The 2018 Spring Pledge Drive is Over -- THANK YOU!!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our Spring Pledge Drive goal!!! More than 1143 people gave gifts by phone, online and mail to help WHQR raise $150,215 (well beyond our $150,000 goal). THANK YOU to...

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Members of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality come to Wilmington Thursday evening for a public meeting about coal ash. The DEQ is drafting new rules to govern its recycling and disposal.

Are you interested in serving on the Friends of Public Radio Board? WHQR and the Friends of Public Radio are soliciting interested parties to apply for a limited number of positions on our Board of Directors.

We are seeking a diverse population from our listenership who are interested in engaging with the community in meaningful ways, will attend regular monthly meetings, will participate in committee responsibilities and will assist with fundraising.


Opera Wilmington presents Celebrating Caterina Jarboro: Wilmington's First Operatic Diva. Free symposium sessions begin Friday morning and continue Saturday, with a performance in Beckwith Recital Hall on Friday evening at 7:30 pm. 


Chamber Music Wilmington brings the early music ensemble ACRONYM to Beckwith Recital Hall Sunday, February 25th.   The group performs Rosenmuller, Bertali, Valentini, and Krieger with early instruments...but the musicians seem most excited to present Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" in a way you've probably never heard before. 

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WAVE Transit, the Cape Fear region’s public transportation system, is looking toward growth – much like the region it serves.  But financing that growth is a steep road to climb.


The prospect of drilling off the coast of North Carolina for oil and natural gas is a real one.  Last month, President Donald Trump proposed the opening of nearly all American waters to offshore drilling. This new five-year plan is scheduled to start in 2019.

So far North Carolina’s elected officials are split on whether to support drilling off the coast.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office

Seventy-seven people killed their intimate partner in North Carolina last year.   62% of those people used a firearm.  That’s according to the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a  statewide nonprofit organization.

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR Community Advisory Board, staff, board and friends at a great spot in Ogden on Thursday, March 1st, from 5pm to 7pm. Celebrate your community focused non-profit radio station while drinking local beer (Broomtail Craft brews and more), enjoying great company, and relaxing in a great setting (with a beautiful beer garden)! We are also super excited to have John Fonville and the band End of the Line with us that night as our live entertainment. We will also have Arepa St. Food Truck at the event as well! Raise a glass to excellent radio, music, culture and an interesting and interested community of listeners. We can't wait to see you there!!!!!

Nan Graham

Commentator Nan Graham provided many details to authorities in order to adopt her new dog. She did not, however, receive all the information about him.



The Girls Choir-Susan Savia-Stray Local-The Jewell's-Laura McLean-John Fonvielle-Catesby Jones--and on and on. Dozens of musicians will perform songs by Mike Adams at Brooklyn Arts Center's Annex on Thursday, February 22.


The big budget deal reached this week in The House doesn't include a long-sought-after provision to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. But the $1.3 billion plan, set to fund the government through September, has lots of new money for medical research, addiction treatment and mental health care.

To reach the Martinez home in Puerto Rico's central mountains, social worker Eileen Calderon steers around piles of dirt, treacherous potholes and power company trucks that block the road. Finally, we pull up to a sagging cement home, the roof done in by Hurricane Maria. Laundry hangs under a tarp, and a cat is tied to a leash outside the door.

Paul R. Pillar served in the CIA for 28 years. He is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University.

Forget all your preconceptions about how the world has changed over the past several decades. Here's all the data you need in a shiny new tool that tracks the planet's progress toward becoming a better place for everyone.

Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent his career at Newsday expanding coverage beyond local issues to include international stories first as a reporter, then as a columnist and editor — all while vehemently crusading for racial equality — has died at his home in Harlem, N.Y. He was 76.

Payne's son Jamal told Newsday that the retired journalist was working on a book about Malcom X when he had a heart attack in his home office Monday evening.

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WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon

WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon Featuring 1A's Joshua Johnson

Friday, May 18th
12:00–1:30 pm
The Hilton Grand Ballroom


Prologue: "Things We Do When No One Is Watching"

Now at NOON! Join us Monday, March 12th, as we hear from author Philip Gerard with Ben Steelman of the StarNews.

In the MC Erny Gallery

The MC Erny Gallery Presents "Holding on to Tradition"

A View of Changing Cultures - Opening Reception Friday, February 23rd, Closing Reception Friday, March 23rd, Show Closes Friday, April 13th.


Call for Applications

WHQR Friends of Public Media's Board of Directors, 2018

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Myrtle Beach Stations

Can You Hear Us Myrtle Beach?

Tune in and enjoy WHQR News and Classical WHQR in the Myrtle Beach Area!

The Metropolitan Opera 2017-2018

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 Schedule

Broadcasts of the 2017-18 Metropolitan Operas start Saturday, December 2nd on 92.7 FM!

GenX: WHQR Continuing Coverage

GenX Information

Resources Page & Index


Submit to Communique

Think you have a topic for Communique? Fill out the form to get in touch with Gina Gambony.

WHQR's Little Free Library

WHQR Presents Our Little Free Library!

Located in the MC Erny Gallery
Donate books and take some new ones with you!

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WHQR for Your Phone

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Donate your unwanted vehicle and help support the "high quality radio" programming heard on WHQR .