Inside WHQR

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

We Made It!

Mar 21, 2012

Thank you WHQR supporters! At 3:14 pm Tuesday we reached our goal of $180,000! You all help make Public Radio possible in this wonderful community. We have returned to our regularly scheduled programming!

Our Spring 2012 drive runs March 21 - 27. We have two excellent vacation giveaways to the Umstead Hotel and Bald Head Island.

We still really need your help - PLEASE volunteer as a phone operator for the pledge drive, click here.

You Could Win An iPad2!

Mar 5, 2012

When you make your gift to WHQR through 7:00pm TONIGHT, you are automatically entered to win a 16GB iPad2 with Wi-Fi!

Support quality public radio and enter to win an iPad2 right now!

Anyone who pledges by mail, phone (910-343-1640), or online before 7:00pm tonight is entered!
 

Pledge Drive Sweepstakes Rules:

Recently we received some good news from a national benchmarking study: WHQR is one of the leading stations in the country in both effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising. A couple of charts illustrating these trends are worth at least a thousand words each:

Movies and music captured my heart and imagination almost simultaneously, and at an early age. Welcome to my Top Five memorable movies and the music that plays a role in making them great.

WHQR's HD2 stream (all-classical) dropped out at 10:00 am Sunday morning. We are working on a re-boot. Thanks for your patience.

This Saturday's Metropolitan Opera live broadcast of Wagner's Gotterdamerung will begin at noon, an hour earlier than usual. As a result our regular broadcast of This American Life and portions of All Things Considered will be pre-empted. TAL fans, please tune in to our encore presentation on Friday, Feb. 17th at 7:00pm on 91.3. Thank you!

by JD554 - Wikimedia Commons

We know it's a little early, but News Intern Sara Wood has listed her favorite Smiths songs for the most romantic time of the year.

WHQR’s  webmaster John Mortara has asked me to list some of my favorite “Soup to Nuts Live” performances of the past year, but I thought it best to just recall highlights from all eight of our 2011 musical performers.

My Top Five - Hopeless New Year's Resolutions

Jan 9, 2012
Courtesy of the intern herself, Asia Brown

Operations Intern Asia Brown shares her 5 favorite scoffable New Year's resolutions. 

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