WHQR journalists win awards
WHQR's staff won a host of awards, including five first-place wins, and Outstanding News Operation — an award for the best radio newsroom in North and South Carolina.
On November 11, 2023, the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas presented their annual awards during a luncheon at The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the WHQR News Team shone brightly.
News Director Ben Schachtman said, "I'm incredibly proud of the team here at WHQR — and I'm grateful to RTDNAC, not just for recognizing our work, but for rewarding our attempts to do deeper, investigative, and community-based reporting."
Outstanding News Operation
First Place: WHQR
First Place: WHQR – Series on ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) – Rachel Keith
First Place: WHQR – Ask a Journalist: Why is my rent so [expletive] high? – Benjamin Schachtman, Kelly Kenoyer
First Place: WHQR – ‘Stamped’ out? The battle to remove an AP-English book from a New Hanover County school – Rachel Keith
First Place: WHQR – The Healing Place is not a treatment center– Benjamin Schachtman
Second Place: WHQR – Advocates say NC bill will hurt tenants, and could financially benefit its primary sponsor - Kelly Kenoyer