Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

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

Monday* through Friday at 11:58 AM, Gina Gambony hosts a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. She interviews artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events—all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.

*Monday Midday Interviews are hosted by Pat Marriott.

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


Tune in to our Midday Interview at 11:58 to hear from our guests each week.

Midday Interviews for May 23-27:

Monday, 5/23:  Musician John Golden hosts a Hootenanny this week; he'll join Pat Marriott to tell us all about it.

Tuesday, 5/24: Lilac 94 Harp Duo is joining us to give us a preview of its concert this week at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. We'll hear the harps play for an extended interview on Classical HQR.

Wednesday, 5/25:  Time approaches for the Port City Music Festival.  We'll hear what's in store for music lovers this year.

Thursday, 5/26:  Tune in to hear about the artists behind the exhibit Lost & Found in the MC Erny Gallery. 

Friday, 5/27:  An aerialist-notably named Ariel Schmidtke-joins us to talk about her upcoming show Length of Rope featuring silks, puppets, and more.  

Brunswick Concert Band: "Spring Bouquet" on Sunday

Apr 16, 2016

Brunswick Concert Band presents Spring Bouquet, a concert featuring tunes from Sousa, Broadway, Swing and more.  The final performance is Sunday, April 17 at 3:00 at Ocean Isle Park Amphitheatre. The concert is free of charge.  Listen to Pat Marriott's interview with Director Tom Smicklas and bassoonist Barb Dockerdy about the concert.  

Guardian ad Litem Seeks Volunteers

Apr 12, 2016

Guardian ad Litems from New Hanover and Pender Counties, Lynne Fender and Patrick Murphy, joined us in the studio to talk about the work of Guardians-and the great need for more volunteers in our region.  

April 15: Visions Film Festival at Lumina Theatre

Apr 5, 2016
Visions Film Festival

The Visions Film Festival & Conference is Friday, April 15 at UNCW's Lumina Theatre.  Passes to view multiple films and participate in other festival activities are available; single event tickets are also available. Pat Marriott interviewed Publicity Director Zoe Frank and Hospitality Director Simone Bolar; listen above.  See a list of the films here.  

Two-hundred fifty years ago,  American colonists were not pleased with the Stamp Act imposed by the British Crown.  Protests erupted, including protests in Wilmington, North Carolina.   The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Stamp Defiance Chapter has been commemorating the Stamp Act protests all year, with the final event tonight in UNCW's Morton Hall (Bryan Auditorium).  

A group of superb musicians are joining forces on Thursday, March 24 to support UNCW's Community Music Academy (CMA).  The performance is a benefit concert  featuring a reception, lush music, and a silent auction.  Performers include guitarists Rob Nathanson and Justin Hoke, violinist Danijela Zezelz-Gualdi, pianists Paolo Gualdi and Elizabeth Loparits, cellist Jake Wenger, and UNCW's new bassist, Natalie Boeyink.

Play Ball! The Miracle League

Mar 20, 2016

Executive Director of Wilmington's  Miracle League, Jennifer Bell, joined us in the studio to talk about the opening of the baseball season on Miracle Field. The games began on March 12th.  The Miracle League offers opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to play America's favorite ballgame.  Listen to Jennifer Bell above to learn more. 

We had director Randy Davis visit us in the studio to talk about the show onstage now at Cape Fear Playhouse: Neil Simon's The Last of the Red Hot Lovers.  This weekend (March 17-20) is the last opportunity to see this classic Neil Simon comedy produced by Big Dawg Productions. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, or by calling 910-367-5237.

Local designers have re-purposed items from Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity's Restore-and the sale is this weekend.  The painting, reupholstering, and screw-tightening is finished, and items have been placed in 10'x10' vignettes.  Habitat's goal is to raise $45,000 to build a new home by selling the goods at the Schwartz Center at Cape Fear Community College.  

More Than 1,500 Empty Bowls To Feed The Hungry

Mar 10, 2016

The Wilmington Empty Bowls event is Friday, March 11-you can get soup, bread, and a hand-crafted bowl by a local artist between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm at the First Baptist Center on Independence Boulevard.  The soup and bread comes from over 25 Wilmington restaurants-and you can "eat in" or have your lunch to go. 

Last Weekend for "Carousel" at Thalian Hall

Mar 4, 2016

Opera House Theatre Company presents a short run of beloved musical "Carousel."  Final performances are Friday-Sunday, March 4th-6th.  Showtimes are 8:00 Friday & Saturday, 3:00 Sunday on Thalian Hall's Mainstage.