Inside WHQR

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

Signal Troubleshooting In Progress

Oct 30, 2013

We are currently experiencing broadcast signal issues. We're actively working to diagnose and correct the problem. Our crack operations expert, George Sceibner, is investigating the problem. 

We will update this post as we find a resolution and fully expect the issue to be very temporary.

Update: WHQR experienced signal problems Saturday morning 10/26/13. George Scheibner and our consulting engineer Jobie Sprinkle in Charlotte were able to trace the problem to a component in our signal chain and resolve it. Thank you for your patience.

WHQR and UNCW Presents invite you to a special discussion with the stars of the L.A Theatre Works production of The Graduate. Four actors from the play will participate in a discussion about their work on TV, stage and screen. More info here.

**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 Supporters and Volunteers!

Oct 17, 2013

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:

Jenny Callison

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?

Thank you every listener who called, emailed, and mailed in pledges during this week's Summer Pledge Drive. With your help, WHQR raised over $56,270 by 7pm Wednesday, July 24.

I am very pleased to announce successful searches for WHQR's Producer/Announcer and Underwriting Representative positions.

Summer Pledge Partner: Cape Fear River Watch

Jul 21, 2013

During this pledge drive, WHQR is partnering with Cape Fear River Watch!

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