Inside WHQR

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

KCRW Radio Race

With the guidance of a just a three-word theme: "Out of Range", KCRW's 4th Annual 24-Hour Radio Race challenged producers to create  a 4 minute story in only 24 hours. As if this challenge wasn't daunting enough, halfway through racers were given this twist for their stories: 

People look into the future and expect that the forces of the present will unfold in a coherent and predictable way, but any examination of the past reveals the circuitous routes of change are unimaginably strange. 

(Rebecca Solnit)

Whole Foods Market and WHQR Wine for Fun(ds)

Aug 3, 2016

What's on your grocery list? Eggs, milk, bread, and maybe a glass of wine while you're aisle-bound.

Classical HQR reception problems resolved

Aug 1, 2016

In the last couple of weeks we have experienced, and received reports of, poor performance on our Classical HQR signal (92.7 in Wilmington, 102.3 in Myrtle Beach). Symptoms included distortion in loud music and overall weak signal resulting from our attempting to address the problem by lowering the music volume. Once again, wonder-working engineer Jobie Sprinkle (Jobie-Wan) was able to fix the problem, and balance has once more been restored to the Force.

WHQR Seeking News Director - 2016

Jul 26, 2016

Update in response to inquiries: Rachel Lewis Hilburn is not leaving the station. She is moving to a new role as the local host of All Things Considered, in addition to continuing on CoastLine. Opportunity: The News Director of WHQR Public Radio is head of the News Department and will supervise the station’s news coverage in all media.

Thanks to YOU we have reached our fundraising goal of $70,000 in under three weeks! 

CAB Social in the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, June 30th

Jun 23, 2016

The WHQR Community Advisor Board Social

The MC Erny Gallery

Thursday, June 30th

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The WHQR Community Advisor Board will hold a mixer in the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, June 30th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to meet WHQR Community Advisor Board members and learn more about the board and the station. We'll will provide great wine and hors d’oeuvres!

THE EVENT IT FULL. PLEASE ENJOY THE SHOW ON THE AIR AT 91.3FM.

It's hard to believe that Garrison Kellior's final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion is less than two weeks away — and it's true what they say about time flying!

Join us in the MC Erny Gallery at 5 pm on Saturday, July 2nd as Garrison Keillor takes to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his final show as Host of A Prairie Home Companion. We invite you to bring your favorite hot dish, libation, and fond Garrison Keillor memories to our listening party in the MC Erny Gallery. We’ll provide soft drinks, snacks, and FUN!

WHQR's New Cultural Calendar

Jun 6, 2016

Have you noticed that WHQR's Cultural Calendar looks a bit different? If you have, that's because we've updated it to the new and improved Cultural Calendar! Submitting community events will now be more straightforward, and the calendar will be more easily navigable. Tell us how you like the new Community Calendar by emailing feedback@whqr.org.

Communique brings arts, events, ideas

Jun 6, 2016

If you want to know “What happened to the Midday Interview?” Well, it’s still around, but with several changes. Our daily in-depth look at art, events and ideas, hosted by Gina Gambony, is now called Communique. It’s still heard at noon on Classical HQR, and now on HQR News twice a day, at 8:50 during Morning Edition and 4:45 during All Things Considered. We believe these changes will give wider exposer to our interview subjects on HQR News, while allowing CoastLine and the other noon-time public affairs programs to incorporate an NPR newscast.

Technical Difficulties Interrupt Programming

May 31, 2016

For the past several days, WHQR has been experiencing intermittent, sometimes lengthy delays and outages, especially on our HQR News channel.

Monday night, several members of the WHQR's Board of Directors of Friends of Public Radio volunteered at Good Shepherd center. As you can see from our slide show above, they had a great time preparing dinner for the shelter and giving back to the Wilmington community. Judging by the quality of the photos it seems as though they were more worried about working hard than they were about taking good photos!

Ralph Balser, 73, of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away on May 8, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Ralph was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 23, 1942.

Ralph enjoyed volunteering during his retirement, especially with Habitat for Humanity, WARM, New Hanover County Senior Center, and pledge week at WHQR radio station. Ralph enjoyed backgammon, puzzles and conversation.

Beginning, Monday, May 9th on 91.3, HQR News will offer Here & Now at noon each Monday and Tuesday, as well as its 2 pm airing Monday through Thursday. Friday will see the move of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie to noon, completing our weekly news strip which features CoastLine on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:06. The State of Things, produced at sister our station WUNC in Chapel Hill, N.C., will now air Monday through Friday from 1 to 2 pm. 

Call for WHQR Front Desk Volunteers

Apr 29, 2016

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity?

WHQR needs your help! We are looking for volunteers to join our fun and friendly volunteer Front Desk staff. Working at the Front Desk is an easy and great way to meet other Public Radio fans and hang with our WHQR staff.

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.

Classical HQR is on the air in Myrtle Beach!

Apr 26, 2016

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.

First sound ever on WHQR? Here it is.

Apr 22, 2016

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.

Let's Finish the Spring Pledge Drive Today!

Mar 18, 2016

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!

Day Three of our 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is Here!

Mar 17, 2016

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.

The 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is On!

Mar 15, 2016

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!

92 is the new 96: A More Powerful Classical HQR

Mar 10, 2016

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.”

Call for WHQR Volunteers!

Mar 7, 2016

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.

Spring 2016 Pre-Drive Sweepstakes: Win an Apple Watch!

Mar 2, 2016

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:

Friends of Public Radio Is Looking For New Board Members

Feb 19, 2016

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.

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