People

  • Director of Finance and Administration

    Barbara J. Bush was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. She attended St. Mary's College in Raleigh, NC, and finished her college career with a degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill. Later, she went back to school and became a Certified Public...

  • 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  through Friday from 8 to noon. He continues programming HQR's weekday classical music service, analyzing programs and available audience...

  • Station Manager

    Cleve Callison has been WHQR's station manager since September 2010. He is the former general manager of WMUB Public Radio, the NPR station at Miami University in Oxford. Prior to that he was station manager of WFDD Public Radio at Wake Forest...

  • Operations Manager; Host, Midday Café, Smooth Landings, Soup to Nuts, All Things Considered

    George Scheibner is WHQR's Production Manager. You hear his voice on-air a lot because he works extensively on the AudioVault hard-drive automation system which programs WHQR in the nighttime hours and on weekends. (No, he is not really at the...

  • Host/Producer of Communique, Outreach, & Pinch-Hitter

    Gina Gambony hosts and produces Communique, WHQR's weekday interview segment. Communique can be heard weekdays on 91.3 at...

  • Underwriting Representative

    A native North Carolinian and Wake Forest graduate, Jeff has lived in Wilmington since 1990.  He is married to Ellison and has a son at Davidson College and a daughter at New Hanover High School.   

    Jeff started his career in banking...

  • Underwriting Representative

    Kate Brandis grew up in Charlotte, NC, and graduated from Western Carolina University in 2002 with a B.S. in Communication/Electronic Media. She began a career in radio in Charlotte, but a desire for the coveted coastal lifestyle, and her...

  • Host, Morning Edition/Technical Director, CoastLine

    A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Ken is new to Wilmington and WHQR. Ken hosts Morning Edition and is the technical director for WHQR’s new weekly talk show, CoastLine.

    Ken spent the first 24 years of his radio career...

  • IT Specialist/Operations/On-air Staff Producer & Host, Front Street Blues

    A Wilmington resident since 1993, Lan began his tenure as on-air host for WHQR’s Front Street Blues in 2003, later adding operations and information technology to his duties, as well as logistical support for the long-running music...

  • Development Director/Cinematique Coordinator

    Mary Bradley moved to Wilmington from Los Angeles, CA in May 2007 with her husband Frank and twin baby daughters, Maggie and Kate. In California, Mary had been Drive Director, Fringe Benefits Director and Member Clubs Director for public radio...

  • Music Director; Host, Classical Music

    Pat got started in public radio in 1960, becoming General Manager for his university station. And public radio stays in the blood. He worked in radio on and off during his long career as a GE executive. A California native, Pat commuted to...

  • News Director, All Things Considered Host, CoastLine Host / Producer

    Rachel Lewis Hilburn came to WHQR in the spring of 2011.  After serving as back-up host for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Classical Music for a year, she was named News Director in July of 2012. 

    She moved to Wilmington...

  • REPORTER, WHQR NEWS

    Vince Winkel joined the WHQR news team in March, 2017. He had previously been covering business and economics for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

    Vince began his career in public broadcasting with Monitor Radio in 1985, during...