WHQR is participating in the 5th Annual International PARK(ing) Day by taking over a parking space and creating a lush SoundGarden. The garden will be located in a parking space directly in front of HQR’s Studios at 254 N. Front Street and will be open from 11am – 6pm on Friday, September 16, 2016. We hope to see you there!
Our first WHQR Day was a wonderful success! We cannot thank you all enough for your support. We asked you to send in pictures in your WHQR stickers, buttons, shirts and more -- and you all listened! We were happily overwhelmed with the outpouring of #WHQRday engagement though email, social media and in person!
LiSTEN to director Tracey Varga and musician Julia Walker Jewell talk about Cape Fear Arts in Motion-and "The Dance of the Coin"
Forward Motion Dance presents its annual collaborative showcase this weekend-Cape Fear Arts in Motion: Duets, Pirouettes, and Vignettes. Director of the show, Tracey Varga, joined us in the studio and we mainly talked about the live music element. A flute trio, violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi, and soprano Nancy King are performing with the dancers, plus Julia Walker Jewell is playing an original piano piece called The Dance of the Coin. Listen above to hear about how Varga approached choreography for this piece and Jewell's intention with it.
Our beloved pets' instincts can wind up complicating our lives and impacting us in ways we never thought possible. WHQR commentator Annie Gray Johnston explains how her dog Maybelline gave her the fright of her life after sniffing around a particularly precious backyard area.
Tuesday, 9/13 is WHQR Day (notice how 9/13 is a lot like 91.3). On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bill Saffo will make a proclamation on the air, and WHQR hopes listeners will show support by wearing WHQR buttons, stickers, and/or t-shirts.
For the third time, retired educator Emma Saunders is running as a Democrat for New Hanover County’s Board of Education. Her primary goals are to increase access to preschool and work with the J.C. Roe Suspension Center to give at-risk students a second chance.
Hailing from Raleigh, NC, I am no stranger to the fandom that follows Rise – a biscuit and doughnut bakery that, on multiple accounts, has been lauded as “last-meal worthy." Rise has been on the tip of everyone in Wilmington’s tongue lately in anticipation of the opening day. Its quick development in the Triangle has fostered a legacy that is making it the cool new kid on the block, just in time for the new school year.