Pat Marriott

Music Director; Host, Classical Music

Pat got started in public radio in 1960, becoming General Manager for his university station. And public radio stays in the blood. He worked in radio on and off during his long career as a GE executive. A California native, Pat commuted to Wilmington regularly on GE business, producing two regularly-scheduled radio shows on WHQR while still living in California. He retired to Wilmington in 1999 to be near the station. Now a professional volunteer, Pat has been WHQR's music librarian, capital campaign manager,and general doer-of-what-needs-to-be-done. A devoted music enthusiast, Pat has also long been active with Chamber Music Wilmington. A devoted foodie, he is a weekly chef at Good Shepherd Center. Pat will share his incomparable pledge-drive guacamole recipe in exchange for a $100 pledge to WHQR.

Midday Interview -2/3/14
1:18 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Sunday Baroque Host Suzanne Bona

Suzanne Bona
Bona

In a special edition of WHQR's midday interviews, classical music host Pat Marriott spoke with Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona. Sazanne will be a special guest in Wilmington this weekend for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend," featuring various musical and social events with the long-time, popular radio host.

Full details for "A Sunday Baroque Weekend" events are available here. 

 

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Midday Interview -1/31/14
2:18 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Midday Interview: Olympia Yarger

Marriott and Yarger at WHQR
Jason Hess

Regular classical host and guest interviewer Pat Marriott interviws Olympia Yarger, who leads a group that supports families of Marine Special Operations Command.  They’re having a Valentine’s Day Dance and fundraiser and want WHQR listeners to have all the event details.  

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Midday Interview -11/13/13
12:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Midday Interview: The Filmmakers of "Bound By Sea" -Showing Saturday at Thalian Hall

Bound By Sea, the Filmmakers in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

The film Bound By Sea will show Saturday, 10AM, at the Thalian Main Stage during the Cucalorus Film Festival. Guest host Pat Marriott interviewed Nate Daniel and Jack Viorel, the filmmakers and one of the stars of the locally produced movie. For more information on the film and the Cucalorus festival visit the Bound By Sea webpage on the Cucolorus website.

 

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Inside WHQR
10:06 am
Thu June 7, 2012

A "Record" Donation to WHQR!

Lee Fetner and Jeff Wingfield with a few of the 1350 CDs they donated.

Every now and then you may hear a WHQR announcer say "This CD was part of a major donation by Lee Fetner and Jeff Wingfield."  Major, indeed!  Lee and Jeff recently donated their entire collection of about 1350 classical CDs to the station.  This is not only a huge addition to our 7000-CD classical library, it’s the biggest single donation of CDs to WHQR of all time.

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Midday Interviews
10:45 am
Thu November 3, 2011

Midday Interview with Pat Marriott - Oct. 31, 2011

Pat Marriott interviews Lynn Gattone and Jean D’Addario. They discussed the AAUW's event this Saturday called Lunch with Carolina Authors.

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Evening Concert with Pat Marriott

Long-time host Pat Marriott, a classical, jazz, and Broadway buff and lifelong record collector, astounds and alarms Monday evening audiences with a potpourri of musical "believe-it-or-noddities," pieces that for one reason or another are not generally heard on daytime radio.

Classical Music with Pat Marriott

Listen as Pat Marriott shares his rich knowledge of classical music.