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WHQR celebrates 40 years of fantastic radio since airing our first official broadcast on April 22, 1984. To commemorate this special milestone, every two weeks we'll be releasing some of our favorite shows and pieces from our broadcast history.

Frank Bongiorno and UNCW Professor Doug Swink

Classical music for saxophone is explored by several Wilmington saxophonists. Retired professional jazz player Sarge Parsons considers the differences between jazz and classical playing. Professional classical saxophonists Robert Williams and Frank Bongiorno (recently retired as Chair of the Music Department at UNCW) expound on the opportunities and limitations of the sax in classical music with composer David Kechley.

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A November 1985 UNCW production of The Mandrake, a 16th century satire by Machiavelli updated to the 20th century, is discussed by Director Doug Swink, including audio cuts from the production.


Jim Poulson presents the WHQR Cultural Calendar for November 8, 1985.