Wednesday, April 8 at Noon
11:28 am
Thu April 2, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Beach Renourishment

On the Next CoastLine: Beach renourishment uses sand from offshore to stabilize the oceanfront, which increases storm protection and recreational value. But where does the money for this continual replenishment come from? And how does it affect our environment? We'll talk with Tracy Skrabal of the NC Coast Federation and Layton Bedsole, New Hanover County's Shoreline Protection Coordinator. 

Remember this is a live, call-in show and we'd love to hear from you at... 

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 

2:56 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

CoastLine: Spring Planting along the Southeastern Coast

Vitex agnus-castus, Lamiaceae, Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Monk's Pepper, flowers.
H. Bell

Will lilacs or peonies grow in the Cape Fear region?  Is Pampas Grass a good landscaping idea? 

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Inside WHQR
1:20 pm
Wed April 1, 2015


We did it - and it's all thanks to you! Thank you to the 1377 WHQR supporters who helped us raise $161,650!  Check out the slideshow above of all the fabulous volunteers who took time out of their busy lives to help us answer all your wonderful phone calls!  In fact, we have so many people to thank...

WHQR Board of Directors

Our wonderful volunteers like Merritt and Mindy Blalock and the more than 100 great people who helped answer our pledge phones.

Our partner non-profit volunteer teams.

The restaurants who provided food for our staff and volunteers. 

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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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