WHQR will operate at reduced power for part of Sunday afternoon July 8th. Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner will be replacing the main power tube for our transmitter. This is routine maintenance that happens about once a year. Our FM signal will be reduced for a time and neither HD1 (main channel) and HD2 (all-classical) will be available during the process. However, both will continue to be streamed (see the buttons at the upper left of this page). Thank you for your patience.
WHQR invites you to the Friends of Public Radio 2012 annual meeting. Hear the highlights from last year, meet new board members and staff, and join us for refreshments. The annual meeting is July 19th at 6 pm in WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery.
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…