Congratulations to News Director Rachel Lewis Hilburn!!! This past weekend Rachel Lewis Hilburn was honored at the Associated Press and Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas for Film in Wilmington for Best Series in the Carolinas. Her series explored the potential impact of loss of film incentives on the Cape Fear Region. Congratulations Rachel!
Bill Finley of Southport wrote: "After a month of trying to get used to the lack of signal on 96.7, I gathered up all the loose change and splurged on a $52 HD radio. All is well. I love WHQR again. Played through my audio system the quality of the HD signal is superb. All is forgiven." You can be eligible for a free HD Radio.
This Monday night WHQR welcomed highly revered filmmaker Ira Sachs to the ILM! Many eager movie-goers and fans met Sachs at Cinematique, WHQR's independent film series at Thalian Hall, for a screening of Sach's critically acclaimed film "Love is Strange" starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, as well as a brilliant Q & A with filmmaker Ira Sachs. Check out the slideshow for pictures from this wonderful, star-crossed night in Wilmington.
Thank you to all who joined us in this special night!
Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of Car Talk, passed away today, Monday, November 3, due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Car Talk producer Doug Berman wrote this, in part, to stations this afternoon:
Tom’s been such a dominant, positive personality amongst us for so long that all of us in the public radio family—and I include our millions of listeners—will find this news very difficult to receive...
Oh, what a night! WHQR's 30th Birthday was everything we dreamed it would be and more! There were fortune tellers, magicians, amazing musicians, delicious cotton candy cocktails, more scrumptious desserts than you've ever dared to imagine, games and most of all, lots and lots of smiling faces. Check out the slideshow to see the pictures from this most unforgettable of nights!
Thank you to everyone who helped us go OVER our goal for the Fall 2014 Pledge Drive!!!! This morning as of 11 am we raised OVER $140,000. Thank you to the 1,173 supporters, members, volunteers, friends and family of the station for making this yet another successful pledge drive for WHQR.! It's all thanks to you that we are able to bring you a wide variety of news, entertainment and music. Thank you again and here's to another great year for WHQR!!!!
Congratulations to WHQR's Fall Partnership Challenge Winners: