WHQR's classical music mainstay, Jemila Ericson, has been away from her daily 9 am - 1 pm shift for a few days to tend to her mother Jean in her last days. Jean Ericson died at Trinity Grove care facility early in the morning of Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Jemila wanted her listeners to know that she appreciates the expressions of concern and care she received during her mom's long illness. Your thoughts and prayers have been and are welcomed. Jemila expects to return to the air in a few days.
The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Spring Pledge Drive 2014
Non-profits in the Cape Fear region know that WHQR Public Radio is an essential part of a strong marketing plan, and one of the best ways to expand their reach.
In our 2014 Spring Drive, March 26-April 1, WHQR will salute local non-profits that make a difference in our community, and give your group a chance to be heard even more. Winners of our PartnershipChallenge will receive underwriting contracts on WHQR.
More than 2,200 people have Carl Kasell’s voice on their home answering machines and cell phones – where he’s performed everything from "What’s New Pussycat" to "Rapper’s Delight" as Official Judge and Scorekeeper for Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
After recording so many messages for others, it’s time we record a few for him. You are invited to leave Carl voice mails by calling 1-888-Wait-Wait (1-888-924-8924; select the second option).
The Spring 2014 WHQR Survey is your chance to tell us what you like -- and don't like -- about WHQR. And one lucky participant will win a WHQR Smooth Landing Guest DJ slot.
This spring we've made it easier than ever to enter. WHQR members will soon be receiving copies of the survey in the mail. But the online version is quick and easy to fill out, with more room for your comments about WHQR. Find the online version at surveymonkey.com/s/SurveySpring2014
A Sunday Baroque Weekend, featuring special guest Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque, was a huge success. Thank you to every listener who attended one of the lively events. We were fortunate to host such distinguished and talented guests, and it was a privilege to bring these special musical and cultural events to our listeners. We hope you enjoy the above live music (beginning at 5:40) recording and interview with WHQR's very own Jemila Ericson.
Watch for more special live classical music programming from WHQR in the future.
We were honored to host the Cavani Quartet and the poet Mwatabu S. Okantah in the MC Erny Gallery on Friday, January 24th for a special live performance and broadcast of classical music and poetry. Gallery guests and listeners were delighted by the skilled blending of poem and song. Enjoy this clip from the performance, which brought tears to the eyes of many audience members.
Working at WHQR (my top station, if there be doubts) as the webmaster, I think a lot about radio, and what makes good radio. There are some generally agreed upon production standards that can help programs sound good or bad. There are basic problems, like that one dj who always plays with the zipper of his jacket on-air so you can't think about the weather advisory he's reading. All you hear is zzzzzzip zzzzzip zzzzzip. Beyond basic sound issues like that, though, it starts to get wishy-washy, creative, and cool.
On Friday, January 10th, WHQR hosted the Second Annual Day Sponsor Party at The Cameron Art Museum. The even was a huge success and it was wonderful to see so many people of this gathering! Were you there? Our volunteer photographers Paul Reinmann and Linsey McGrath documented the event with some great photgraphs. For a full gallery of photos from the event visit WHQR's Facebook Gallery!