Inside WHQR

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

Paul Reinmann

Don Gonyea's April 13th visit to Wilmington, NC was met with great success. Gonyea is a Peabody Award-winning journalist with decades of experience, and is currently NPR's National Political Correspondent. With Gonyea's experience comes many fascinating and often amusing stories, including tales about previous presidential campaigns, working with past presidents, and pounding the cement to get another side to a story.

Thanks to the intrepid work of Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and our own George Scheibner, listeners in the Myrtle Beach area can now enjoy Classical HQR, thanks to a brand-new signal at 102.3. The signal was made operational on Saturday, April 23, 2016 (Shakespeare's birthday, and the day after WHQR's 32nd anniversary).

Early tests indicate that many communities in the Grand Strand can now enjoy 24-hour classical music, including our own local programs with Gina Gambony and Pat Marriott as well as the Metropolitan Opera.

CoastLine is now on the air two days a week! You can hear CoastLine on 91.3FM on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:06 pm.

With the introduction of the second edition of CoastLine, WHQR 91.3FM will make several programming schedule changes:

The rebroadcast of the Wednesday edition of CoastLine, with its public affairs topics, will move to Sundays at 3:00 pm.

From Sunday, April 22nd, 1984: the very beginning of WHQR. With Michael Titterton, first manager of WHQR. And more:

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is ON and we CAN end it today with YOUR help! There are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is still ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.

We can't wait to hear from you!

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online, or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138!

Classical HQR now has a more powerful signal, and 92 is the new 96You told us you wanted a more powerful Classical HQR, and we heard you! 

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, WHQR Public Radio announced the beginning of the public phase of its emPowering Our Future Campaign, a capacity building campaign to raise $1.5 million. The announcement was made at a special event at the Bellamy Mansion featuring guest Ken Rudin, host of the nationally syndicated program, “Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie.”

WHQR needs individuals to answer phones during our 2016 Spring Pledge Drive.

Did You Know emPowering Our Future is moving WHQR forward?

WHQR announces the station’s most transformative capital campaign ever: emPowering Our Future.

During our 2016 Spring Pre-Drive Campaign we are running a high-tech sweepstakes! Pledge now HERE or return your membership challenge letter and you could win a brand new Apple Watch!

Apple Watch Details:

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.

WHQR is proud to announce that NPR Political Correspondent, Don Gonyea will be joining us for our annual Fundraising Luncheon on Wednesday, April 13th!

Grand Ballroom at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 12 noon - 1:30pm

In this election year, a super star political correspondent as the guest for the WHQR Fundraising Luncheon was a must – and we found the best, Don Gonyea. Heard currently on NPR and WHQR, Gonyea has enormous experience covering politics and presidents.

Wilmington is looking forward to Michelle Dockery sightings.

Thank you to the 399 listeners who called and pledged online to raise $25,052 meeting WHQR's December Pledge Drive Goal. Because of your generosity, Food Lion will be donating enough food to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Caroline to feed 399 families of four!!!

Thanks to Food Lion and the Food Bank and to our WONDERFUL SUPPORTERS!

Thursday, December 10th is WHQR's End-of-Year-One-Day-Drive. Pledge now! We are proud to be partnering with Food Lion and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina.

For our End-of-year-One-Day Pledge Drive we are running a sweepstakes for an Apple iPad Air! Make you pledge today and be entered to win!

The WHQR News Department won six outstanding journalism awards last weekend at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas/Associated Press Convention and Awards Luncheon at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

HQR News was named by the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for Best Entertainment Story for a feature on John Lithgow reported by News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn. The news team was also honored in three other categories: Education, General News, and Political Coverage.

The 2015 Fall Pledge Drive is hard work, but we have fun doing it! Here are some highlight's from the drive!

Thank you to everyone who pledged their support to WHQR!

My Top 5: Deathly Tales about Dead Composers

Oct 30, 2015

There's nothing better than a good story.  The history of classical music is chock full of them.  In the spirit of Halloween, I'm delighted to share with you 5 of my favorite tales related to the death (or after-life) of composers.  These range from the stubborn to the eerie to the just plain bizarre, arranged in ascending order. 

5. Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).  We've heard the warning about not shooting ourselves in the foot.  Perhaps we should also take care not to stab ourselves in the foot.

 

Thank you to everyone who helped us make our 7-day 2015 Fall Pledge Drive goal!

We would especially like to thank:

WHQR Board of Directors

Our wonderful volunteers like Merritt and Mindy Blalock and the more than 100 great people who helped answer our pledge phones.

Our partner non-profit volunteer teams.

The restaurants who provided food for our staff & volunteers:

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 910.34

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 910.34

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 910.34

Ira Glass and Steve Colbert talk about why they love the Pledge Drive. If you're like Steve Colbert and love the Pledge Drive, or if you love This American Life with Ira Glass make your donation right now by calling 910.343.1138 or making a web pledge here

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 910.34

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 910.34

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