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Arts
12:00 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Now Accepting Artist Submissions to the MC Erny Gallery!

WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio is currently accepting submissions from artists for the next ten shows in the WHQR Gallery that will run from November 2014 through early 2016. Artwork must be two dimensional and able to hang on a wall. 

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Staff Blog - My Top Five
10:00 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Fortress(es) of Solitude: Top 5 Things to do Alone in ILM

www.baldheadisland.com

From Thoreau’s Walking: “If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again; if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs, and are a free man; then you are ready for a walk.”  Amongst the various and complex themes imbedded here, the spirit of solitude in Thoreau’s lines is what moves me. I don’t literally want to leave my family and never return, but I do want to be alone every now and then… Who doesn’t?

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All-classical HD2 now back in service!
9:25 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Lightning strikes WHQR

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Updated Saturday evening 7/28: Our all-classical HD2 signal, on HD and online, is now back in service. Thank you for your patience.

Our studios at 254 North Front Street in Wilmington were struck by lightning Tuesday night. There was some damage to the building itself. In our studios, many of the computers were knocked off, but most control rooms were not seriously damaged. Our new control room is only partially operational, however.

Inside WHQR
7:06 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

End of the Summer 2012 Pledge Drive Survey

**We’ll be evaluating the lessons to be learned and figuring out what changes we need to make as we go forward. You can help us by filling out a short survey.

Our summer 2012 pledge drive ended as promised Wednesday night. I’m very grateful to the outstanding WHQR staff, dedicated volunteers, and hundreds of listeners who made new or renewing pledges during the drive.

All together, 642 listeners pledged by mail, the web, and phone, with a total of $50,949 raised to support the station! Our partnership with the NC Coastal Land Trust and the North Carolina Division of the Society of American Foresters means that 402 long-leaf pine seedlings will be planted at Everett Creek Preserve in Onslow County.

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts to cut down on the number of fundraising days per year, this drive fell short of the $66,000 goal.

We know that the audience in Wilmington has been incredibly generous and supportive of our public service mission. We believe they share with us the desire to raise enough money to keep WHQR strong and healthy, while still keeping fundraising days to a minimum. If you missed the drive, you can still make a pledge here.

Thanks again to everyone who supported the drive.

Summer 2012 Pledge Drive
5:55 am
Mon July 16, 2012

The Summer Pledge Drive Ends Today!

WHQR's three-day drive ends today, July 18. HELP make WHQR stronger. 

TODAY is Your Last Chance to:

*Plant a Seed for the Future with the Coastal Land Trust and Society of American Foresters

*Enter the Bald Head Island Vacation Giveaway

*Get the great prizes and gifts in this drive

For every pledge to WHQR,  North Carolina Coastal Land Trust will plant a long leaf pine seedling at its Everett Creek Nature Preserve in Onslow County, thanks to a generous donation from the NC Division of the Society of American Foresters. Your pledge right now to WHQR will really make a difference, and you will help us preserve the beautiful beaches, parks , and forests of our area.  

With your pledge you will also be automatically entered into our SWEEPSTAKES for a 7-Night Stay at the Marsh Harbour Inn

Welcome to WHQR, Grand Strand!
7:16 am
Mon July 9, 2012

WHQR: now serving Myrtle Beach at 98.9

Not a flying saucer. An old dish comes down to make room for our antenna.

After many years of planning, WHQR has now officially signed on its new Myrtle Beach transmitter. The new signal at 98.9 FM will rebroadcast WHQR's main FM channel.

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Inside WHQR
7:59 am
Sat July 7, 2012

WHQR at low power Sunday

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WHQR will operate at reduced power for part of Sunday afternoon July 8th. Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner will be replacing the main power tube for our transmitter. This is routine maintenance that happens about once a year. Our FM signal will be reduced for a time and neither HD1 (main channel) and HD2 (all-classical) will be available during the process. However, both will continue to be streamed (see the buttons at the upper left of this page). Thank you for your patience.

July 19th at 6PM
12:59 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Friends of Public Radio Annual Meeting

WHQR invites you to the Friends of Public Radio 2012 annual meeting. Hear the highlights from last year, meet new board members and staff, and join us for refreshments. The annual meeting is July 19th at 6 pm in WHQR’s MC Erny Gallery.

Email us at whqr@whqr.org or message us on Facebook to RSVP.

Ends July 18th!
2:59 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Summer Sweepstakes

www.baldheadisland.com

We are running a fantastic sweepstakes this summer! Pledge now and you could win this great getaway:

 

A Seven-night Stay at the Marsh Harbour Inn on Bald Head Island!

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Inside WHQR - My Top Five
9:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Cleve's Top Music For The Road

Wikimedia Commons

When our webmaster John Mortara said it was my turn to post a Top Five blog entry, I thought it would be a pretty simple matter – just come up with my favorite flavors of ice cream, or Cincinnati Reds infielders, or whatever. But no, I had to dig down deep for this one.

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