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5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 19, 2014

Mayor Bill Saffo and County Commission Chair Woody White flip the switch!
Credit Paul Reinmann

Of course this was the week we signed on our new Classical HQR signal at 96.7fm, and made significant additions to the lineup on HQR News at 91.3fm. If you listened to CoastLine on Wednesday, you know that we received many comments about the changes, generally in 3 camps:

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Inside WHQR
1:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

It's Official!!!: HQRNews and ClassicalHQR Are Born

Barb and Mary
Paul Reinmann

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!

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Local
11:10 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Free Prostate Screenings for Uninsured/Underinsured Men

Screenings will be provided at the NHC Health Department on Saturday from 8-11AM.
New Hanover County Health Department

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  Local groups, including the NAACP, New Hanover Medical Center, and the Urology Associates, are banding together to help men catch the disease early, while its easier to treat.  

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Local
2:37 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Wilmington Police Department Looks to Improve Diversity

Police departments have come under question throughout the nation after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  The Wilmington PD is taking steps to become more diverse. 

The Wilmington Police Department participates in state-mandated juvenile minority sensitivity training, which teaches effective communications with minority groups and aims to improve the treatment of minority juveniles. But Wilmington Chief of Police Ralph Evangelous told City Council on Tuesday evening that they’re looking to expand this training even further in the future: 

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Changes at HQR News 91.3fm too
5:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Classical HQR 96.7fm is on the air!

Classical HQR 96.7fm schedule

WHQR Public Radio is honored to announce the debut of its new all-classical FM signal, Classical HQR at 96.7fm, broadcasting as of 5:30 pm, Tuesday September 16th. This 24/7, non-commercial classical station will join the newly expanded 24/7, non-commercial news and information station, WHQR News at 91.3fm. Full program schedules for both stations are now available for download here (right-click for PCs, Control-click for Macs):

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Local
3:49 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Moral Monday Comes to Wilmington in March to the Polls

Rally participants held signs that called for access to reproductive healthcare for women, equal rights for the LGBTQ community, tax reform, and the repeal of recent voting restrictions.

Moral Mondays, a series of rallies opposing recent North Carolina legislation, began gathering in Raleigh in 2013.  As the election draws near, the Moral March to the Polls is on the move, visiting Wilmington this week. 

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November 3-5, 7PM @ Thalian's Main Stage
2:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Love is Strange" featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Ira Sachs

Join us Monday, November 3 for a special screening event featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Ira Sachs. After the screening of his new film "Love is Strange," join us for an intimate Q&A with the filmmaker that all the critics are raving about. 

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Midday Interviews - 9/16/14
1:19 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Midday Interview: John Pike on the First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament

Today we heard from John Pike, the local representative for "Surfers Healing," a local surf camp for children with autism. For more information about this organization visit surfershealing.org. For more information about The First Annual Surfers Healing Golf Tournament taking place November 7 at Castle Bay Country Club contact robkelly06@hotmail.com

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Sunday, October 12
2:50 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Cinematique Presents "The Wisdom to Know the Difference" Benefit Screening Event ft. Daniel Baldwin

Join us Sunday, October 12 at 7pm for An EXCLUSIVE Benefit XXX Screening of "The Wisdom to Know the Difference," featuring a Q & A with filmmaker Daniel Baldwin. All proceeds will benefit Thalian Hall, WHQR and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.

The screening will be followed by a Q & A with Writer-Director-Actor Daniel Baldwin (Homicide, Life on the Streets) and special guests TBA.

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Inside WHQR
1:31 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Recap: WHQR Staff and Volunteer Picnic

Paul Reinmann

THANK YOU to the WHQR Board!!!! 

The Friends of Public Radio Board threw a cookout for WHQR's volunteers, staff and their families on Sunday, September 14 at Hugh McRae Park. Our terrific board members baked cookies, made salads and grilled delicious hot dogs and burgers for some very thankful staffers and volunteers. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful board. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

Be sure to check out the slideshow of this great event (special thanks to Paul Reinmann for all the gorgeous images)!

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