Inside WHQR

The official WHQR Staff blog featuring fun tidbits and various developments at the station.

A New Day for WHQR

Aug 11, 2014

Today, August 11, 2014, is a significant day in WHQR's progress toward a second, all-classical station. Listeners to classical music starting this week with Pat Marriott and Jemila Ericson will hear our morning classical music from our newly-revamped Classical Studio 3. The music from 9 am to 1 pm will be simulcast on both 91.3fm and HD, and on HD2. (Of course, both will be streamed over the internet).

Paul Reinmann

WHQR 91.3fm Awarded a $2,000 Grant from the New Hanover County Community Foundation

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – WHQR 91.3fm has been awarded a grant of $2,000 from the New Hanover County Community Foundation, according to Cleve Callison, WHQR Station Manager. 

The New Hanover Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCFF).

WHQR held its Annual Meeting on July 17, 2014!

WHQR staff, volunteers, board members, and our supporting public met in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR Studios for a wonderful night of celebrating the past year's triumphs and the next year's goals. WHQR wants to say thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to help support local public radio.

A special thank you to Paul Reinmann for catching this wonderful night on film - Don't forget to check out the slideshow!

WOW!

seems to be the most apt word for the events of Tuesday, July 22nd. When we began, after a somewhat slow first day, it was hard to see how we could finish this summer's Keep It Short drive in even 3 days, let alone 2. The sudden $20,000 pledge at 6:57 am transformed everything and led to a very satisfying next 12 hours.

Retired Judge Stuart Namm joined us in June to speak about his memoir, A Whistle Blower's Lament: The Perverted Pursuit of Justice in the State of New York. Namm spoke candidly with us about his experience as a judge in Suffolk County, New York,  the impetus for his book, and the plot of his real-life political thriller.

WHQR Annual Meeting

Jul 8, 2014

WHQR's Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 17th, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 North Front Street Suite 300, Wilmington. The public is invited (please see below for reservations). Snacks will be provided.

WHQR needs individuals to answer phones during our  Summer 2014 Pledge Drive. Pledges are taken by computer, so all volunteers should feel comfortable typing and using the system. Shifts begin with a brief orientation and can be a fun way to meet other Public Radio fans and hang out with the WHQR staff! To sign up, email Jarred at memberservices@whqr.org with the specific day and time that you would like to take and your name and contact information.

Diane Rehm News

Jun 24, 2014

WAMU and NPR are sharing sad news. Diane Rehm's husband, John Rehm, passed away yesterday. Diane has deeply appreciated the many kind words of support during John’s long illness.  
 
Katty Kay is hosting The Diane Rehm Show today. She will refer on the air the passing of Diane’s husband and that she will be back soon.
 
Guest hosts will be sitting in for Diane on the show for at least the next week or so.

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We have been getting quite a few comments from listeners concerning signal issues during recent broadcasts of Morning Edition. What listeners are hearing is the natural phenomenon of "tropospheric ducting." While tropospheric propagation can do some really cool stuff to radio signals (like bounce them from very, very far away), it mostly just mixes distant signals broadcasting at the same frequency. That's no fun and can result in lot of static or just bad noise. 

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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