Inside WHQR

The official WHQR Staff blog featuring fun tidbits and various developments at the station.

Thank you to everyone who helped us make our 7-day 2016 Fall Pledge Drive goal!

We would especially like to thank:


WHQR Board of Directors

Our wonderful volunteers like Merritt and Mindy Blalock and the more than 100 great people who helped answer our pledge phones.

Our partner non-profit volunteer teams.

The restaurants who provided food for our staff & volunteers:

Chops Deli, Chili's, Betsy's Crepes, Front Street Brewery, San Juan Cafe, Beer Barrio, Detour Deli, Pinpoint, Stuffedwhich, Jimmy Johns, The Basics, and Greenlands.

Cyber Day THANK YOU!

Oct 12, 2016


We asked you to help kick-off our 2016 Fall Pledge Drive by donating online on October 10 as part of Cyber Day. All day long we saw support from web pledges totaling $4,315! We are so thankful for the generosity of our supporters in helping to kick-start our Fall Pledge Drive.

Fall Pledge Drive Sweepstakes -- win one of these luxurious vacations!


Everyone who calls or pledges online is automatically entered to win one of two wonderful getaways.

  • No pledge necessary to enter the sweepstakes
  • Sustaining members are automatically entered to win (Thank You Sustainers!)

Repeated power outages related to Hurricane Matthew caused damage to WHQR's main transmitter on Saturday October 8th, but we are now operating at full power. Here are the specifics:

Streaming Issues?

Sep 30, 2016

We've updated our streams to bring better clarity to online listeners. If you have a bookmarked URL for our station, please update it with the following URL information:

WHQR News 91.3

WHQR Classical 92.7 

If you are still experiencing a problem, please email us:

To properly kick-off our 2016 Fall Pre-Drive Campaign we are running a high-tech sweepstakes! Click the DONATE button in the top right of this screen to Pledge Now or return your membership challenge letter via mail and you could win a brand new Apple iPad

We will draw a lucky winner on Cyber Day, October 11th 2016 at 11:59pm.

 iPad Air

The WHQR Fall Drive 2016 - Phone Teams

Sep 22, 2016

Phone Teams for the Fall Pledge Drive 2016

ALL PHONE TEAM SHIFTS ARE FULL. A few individual spot may remain - check here.

WHQR’s Gina Gambony earned her spot as top dog in radio as she secured 2nd place in KCRW’s 4th Annual Radio Race.

KCRW Radio Race

With the guidance of a just a three-word theme: "Out of Range", KCRW's 4th Annual 24-Hour Radio Race challenged producers to create  a 4 minute story in only 24 hours. As if this challenge wasn't daunting enough, halfway through racers were given this twist for their stories: 

People look into the future and expect that the forces of the present will unfold in a coherent and predictable way, but any examination of the past reveals the circuitous routes of change are unimaginably strange. 

(Rebecca Solnit)

What's on your grocery list? Eggs, milk, bread, and maybe a glass of wine while you're aisle-bound.