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February 5-6, 2015
3:51 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

NC Jazz Fest Ticket Giveaway!

WHQR is giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the NC Jazz Fest!

We have TWO pairs for each night to give away. Please email contest@whqr.org with JAZZ in the subject line. Winners will be picked at random on Tuesday, February 3 at 10 am. Winners will be notified by email. Tickets must be picked up at WHQR Studios in downtown Wilmington. 

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11:44 am
Wed January 21, 2015

WHQR Day Sponsor Party 2015!

Kate Brandis, Lan Nichols, Mary Bradley, Jarred Lee Welcome You to the Party!
Paul Reinmann

If you are one of our many WONDERFUL Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum last Friday night we want to say a huge THANK YOU for making it such an unforgettable evening. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, endlessly gorgeous artwork, and most importantly lots and lots of great conversation. Check out the slide show for a few snapshots from this most enchanting of evenings...

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1:30 pm
Sat January 17, 2015

The Healing Blues on Front Street Blues

www.thehealingblues.org

Tune in on Saturday, January 17 at 11:00 pm: The Healing Blues is a project out of Greensboro NC that documents the struggles of those who deal with homelessness everyday. The outcome "...serves as a reminder that good things can happen when there is true collaboration between members of an urban society." More information at www.thehealingblues.org. You'll also hear cuts from Memphis Slim, Ellis Hooks, and Guitar Shorty. Lan Nichols hosts. Listen live at www.whqr.org. Thanks!

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11:15 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Power reduction on 91.3, outage on 96.7

Tuesday 1/13, 11:15 am: A power outage at our 91.3 transmitter site in Brunswick county has caused 91.3 to operate at reduced power. As a result, HD2 Classical HQR and 96.7 are also off the air. We don't know at this time when power will be restored. Our live streams for HQR News and Classical HQR should continue to be operational.

This outage is not related to a different problem which took 96.7 off the air for several hours yesterday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Inside WHQR
1:38 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Update on Technical Issues on ClassicalHQR 96.7

96.7 is back. Classical HQR returned to the air Monday evening, thanks to the hard work of Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner. Well done!

Earlier:  ATTENTION: Currently Classical HQR 96.7 is silent.  The tower has possibly been hit by lightning. We expect to be back on the air this evening. In the meantime, you can still access 96.7 fm by listening online or on 91.3/HD2. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Inside WHQR
7:46 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Power outages in Wilmington

7:45 Thursday: Downtown and other parts of Wilmington experienced a power outage this morning, affecting WHQR's Classical HQR channel at 96.7, 91.3HD2 and streaming. As of about 7:25, power is back up and Classical HQR is on the air again. Thank you for your patience.

Darn ol' technical difficulties
7:34 am
Wed December 24, 2014

What happened to Tuesday's Jazz?

An outage in one of our satellite receivers resulted in a loss of WHQR's 9 pm - midnight jazz on Tuesday December 23rd. The station was still on the air, but silent for several minutes while we attempted to bring the jazz back.

As of Wednesday morning the 24th, we still don't know the cause of the problem but suspect it was from the syndicated source we use. We decided to start the BBC early.

Naturally, this problem occurred during holiday times. Of course. Special thanks to George Scheibner for returning to the station, investigating the problem and putting the BBC on.

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Inside WHQR
1:15 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Holiday Blues on WHQR!

Front Street Blues / Saturdays, 11:00pm on 91.3fm

When it comes to Christmas music the Blues has its fair share, and then some. From the familiar strains of "Merry Christmas Baby" by Charles Brown to Lynn August's "Christmas by the Bar-B-Que," there are hundreds of holiday Blues and R&B cds, containing thousands of familiar and original tunes. Front Street Blues presents its take on a blue Christmas, and it's sure to please.

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Inside WHQR
7:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Jemila Ericson Says Goodbye to WHQR

10th Birthday of WHQR

During her 20 years with us Jemila Ericson has come to be thought of by many as the heart and soul of WHQR. Her soothing voice, her humor, her uncanny ability to pronounce challenging names in a dozen different languages every day, and her tender aura all make Jemila the irreplaceable Classical Host and woman that she is.

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Breaking news
11:15 am
Thu December 18, 2014

IRA Rollover Retroactive Extension

Credit Wikimedia Commons

This post has been updated -- 12/18/14.

Congress has extended a tax break on charitable donations from individual donor's retirement accounts retroactively to January 1, 2014. The President is expected to sign this legislation.

This provision, which expired in 2013, allows individuals 70 ½ and older to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor's adjusted gross income.

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