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  • Vote for Your Favorite Song and Win Tickets!
  • Choose the Set List for Great American Songbook Live!

    WHQR and Kenan Auditorium Present The Great American Songbook Live: Wilmington's Hit Parade on the big stage at Kenan Auditorium on Saturday, June 14 at 7:30pm.

    For this special show, the public will pick the top ten tunes to be performed by filling out a quick survey. Hosts Phil Furia and George Scheibner along with musicians Grenoldo Frasier, Jack & Julie, Nina Repeta and many others will present Wilmington's top ten hits and more - offering an evening of the most enduring songs and songwriters of the 20th century.

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  • Local - April 16
  • Candidate Profile: Ernie Ward (D), NC Senate, District 8

    A second Brunswick County veterinarian is vying to represent the citizens of North Carolina’s Senate District Eight.  In fact, Democratic candidate Dr. Ernie Ward cites -- as a major impetus to run -- a January episode during which his district’s incumbent senator, fellow veterinarian Bill Rabon, rejected legislation to regulate commercial dog breeding. In addition to animal rights, this political newcomer—who is endorsed by the North Carolina Association of Educators and has served on Brunswick County’s Board of Health—champions accessible healthcare and middle-class job creation.

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  • Listeners share their views
  • Friday Feedback for April 11, 2014

    Forgive us, but we’re still basking in the glow of the Spring member drive which ended last week. Here are some more listener comments that came in during the drive:

    Late in the drive Paul and Rebecca Reinmann wrote:

    [We] have suggested following the Car Talk Guys approach - send in your pledges on a $5,000 and $10,000 bill, and we're there! Voila! We'd need only two more pledges at this rate.

    Well, there ya go.

    Margie McKinzie of Wilmington said:

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  • Midday Interview -4/9/2014
  • Midday Interview: Bob Rankin on Wilmington Art Association’s Spring Juried Show

    Artist and educator Bob Rankin, the judge of Wilmington Art Association’s 32nd Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale, was my guest.  The show runs Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 and Sunday from 10 to 4 at the Hannah Block Historic USO.

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  • Local
  • Unemployment Drops Again in NC, but parts of the Southeastern Region are Still Struggling

    Unemployment is down across most of North Carolina.  That’s according to the latest analysis from the Department of Commerce.  

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  • April 10th, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
  • Cinematique: "12 Years A Slave" (One Night Only)

    Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, Twelve Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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WHQR Events
  • This Friday, April 27, 6PM-9PM
  • Final "Pelicans" Reception In The MC Erny Gallery

    Witness an art exhibition honoring the majestic pelican of our coastal region. After years of abuse, discover a renewed respect for this beautiful creature and the natural world it inhabits. A lovely group show featuring the work of twenty-one fantastic local artists! This Friday night, 6PM-9PM.