Thanks to the generosity of some great public-spirited donors (see below), WHQR has created the HD Radio Pay It Forward Fund. Through the fund, we are able to provide an Insignia FM/HD radio AT NO CHARGE to 25 or more WHQR members having trouble receiving Classical HQR at 96.7 FM.
The recent addition of Classical HQR 96.7fm and the simultaneous revamp of HQR News 91.3fm have been, as expected, mammoth tasks. Because we are automated during parts of the day and on weekends, we have had to re-write literally thousands of lines of computer code. Some of it has gone more smoothly than we could have hoped.
Since signing on Classical HQR at 96.7 last week, we have received many messages of thanks from classical listeners in New Hanover and areas in neighboring counties who are overjoyed to have classical music on FM 24 hours a day. But listeners elsewhere have reported reception problems.
IT'S OFFICIAL! As of 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16 WHQR gave birth to HQRNews 91.3 FM and ClassicalHQR 96.7. Joined by several of our listeners, volunteers, staff and some special guests including Mayor Bill Saffo and County Commissioner Woody White, we heralded in this exciting event with the flip of a giant switch and plenty of champagne. Be sure to check out the slideshow above to see pictures from this truly historic night!