Shane Fernando

Commentator

Shane Fernando grew up in Wilmington, NC, being an avid WHQR listener during his childhood during the station's first years.  He also served as WHQR's first intern.  After graduation from UNCW in 2000, where he spearheaded the project and fundraising for the UNCW Millennium Clock Tower, he moved to Washington, DC to work in the U.S. Senate.  In 2005, Shane returned to Wilmington, receiving his master's degree in Public Administration.

He currently serves as Director of Campus Life Arts & Programs/UNCW Presents, Chief Curator of the Boseman Gallery and teaches in the Department of Communication Studies at UNCW.  Shane serves as President of the Board of Trustees for Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, is an actor, property master and set designer for our local theatre community, is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and is a backyard beekeeper in historic downtown Wilmington.

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Tuesday Commentary
12:52 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

The Maco Light

By Josh Bluntschli Wiki Commons

Following a long-standing New Hanover High School tradition, commentator Shane Fernando and six of his friends  headed out...

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Tuesday Commentary
3:44 pm
Tue September 6, 2011

9/11 at the Capitol

"I rode up the escalator from the metro underworld..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
4:43 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

The Grave of Joseph Jefferson

"The rain poured down with no relief in sight..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
11:24 am
Tue July 26, 2011

MC Erny

"It was 1998 and I had just won a bargain at a local auction..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
2:20 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

Fairy Chimnies

"First recorded human settlers who discovered the region over ten thousand years ago were so mystified at its uniqueness that they surmised that it wasn't a natural phenomenon and certainly couldn't be human-made."

Wilmington, NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
12:08 pm
Tue May 17, 2011

Roller Derby Grandma

"It can be a dangerous sport with a great deal of shoving, pushing, and women on skates flying off the track in various directions after losing balance."

Wilmington, NC –

Commentator Shane Fernando invites you to support our local Cape Fear Roller Girls. He lives in historic downtown Wilmington and is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
9:43 am
Tue May 3, 2011

September in D.C.

"I rode up the escalator from the Metro underground..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
1:09 pm
Tue April 26, 2011

Caterpillars

"The caterpillars have pretty much finished their larval stage in live and are now in the process of transforming into their pupa stage..."

Wilmington NC –

Andy Wood is Education Director for Audubon North Carolina and author of Backyard Carolina, a collection of his WHQR commentaries.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
12:22 pm
Tue April 19, 2011

Pysanky

"...The tabletop is covered with layers of newspaper. Small dishes are scattered about with blocks of beeswax..."

Wilmington NC –

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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Tuesday Commentary
12:32 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Azalea Festival

"I sat in the warm Wilmington spring sunshine..."

Wilmington NC – "I sat in the warm Wilmington spring sunshine..."

Shane Fernando is curator of the Boseman Gallery at UNCW. He lives with his partner in historic downtown Wilmington.

 

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