Bob Workmon

Senior Producer/Program Manager; Host, All Things Considered; Classical Music Programmer

These days you can hear Bob from 4 to 6 p.m. on All Things Considered, and he's responsible for programming WHQR's daytime classical music service. Bob began his public radio career at the University of South Florida, working in almost every area of public radio. From Tampa, he went on to WCBU (Bradley University) in Peoria, Illinois, then to WFDD (Wake Forest University) in Winston-Salem. Bob reported to WHQR for his first tour of duty as program director in 2006, returning as Morning Edition host in 2010.

Bob writes about the arts for the Wilmington Star-News. He can also be found on stage. Since 2009 he has appeared with Opera House Theatre Company, most recently as Tony in Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, for which he won a Star-News Wilmington Theater Award for best actor in a musical, Bock & Harnick's She Loves Me, and as Javert in Les Miserables.  Bob's voice can also be heard on several children's iPhone applications for Once Upon An App, and has providedrecorded narration for museums in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. His son and daughter, Ben and Julia, are his pride and joy.


9:33 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

NC Dance Festival Lands its Season Finale in Wilmington

Caroline Calouche & Company from Charlotte perform Sunday in Wilmington as part of the North Carolina Dance Festival.
Michael Church

When local choreographer Linda Larson dreamed up her latest creation, she started with a question: What if dolls came alive at night?

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10:29 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey to Screen at DocuTime

Kevin Clash, longtime voice of Sesame Street's Elmo, during an interview at the National Book Festival.
Bill Thompson

The DocuTime Festival returns to UNCW Saturday. This year’s slate includes the 2011 Sundance Festival prize winner Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey, the story of Kevin Clash, the man behind one of the most beloved characters on public television’s Sesame Street.

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Special Holiday Programs 2011
10:30 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Holiday Programming 2011

By Petr Kratochvil - GFDL - Wikimedia Commons

Celebrate the Holidays with WHQR's great Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Years' programming. Here's our schedule for December 18th through January 1st.

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5:36 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Tonight's Smooth Landing

Bob Workmon is running through his Smooth Landings checklist: Jane Siberry, k.d. lang, Spandau Ballet (yes!), Ana Laan, Rhett Miller...check and double check. We go live at 6:30 this evening, leading off with a nod to Clair Hartman's new exhibit in WHQR's M.C. Erny Gallery, Faithful: A Series of Dog Paintings.

Inside WHQR
10:50 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Formula 1

Looking toward next week's Cinematique showing of Senna at Thalian Hall, I'm taken back to the craziness of my teenage fascination with driving fast in fast machines. But unlike other Southern  boys I was enthralled by sports cars and European Formula One racing rather than dragsters and stock cars. My heroes were Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Jackie Stewart. My first car was a 1957 Triumph TR-3 that I found under a tarp in a neighbor's garage.  Over the years, my admiration for the athleticism, intuition and intelligence of the great drivers has never waned.

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