Melissa Stone

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Melissa Stone is a second year English Literature student in UNCW's English MA program. Her concentrations and interests are in children's & YA lit, graphic novels & comic books, feminist/queer lit, and postmodern lit; however, the Harry Potter book series is her all time favorite. Her Amortentia Potion would smell like old books, fresh gardinias, and dried lavender. She enjoys the company of her three pesky but lovable cats at her home in downtown Wilmington and loves to bake delicious treats for family and friends.

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Homemade Holiday Shorts returns for its 20th Anniversary Year with an exciting slate of guests, wonderful holiday music and a delicious feast.

For one evening each year in December, friends of WHQR gather in our MC Erny Gallery and around their radios at home to listen to holiday stories read live by a panel of entertaining guests.

Giving Thanks: A celebration of fall, food & gratitude.

At 11 am on Thanksgiving Day (November 26th) on Classical HQR 96.7 and at noon on HQR News 91.3 we will air holiday specials!

Classical HQR 96.7 programming at 11 am:

On the next CoastLine, it’s the season of giving. How can the local community help those who don’t have food for Thanksgiving, who have no home where their family can gather to celebrate the holidays? We’ll speak with representatives of Good Shepherd and Louis, a formerly homeless man who was rehoused with the help of the Center.   

Listen for CoastLine Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91 3 FM. You can ask a question any time by emailing Follow us on Twitter at coastlinehqr.

Saturday, February 6th marks Wilmington’s 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to a have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment. DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 10am – 6:30pm on Saturday, February 6.

In the MC Erny Gallery: "Paper & Paint" Work by Kathy Stovall and Joan McLoughlin

Opening Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, November 27, 6-9 pm

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, January 22, 6-9 pm

The show will close on February 12, 2016

Regular MC Erny Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am - 4 pm

About the Artists:

The WHQR News Department won six outstanding journalism awards last weekend at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas/Associated Press Convention and Awards Luncheon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

HQR News was named by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for Best Entertainment Story for a feature on John Lithgow reported by News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn. The news team was also honored in three other categories: Education, General News, and Political Coverage.



Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes John Fonvielle, a seasoned Americana singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for compelling melodies and insightful lyrics about everything from road trips to relationships, pain and hope, beginnings and endings. A gigging musician in North Carolina, Fonvielle plays frequently as a solo folk artist and as a member of the Americana/bluegrass band End of the Line.

Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25, 7 pm

Wednesday, November 25, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford star as 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes and anchor Dan Rather, in the gripping docudrama about the investigation into George W Bush's alleged draft-dodging during Vietnam. Truth is based on Mary Mapes' memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. (121 minutes, Rated R)

On  November 9th at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer and professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Nina de Gramont, about her novel The Last September. Join us for the conversation on Monday, November 9th at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Monday, November 9th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 3

About the Author:

The 2015 Fall Pledge Drive is hard work, but we have fun doing it! Here are some highlight's from the drive!

Thank you to everyone who pledged their support to WHQR!