The Wilmington Jewish Festival keeps growing, this year offering 8 feature films + 8 shorts. The Festival kickoff on Sunday, May 1st features Labyrinth of Lies at 3:00 at Thalian Hall, followed by a buffet reception in the ballroom.

The newest downtown hotspot for art opened just six months ago: Art in Bloom Gallery at 210 Princess Street.  Owner Amy Grant renovated the space for months to get the old horse stable in shape, and it is full of paintings, sculptures, pottery, and various pieces that fit no category.  Amy is a newcomer to Wilmington, but grew up in Fayetteville.

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North Carolina is the second largest pork producer in the United States.  Hog farming in the state is largely concentrated in the southeastern region – which includes Duplin, Wayne, and Pender counties and part of Sampson County.  According to the 2012 U.S.

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Don Gonyea's April 13th visit to Wilmington, NC was met with great success. Gonyea is a Peabody Award-winning journalist with decades of experience, and is currently NPR's National Political Correspondent. With Gonyea's experience comes many fascinating and often amusing stories, including tales about previous presidential campaigns, working with past presidents, and pounding the cement to get another side to a story.

Thanks to the intrepid work of Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and our own George Scheibner, listeners in the Myrtle Beach area can now enjoy Classical HQR, thanks to a brand-new signal at 102.3. The signal was made operational on Saturday, April 23, 2016 (Shakespeare's birthday, and the day after WHQR's 32nd anniversary).

Early tests indicate that many communities in the Grand Strand can now enjoy 24-hour classical music, including our own local programs with Gina Gambony and Pat Marriott as well as the Metropolitan Opera.

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CoastLine is now on the air two days a week! You can hear CoastLine on 91.3FM on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:06 pm.

With the introduction of the second edition of CoastLine, WHQR 91.3FM will make several programming schedule changes:

The rebroadcast of the Wednesday edition of CoastLine, with its public affairs topics, will move to Sundays at 3:00 pm.

From Sunday, April 22nd, 1984: the very beginning of WHQR. With Michael Titterton, first manager of WHQR. And more:

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Today’s Friday Feedback comes with a request. A month or so ago we launched our Spring 2016 Listener Survey. Listeners could fill it out by paper or on the web. I want to thank everyone who has filled out the survey – about 200 of you have done so – but I’d love to have some more responses. We’ve extended the deadline until this Sunday April 24th at midnight, and you can find the link on our website. I’ll put it in the online version of this Friday Feedback also.

Judy Girard

Judy Girard started her television career in the late 1960s and worked her way through the halls of NBC in New York – where she developed shows such as Maury Povich, Jenny Jones, and Jerry Springer.  Her decision to move the Phil Donahue show to New York helped solidify it as the pre-eminent talk show in the country. 

After joining the Food Network as General Manager in 1998, she became to the President in 2001. Four years later, she took the helm at HGTV, which is owned by Scripps, the same company that owned the Food Network.   

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