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9:00 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Everyone Gets a Smiths Song: Happy Valentine's Day!

Morrissey and Marr
by JD554 - Wikimedia Commons

We know it's a little early, but News Intern Sara Wood has listed her favorite Smiths songs for the most romantic time of the year.

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Inside WHQR - My Top Five
10:30 am
Mon January 23, 2012

My Top Five - Soup to Nuts Live!

WHQR’s  webmaster John Mortara has asked me to list some of my favorite “Soup to Nuts Live” performances of the past year, but I thought it best to just recall highlights from all eight of our 2011 musical performers.

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My Top Five
10:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

My Top Five - Hopeless New Year's Resolutions

Courtesy of the intern herself, Asia Brown

Operations Intern Asia Brown shares her 5 favorite scoffable New Year's resolutions. 

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Inside WHQR
12:05 am
Sun January 1, 2012

New year, new programs on WHQR

The Acorn Drop is the highlight of annual New Year's celebrations in Raleigh, aka the "City of Oaks"
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The Times, or at least some shows, they are a changin’ –

WHQR’s program line-up has remained relatively stable for years. Yet change comes to all things and we’re tweaking a few hours in our schedule to meet our primary goal of serving you the finest public radio has to offer while remaining good stewards of your financial contributions. With that in mind, we present some new programs to enjoy as we begin 2012:

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Inside WHQR
9:42 am
Fri December 30, 2011

Time is running out for your year-end gift to WHQR

Jean de Vaudetar presents his gift of a book to Charles V of France; Bible historiale of Jean de Vaudetar, 1371-2. The Hague, Museum of the Book Ms 10 B23 F2r
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Dear WHQR Listener,

As the year comes to a close, it's a tradition to both look back and anticipate what lies ahead.

2011 has been a year of significant progress. We've made some important additions to staff: Michelle Bliss as News Director, and the return of both Bob Workmon and Rachel Lewis Hilburn. We also received a very positive audit, for the first time in years. I'm very glad that we have reduced the number of fundraising days from 26 to 17, at the same time increasing our membership income. We also continue to work on bringing you the best programming possible.

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Deadline: January 31
3:49 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

The 2011 WHQR Survey

Our survey isn't nearly this complicated
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At WHQR, we value your opinions. Help us by filling out our simple listener survey. Our Smooth Landings Guest DJ Spot has been won, but you can still help us out. The deadline is January 31st.

Thank you!

One-Day Pledge Drive
12:05 am
Thu December 8, 2011

WHQR's End-Of-Year Pledge Drive a Success!

Thank you for your support of WHQR in our 1-day drive!

At 7 pm on Thursday, December 8th, WHQR's end-of-year drive had received almost $20,500 in pledges -- well over the goal of $18,000. Over 330 standard pieces of 2x4, one for each pledge made, will be donated by Pro Build of Wilmington to help our partner, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. That is enough lumber to build a whole house! These will be used by Habitat for its Blitz Build in the spring, when 5 houses will be built in one week.

Watch your email next Tuesday when we'll announce the winner of our drawing for an Apple iPad2. We're very grateful to the many listeners who renewed their support, joined the station for the first time, or made an additional gift. Every gift is important and appreciated!

It's not too late to make your end-of-year gift. If you received a letter from us, simply return the form to us, or pledge online at any time.

Thank you for your support!

Support WHQR
11:17 am
Mon December 5, 2011

Win-Win with the IRA Charitable Rollover!

The tree in WHQR's lobby, with paintings from Clair Hartman's "Faithful" series now on display.
photo by Cleve Callison

Dear Friend of WHQR:

Good news! You can still take advantage of the Charitable IRA Rollover before it expires on December 31st. This special giving opportunity offers attractive benefits to you and will help support the good work of WHQR.
Here’s how it works:

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Inside WHQR
10:30 am
Wed November 30, 2011

Crane Malfunction Disrupts Downtown

Crane positioned outside the back door of WHQR's downtown studios.
WHQR / Lan Nichols

The arm of a crane placing bulkheads on the construction site of the Marriott Courtyard hotel bends under the stress, forcing nearby office buildings to evacuate. Onlookers gathered along Grace Street in downtown Wilmington to watch as crews worked to resolve the situation. 

 

 

Inside (well, technically, outside) WHQR
10:51 am
Tue November 29, 2011

Update: Bent crane causes disruption in WHQR schedule

photo by Cleve Callison

Update: Attempts to remove the damaged crane described below caused a mandatory evacuation of buildings in the 200 block of North Front Street, including the WHQR studios. For about 3 hours Tuesday afternoon we operated on a computerized schedule.

Work has been proceeding on the new Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, which is going up on Grace Street in Wilmington (right behind our building). For the last couple of days workers have been driving iron pilings into the ground, which has given our building a severe case of the jitters all day long. But not right now.

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