Programs A-Z

  • Paul Brown takes you on an exploration of America's musical traditions from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi delta on Across the Blue Ridge, now Saturday evenings at 7:00 on 91-3, WHQR.

    Across the Blue Ridge focuses...

  • New music from every genre.

    More info on ALL SONGS CONSIDERED 

  • Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

  • Recipes, Equipment Reviews, Taste Tests and Food Science.

  • WHQR's Classical Guest and Request Hour on 92.7 FM. We'd love to know what you'd love to hear. Send all requests to asyoulikeit@whqr.org.

  • Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.

    More info on BBC Newshour

  • Classical HQR is excited to offer highlights from this year's BBC Proms concerts at 2 p.m. each Saturday afternoon now through September 10. BBC Radio 3’s Andrew McGregor and Sarah Walker host, offering conversation with special guests on the...

  • International news, analysis and information from the BBC World Service.

    For full BBC schedule click HERE

  • Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly on National Public Radio stations throughout the United States and elsewhere. Its subjects are automobiles and repair, and it often takes humorous turns. The hosts of Car Talk are brothers Tom and...

  • Join Host Bob Workmon for a morning of classics.

  • Listen as Pat Marriott shares his rich knowledge of classical music.

  • Classical Music from Minnesota Public Radio

  • Classics for Kids debuted December 5, 1998 and is designed to help adults introduce children to classical music. The program features a composer and his/her music, along with games, quizzes and curriculum materials for primary grade...

  • Coastline is a call-in variety news hour. Every week, we’ll look into issues that matter in the Cape Fear Region. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will interview expert guests and invite you to join the conversation. Tell us what topics you would like...

  • Gina Gambony hosts Communique, a daily feature exploring arts, events, and ideas in the Cape Fear Region. She interviews artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community happenings—all the...

  • Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs.

    More info on Fresh Air

  • Fresh Air Weekend is a "best of" recap of the previous week's shows, so if you missed one of Terry's great interviews, here's another chance.

    More info on Fresh Air Weekend<...

  • Friday Feedback is our listeners' chance to tell us what you think about any aspect of the operations or programming of WHQR. Each week station manager Cleve Callison selects a range of comments representing viewpoints received. Most of them...

  • If any one individual has been associated with the successful production and promotion of Blues music in the Port City, it's Lan Nichols.  He's the director of the Cape Fear Blues Festival, a pro-active member of the Cape Fear Blues Society,...

  • Here & Now offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture, business, technology,...

  • Jazz.

  • Ken Rudin's Political Junkie brings a fresh take to political conversation — featuring energetic discussions, rich historical context, and plenty of bad jokes. Host Ken Rudin brings his years of experience on the campaign trail to the...

  • Imagine a folk and bluegrass hour hosted by a musician who cares passionately about what he spins on-air and will tell you why each tune is worth hearing. John Fonvielle is a talented guitarist and bassist who also enjoys playing DJ on Saturday...

  • American Public Media's Marketplace presents news on business, economics, and money for the rest of us.

    More info on Marketplace

  • "The world's greatest singers on the world's greatest stage."

    Schedule (all live):

    • Un Ballo in Maschera -- Sat. 12/08/12 - 12:55PM
    • Aida -- Sat. 12/15/12 - 12:55PM
    • Les...
  • Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 13 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 19 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station...

  • We aim to help you make informed decisions about both traditional and alternative reasons. 

  • Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.

  • Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. Whether we present stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author or a special...

  • Wilmington Star News has called it "the coolest half hour of music on local radio." Tune-in for a little something different for your trip home, or while you're making dinner. No MSG.

  • On select Fridays and Saturdays, 9PM-10PM, we broadcast a recent recording of our Soup to Nuts Live! concert series.

  • A unique and personal music mix for a Saturday night. Local performers, big names, old and new, borrowed and blue. You never know what you're going to get.

    Plus, Soup to Nuts Live! features local concerts recorded in our WHQR Gallery.

  • Join George Scheibner with a mix of straight-ahead and great vocal jazz. Featuring Philip Furia's Great American Songbook at 1:30pm.

  • A celebration of beloved music from the baroque era (1600-1750).

  • Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians, and artists from around the world.

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  • Science, technology, environment and health news and discussion from the makers of the NPR public radio program Science Friday with host Ira Flatow.

    More info on Science Friday

  • Join Philip Furia for an enduring body of classical song, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers in styles that range from jazz to blues, rock to country.

  • Have you always loved humankind’s original musical instrument?  During the Met’s off-season, Pat Marriott will bring you The Human Voice, a celebration of vocal music every Saturday at 1pm beginning May 14 on Classical HQR 92.7.  We’ll...

  • The New Yorker Radio Hour is a weekly program presented by the magazine's editor, David Remnick, and produced by WNYC Studios and The New Yorker. Each episode features a diverse mix of interviews, profiles, storytelling, and an occasional burst...

  • The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey...

  • We bring the issues, personalities and places of North Carolina to you. This is a live, call-in show. 

    More info on The State of Things

  • Fiona Ritchie returns to WHQR with music from the Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland and beyond on Thistle and Shamrock, Six o'clock Saturday evenings on 91-3, WHQR.

  • In depth interviews with the most influential and innovative people working in entertainment, art and pop culture. 

  • True stories of everyday people. 

  • This American Life is a weekly public radio show from WBEZ. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. Host Ira Glass follows stories of everyday people that will wow and amaze you.

  • Helping Americans have the best possible experiences all over Europe. 

  • Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's Peabody-award-winning weekly hour-long humorous quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out...

  • Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

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  • Weekend counterpart to NPR's Morning Edition. Offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

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