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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.