We didn't make it...but we're soooo close! We haven't quite reached our goal of $160,000 by 7 PM Tuesday so we'll be back at it in Wednesday morning, extending our pledge drive for one more day. Please help us during the night tonight so we can get back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Would you like to serve on the Friends of Public Radio Board?
WHQR and the Friends of Public Radio are soliciting interested parties to apply for a limited number of positions on our Board of Directors.
We are seeking a diverse population from our listenership who are interested in engaging with the community in meaningful ways, can attend regular monthly meetings, can participate in committee responsibilities and can assist with fundraising.
Artist, educator and WHQR commentator Claude Howell was born 100 years ago this week. Howell played key roles in establishing UNCWilmington's art department and the Cameron Art Museum, where a celebration of his life is scheduled tomorrow night at 7 PM. We've been celebrating with some of Claude's WHQR Commentaries this week on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
Last week WHQR's Development Director Mary Bradley met up with Angie Carl from the Nature Conservancy, Tony Doster from the American Society of Foresters and Resource Management Services and Victoria Lockhart from Resource Management Services to plant the forest that YOU helped create. During our 2014 Fall Pledge Drive, The American Society of Foresters generously donated one longleaf tree sapling for every pledge made. Coming to a total of 1000 new longleaf trees, together we will effectually restore 5 acres of longleaf pine forests.
HQRNews 91.3fm is proud to announce the newest addition to our program schedule, Invisiblilia. NPR's most recent baby (and what a mysterious and fascinating baby she is), is co-hosted by Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller, founders of such popular programs as Radio Lab and This American Life.
Thank you to everyone who attended our most successful Homemade Holiday Shorts yet!
There was plenty of great conversation, food, drink, and most importantly the most entertaining holiday stories to date. A special thanks once again to our Master of Ceremonies Rob Zapple, to our charismatic readers Tony Rivenbark, Rhonda Bellamy and Katherine Rudeseal, to Milner's Cafe for the catering, and to our wonderful holiday musicians John Golden and Catesby Jones. We hope you had as lovely a time as we did! Check out some of the photos from this glorious night in the slideshow above.