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.
Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? WHQR needs your help! We are looking for volunteers to join our fun and friendly staff to answer the telephones during the opening morning of our Spring 2015 Pledge Drive, this Wednesday, March 25 from 6-9 AM. It's a great chance to get involved in your community and meet other public radio lovers like yourself! CLICK HERE NOW TO SIGN UP
Seated, L-R: Past Chair Phil Stine, Vice-Chair MK Cope, Underwriting Rep and former Chair Jeff Hunter, Geneva Reid, Kelly Luckhaus. Standing, L-R: Geoff Losee, Secretary Dorothy Rankin, Chair David Zumbro, Station Manager Cleve Callison, Ned Glascock, Rob Zapple, Stephanie Meyers, Sarah Watstein, Treasurer Jeff Smith. Not pictured: Robert Epstein, Andrew Gray, Margaret Haynes.
The WHQR Board of Directors met on March 7th to review activities at the station and plan for the future. The group examined progress made in the Strategic Plan adopted in August-September 2012 and looked at timelines and some revisions of the plan's remaining goals.
The Board noted that 2 of the 5 goals of the plan had been met entirely or in large part in 2014, WHQR's 30th Anniversary year:
The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Spring 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.
In our 2015 Spring Drive, March 25 - March 31, WHQR will salute local non-profits that make a difference in our community, and give your group a chance to be heard even more. Winners of our PartnershipChallenge will receive underwriting contracts on WHQR.
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.
I am very pleased to announce that, following the recommendation of the search committee, Gina Gambony is now our new Classical Host.
You've already heard what a fine job Gina has done since December following Jemila Ericson's departure. You may not have seen all the other helpful things Gina has been responsible for here, such as program logs, voice breaks in all kinds of shows, the Cultural Calendar and a host of other duties.