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.

Mary was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Boston University. Most recently, Mary was the Associate Producer of "The Black List" and "The Black List Volume 2," award-winning documentaries produced for HBO Films.


Spring Pledge Drive!
12:58 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Three AMAZING Pledge Drive Giveaways!


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!


A Peaceful Memorial Day Weekend on Bald Head Island

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Spring Pledge Drive!
12:51 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Check out WHQR's new Spring Design!

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

Spring 2012 Pledge Drive
5:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

We Made It!

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!

Spring 2012 Pledge Drive
2:24 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

WHQR's Spring Pledge Drive Starts Today, March 21st!

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.

A Season's Griot 2011
3:52 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

WHQR Produces Nationally Syndicated Kwanza Program

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

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One-Day Pledge Drive
12:05 am
Thu December 8, 2011

WHQR's End-Of-Year Pledge Drive a Success!

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!