Inside WHQR

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

WHQR's three-day drive ends today, July 18. HELP make WHQR stronger. 

TODAY is Your Last Chance to:

*Plant a Seed for the Future with the Coastal Land Trust and Society of American Foresters

*Enter the Bald Head Island Vacation Giveaway

*Get the great prizes and gifts in this drive

For every pledge to WHQR,  North Carolina Coastal Land Trust will plant a long leaf pine seedling at its Everett Creek Nature Preserve in Onslow County, thanks to a generous donation from the NC Division of the Society of American Foresters. Your pledge right now to WHQR will really make a difference, and you will help us preserve the beautiful beaches, parks , and forests of our area.  

With your pledge you will also be automatically entered into our SWEEPSTAKES for a 7-Night Stay at the Marsh Harbour Inn

After many years of planning, WHQR has now officially signed on its new Myrtle Beach transmitter. The new signal at 98.9 FM will rebroadcast WHQR's main FM channel.

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.

Friends of Public Radio Annual Meeting

Jul 5, 2012

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.

Summer Sweepstakes

Jun 28, 2012
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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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.

A Day in the Life of a Graduate Intern at WHQR

May 15, 2012

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!

Recap: Andrea Seabrook Fundraiser Luncheon

May 11, 2012
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.

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