Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 PM
3:00 pm
Sun March 29, 2015

Soup to Nuts Live!: Randy McQuay

Randy McQuay

With a soulful voice, a bottomless bag of guitar licks, and a mean harmonica, Randy McQuay has been making a mark for himself since his high school days in Brunswick County. He cut his teeth at Cape Fear Blues Jams, formed the vivacious RootSoul Project, and pursued a solo career that has truly come into its own in recent years. He's a two-time winner of the Cape Fear Blues Challenge, twice opening the door to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. He brought home the Lee Oskar Harmonica Player Award in 2012 and was crowned IBC Solo Champion in January 2015.

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Wednesday, April 1 at Noon
3:58 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Gardening in Cape Fear

On the Next CoastLine:  Spring is in the air! And with the sun and rain come gardening woes and questions. We'll be digging up the answers with Tom Ericson of The Transplanted Garden and master gardener Barabara Sullivan on Wednesday, April 1 at noon.

Remember this is a call-in show and we would love to hear your questions and comments:

CoastLine Phone: 910.343.1138

CoastLine email:

CoastLine Twitter" @coastlinehqr

Midday Interviews
2:56 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Opening Reception: "Memories of the Past"

Bradley Carter and Jason Parker are very different artists-one works with spray paint and stencils, while the other uses acrylics to create abstract expressionist works.   The exhibit joining these collections together, "Memories of the Past," opens in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR on Friday, March 27 as a part of 4th Friday Gallery Walk.  Join us for the opening reception from 6:00-9:00.

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2:47 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

CoastLine: Nnenna Freelon, The Clothesline Muse, and Williston's 100th Year

Nnenna Freelon as Grandma Blu in The Clothesline Muse - playing UNCW's Kenan Auditorium March 28th.

The clothesline:  it’s an old-fashioned, even quaint, installation that’s fading from modern culture, but the metaphor it offers is the centerpiece of a new show called The Clothesline Muse playing Kenan Auditorium this Saturday. 

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March 25 - April 1
7:55 am
Wed March 25, 2015

WHQR Spring 2015 Pledge Drive is On!

It's day three of WHQR's Spring Pledge Drive!

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Spring 2015 Grand Sweepstakes
12:00 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Spring 2015 Grand Sweepstakes - The Umstead Hotel and Spa

The Co-Ed Pool

We are running a fantastic Grand Sweepstakes for our Spring 2015 Pledge Drive! Pledge now and you could win this great getaway from Umstead Hotel and Spa:

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Midday Interviews
5:01 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

JAZZFEST-featuring "Warmdaddy" Anderson & Tom Garling

Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson

Jerald Shynett is directing the UNCW JAZZFEST for the third year this spring.  The event was launched 30 years ago by Frank Bongiorno, now the department chair of UNCW's Music Department.  In this interview, Jerald Shynett talks about the opportunity 20 high school students are getting through this program and he describes the two guest artists this year-Wess "Warmdaddy" Anderson (saxophone) and Tom Garling (trombone).   We got Warmaddy on the phone, and part of that conversation is at the end of the interview.

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April 6 - 10 at 7 PM & April 6-8 at 4 PM
10:59 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Leviathan"

The latest drama from acclaimed director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) features Kolya (Alexi Serebriakov), an auto-repair shop owner who lives with his lovely young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Sergui Pokhodaev) by the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. Follow Kolya and his family as they attempt to navigate the brutal political landscape of Russia through this action packed film critics are calling the creme de la creme of social satires. (R, 2 hr 20 min)

Monday-Friday, April 6-10, 7 PM

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Inside WHQR
12:13 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Friends of Public Radio Are Looking For New Board Members

                          Would you like to serve on the Friends of Public Radio Board?

WHQR and the Friends of Public Radio are soliciting interested parties to apply for a limited number of positions on our Board of Directors.

We are seeking a diverse population from our listenership who are interested in engaging with the community in meaningful ways, can attend regular monthly meetings, can participate in committee responsibilities and can assist with fundraising.

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Wednesday, March 25 6-9 AM
10:52 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Call for WHQR Volunteers

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? WHQR needs your help! We are looking for volunteers to join our fun and friendly staff to answer the telephones during the opening morning of our Spring 2015 Pledge Drive, this Wednesday, March 25 from 6-9 AM. It's  a great chance to get involved in your community and meet other public radio lovers like yourself! CLICK HERE NOW TO SIGN UP