Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

Tues-Fri 11:58 AM-12:06 PM

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 11:58 AM, Gina Gambony 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 community events—all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.   

Please send requests for interviews to classical@whqr.org.


If you listen to HQR-News on 91.3, you're probably familiar with the voice of Isabelle Shepherd.  She reports local news every week and recently started hosting Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings.  All of us at WHQR are delighted to have Isabelle with us for another year at the station.  Listen to Isabelle talk about her radio work, her interests (like poetry), and her future plans.

ACME: 8 North Carolina Artists for 4th Friday

May 22, 2015

Local artist Dick Roberts is hosting an exhibit that opens tonight (5/22) at ACME Studios.  Eight NC Artists: From the Mountains to the Sea features work by local artists as well as artists from other parts of the state.  We had the opportunity to speak with Dick Roberts (Wilmington), Eric Lawing (Carolina Beach), and Theresa Reuter (Brevard).    Pam Toll, Gayle Tustin, William Fridrich, Raed Al-Rawi, and Mark Carter round out the group to make 8. 

"Pieced Together" Opening Reception in the Gallery

May 21, 2015

WHQR is excited to present art by Robert Selemme and Elizabeth Singletary in the exhibit Pieced Together. The opening reception is May 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 as a part of Wilmington's 4th Friday Gallery Walk. 

Many people may be surprised to learn that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act still left many working people out in the cold when it comes to health insurance in some states, including North Carolina.  In order to be eligible to use the healthcare exchange here, an individual must earn more than $11,700 annually.   Because these low-wage earners are falling between the cracks, organizations like the Cape Fear Clinic (CFC) are still needed to serve the medical needs of thousands of people in our stat

Lynn Seldon's Novel: Virginia's Ring

May 11, 2015

Local author Lynn Seldon came in to talk to us about his first published work of fiction, Virginia's Ring.  The novel reflects his time spent at the Virginia Military Institute in the early 1980's.  The book is very appealing to graduates of similary military academies, but Seldon says the story has something for everyone.

Cape Fear Chordsmen are Going to the Dawgs

May 11, 2015

We hope you were as delighted as everyone in the WHQR studio-and perhaps for blocks around-to hear the

 Cape Fear Chordsmen sing for the station last week.  A quartet, called Hazardous Moving Parts, came in to tell us about the upcoming Chordsmen show,  Dawg Gone: A Story of Puppy Love, live at the Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, May 16. 

"Silver Arts" Exhibit + Competition

May 4, 2015

Senior Games began in North Carolina over 30 years ago, promoting a holistic approach to body, mind,

Opera Wilmington Sings Broadway

May 1, 2015

Opera Wilmington has crafted a Mother's Day Brunch that features the top vocal talents in our area.   Opera Wilmington Sings Broadway is a showcase for Golden Age show tunes from Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, South Pacific, just to name a few.  Phil Furia from WHQR's Great American Songbook is the

well-versed musical genius emceeing the event.

Brunswick Concert Band: Traditional & Contemporary

Apr 29, 2015

The Brunswick Concert Band is celebrating 30 years of performance with style-"The Sound of America" salutes Count Basie, marches with Sousa, and takes us to the movies, from The Wizard of Oz to The Hunger Games.   The president of Brunswick Bands, Tom Smicklas, tells us this community band boasts 72 member, aged 13-87.  This concert is conducted by Michael Stringer. 

Wine and Food (and Bourbon and Beer) Festival!

Apr 27, 2015

Gareth Evans, the executive director of Bellamy Mansion, stopped by to tell us about the main events May 1-3 at the Bellamy during the 3rd Annual Wilmington Wine and Food Festival.   The website also lists smaller events leading up to big weekend.