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Darn ol' technical difficulties
7:34 am
Wed December 24, 2014

What happened to Tuesday's Jazz?

An outage in one of our satellite receivers resulted in a loss of WHQR's 9 pm - midnight jazz on Tuesday December 23rd. The station was still on the air, but silent for several minutes while we attempted to bring the jazz back.

As of Wednesday morning the 24th, we still don't know the cause of the problem but suspect it was from the syndicated source we use. We decided to start the BBC early.

Naturally, this problem occurred during holiday times. Of course. Special thanks to George Scheibner for returning to the station, investigating the problem and putting the BBC on.

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Inside WHQR
1:15 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Holiday Blues on WHQR!

Front Street Blues / Saturdays, 11:00pm on 91.3fm

When it comes to Christmas music the Blues has its fair share, and then some. From the familiar strains of "Merry Christmas Baby" by Charles Brown to Lynn August's "Christmas by the Bar-B-Que," there are hundreds of holiday Blues and R&B cds, containing thousands of familiar and original tunes. Front Street Blues presents its take on a blue Christmas, and it's sure to please.

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Inside WHQR
7:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Jemila Ericson Says Goodbye to WHQR

10th Birthday of WHQR

During her 20 years with us Jemila Ericson has come to be thought of by many as the heart and soul of WHQR. Her soothing voice, her humor, her uncanny ability to pronounce challenging names in a dozen different languages every day, and her tender aura all make Jemila the irreplaceable Classical Host and woman that she is.

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Breaking news
11:15 am
Thu December 18, 2014

IRA Rollover Retroactive Extension

Credit Wikimedia Commons

This post has been updated -- 12/18/14.

Congress has extended a tax break on charitable donations from individual donor's retirement accounts retroactively to January 1, 2014. The President is expected to sign this legislation.

This provision, which expired in 2013, allows individuals 70 ½ and older to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor's adjusted gross income.

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Inside WHQR
11:49 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Recap: Homemade Holiday Shorts was a Hoot!

Catesby Jones and John Golden
Lan Nichols

Thank you to everyone who attended our most successful Homemade Holiday Shorts yet!

There was plenty of great conversation, food, drink, and most importantly the most entertaining  holiday stories to date. A special thanks once again to our Master of Ceremonies Rob Zapple, to our charismatic readers Tony Rivenbark, Rhonda Bellamy and Katherine Rudeseal, to Milner's Cafe for the catering, and to our wonderful holiday musicians John Golden and Catesby Jones. We hope you had as lovely a time as we did! Check out some of the photos from this glorious night in the slideshow above.

Inside WHQR
3:51 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Position Announcement: Classical Host 2014

Inside WHQR
1:21 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Shop Local and Support WHQR with Locally Made Christmas Ornaments

Trying to find something unique to give your loved ones this holiday season? Have we got the perfect gift for you - Local glass artist Jim Downey has created custom WHQR Christmas Ornaments!

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Inside WHQR
7:00 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

WHQR Wants to Say Thank You!!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2014 One Day, End of the Year such a success!!!

We would especially like to thank:

WHQR Board of Directors

Our WONDERFUL volunteers like Merritt and Mindy Blalock and all the great people who helped answer the phones. 

The restaurants who provided delicious food for our volunteers and staff

  • Canape
  • Stuffedwich

WHQR'S committed staff

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Inside WHQR
2:08 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Your Guide to WHQR's Holiday Programming

No matter what holiday you celebrate WHQR has the perfect holiday music for you!

Check out our list of upcoming holiday-themed shows:

Chanukah/Hanukkah

Hanukkah Lights 2014 (NPR) 7 p.m. Monday 12/15 on 91.3 FM

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Call or Pledge Online Today!
1:01 am
Mon December 8, 2014

December One Day Drive Sweepstakes: Win an iPad Air!

This holiday we are running a high-tech pledge drive sweepstakes! Pledge now and you could win a brand new iPad Air

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