Philip Gerard

August 12, 7pm @WHQR
10:18 am
Mon July 29, 2013

Prologue Update: Listen to Philip Gerard

Update: Listen to award winning North Carolina author Philip Gerard speak about the Cape Fear River, his writing process, and  his adventures writing Down the Wild Cape Fear. The below clip includes Gerard's interesting definition of a river:  


Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR Commentator Philip Gerard for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Down the Wild Cape Fear. 

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Friday Feedback for January 18, 2013

An anonymous listener sent this: chili...loving my dog...and listening to great jazz on a saturday night...thanks whqr :)

Listener Peter sent in a pledge with this note:

Being 70 years old, I don't have a lot of extra cash, but I listen almost every day at some point.

Listener Joanna Puritz wrote on Wednesday night:

What has happened to Smooth Landing?? That is about the corny music I have heard. Once in awhile but Honky Tonk for a Smooth Landing is not Smooth.

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7:18 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Ticking Tomb


Rickety chairs, a legend of a tinsmith and a woe-begone damsel waiting for her long-departed love: such is the stuff of any good ghost story.   Commentator Philip Gerard revisits his formative years, and uncovers a surprise twist to a harrowing tale from his teens.

Local Interest
3:59 pm
Fri October 2, 2009

North Carolina's Next Top Poet

Wilmington, NC – If you're a poet and you know it, maybe you could be North Carolina's next Poet Laureate. The Arts Council is calling North Carolina the creative state, and says the Poet Laureate plays an important role as an ambassador for the arts.

In the past Poet Laureate was a lifetime post. Poet Laureates nowadays are given a renewable two year term and are expected to wear out the soles of their shoes by traveling and speaking across the state.

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