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Songbook Live was a Huge Success!
1:19 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Photo and Video Recap: Great American Songbook Live 2014!

Great American Songbook Live 2014
Joe D'Alessandro

Update: Click the above photo for a short slideshow. For a full album of pictures, visit the full Great American Songbook Photo Album on Facebook! 

The Great American Songbook Live last Saturday night was a great success!

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Will remain downtown
10:16 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

WHQR to Purchase its Facilities

Thursday, June 12, 2014:

Friends of Public Radio, Inc., licensee of WHQR Public Radio, announced today an agreement to purchase the station's office and broadcast facilities at 254 North Front Street from Hexagon Holdings, Inc.

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Listen to Author Kevin Maurer!
6:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Prologue Recap: "Hunting Che" by Kevin Maurer

Steelman and Maurer at WHQR
WHQR Staff

New York Times Bestselling nonfiction author Kevin Maurer joined us in May to speak about his most recent book, Hunting Che, about a U.S. Special Forces mission that lead to the capture of Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia. He spoke about his writing process, and what it's like to make a small factual error in a book:

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Have You Received a WHQR Call?
3:38 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

WHQR Membership Phone Calls

We're Reaching Out to Lapsed Members
Stock

WHQR is currently in the middle of a lapsed member fiscal year end campaign. We are calling some of our lapsed members to ask them to rejoin the station. We want our members to be aware that these are legitimate calls.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary at 910-343-1640 or mbradley@whqr.org.

As always, WHQR loves to hear from you, so send us an email or give Mary a call if you are need more information or are interested in renewing your membership.

464 responded -- cool!
5:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Spring 2014 Survey Results

WHQR's Spring 2014 Survey is now complete. Thanks to all who responded, either online or by filling out a paper form. We received a healthy total of responses -- 464. Along with audience research, fundraising results, correspondence and general feedback of all kinds, surveys like this can help us determine how well we are meeting the needs of our audience(s).

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Inside WHQR
5:37 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Update, We're Back at Full Power!

Credit Wikimedia Commons

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!
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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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