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WHQR’s 35th Anniversary Birthday Bash with Frank Stasio!

WHQR is celebrating 35 years of radio on April 12th from 7-9pm at the Bellamy Mansion, with special guest Frank Stasio!

Come join the fun and help wish WHQR a happy birthday! There will be delicious cake, beer and wine, a photobooth, and temporary tattoos. So have a bite, have a drink, take some pictures, and get tatted up with WHQR! There will be live music from local folk rock band Tumbleweed. You’ll be able to meet the wonderful local WHQR staff and mingle with Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things on North Carolina Public Radio. Prior to The State of Things, Stasio worked for National Public Radio on All Things Considered as an associate producer and as a newscaster, and on Talk of the Nation as a guest host, as well as hosting special news coverage.

WHQR’s 35 anniversary Birthday Bash is FREE, but please drop us an RSVP (party@whqr.org) so we have plenty of cake and drinks to go around! See you there!

Bellamy Mansion: 503 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Can’t find a place to park? Overflow parking is available just a short walk away, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at the corner of Market and 6th.




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Pictured: Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed is a folk rock band from Wilmington, NC fronted by three like minded songwriters who share a knack for musical composition and vocal harmony. After adding three additional members and spending over a year working in the studio to develop their sound, Tumbleweed put out their first album, ‘Little Yellow House’, in August of 2018. The 11-track release explores relationships, loss and self discovery through the eyes of each songwriter and was listed by Wilmington StarNews as one of the 2018 albums of the year. Tumbleweed is currently expanding their regional influence and has been accepted to a number of festivals for the summer of 2019.

“With differing styles and sensibilities, they blend folk, rock, bluegrass, pop and more with stirring harmonies and well-constructed, lyrically adept tunes that are always thoughtful and often cut deep."

- John Staton , Arts and Entertainment Editor, Wilmington StarNews


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.