Inside WHQR

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

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:

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:

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!

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.

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