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StoryCorps Kicks Off Month-long Recording Session in Wilmington

StoryCorps and WHQR host Opening Day event at the Harrelson Center Thursday, September 9

After the iconic Airstream trailer arrived and recording booths were set up inside the Harrelson Center, the StoryCorps team joined WHQR staff and board members last Thursday for a kick-off event. Tony Rivenbark, Executive Director of Thalian Hall and Travis Gilbert, Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation were among the first to record their conversations at StoryCorps on Thursday. Sign up to record your own story (40 new reservations were just opened).

HQR News 91.3fm will air a selection of the local interviews and create special programs around the project. StoryCorps may also share excerpts of these stories with the world through the project’s popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books.

StoryCorps will be recording stories of the Wilmington community from September 9th to October 8th. Reservations to record are available by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org/whqr.

Mary Bradley moved to Wilmington from Los Angeles, CA in May 2007 with her husband Frank and twin baby daughters, Maggie and Kate. In California, Mary had been Drive Director and the producer of Elvis Mitchell's nationally syndicated public radio interview program "The Treatment" for public radio station KCRW for ten years. Mary was raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Boston University. Mary recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter.