Gina Gambony

Listeners reacted with approval to our recent announcement that Gina Gambony has been hired as our Classical Host. You hear her voice Tuesday - Friday between 9am and 1pm on Classical HQR, and at other times. Gloria Shirley wrote on our website:

Congratulations, Gina. I always knew you were destined for great things!

Jean D. wrote:

So happy to hear your news, Gina. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. Best wishes in your new venture.

Sue Abramsky and Harold Sparr wrote:

I am very pleased to announce that, following the recommendation of the search committee, Gina Gambony is now our new Classical Host.

You've already heard what a fine job Gina has done since December following Jemila Ericson's departure. You may not have seen all the other helpful things Gina has been responsible for here, such as program logs, voice breaks in all kinds of shows, the Cultural Calendar and a host of other duties.

Thalian Association presents the Leonard Bernstein musical Wonderful Town. Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with two integral members of the show. The lively interview even feature some lovely singing, be sure to listen to this unique Midday Interview!

Wonderful Town runs May 15-25th at Thalian Hall. More information on the show and to purchase tickets visit the Thalian Association's website

New Horizons Band Wilmington

 For today’s midday interview, Gina Gambony visited the rehearsal of the New Horizons Band at UNCW.

The New Horizons Band is performing with the UNCW Wind Symphony on Tuesday, April 29 at Kenan Auditorium in a performance titled Made in America. The show features traditional American Music. To find out more about the show, or if you are thinking about dusting off your own instrument, visit newhorizonsbandwilmington.org. Tickets $5.35; children and UNCW students free.

"What is real, and what is not real?" -Art Bridgman

WHQR host Gina Gambony interviews accomplished dancers and artists Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer about their upcoming UNCW performances. Listen to the fascinating interview and consider seeing the show on Friday or Saturday night. Click here for more information, including ticketing info. 

March 14th and 18th @ 8PM
Main Stage Theater, UNCW Cultural Arts Building

Jason Hess

Board Chair for Wilmington Arts Council, writer , and professor Clyde Edgerton spoke with guest host Gina Gambony about an upcoming literary event.  

Edgerton will interview the accomplished writers Jill McCorkle, Lee Smith, and Randall Kenan on Saturday, March 8, at 3pm in UNCW’s Lumina Theater. The inverview will touch on craft, process, and how these accomplished writers have built their writing lives. Patrons are encouraged to purchase the $25 tickets in advance by calling 910-343-0998 or online via the below link. Proceeds go to the Wilmington Arts Council.