
Jo Dee Messina is coming to the Ritz on June 23rd! You can find tickets here. And you can hear The Q Morning Crew’s interview with her below!
Hometown Hero of the Week: Scott Daniel, May 31st, 2023
Our QDR Hometown Hero of the week is Chief Scott Daniel, recently retired Division Chief for the Fuquay-Varina.
Division Chief Scott Daniel was nominated by Dana Johnson who says, “I have had the honor to work Scott for almost 22 years and I don’t know anyone more deserving of this award. On April 28, 2023, Scott will be hanging up his turnout gear for the last time with thirty-three years of service to the Fuquay-Varina Fire Department and the citizens of the Town of Fuquay-Varina. He began his career as a volunteer with our department in 1990, was hired as one of our department’s first five full-time paid employees in 1993, and after working his way up the ranks, was promoted to his current position of Division Chief in 2019. Scott was born and raised in Fuquay-Varina and has dedicated his life to protecting the citizens in the place he still calls home. Scott is the first one to congratulate you on a job well done and the first one to reach out to check on you to see if you need anything when you are sick or injured. As the Division Chief over Training and Logistics, he is responsible for making sure our staff has the training they need to protect our community and to make sure they go home to their families at the end of every shift. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, have raised two amazing children, Will and Colby. He is a Christian and is an active member of their church. He works hard at the fire department and is usually one of the first ones to report to work each day. Scott not only has the respect of our fire department staff, but he is also a respected member of our Fuquay-Varina community.” Chief Scott Daniel, along with everyone here at 94.7 QDR, we would like to thank you for your service to our community and we wish you a happy retirement.
Thank you, Chief Scott Daniel, for your service! As a token of our appreciation, we’re sending you a 4-pack of tickets for Carolina Mudcats Baseball, and a $50 gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do.
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Salute Your Senior Using the QDR App!
94.7 QDR wants to help you salute your high school grad. Download the QDR app to your phone, and click on the menu to send us an audio message. Tell us the name of your graduate, the school they go to, and how proud you are of their accomplishment. Then tell your friends and family to turn on QDR to hear your Senior Shout Out. Congrats to the class of 2023!
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Fursday: Meet Dancer from Saving Grace!
Channeling ABBA from the 80’s vinyl days, Dancer is in the house and ready to be your dancing queen. You’re in the mood for a dance, And when you get the chance… come out to meet Dancer! This lovely, pretty, white and sleek lab mix just arrived at the farm and hasn’t met anyone yet who isn’t a friend. She is an adult who weighs about 50 pounds full grown.
Dancer has settled in well and made lots of friends already. She is a girl who seems to have a medium energy level but can turn on the athletic when she wants. She would love a home that offers lots of attention and adoration and promises to offer the same in return. She is quiet and not demanding and would settle well into a routine. She is quiet in her crate and has been a lady in terms of potty manners. Dancer is ready to salsa, cha-cha or waltz right into your heart and your life! To learn more about hosting a dog for the weekend, click here. Find more information on the open house here.
Check her out!
Hometown Hero of the Week: Hunter Crowder, May 24th, 2023
Our QDR Hometown Hero of the week is Hunter Crowder, paramedic and volunteer firefighter for the Bailey Fire Department.
Hunter was nominated by his wife Ashley who says, “He is so selfless in everything he does! He loves helping the community in any way he can. He loves his girls more than anything in this world! Hunter and I have been married for 7 years! On Sunday April 16th, he and I traveled to Florida for the Be the Match Foundation. He donated his bone marrow to a recipient! This has always been his dream and he has been on the bone marrow registry since he was in high school! He was so excited to finally be able to fulfill his dream! Since April was donation month, we felt like he should be recognized for his bravery and service to his community! His girls and I love him so much!
Thank you, Hunter, for your service! As a token of our appreciation, we’re sending you a 4-pack of tickets for Carolina Mudcats Baseball, and a $50 gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do.
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Fursday: Meet Mystery from the APS of Durham!
Mystery is a nature, guy. A true sportsman. He prefers hikes over brunch and hot dogs over avocado toast. You won’t find him wearing cute hats or clothes, but he will proudly wear his signature slobber across the top of his nose. Don’t worry about wiping it off, because once you do it will come right back. Outside is his happy place, where he can play with toys, roll in the grass and just soak in the sun. His smooshy face and enthusiastic movements can only be described as goofy (in the best way possible) and will provide hours of enjoyment for both you and him. He loves tennis balls and belly rubs and has an affinity for wildlife, think birds and squirrels, but not in a snuggly, let’s make friends way. But like any outdoorsman, he has a soft spot for affection. After a day of soaking in the sun, he would love nothing more than to crack open a cold bowl of water and lay his head on your lap.
His preference is to be your one and only, so there should be no other dogs in the home. Does Mystery sound like your kind of guy? Mystery has been at the shelter since October 21st, 2022. Mystery deserves nothing but the best, and we are rooting for him to find his forever home very soon! Find more information on the APS of Durham on their website.