Inside WHQR

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

The Greater Wilmington Business Journal's next event in its popular Power Breakfast series is today:

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Last week I read a number of critical comments taken from our recent Listener Survey. Several people were moved to respond. Listener Bill wrote:

Update 5/22: So far, other stations that we know of who will be carrying this show are KHNS in Alaska, (Haines, Skagway and Klukwan), Spokane Public Radio, and KTXK in Texarkana, Texas.

WHQR presents a special program for this year's Memorial Day commemoration. Since 2010 WHQR has presented daily segments of the Great American Songbook, produced by George Scheibner with Dr. Philip Furia. Collectively the episodes present an enduring body of classic American song, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers.

Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner worked over the weekend on installing new HD circuitry in our main 91.3 transmitter. Once this is done, listeners who have had difficulty receiving Classical HQR on 96.7 will be able to hear 24-hour classical music on an HD radio tuned to 91.3's HD2 signal.

Unfortunately, the HD upgrade could not be completed due to a missing part in the inventory supplied by the manufacturer. We will be ordering it and get Jobie back in action as soon as possible. 91.3, HD1 and HD2, and 96.7 are all operational as before.

A long-awaited power boost to our HD signal is scheduled to be implemented today (Saturday May 16). HQR News at 91.3 will be at reduced power beginning around noon while engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner work on installing new HD circuitry in our main 91.3 transmitter. Once this is done, listeners who have had difficulty receiving Classical HQR on 96.7 should be able to hear 24-hour classical music on an HD radio tuned to 91.3's HD2 signal. Thank you for your patience.

EVENT FULL

NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Wednesday, June 3 at 12 PM

Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Riverside

WHQR is proud to point the spotlight at one of our most dedicated, knowledgeable and all around passionate staff members, George Scheibner. George has been a DJ, radio personality and friend to us all for over 50 wonderful years and we couldn't be happier that Ben Steelman has taken the time to remind listeners just how much George Scheibner really shines. Be sure tocheck out the George slideshow above!

To read the in-depth article recently published in the StarNews please click here

The Spring 2015 WHQR Survey is your chance to tell us what you like -- and don't like -- about WHQR.  At WHQR your opinion counts. Help make the station even better by taking our quick online Spring Listener Survey. All participants will be entered to win a Smooth Landings Guest DJ spot!

Visit whqr.org and click on the survey…but hurry, the survey closes Wednesday at 5pm. Thank you for helping make WHQR all that it can be.

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1) The sum of the first 31 odd prime numbers is a perfect square:
3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + ... + 83 + 87 + 89 = 31 x 31

2) There are 31 letters in the Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet.

3) Thirty-one is a betting game played with cards.

4) In French the expression trente et un (31) refers to someone who is well dressed.

5) There are 31 days in most months.

6) a billion seconds is (roughly) 31 years...

and

7) WHQR is 31 years old today!

WHQR wants to say CONGRATULATIONS to the two amazing non-profits who won our Spring Pledge Drive Partnership Challenge:

1st Place: The Diaper Bank - Congratulations on winning on a $1000 underwriting contract with WHQR!

2nd Place: Guardian Ad Litem - Congratulations on winning on a $500 underwriting contract with WHQR!

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