Programs A-Z

A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

WHQR's continues its exploration of innovative programs from NPR and other producers with the debut of Ask Me Another!

Ask Me Another is a rambunctious hour...

International news, analysis and information from the BBC World Service.

Car Talk is a radio talk show broadcast weekly on National Public Radio stations throughout the United States and elsewhere. Its subjects are automobiles and repair, and it often takes humorous turns. The hosts of Car Talk are brothers Tom and...

Celtic Connections features music derived from the Celtic culture wherever it has been transplanted around the globe, from the Celtic Isles to the New World and beyond. Host Bryan Kelso Crow's academic career and his passion for Celtic...

Classical Music from Minnesota Public Radio

Join host Jemila Ericson for a morning of classics and her well-loved interview at 12:06 each afternoon.

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

Classics for Kids debuted December 5, 1998 and is designed to help adults introduce children to classical music. The program features a composer and his/her music, along with games, quizzes and curriculum materials for primary grade...

Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversation and information about our communities and our environment.

More info about eTown episodes...

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...

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs.

Fresh Air Weekend is a "best of" recap of the previous week's shows, so if you missed one of Terry's great interviews, here's another chance.

Friday Feedback is our listeners' chance to tell us what you think about any aspect of the operations or programming of WHQR. Each week station manager Cleve Callison selects a range of comments representing viewpoints received. Most of them...

If any one individual has been associated with the successful production and promotion of Blues music in the Port City, it's Lan Nichols.  He's the director of the Cape Fear Blues Festival, a pro-active member of the Cape Fear Blues Society,...

Here & Now offers a distinctive mix of hard news and rich conversation featuring interesting players from across the spectrum of arts and culture, business, technology,...

Join a local jazz buff for the best in recorded jazz from WHQR's studios.

Imagine a folk and bluegrass hour hosted by a musician who cares passionately about what he spins on-air and will tell you why each tune is worth hearing. John Fonvielle is a talented guitarist and bassist who also enjoys playing DJ on Saturday...

American Public Media's Marketplace presents news on business, economics, and money for the rest of us.

"The world's greatest singers on the world's greatest stage."

Schedule (all live):

  • Un Ballo in Maschera -- Sat. 12/08/12 - 12:55PM
  • Aida -- Sat. 12/15/12 - 12:55PM
  • Les...

Join George Scheibner with a mix of straight-ahead and great vocal jazz. Featuring Philip Furia's Great American Songbook at 1:30pm.

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:06, Jemila Ericson and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of...

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 13 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 19 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station...

Performance Today features timely recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, recent performances by the great artists of our time and by the next generation of classical artists, from concert halls around the globe. Plus interviews and...

The eloquent and good-humored Michael Barone spotlights extraordinary instruments and performers playing awe-inspiring music as a part of Pipedreams.

Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen. Whether we present stories around a lively theme, the favorite works of a guest author or a special...

Wilmington Star News has called it "the coolest half hour of music on local radio." Tune-in for a little something different for your trip home, or while you're making dinner. No MSG.

On select Fridays and Saturdays, 9PM-10PM, we broadcast a recent recording of our Soup to Nuts Live! concert series.

A unique and personal music mix for a Saturday night. Local performers, big names, old and new, borrowed and blue. You never know what you're going to get.

Plus, Soup to Nuts Live! features local concerts recorded in our WHQR Gallery.

Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons Concertos, George Frideric Handel's...

Talk of the Nation offers call-in listeners the opportunity to join enlightening discussions with decision-makers, authors, academicians, and artists from around the world.

Science, technology, environment and health news and discussion from the makers of the NPR public radio program Science Friday with host Ira Flatow.

For more than 25 years, The Diane Rehm Show has offered listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the most distinguished people of our times. The Friday edition includes Diane's two-hour "News Round-up."

Join Philip Furia for an enduring body of classical song, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers in styles that range from jazz to blues, rock to country.

The Splendid Table is a culinary, culture, and lifestyle one-hour program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Each week, award-winning host Lynne Rossetto Kasper leads listeners on a journey...

This American Life is a weekly public radio show from WBEZ. There's a theme to each episode, and a variety of stories on that theme. Host Ira Glass follows stories of everyday people that will wow and amaze you.

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is NPR's Peabody-award-winning weekly hour-long humorous quiz program. Each week on the radio you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest in the news and entertainment world while figuring out...

Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, insightful features on the quirky and the mainstream in arts and life, music and entertainment, all brought alive through sound.

Weekend counterpart to NPR's Morning Edition. Offers a mix of analysis and features on a wide range of topics, including arts, sports, entertainment, and human interest stories.

With Heart and Voice is a weekly program of sacred choral and organ music that features recordings from around the world.

A live audience radio and television show filmed at the historic Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, KY. The show features live music and interviews from a wide variety of grassroots musicians.

The schedule for Woodsongs can be found