Good Shepherd Center

Most Americans look forward to a feast on Thanksgiving Day.  It’s a day of gratitude, time with family, and let’s be honest – unbridled consumption.  But for more than half a million people, the question of what to cook for the big dinner is overshadowed by much more basic concerns:  where to spend the night, how to stay warm, where to find food – any food.

Homemade Holiday Shorts returns for its 20th Anniversary Year with an exciting slate of guests, wonderful holiday music and a delicious feast.

For one evening each year in December, friends of WHQR gather in our MC Erny Gallery and around their radios at home to listen to holiday stories read live by a panel of entertaining guests.


Nov 24, 2015

This week, commentator Shane Fernando shares new insight about one of North America's oldest traditions.

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC. He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Giving Thanks: A celebration of fall, food & gratitude.

At 11 am on Thanksgiving Day (November 26th) on Classical HQR 96.7 and at noon on HQR News 91.3 we will air holiday specials!

Classical HQR 96.7 programming at 11 am:

The Carolina Pine Music Festival

Nov 20, 2015

The Carolina Pine Music Festival kicks off tonight at the Brooklyn Arts Center.  Anna Mann and Will Daube joined forces to create this festival; they had a small version in May, but this is the big one.  For three days, 28 local bands are playing.  See a list of performers here.  

Friday 11/20:  Brooklyn Arts Center, 4:00pm-11:00pm

Plan New Hanover County /

To tackle the divide between high home prices and low wages, regional business leaders suggest increasing incomes through targeted economic development.  But at a recent roundtable discussion, local government representatives came at it from a different angle: lowering housing costs.

The heads of Wilmington City Council and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners agree that partnerships between local government and developers are part of the solution to the region’s lack of affordable housing.  Here’s Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo:

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At a recent roundtable focused on the lack of affordable housing in the Cape Fear region, local representatives suggested ways of lowering the high cost of housing.  But some business leaders proposed a different route: raising incomes to meet housing prices.

On the next CoastLine, it’s the season of giving. How can the local community help those who don’t have food for Thanksgiving, who have no home where their family can gather to celebrate the holidays? We’ll speak with representatives of Good Shepherd and Louis, a formerly homeless man who was rehoused with the help of the Center.   

Listen for CoastLine Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91 3 FM. You can ask a question any time by emailing Follow us on Twitter at coastlinehqr.

Classical Guitarist Justin Hoke Releases "Open Sky"

Nov 19, 2015

Classical guitarist Justin Hoke is having a CD Release party Thursday, November 19.  He'll play music from his disc, Open Sky at UNCW's Beckwith Recital Hall.  The music can be purchased in hard copy or downloaded.   

Listen to the interview above to hear Justin play Una Limosnaa por el Amor de Dios by Agustin Barrios.  

UNC Pembroke

Local entrepreneurs have a new option for assistance growing from an idea into a viable business.  The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will soon cut the ribbon on a brand new facility for start-ups.