When our webmaster John Mortara said it was my turn to post a Top Five blog entry, I thought it would be a pretty simple matter – just come up with my favorite flavors of ice cream, or Cincinnati Reds infielders, or whatever. But no, I had to dig down deep for this one.
Every now and then you may hear a WHQR announcer say "This CD was part of a major donation by Lee Fetner and Jeff Wingfield." Major, indeed! Lee and Jeff recently donated their entire collection of about 1350 classical CDs to the station. This is not only a huge addition to our 7000-CD classical library, it’s the biggest single donation of CDs to WHQR of all time.
WHQR has a terrific art show up in the MC Erny Gallery called OUTSIDE and I started thinking about all the fantastic ways to spend time outside in Wilmington. Mostly, it is so easy to have outside family fun. My husband Frank and I have six-year-old twin daughters, Maggie and Kate, who love playing outdoors so we've found lots of easy ways to get out and have a great time for very little money. Here are my top five things to do OUTSIDE with kids.
I'm Laura, a Graduate student at UNCW, and working at WHQR is one of the coolest jobs I've ever had. Join me for "A Day in the Life of a Graduate Intern at WHQR" and meet some of the people who keep this community licensed Public Radio station on the air—from Barbara Bush in Finance to George Scheibner behind the microphone and many more! We work hard here but it's a great place because we love what we do!
It was an absolute pleasure to have Andrea Seabrook visit WHQR this past week. A fantastic lunch was held at the Hilton Riverside and some excellent questions were asked! A special thank you to all who made this event possible and helped support quality public radio in the area. Feel free to check out the photo gallery attached to this post, and even more photos can be found here.
The Blues. Its origins are murky (okay, muddy), and it’s legacy is passed from generation to generation. The people who play the Blues happily adopt the genre, give it a home, dress it up a little, and influence it in their own way. While you’ve (likely) never heard of them, here are some ear-opening performers who have made the Blues their own…
All of us here at WHQR know how much we will miss Michelle Bliss, whose last day at the station was Thursday, April 12th. Michelle, who is a graduate of the UNCW Master’s program in Creative Writing, will be working with a literary agent on a book project. Rachel Lewis Hilburn will be our interim news director while we search for a permanent replacement. (More)
The News Director of WHQR Public Radio is head of the News Department and will supervise the station’s news coverage in all aspects of media. Together with the Program Manager and Station Manager, the News Director will determine News Department policy in light of the station’s overall mission, and ensure that news offerings reflect the highest standards of audio production, journalistic ethics and public service using NPR’s best practices as a model.