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Sara Jarvis wrote:

I’ve been happily listening to WHQR via my SONOS system for several months. I access the station via Radio by TuneIn — a program that came loaded on my system. During that time, I’ve had several experiences in which the WHQR signal simply disappeared. . . For the past week, WHQR is totally inaccessible via the Radio by Tunein program.

Recovery Rock Fest Founder/Director Nyla Cione and comedian Dick Santori joined us in the studio to talk about the 2nd Annual Recovery Rock Fest in Hugh McRae Park. The event runs from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 24 and is free.

This Wednesday on CoastLine, meet the candidates for North Carolina Senate, District 9.  You'll hear from Republican Incumbent Michael Lee and his Democratic challenger, Andrew Barnhill. 

On Thursday, it's Representative Ted Davis, who is unopposed in his reelection bid for State House District 19. 

Listen for CoastLine Wednesday and Thursday at noon on HQR News 91.3 FM.  

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Soprano Nikoleta Rallis grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, but her love for opera took her on many journeys. She landed in New York City along with along with Kyrgyz-American pianist Azamat Sydykov. They both received music scholarships to enhance their talents; they perform together and share a commitment to use music to improve the planet. They are a musical super-team as artists and philanthropists. 

Lama Surya Das-the American Lama, the Brooklyn Buddha-is holding retreats in Raleigh and Wilmington this weekend. Listen to four small conversations with Lama Surya Das (below) touching on the retreats, the state of American Buddhism, spiritual context, the purpose of meditation, and more. 

Lama Surya Das is an authorized lama in the Tibetan Buddhist order and the founder of the Dzogchen Center. He is the author of the international bestseller Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World and 12 other books. 

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes the homegrown Wilmington band, The Dirty White Rags, on Thursday, September 29th in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

The Dirty White Rags is a group of musical artists specializing in Jazz and Blues classics and original music.

New Hanover County

Democrat Jonathan Barfield is seeking reelection for a third term on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.  In the past six years, New Hanover County voters have approved bonds to fund improvements to the parks system, public schools, and Cape Fear Community College.  To pay off that bond debt, the Republican incumbent who voted against the tax increase suggested dipping into the county’s fund balance, but Jonathan Barfield says that would jeopardize the county’s Triple-A bond rating: 

UNCW Music Department

Friday night is UNCW's Alumni & Faculty Showcase: The Minimalists at Beckwith Recital Hall. Rob Nathanson (guitar), Justin Hoke (guitar), Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi (violin), Michael D'Angelo (percussion), and several other performers will present music by Philip Glass, Terry Riley, and Steve Reich. Rob Nathanson talks about the performance and explains the importance of minimalism in the development of contemporary music. Listen above.

Thanks For A Great Park(ing) Day! (PHOTOS)

Sep 20, 2016

This year, Park(ing) Day was another great success in Downtown Wilmington. WHQR's park, Sound Garden, featured performances by several musicians that brought North Front Street to life. We can't thank them enough for sharing their time and talent with everyone walking by.

Patrick Guenette/Paull LaBarthe 1885

Wylene McDonald serves on the advisory board of the CARE Project, a Wilmington-based organization that was created to support deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families. Wylene is a nurse and has 2 grandchildren who are hard-of-hearing. She's been involved with the CARE Project since the beginning, when audiologist Dr. Johnnie Sexton created the organization. Wylene joined us to talk about the CARE Project's mission and the 6th Annual CARE Project Gala; listen above.  The Gala, themed "A Journey to Resilience," is Saturday, 9/24, with the red carpet rolling out at 6:00 pm at Union Station on Front Street. 

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