Gina Gambony

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 8:50am & 4:44pm and on 92.7 at Noon. Gina has been a member of WHQR since 1998 and began hosting Classical Music, Morning Edition, and All Things Considered  for the station in 2013.

Gina earned her B.A. with Honors in Philosophy & Religion after studying at University of North Carolina Wilmington and completing a year of advanced study at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Philosophy Institute (Belgium). She is also a certified English and Social Studies teacher for secondary students. Prior to working at WHQR, Gina spent her time primarily in the non-profit realm, including Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts (Director of Education & Outreach), UNCW Office of Cultural Arts (Director of House/Audience Services), Corvallis Arts Council (Teaching Artist & Arts Integration Specialist), and Dreams of Wilmington (Teaching Artist). She also taught for Cape Fear Community College, plus English and Drama in local middle schools. In 2010, she brought the first large-scale puppet festival to Wilmington as the Director of the Port City Puppet Festival, which earned the designation as the #1 Arts Event in 2010 by Wilmington Star News. Gina is a co-director and founder of Wilmington's first theatre company for people with developmental disabilities: Theatre for All! 

Gina has used her voice for commercials, cartoons, storytelling, puppetry, and theatrical productions since childhood. She's delighted to use the skills and experience acquired through her work in public service and the arts to be a part of the WHQR team. She won 2nd place in KCRW Santa Monica's International 24-Hour Radio Race in 2016 in her independent audio enterprise. You can listen to her winning piece here

Ways to Connect

Jemila interviews author John Jeremiah Sullivan about his writing, and about his new book Pulphead.

First Presbyterian Church’s Organist and Music Director Doug Leightenheimer and organ restorer Nick Thompson-Allen talk about the total restoration of the 1928 Ernest Skinner organ.

The two organizers of Wilmington's own, Working Films, discuss a new project with Jemila.

For the past twelve years, program volunteers read news stories over the radio for listeners with a special receiver carrying the service on a sideband of WHQR.

Luleen Anderson discusses about her book The Knack of a Happy Life and about her friend Daniel Ladinsky’s book A Year with Hafiz.  They will both be at Old Books on Front Street tomorrow night at 7:30.

Michelle Ginocchio and Curtis Campbell of Cape Fear Chorale discuss their group.

You can still contact Jerry Cribbs for an audition appointment.

 

www.capefearchorale.org

(910) 233-2423

Jemila talks with Suzzan Smith of Porch Theatre Company and Rich Leder of Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews

Jemila Ericson talks with Gareth Evans, Executive Director of Bellamy Mansion Museum of Design Arts

Jemila talks with Dr. Dan Johnson, who is spearheading the movement to create The Miracle Field and Playground at Olsen Park in New Hanover County.

Steve Skillman and Chris Ackerman of The Long Bay Symphony invite us to their concert "Handel and Bach for Advent" on December 3 & 4.

Wilmington Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker and also revives the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

On November 10, 2011, Jemila Ericson interviewed Alicia Alexander and Jada Achs from CFCC's English Department.

On November 9, 2011, Jemila talked with organist Dorothy Papadakos.

There are many events going on in town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film Blue Velvet, which brought so much attention to Wilmington. 

Dan Brawley, Director, talks about the amazing scope of the 17th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival, which runs this Thursday through Sunday, with over 147 films from 22 countries.

On November 3, 2011, Jemila talked with author Michael J. Maccalupo about his coming-of-age novel Where the Road Begins.  He will be at Pomegranate Books on Thursday, November 10th at 7 pm.

WHQR's Jemila Ericson interviews WHQR's first ever general manager and music director.

WHQR is celebrating 25 years on the air and sharing a few stories about the early days. Host Jemila Ericson interviews WHQR's first general manager Michael Titterton and its first music director Norman Bemelmans as they recall such adventures as the microwave tower crashing through the roof and Fluffy the Cat's near-death experience during pledge drive.

Psychotherapist Tab Ballis talks about his experiences as an on-site therapist for First Responders at Ground Zero after 9/11.

Wilmington, NC – Tab Ballis is a licensed social worker and clinical addictions specialist in private practice in Wilmington.

And seven years ago, he served as a Disaster Mental Health Professional for the American Red Cross at ground zero after 9/11.

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