Inside WHQR

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

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!

Summer Pledge Drive and Umstead Giveaway 2014

Jul 21, 2013

We are running a fantastic sweepstake along with our summer 2014 pledge drive! Pledge now or anytime until 7 pm July 24, 2014 and you could win this great getaway:

A Two-Night Stay at the Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary

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

Underwriting Representative

Producer/Announcer

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]

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.

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.

WHQR Turns 29 Years Old!

Apr 22, 2013
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:

Pages