Bob Workmon

Senior Producer/Program Manager; Host, All Things Considered; Classical Music Programmer

These days you can hear Bob from 4 to 6 p.m. on All Things Considered, and he's responsible for programming WHQR's daytime classical music service. Bob began his public radio career at the University of South Florida, working in almost every area of public radio. From Tampa, he went on to WCBU (Bradley University) in Peoria, Illinois, then to WFDD (Wake Forest University) in Winston-Salem. Bob reported to WHQR for his first tour of duty as program director in 2006, returning as Morning Edition host in 2010.

Bob writes about the arts for the Wilmington Star-News. He can also be found on stage. Since 2009 he has appeared with Opera House Theatre Company, most recently as Tony in Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, for which he won a Star-News Wilmington Theater Award for best actor in a musical, Bock & Harnick's She Loves Me, and as Javert in Les Miserables.  Bob's voice can also be heard on several children's iPhone applications for Once Upon An App, and has providedrecorded narration for museums in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. His son and daughter, Ben and Julia, are his pride and joy.

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Midday Interview -3/11/14
2:21 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Midday Interview: Broadway Star Ben Wright and Steven Errante on Upcoming Symphony Pops Event

Studio 1 at WHQR
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"We're just trying to do everything we can to make our personal and professional lives as authentic as possible." -Ben Wright

Guest Midday Interview host Bob Workmon spoke with artistic director of The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Steven Errante and Broadway star Ben Wright about Broadway Then & Now. Listen to the interview to get all of the vital details on the event. The evening will feature Ben and Amy Wright. More information available here.

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New Program
11:16 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Starting July 1st, "Here & Now" comes to WHQR

When Talk of the Nation was created more than 20 years ago, during the first Gulf War, call-in talk programming was still new to public radio. The program built a large and loyal audience over its history. The TOTN staff has been NPR’s go-to team for coverage of breaking news from 9/11 to the shootings last December in Newtown, Connecticut. Stations and listeners have relied on TOTN for quality coverage, high-caliber guests and enriching conversation.

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Midday Interview - June 5, 2013
2:40 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Midday Interview: "The Bookman's Tale"

Today Bob Workmon spoke with with North Carolina author Charlie Lovett about his novel of romance and mystery, The Bookman’s Tale.  The story tells of a man haunted by memories of his dead wife, stirred from mourning by a mysterious portrait, and intrigued by a renewed debate about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. 

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Music
9:00 am
Mon April 1, 2013

By popular demand: WHQR's schedule will soon cater to youth audience

(this article was originally posted on 04/01/13 as an April Fool's joke)

High Quality Radio just keeps getting better and better! With recent audience polls and pledge drive feedback, WHQR has decided to reevaluate some of its musical offerings. Starting this month, I will be transitioning the bulk of music programming duties to current intern John Mortara. Though I will miss it deeply, I have been told that John has a good ear for what all the hip 20-somethings like to hear on the radio.
 

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On-Air
2:12 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Radiolab comes to WHQR this Sunday at 6PM

NPR

Starting this Sunday, 6PM-7PM, WNYC's Radiolab will be making appearance on WHQR 91.3fm and online at WHQR.org!

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Local
5:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

News media reports can make sex crimes more difficult to prosecute

Reporters, educators and counselors gathered last week at the Rape Crisis Center as Sexual Assault Activism Month came to a close.

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Local
9:56 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Child Sex Abuse Difficult to Prosecute

Very few cases of child rape or sodomy ever go to trial. And those that do, more often than not, put the victim in direct confrontation with someone who has betrayed their trust.

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Local
9:50 am
Thu April 19, 2012

April is Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

About one out of four girls is sexually assaulted in the United States before the age of 18, and one in six boys.

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Midday Interview - April 12, 2012
2:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Chamber Music Wilmington: The Kontras Quartet

Today I talked with Barbara McKenzie about Chamber Music Wilmington, presenting the Kontras Quartet in concert.

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Inside WHQR - My Top Five
9:00 am
Mon February 27, 2012

My Top Five - Film Scores by Bob Workmon

Movies and music captured my heart and imagination almost simultaneously, and at an early age. Welcome to my Top Five memorable movies and the music that plays a role in making them great.

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