**UPDATE: This year's winner is Mebane Boyd. Congrats, Mebane! Tune in to Homemade Holiday Shorts to hear her story. We'll share some Honorable Mention tales on the web, too!**
Every year, WHQR produces Homemade Holiday Shorts, a fun-filled hour of music and storytelling where local entertainers celebrate wintertime traditions. Guests have included Clyde Edgerton, Nan Graham, Madafo Lloyd Wilson, Karen Bender, Tony Rivenbark, Carl Kassel, Linda Lavin, and many more.
Thank you to the over 1,100 wonderful listeners who called, emailed and mailed in pledges during our Fall Partnership Challenge Pledge Drive. It took just over seven days, but with your help, we met our goal and raised over $140,000!Congratulations to WHQR's Fall Partnership Challenge Winners:
Over a dozen local businesses and organizations entered Cape Fear Literacy Council's 26th Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy. Teams of three represented the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, StarNews, and UNCW's Men's Soccer Team, among others.
WHQR's Spellcasters, comprised of Producer/Announcer Asia Brown (left), Underwriting Representative Kate Brandis (center), and News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn (right) tied for third, taken out by "Xenagogue."
NPR has announced that President and CEO Gary Knell, who has been in that office for less than two years, will be leaving this fall to become CEO of the National Geographic Society. WHQR covered this story yesterday. But what will it mean for stations, and for listeners?