Inside WHQR

The official WHQR Staff blog featuring fun tidbits and various developments at the station.

WHQR's Fall 2015 Pledge Drive is ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 96.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.


Everyone who pledges is entered in TWO DRAWINGS for either a Apple iPad Air or a compact 16GB iPad Mini.

Brand New Apple iPad Air:

•  Brilliant 9.7 inch touch screen display

•  Bluetooth and WiFi ready

•  Front and rear-facing cameras for video chats

•  Email, surf the web, play music and video, read books, play games, and much more!

Brand New iPAD Mini:

• Thin, light design, 10-hour battery

Our Fall Pledge Drive begins tomorrow at 6 am, but we are taking pledges online today as part of our "Cyber Day" pre-drive campaign. In only 2-3 minutes, you'll get that contribution done and off your to-do list.

WHQR needs individuals to answer phones during our Fall 2015 Pledge Drive. Pledges are taken by computer, so all volunteers should feel comfortable typing and using the system. Shifts begin with a brief orientation and can be a fun way to meet other Public Radio fans and hang out with the WHQR staff! To sign up, email Meg Young at with the specific day and time that you would like to take and your name and contact information.


The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Fall Pledge Drive 2015

Non-profits in the Cape Fear region know that WHQR Public Radio is an essential part of a strong marketing plan, and one of the best ways to expand their reach.

Tonight's Cinematique Film, Meru, will play at its scheduled time of 7pm at Thalian Hall. We encourage  patrons to use extreme caution on roadways while traveling or choose to attend another screening of the movie on Tuesday at 7pm or  Wednesday at 4pm or 7pm. The Thalian Hall Center Box Office will open at 2pm. Please call with any questions at 910-632-2285.

During our Fall 2015 Pre-Drive Campaign we are running a high-tech sweepstakes! Pledge now online at or return your membership challenge letter and you could win a brand new Apple iPad Air

Top Five Hotdogs

Aug 28, 2015

I love all things “food,” and almost everyone loves a good hotdog, so I embarked on a search for the five best hotdogs in the region. I realized early in my research that I was going to have to limit the search to Wilmington proper for now, as Carolina Beach, Burgaw, Rocky Point, and points beyond the city limits all have too many hotdog vendors for me to cover in one blog, but I will consider others in the future. I decided to stick to places that specialize mostly in hotdogs, and I tried to focus on eating local and stayed away from chain restaurants. 

This '93 Toyota Corolla has a long history with WHQR.

It was once owned by our very own Jemila Ericson, former Classical Music and Midday Interview host, and her mother before that. About ten years ago, Jemila sold this beauty to Bill DiNome, a long-time WHQR supporter and a former member of WHQR's Community Advisory Board, for exactly $1. Now, Bill has donated this time-honored car to WHQR's vehicle donation program. Thank you, Bill!

Top 5 Music Beds

When you’re driving along in your car, getting your local and national news from your public radio station, you might hear a song in the background that strikes your fancy. It may serve as a break between news stories, or it might be under an underwriting message. Before you can get out of your phone to Spotify the selection, it’s gone.