This Saturday's Metropolitan Opera live broadcast of Wagner's Gotterdamerung will begin at noon, an hour earlier than usual. As a result our regular broadcast of This American Life and portions of All Things Considered will be pre-empted. TAL fans, please tune in to our encore presentation on Friday, Feb. 17th at 7:00pm on 91.3. Thank you!
WHQR’s webmaster John Mortara has asked me to list some of my favorite “Soup to Nuts Live” performances of the past year, but I thought it best to just recall highlights from all eight of our 2011 musical performers.
The Times, or at least some shows, they are a changin’ –
WHQR’s program line-up has remained relatively stable for years. Yet change comes to all things and we’re tweaking a few hours in our schedule to meet our primary goal of serving you the finest public radio has to offer while remaining good stewards of your financial contributions. With that in mind, we present some new programs to enjoy as we begin 2012:
As the year comes to a close, it's a tradition to both look back and anticipate what lies ahead.
2011 has been a year of significant progress. We've made some important additions to staff: Michelle Bliss as News Director, and the return of both Bob Workmon and Rachel Lewis Hilburn. We also received a very positive audit, for the first time in years. I'm very glad that we have reduced the number of fundraising days from 26 to 17, at the same time increasing our membership income. We also continue to work on bringing you the best programming possible.
Thank you for your support of WHQR in our 1-day drive!
At 7 pm on Thursday, December 8th, WHQR's end-of-year drive had received almost $20,500 in pledges -- well over the goal of $18,000. Over 330 standard pieces of 2x4, one for each pledge made, will be donated by Pro Build of Wilmington to help our partner, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. That is enough lumber to build a whole house! These will be used by Habitat for its Blitz Build in the spring, when 5 houses will be built in one week.
Watch your email next Tuesday when we'll announce the winner of our drawing for an Apple iPad2. We're very grateful to the many listeners who renewed their support, joined the station for the first time, or made an additional gift. Every gift is important and appreciated!
It's not too late to make your end-of-year gift. If you received a letter from us, simply return the form to us, or pledge onlineat any time.
Good news! You can still take advantage of the Charitable IRA Rollover before it expires on December 31st. This special giving opportunity offers attractive benefits to you and will help support the good work of WHQR. Here’s how it works: