Lan Nichols

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 series, Soup To Nuts Live!  He also provides images, video, and written content to WHQR.org.

Lan's education began at North Carolina State University, followed by Duke University’s Continuing Studies program.  He's an honors graduate of Cape Fear Community College with an A.A.S. degree in Computer Engineering.  His career path has included information technology, programming, network maintenance, web design, computer graphics, media & event production, and plying his trade as a professional bassist with a variety of touring and local artists.

Lan loves the Blues, spending many Tuesday nights at the ever-popular Cape Fear Blues Jam, tirelessly working alongside other volunteers with the Cape Fear Blues Society, and helping plan and staff the annual Cape Fear Blues Festival.  His award-winning blues band, Tommy B. & The Stingers, has played nearly everywhere.  It's a busy schedule, but he loves the challenge.  Lan’s advice? “Bring a positive message to your community and follow a well-lit path.  Success is never far behind.”

Lan occasionally wears a kilt (Clan Scott), loves to play golf, and spends his most important and productive moments with harp-wailin', accordion-squeezin', keyboard-playin’ spouse, Nel.  They share a home with numerous cute cats, an upright bass, and at least 3 computers.

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Jan. 12, 6:30PM
9:31 am
Fri January 6, 2012

Soup to Nuts Live! - Kyle Lindley

The Soup to Nuts Live! concert series features musicians and bands from a wide variety of musical styles. Please join us Thursday, January 12 for a special performance by Kyle Lindley. On-air host George Scheibner will interview the performer during breaks in the show. You'll hear the music and find out about the musician creating it.

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Inside WHQR
10:30 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Crane Malfunction Disrupts Downtown

Crane positioned outside the back door of WHQR's downtown studios.
WHQR / Lan Nichols

The arm of a crane placing bulkheads on the construction site of the Marriott Courtyard hotel bends under the stress, forcing nearby office buildings to evacuate. Onlookers gathered along Grace Street in downtown Wilmington to watch as crews worked to resolve the situation. 

 

 

Inside WHQR - Staff Blog
2:11 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

Building an Oyster Reef

The North Carolina Coastal Federation spearheaded an important event on Saturday, November 19, bringing together WHQR staff & board members, General Electric employees, along with local high school and college students, for the building of an oyster reef at Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve on Stump Sound, near Holly Ridge, NC.

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This weekend on Front Street Blues...
4:38 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Ladies Sing The Blues on FSB

Mary Flower
maryflower.com

During the month of November, Front Street Blues will feature a strong roster of female voices.  Make no mistake - women have a firm hold on this genre, and they're not letting go.

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