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1:14 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Enter Our Pre-Drive Sweepstakes and Pledge Now!

Our Fall Pledge Drive doesn't start until October 15, but

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Support WHQR, Win a 3 Night Getaway!
11:44 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Enter Our Pre-Drive Sweepstakes and Pledge Now!

WHQR’s Fall Pledge Drive Begins October 15, but you can PLEDGE NOW to support the great programming on WHQR!

Pledge now and you could win this great prize:

A Three-Night Getaway on Bald Head Island!

  • Win a three-nights stay for two (2) at the beautiful Marsh Harbour Inn
  • Personal golf cart use
  • More info at marshharbourinn.com

Anyone who pledges by mail, phone (910-343-1640), or online, before midnight on October 14 is entered!

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Corrections moving forward
2:59 pm
Sat September 27, 2014

Pardon our progress

Credit Wikimedia Commons

The recent addition of Classical HQR 96.7fm and the simultaneous revamp of HQR News 91.3fm have been, as expected, mammoth tasks. Because we are automated during parts of the day and on weekends, we have had to re-write literally thousands of lines of computer code. Some of it has gone more smoothly than we could have hoped.

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Inside WHQR
10:14 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Problems getting 96.7 fm?

Sweet.

Since signing on Classical HQR at 96.7 last week, we have received many messages of thanks from classical listeners in New Hanover and areas in neighboring counties who are overjoyed to have classical music on FM 24 hours a day. But listeners elsewhere have reported reception problems.

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Inside WHQR
1:44 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

It's Official!!!: HQRNews and ClassicalHQR Are Born

Barb and Mary
Paul Reinmann

IT'S OFFICIAL! As of 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16 WHQR  gave birth to HQRNews 91.3 FM and ClassicalHQR 96.7. Joined by several of our listeners, volunteers, staff and some special guests including Mayor Bill Saffo and County Commissioner Woody White, we heralded in this exciting event with the flip of a giant switch and plenty of champagne. Be sure to check out the slideshow above to see pictures from this truly historic night!

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Changes at HQR News 91.3fm too
5:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Classical HQR 96.7fm is on the air!

Classical HQR 96.7fm schedule

WHQR Public Radio is honored to announce the debut of its new all-classical FM signal, Classical HQR at 96.7fm, broadcasting as of 5:30 pm, Tuesday September 16th. This 24/7, non-commercial classical station will join the newly expanded 24/7, non-commercial news and information station, WHQR News at 91.3fm. Full program schedules for both stations are now available for download here (right-click for PCs, Control-click for Macs):

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Inside WHQR
1:31 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Recap: WHQR Staff and Volunteer Picnic

Paul Reinmann

THANK YOU to the WHQR Board!!!! 

The Friends of Public Radio Board threw a cookout for WHQR's volunteers, staff and their families on Sunday, September 14 at Hugh McRae Park. Our terrific board members baked cookies, made salads and grilled delicious hot dogs and burgers for some very thankful staffers and volunteers. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful board. THANK YOU AGAIN!!!!

Be sure to check out the slideshow of this great event (special thanks to Paul Reinmann for all the gorgeous images)!

96.7fm is the place
8:14 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

WHQR launches its all-classical station

WHQR Public Radio is honored to announce the debut of its new all-classical FM signal. This 24/7, non-commercial classical station will join the newly expanded 24/7, non-commercial news and information station 91.3fm WHQR News. The classical signal frequency and full program grids for both stations will be announced on Tuesday at 5:30 pm, on the air and on this website.

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Inside WHQR
12:45 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

WHQR's Saturday Night Blues Party

Ian Siegal & The Youngest Sons

Front Street Blues (Fridays & Saturdays at midnight on WHQR 91.3fm) has a weekend blues party cookin' on the front burner, just for you.

On Saturday, August 30th, listen for Deanna Bogart, Rocky Fuller, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Albert Castiglia, Sena Ehrhardt, Ian Siegal & The Youngest Sons, The Delta Generators, Grady Champion, and more. 60 minutes of Blues begins at midnight on 91.3fm. Listen online at our website.

  WHQR's Lan Nichols is your host. Tune in and get some Blues!

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Inside WHQR
2:34 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

WHQR Announces Completed Purchase of WHQR Facilities by Friends of Public Radio, Inc.

Top from Left: Jeff Hovis, Cleve Callison, Barbara Bush Bottom From Bottom Left: David Zumbro, MK Cope

Friends of Public Radio, Inc., licensee of WHQR Public Radio, has completed the purchase of the station's office and broadcast facilities at 254 North Front Street from Hexagon Holdings, Inc.

Hexagon has owned the third floor property in the Warwick Building for several years, with WHQR as its sole tenant. The agreement was signed by David Zumbro, Chair of the non-profit Friends of Public Radio, and representatives from Hexagon Holdings. The agreement followed a vote by the station's Board of Directors to purchase its own radio facility.

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