News about upcoming WHQR sponsored events.

Happy WHQR DAY 2016!

Aug 19, 2016

Dear Friends of WHQR,

By proclamation of the Mayor of Wilmington and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners, September 13th will officially be known as…WHQR DAY!

Woody Allen's bittersweet romance Café Society follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) through the high society nightclub life in New York filled with the well-known names of Steve Carrel, Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively.

Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the 1930’s.


WHQR's Community Advisory Board is hosting an HQR Meetup. Join the CAB, HQR staff and public radio friends for a Fun Evening at the Bellamy Mansion! Join in the fun and friendship with wine, beer, snacks, a DJ and HQR hosts. We hope to see you there!


Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them. Writer and director, Matt Ross delivers this family drama alongside of humor and sentiment.

(Rated R, Runtime 119 minutes)

A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, “Hunt For The Wilderpeople” from Taika Waititi reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris star in this gripping adaptation of John le Carré's best-selling thriller about an ordinary English couple who find themselves caught up in international intrigue. While on vacation in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian who, unbeknownst to them, is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.

FRIDAY NIGHT PLANS ALERT: Join WHQR at Whole Foods Market for "Wine Not...It's Friday!"

WHQR has been chosen as the beneficiary of this month’s "Wine Not...It's Friday" event this Friday at Whole Foods Market! Join WHQR DJs, staff and other members and listeners to sample wonderful wine and food pairings throughout the store on Friday, July 29 from 6 – 8pm.

Your $5 donation at the door will benefit WHQR and get you in for some of Whole Foods' best wine selections.

See you there!

3804 Oleander Drive

WHQR held its 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 21. The Board of Directors, Community Advisory Board members, staff and WHQR audiences came together to celebrate a great year and to set the stage for 2017. 

On  November 9th at Prologue, Ben Steelman of the StarNews talks to writer and professor in the UNCW Creative Writing Department, Nina de Gramont, about her novel The Last September. Join us for the conversation on Monday, November 9th at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Monday, November 9th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 3

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Please join us at Willoughby's Tavern on 8951 Ocean HWY on Wednesday, October 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm for a great time meeting other public radio lovers and WHQR staff and DJs. We'll provide some snacks from the Big Red Food Truck—you provide the great company—all while discovering this Brunswick County gem, Willoughby's Tavern!

Wednesday, October 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm