Bob Workmon

Senior Producer/Program Manager; Classical Music Host/Programmer

Bob has returned to his roots in public radio, hosting music on Classical HQR 92.7 and 102.3 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to noon. He continues programming HQR's weekday classical music service, analyzing programs and available audience research, and supervising the news, operations and on-air staff. 

Bob began his public radio career at the University of South Florida, hosting classical music, jazz, and producing Morning Edition. 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. He has worked in nearly every area of public radio, from audio engineering to news.

Bob writes about the arts for Star-News Media. Since 2009 he has appeared with Opera House Theatre Company in roles including 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 is one of the voices on children's iPhone applications for Once Upon An App, and he has provided the museum narration for exhibits in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and several sites in North Carolina.

Bob was born in Kermit, Texas, and grew up on Isle of Hope near Savannah, Georgia. His children, Ben and Julia, are his pride and joy.

Ways to Connect

Michael Church

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

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.

Holiday Programming 2011

Dec 16, 2011
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Celebrate the Holidays with WHQR's great Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and New Years' programming. Here's our schedule for December 18th through January 1st.

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.

Formula 1

Oct 28, 2011

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.