Midday Interview with Gina Gambony

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

During our Classical block on 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.


Midday Interviews for August 18th through August 21st:

Tuesday:  Folks from the Landfall Foundation will visit to talk about the 16th Annual Art Show & Sale-happening this Thursday.

Wednesday:  The Sarus Festival Exhibit is closing this weekend.  Curator Janette Hopper will tell us what to expect at the closing reception.

Thursday:  What will the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra perform this year? Executive Director Reed Wallace and Conductor Steven Errante will join us to talk about the 2015-16 season.  

Friday:  Cape Fear Hospice and Lifecare Center is having a Gala-and it's all about White Pants. Tune in to find out why.  

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.  

C'est La Guerre-What's up their furry sleeves?

Apr 24, 2015

The new art production company, C'est La Guerre, has  a secret that's under wraps until Saturday night.  And the only way to hear the announcement about their next project is to wear an animal mask to their Outsider Art Celebration Animal FARMraiser Saturday, 4/2

Cape Fear Chorale: Cherubini's Requiem

Apr 18, 2015

Larry and Libby Oldham are both singers with the Cape Fear Chorale and had many interesting things to say about the spring performance, Requiem in C Minor by Luigi Cherubini.  Larry Oldham earned his DMA in Church Music, so he had a deep knowledge about this music and the history-for instance, which great composer requested this Requiem for his funeral, and why the church banned this music.  We also hear about the fall concert in this informative interview. 

9 Films: Wilmington Jewish Film Fest Expands

Apr 17, 2015

In 2013, the folks who wanted to begin a Jewish Film Festival in Wilmington were careful:  to test the waters, they presented just one film.  Last year, they presented 4...and this year, the Festival offers 9 films over two weeks:  6 feature length films + 3 short films, all at Thalian Hall