Jemila Ericson

Host, Classical Music and Midday Interviews

It took Jemila a long time to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. She is now primarily an actress and storyteller who fell into Public Radio announcing and discovered she loved it.  She has worked for WHQR off and on for thirteen years. In addition to racking up film and TV credits whenever she can, Jemila frequently performs weddings (as an ordained interfaith minister), and still misses another favorite job— as a shepherdess to a flock of thirty sheep in the mountains of NC. She is currently studying to be an animal communicator.


Midday Interview -1/10/14
2:17 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Midday Interview: Closing Reception at Wilma W. Daniels Gallery

Studio 1 at WHQR


The No Boundaries International Art Colony brought 14 artists from around the world to spend two weeks together on Bald Head Island last November. 

Today, Michelle Connolly and Harry Taylor talked about their experiences there and invited us to the Closing Reception for their exhibit, from 6 to 9 tonight at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, downtown at 200 Hanover Street.


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Midday Interview -11/19/13
11:50 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Midday Interview: Rhonda Bellamy of Arts Council on "Arty Party" Held this Saturday

Rhonda Bellamy at WHQR


Rhonda Bellamy is the Executive Director or the Arts Council of Wilmington.  She told us about The Arty Party coming up, which will raise funds for local artists.  It’s on Saturday from 7 to 10 pm at CFCC’s Union Station, 502 N. Front Street.  Info and tix: 910-343-0988 or


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Midday Interview -11/5/13
3:50 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Midday Interview: American Association of University Women to Host Author Luncheon

Gamboni, Leimer, and Apple at WHQR

Sandy Apple and Phyllis Leimer from the American Association of University Women stopped in to the WHQR Studios to speak with guest announcer and interviewer Gina Gamboni.

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Midday Interview -11/6/13
1:56 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Midday Interview: Kimberly Paul and Frank Roberts, "Honor Flight" Screens Saturday

Paul and Roberts


Kimberly Paul of Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Frank Roberts of New Hanover County Veterans Council told us about the film Honor Flight: One Last Mission.  It will be shown in honor of local WWII veterans on Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day) from 3 to 5 pm at the Wilmington Convention Center.  For more information on Honor Flights, go to  For more info on the film, go to and look under Events.

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Midday Interview -11/1/13
1:55 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Director Tom Briggs and Joe Gallison on "Other Desert Cities"

Briggs and Gallison at WHQR


Director Tom Briggs and actor Joe Gallison told us about Other Desert Cities, making its Wilmington premiere tonight at the Red Barn Studio Theatre for Thalian Association.  Tickets are available by calling (910) 251-1788.

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Midday Interview -10/31/13
1:43 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Midday Interview: "Dr. Rocks," Phillip Garwood on Native American Heritage Month

Dr. Phillip Garwood


Dr. Phillip Garwood, an award-winning professor of geology at Cape Fear Community College who is known to his students as “Dr. Rocks,” is one of the founders of CFCC’s Native American Heritage Month.  For information on the events coming up throughout November, go to

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Midday Interview -10/30/13
1:12 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Daphne Holmes of CAM

Holmes in studio at WHQR


Daphne Holmes of Cameron Art Museum invited us all to Celebrate New Orleans at a series of events last Friday-Sunday, wrapping up the exhibit Well-Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo V. Wilson for HBO’s Treme.  Details at

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Midday Interview -10/25/13
12:39 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters

Jamison and Geisel


WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery opened a new art exhibit on Friday, October 25th with a reception from 6 to 9.  Two of the twelve artists featured in Coastal Carolina En Plein Air were my guests: Joanne Geisel and Barbara Bear Jamison.

WHQR will again host the artists featured in Coastal Carolina En Plein Air, during a Fourth Friday Reception on November 22nd from 6-9PM in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. More info available here.

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Midday Interview -10/24/13
12:09 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Karole Armitage

Armitage in WHQR Studios


Armitage Gone! Dance presented Fables on Global Warming, Saturday (10/26/13) at 8 pm at Kenan Auditorium.  Choreographer Karole Armitage joined us to talk about it.  For details and tickets, visit or call 910-962-3500.

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Midday Interviews
2:27 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Midday Interview: Karole Armitage of Armitage Gone!

Peter Hapak

Karole Armitage of Armitage Gone!

Armitage Gone! Dance presents "Fables on Global Warming," Saturday at 8 pm at Kenan Auditorium.  Choreographer Karole Armitage joined us to talk about it.  For details and tickets, visit or call 910-962-3500.