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WHQR's 2021 Fall Pledge - Thank You!

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Thank you for supporting WHQR's Fall Pledge Drive! More than 900 people became new members, gave additional gifts or increased their monthly sustaining gifts! We are extremely grateful. Thank you for keeping your public radio station on the air!

If you didn't have a chance to contribute, there's still time to call 910-343-1138 or donate online. THANK YOU!

We thank you for supporting the station that supports the community! Your gifts help us to continue providing national programs such as All Things Considered, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me, Morning Edition, Code Switch, Radiolab, Fresh Air, and Science Friday as well as local programs like CoastLine with Rachel Lewis Hilburn, The Newsroom with Ben Schachtman and the news team, and Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy.

Your gift supports many great things happening at the station! WHQR has grown its news staff by adding News Director Ben Schactman, Reporter/Host Kelly Kenoyer, Community Fellow Ashley Brown, and UNCW Fellow Bethanie Simms to the news team. We’ve brought StoryCorps to Wilmington - they are right now recording the stories of our community for possibly broadcast on NPR and to archived in the Library of Congress. Additionally, we are installing a new, powerful generator so WHQR can broadcast throughout the Cape Fear region during hurricanes and emergencies- even when the power is out!

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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.