Mary Bradley

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 station KCRW for ten years. She also spent ten great years as the producer of Elvis Mitchell's public radio interview program "The Treatment" (heard on 91.3fm HQR News on Saturdays at 4:00pm). Prior to that, Mary was the Director of Development for a motion picture company, Pacific Western Productions, at Fox, Warner Brothers and Sony Studios. She also helped start the charity Camp Pacific Heartland, a summer camp program for children with HIV/AIDS, and remained on the board until she left California. While in NC, she was the Associate Producer of "The Black List" and "The Black List Volume 2," award-winning documentaries produced for HBO Films. Mary was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Boston University. 

Mary currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter.

Ways to Connect

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.

Today is WHQR's One Day Pledge Drive. Please Pledge Now.

WHQR’s Fall Pledge Drive Begins October 15, but you can PLEDGE NOW to support the great programming on WHQR!

Pledge now and you could win this great prize:

A Three-Night Getaway on Bald Head Island!

  • Win a three-nights stay for two (2) at the beautiful Marsh Harbour Inn
  • Personal golf cart use
  • More info at marshharbourinn.com

Anyone who pledges by mail, phone (910-343-1640), or online, before midnight on October 14 is entered!

On Friday, January 10th, WHQR hosted the Second Annual Day Sponsor Party at The Cameron Art Museum. The even was a huge success and it was wonderful to see so many people of this gathering! Were you there? Our volunteer photographers Paul Reinmann and Linsey McGrath documented the event with some great photgraphs. For a full gallery of photos from the event visit WHQR's Facebook Gallery! 

Dear Listeners,

As of 8:40am, we have recovered the Morning Edition feed. There was a problem at NPR's headquarters in Washington DC and they were unable to feed Morning Edition to member stations. The problem was system wide and we have not yet been notified by NPR of the cause. We'll update you as soon as possible.

We apologize for the  inconvenience and hope you enjoyed the beautiful classical music and local news in the meantime.

Sincerely,

The WHQR Team

WHQR and UNCW Presents invite you to a special discussion with the stars of the L.A Theatre Works production of The Graduate. Four actors from the play will participate in a discussion about their work on TV, stage and screen. More info here.

Thank you every listener who called, emailed, and mailed in pledges during this week's Summer Pledge Drive. With your help, WHQR raised over $56,270 by 7pm Wednesday, July 24.

On January 18th, WHQR threw our First Annual Day Sponsor Celebration party at the Cameron Art Museum (thank you Cameron!). It was a great night and we tried to capture some of it on film. You might find yourself among the three hundred guests and WHQR friends who joined in the fun. Thanks to our volunteer photographer crew of Paul Reinmann, Lindsey McGrath, Beverly Pickett and Lan Nichols for these great photos. There are even MORE PHOTOS HERE!

Photo by Mcmlxi via Wikimedia Commons

I wanted to share a few great recipes – the most requested, every-year-on-the-table Thanksgiving favorites of my family. Most of these, my family and I have made for tens of years, but all have graced the holiday table every year since 2007 when we all found ourselves relocated to Wilmington.

WHQR's three-day drive ends today, July 18. HELP make WHQR stronger. 

TODAY is Your Last Chance to:

*Plant a Seed for the Future with the Coastal Land Trust and Society of American Foresters

*Enter the Bald Head Island Vacation Giveaway

*Get the great prizes and gifts in this drive

For every pledge to WHQR,  North Carolina Coastal Land Trust will plant a long leaf pine seedling at its Everett Creek Nature Preserve in Onslow County, thanks to a generous donation from the NC Division of the Society of American Foresters. Your pledge right now to WHQR will really make a difference, and you will help us preserve the beautiful beaches, parks , and forests of our area.  

With your pledge you will also be automatically entered into our SWEEPSTAKES for a 7-Night Stay at the Marsh Harbour Inn

WHQR has a terrific art show up in the MC Erny Gallery called OUTSIDE and I started thinking about all the fantastic ways to spend time outside in Wilmington. Mostly, it is so easy to have outside family fun. My husband Frank and I have six-year-old twin daughters, Maggie and Kate, who love playing outdoors so we've found lots of easy ways to get out and have a great time for very little money. Here are my top five things to do OUTSIDE with kids.

 

Pledge now and you could win one of these three AMAZING giveaways! Two vacations and one high-tech prize!

With your donation you are entered to win an iPad2!
AND ONE OF THESE VACATIONS:

 

A Peaceful Memorial Day Weekend on Bald Head Island

This new jellyfish-themed design will be featured on our coffee mugs and t-shirts! Grab one by pledging during our  Spring Drive!

We Made It!

Mar 21, 2012

Thank you WHQR supporters! At 3:14 pm Tuesday we reached our goal of $180,000! You all help make Public Radio possible in this wonderful community. We have returned to our regularly scheduled programming!

Our Spring 2012 drive runs March 21 - 27. We have two excellent vacation giveaways to the Umstead Hotel and Bald Head Island.

We still really need your help - PLEASE volunteer as a phone operator for the pledge drive, click here.

Season's Griot is the only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program on public radio. Hosted for the last 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this one-hour special shares tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples. Program airs on Monday, December 26, 12PM-1PM and will be rebroadcast on Saturday, January 1, 6PM-7PM

Thank you for your support of WHQR in our 1-day drive!

At 7 pm on Thursday, December 8th, WHQR's end-of-year drive had received almost $20,500 in pledges -- well over the goal of $18,000. Over 330 standard pieces of 2x4, one for each pledge made, will be donated by Pro Build of Wilmington to help our partner, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. That is enough lumber to build a whole house! These will be used by Habitat for its Blitz Build in the spring, when 5 houses will be built in one week.

Watch your email next Tuesday when we'll announce the winner of our drawing for an Apple iPad2. We're very grateful to the many listeners who renewed their support, joined the station for the first time, or made an additional gift. Every gift is important and appreciated!

It's not too late to make your end-of-year gift. If you received a letter from us, simply return the form to us, or pledge online at any time.

Thank you for your support!