Well, it must be karma. Just as in the last couple of weeks we have been celebrating out new AudioVault control software, another problem reared its head. A couple of weeks ago we started noticing and receiving reports of poor performance on our Classical HQR signal (92.7 in Wilmington, 102.3 in Myrtle Beach). People heard distortion in loud music and overall weak signal resulting from our attempting to solve the problem by lowering the music volume. For example, Joanne Purnell wrote: "Makes me sad not to be able to listen to my classical music in the car. / "Parks and Recreation"

I’ve got an appetite for radio and not just in the metaphorical sense. My appetite is literal. In the same vein as the overused joke of “having a face for radio,” apparently I’ve got the stomach for it too. Since arriving at WHQR, I’ve been filled with constant indulges in local culture and news, but there’s a big part of the piece that doesn’t carry through to the airwaves.

Listen up ladies: If you have even an inkling of attraction to comedy, Blaire Postman wants you to give it a shot. This comedian says there just aren't enough women coming out to Open Mic Nights in Wilmington, so she's holding a 4-week Stand-Up Comedy Class to prepare you. If you just want to get a feel for the comedy community, there is a no-obligation Women in Comedy Panel, featuring women who do stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, and book shows at comedy clubs.

What's on your grocery list? Eggs, milk, bread, and maybe a glass of wine while you're aisle-bound.

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Do you know Will Rogers? If you don't, you still might be familiar with many of his quotes (and those attributed to him because they sound like something he would say).  For instance: Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else. Or, Be it pestilence, war, or famine, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. The poor even help arrange it. Many of his thoughts were timeless, which is why they stick with us.

City of Wilmington

Back in January, the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the University of North Carolina - Wilmington to conduct a series of community discussions.  Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo hopes a new Community Relations Advisory Committee will continue that conversation between law enforcement officers and local citizens.  

So far, ten Community Dialogue Discussions have taken place, and there are ten more to go.  But Mayor Saffo says the dialogue can’t stop once the contract is finished with UNCW:

  *Update: the August show at Juggling Gypsy has been postponed until November. Stay tuned!*

The Bluegrass Jam has been going on at Satellite Bar & Lounge for over 6 years. Every Sunday night around 6:00, musicians gather and make music-you never know who'll be there to play, but almost certainly, Big Al Hall will be there leading the group. Anyone can come to play-even you.

Rich Leder is a professional writer (and all-around Renaissance man) who has put his pen to a variety of projects. In recent years, he's mainly been writing books, and on July 1st, he published a new one: Let There Be Linda.

There are many times in a persons life where every detail can be recalled -- memories have the extraordinary ability to pervade every one of our senses. In some cases, these memories are welcomed: fond recollections of yesteryear. In other cases, these pinpointed moments are not as attractive and are due to something we were not expecting. Commentator Annie Gray Johnston discusses how personal news has renewed her view of the world around her.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.