WHQR Boards

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Friends of Public Radio, Inc. holds the FCC license for WHQR. They oversee the mission of the organization, adopt the annual budget, and hire a Station Manager to run the day-to-day operations. The Board of Directors meets monthly, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm at the station. All meetings of the Board of Directors are open to the public.

All regular, special, and annual meetings of the Boards are normally open. Members of the public are welcome. Meetings may move into closed sessions for specific, limited purposes. Reasons for a closed meeting would be available at WHQR's office or a copy can be mailed to any person who requests it. Public announcements of the meeting schedule are made in accordance with the Communications Act and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Copies of the minutes of all open meetings are available to the public at WHQR's office, upon request, or by mail. A schedule of Board, Community Advisory Board, and Board Committee meetings is listed below, as are the members of each Board or Committee.

Board Meeting Schedule, all meetings at 4:30pm at WHQR Studios:

  • July 20, 2017 - (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. WHQR is currently undergoing renovations. The July 20 Board Meeting will be held at the NH Couty Public Library - Main Branch, 201 Chestnut St. in the Harnett meeting room on the third floor.)
  • August 16, 2018 - (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE. WHQR is currently undergoing renovations. The August 16 Board Meeting will also be held at the NH Couty Public Library - Main Branch, 201 Chestnut St. in the Harnett meeting room on the third floor.)
  • September 20, 2018 - CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE. New date TBD.
  • October 18, 2018
  • November 15, 2018
  • December 20, 2018
  • January 17, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • March 21, 2019
  • April 18, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • June 20, 2019
  • June 27, 2019 - 6pm Annual Meeting

These meeting are open to the public. Notice of open meeting policy is broadcast regularly on WHQR. For specific details about WHQR Board Meetings please call 910-343-1640 during regular business hours. 

Contact the board:
Email board@whqr.org
Write to Board of Directors, WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401

WHQR Community Advisory Board

WHQR's Community Advisory Board (CAB) advises the station on its programming policies, goals, and decisions. It provides a means by which the Board of Directors can evaluate the station's effectiveness in serving the educational and cultural needs of the public. It is also asked to evaluate the station’s outreach and visibility.

 The CAB is composed eight or more members selected from the station’s listening area, meeting 6 times a year or as determined by the CAB. A member of the CAB, appointed by the CAB Chair, serves as ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

Contact the CAB:
Email cab@whqr.org
 Write to Community Advisory Board, WHQR, 254 N. Front St., Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Meetings of the CAB are open to the public. CAB meeting schedule, all at 5:30pm:

  • September 26, 2018
  • November 14, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
  • June 19, 2019

Members of the CAB are: