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7:59 am
Sat July 7, 2012

WHQR at low power Sunday

from Wikimedia Commons

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.

July 19th at 6PM
12:59 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Friends of Public Radio Annual Meeting

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.

Email us at whqr@whqr.org or message us on Facebook to RSVP.

Ends July 18th!
2:59 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Summer Sweepstakes

www.baldheadisland.com

We are running a fantastic sweepstakes this summer! Pledge now and you could win this great getaway:

 

A Seven-night Stay at the Marsh Harbour Inn on Bald Head Island!

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Inside WHQR - My Top Five
9:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Cleve's Top Music For The Road

Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Inside WHQR
10:06 am
Thu June 7, 2012

A "Record" Donation to WHQR!

Lee Fetner and Jeff Wingfield with a few of the 1350 CDs they donated.

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.

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Inside WHQR - My Top Five
11:15 am
Mon June 4, 2012

My Top Five Outside Activities with the Kids

My daughters Kate and Maggie, and my niece Jaden. At the Arboretum.

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.

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Inside WHQR - Staff Blog
11:15 am
Tue May 15, 2012

A Day in the Life of a Graduate Intern at WHQR

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!

Inside WHQR - Staff Blog
2:47 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Recap: Andrea Seabrook Fundraiser Luncheon

Lan Nichols

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.

 

Photos by Lan Nichols.

Inside WHQR
9:21 am
Sun April 29, 2012

WHQR wins AP awards for news coverage

Winners in the 2011 North Carolina Associated Press radio and television contest were announced Saturday. WHQR's news team won 8 awards and 5 honorable mentions. Congratulations to a great news team!

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Inside WHQR - My Top Five
6:00 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

My Top Five: Blues Artists You've Never Heard Of

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…

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