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WHQR is celebrating 40 years of fantastic radio since airing our first official broadcast on April 22, 1984. To commemorate this special milestone, we’re presenting a variety of archival favorite shows and pieces from our broadcast history below. We’re also airing some of the best commentaries every week (during Morning Edition and All Things Considered on 91.3fm) and you can find them here. Enjoy!For many more commentaries <b>click here</b>.

Sculptor Hiroshi Sueyoshi and Boat-builder David Carnell

Listen to excerpts from our October 18, 1985 broadcast.

WHQR pioneer Jim Poulsen presents the Cultural Calendar for Friday, October 18, 1985.

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We visit the workshop of Wilmington sculptor Hiroshi Sueyoshi, who has been declared a National Treasure by the Smithsonian Institution, to hear him discuss his artistic ceramics." (October 18, 1985)


Wilmington boat-builder The late David Carnell, boat-builder of Wilmington, discusses the history of the Simmons Sea Skiff, the boat that gave thousands of aspiring sailors their first taste of the ocean in the 1950s. (October 18, 1985)