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5:37 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Update, We're Back at Full Power!

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As of 1:00 pm, we are back on full power out at the transmitter site! Our very dedicated George Scheibner jumped in the 'HQR-mobile and drove out to the transmitter site, moved us to backup power, and got the scoop on what happened. A logging crew was removing a dead tree and the tree came down on the power line leading to our transmitter site! Not a Smooth Landing at all!

George snapped a few cell-phone pictures for us to take in the scene:

 

Update Thursday 9: 54 am:

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Repair work complete
11:24 am
Tue April 29, 2014

HD signal back on air

Back in service!
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As of Thursday 5/1, our HD signals (both HD1 and all-classical HD2) are back on the air, as are their companion web streams. We are working on upgrades to these systems that we expect to provide more stability.

Thank you for your patience while we work on the problems.

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Happy Birthday, WHQR!
9:23 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Our 30th Anniversary

WHQR's original station manager, Michael Titterton, during a 1993 pledge drive.

WHQR went on the air on April 22nd, 1984. The first sound the station played? A newborn baby's cry.

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Inside WHQR
4:40 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

FSB Encore from Mac & Juice and Jim Ashley

Jim Ashley

  Front Street Blues explores many of the classic artists of the 20th century, but we also feature Blues tunes by talented local musicians. Past installments of FSB have included studio and live cuts by Spidermike Bochey, Charlie & Rose Lucas, Michele & The Midnight Blues, Mojo Collins, Tommy B. & The Stingers, Rick Tobey, and quite a few more.

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Pledge Drive Success 2014!
7:13 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Thank You Supporters and Volunteers!

Thank you to the 1382 wonderful listeners who called, emailed and mailed in pledges during our Spring Partnership Challenge Pledge Drive. It took  seven days and, with your help, we met our goal and raised $156,330! Click the above photo for a brief slideshow and watch our Facebook Page for more pledge drive photos soon! 

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Yum!
10:26 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Regional Favorites from Listeners

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During our Spring drive, listeners on Saturday morning were asked, "What's your favorite regional dish?" This was while the group Feast Down East was helping answer phones. Here, in no particular order, are the suggestions:

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Listen to Novelist Wiley Cash!
4:30 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Prologue Recap: "This Dark Road to Mercy" by Wiley Cash

Ben Steelman (left) and WIley Cash
Barbara Bush

Novelist Wiley Cash joined us on March 17th in the MC Erny Gallery for a lively Prologue book discussion moderated by Ben Steelman of Star News. Cash spoke at length about the work that has gone into his latest novel, This Dark Road to Mercy, as well as about a future novel he is currently working on. Below is one minute long highlight clip:

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Inside WHQR
6:00 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

It's a 'Ladies Night' of Blues on 91.3fm!

Katie Webster

WHQR's Front Street Blues has been a weekend FM mainstay for over a decade, and the Blues just keeps coming. It'll get even more interesting on Saturday, March 15 when host & producer Lan Nichols plays nothin' but the ladies of the Blues.

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Inside WHQR
5:16 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Jemila Ericson

WHQR's classical music mainstay, Jemila Ericson, has been away from her daily 9 am - 1 pm shift for a few days to tend to her mother Jean in her last days. Jean Ericson died at Trinity Grove care facility early in the morning of Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

Jemila wanted her listeners to know that she appreciates the expressions of concern and care she received during her mom's long illness. Your thoughts and prayers have been and are welcomed. Jemila expects to return to the air in a few days.

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Support WHQR, Win $1,000 in Underwriting!
11:31 am
Wed March 5, 2014

The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Fall Pledge Drive 2014

It's fun being a volunteer at WHQR!

The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Fall Pledge Drive 2014

Non-profits in the Cape Fear region know that WHQR Public Radio is an essential part of a strong marketing plan, and one of the best ways to expand their reach.

In our 2014 Fall Drive, October 15 - 21, WHQR will salute local non-profits that make a difference in our community, and give your group a chance to be heard even more. Winners of our Partnership Challenge will receive underwriting contracts on WHQR.

Here’s how it will work:

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