Inside WHQR

Applications being received
10:16 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Positions in Underwriting and On-air Filled

UPDATE: WHQR announces that, as of July 19, 2013, the following positions have been filled.

Underwriting Representative


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To begin July 2013
4:58 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Position Announcement: Underwriting Representative

UPDATE: WHQR announces that, as of July 19, 2013, the following position has been filled.

Brief Description:

Friends of Public Radio, Inc. seeks a full-time Underwriting Representative.

[note: an early version of this story had an incorrect address; see bottom]

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New Program
11:16 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Starting July 1st, "Here & Now" comes to WHQR

When Talk of the Nation was created more than 20 years ago, during the first Gulf War, call-in talk programming was still new to public radio. The program built a large and loyal audience over its history. The TOTN staff has been NPR’s go-to team for coverage of breaking news from 9/11 to the shootings last December in Newtown, Connecticut. Stations and listeners have relied on TOTN for quality coverage, high-caliber guests and enriching conversation.

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Inside WHQR
11:26 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Ira Flatow Fundraiser Luncheon (Slideshow and Video!)

NPR's award-winning TV and radio journalist, Ira Flatow, recently visited WHQR! Last week, Flatow spoke at WHQR's sold out fundraiser luncheon at the Hilton Riverside Grand Ballroom. Thank you to all who attended and supported WHQR so generously...more pictures soon.

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Happy Birthday!
12:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

WHQR Turns 29 Years Old!

Photo by Will Clayton via Flickr Creative Commons

On this day in 1984, the Friends of the Opera, supported by public radio lovers and volunteers, set up shop in a converted bar in a strip mall on Greenfield Street. From humble beginnings, WHQR grew into a strong community station supported by its faithful listeners. Thank you for all for your support and devotion to WHQR over these 29 amazing years! A full history of the station can be found here.

Listen to the very first sounds of WHQR in 1984:

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TOTN to go, but SciFri stays
4:21 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

NPR announces changes to midday lineup

Intrepid Science Friday host Ira Flatow visits Antarctica
Credit NPR

This morning, NPR stations received word that the network has made major changes to its midday lineup. Here are the changes, starting July 1:

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Thank you!
10:24 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Were You There? Day Sponsor Party Photos

On January 18th, WHQR threw our First Annual Day Sponsor Celebration party at the Cameron Art Museum (thank you Cameron!). It was a great night and we tried to capture some of it on film. You might find yourself among the three hundred guests and WHQR friends who joined in the fun. Thanks to our volunteer photographer crew of Paul Reinmann, Lindsey McGrath, Beverly Pickett and Lan Nichols for these great photos. There are even MORE PHOTOS HERE!

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Inside WHQR
4:13 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

NPR trial reporter has Wilmington, WHQR roots

If the NPR voice you hear covering the Aurora, Colorado trial of James Holmes sounds familiar, there's a good reason. The reporter is Megan Verlee, a/k/a Megan Williams of Wilmington, who won six regional Edward R. Murrow awards as a reporter for WHQR and now reports for Colorado Public Radio.

2:12 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Radiolab comes to WHQR this Sunday at 6PM


Starting this Sunday, 6PM-7PM, WNYC's Radiolab will be making appearance on WHQR 91.3fm and online at!

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Inside WHQR
7:19 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Thank you for a successful End-of-Year Drive!

Thank you so very much to the 472 supporters that called and went online to help the station raise $27,125 AND send over TWO TONS of food to Good Shepherd Center.

Whole Foods Market in Wilmington: Hope you have a big truck!

Much thanks to our volunteers, Merritt and Mindy Blalock, Sugar on Front Street, Fat Tony's Italian Pub, and Jimmy John's as well!