People

  • Dan Bruneau relocated to southeastern North Carolina in 2016 after living the previous five years in Southern California.  He is a longtime supporter of public radio as well as an experienced professional communicator.  Bruneau spent 14 years...

  • Erin Payne moved to Wilmington in 1990 to attend college at UNC-Wilmington and soon fell in love with public radio and WHQR. She has been a proud member of WHQR since 1992. Erin hales from a ‘Navy Family’ and lived in multiple states and Cuba...

  • Community Advisory Board

    Gareth Evans has lived and worked in Wilmington since 1997. He came to North Carolina from his native Wales after finishing an undergraduate degree in History and American Studies at Swansea University. The reason for coming was to get his...

  • Community Advosiry Board Chair

    Jack Ford has been a resident of Wilmington since 2002.  Jack has spent most of his life in the Boston area, but did live in Toronto, Canada for 4 years.  For over 25 years, Jack was a corporate CEO managing a company with operations in 26...

  • Jeff Brown was the Artist-in-Residence at The Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, CO from 2009 through 2014. Before that he was the Chair of the school’s Arts Department from 1983 through 2008. He also taught art and photography for ten...

  • Jim and his wife Lisa Coats, moved to Wilmington in June of 2011 from New Jersey where he lived the first 50 years of his life. After working at Schlumberger's Princeton Technology Center for 31.5 years, he happily retired and began his dream...

  • Joanne served for eight years as the chairperson of an education counsel in Mt. Vernon, NY. She was also elected to serve as vice president of the executive board of her temple in Mt. Vernon where her background in systems analysis and...

  • Community Advosiry Board Member

    Joseph Cargioli has resided in Wilmington with his wife, Penni, since 2014.  They have two grown sons, one living in Wilmington and one in Pittsburgh.  Born in Erie, PA, Joe previously lived in Niskayuna, NY, and Chestertown. NY.  Joe graduated...

  • Kevin graduated with a business degree from UNCW in 2012.  Since graduating from college, Keven has worked in management positions DREAMS and Brigade Boys and Girls Club.  He brings much experience working with children from lower socio...

  • Community Advosiry Board Co-Chair

    Kitty has lived and worked in Wilmington since 1992, by way of Washington, DC; Edinburgh, Scotland; and NYC.  Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, she is a graduate of University of South Carolina.

    For many years, Kitty has been a...

  • Claire has a BS from NC-Greensboro in Business in 2015; and MBAs from Horhschule Bremen University in China and from UNCW in 2017. Her area of specialization is supply chain management and logistics. She currently works as Business Intelligence...

  • Community Advisory Board member

    LORI J. WAINRIGHT earned a Masters in Clinical Counseling from the University of North Carolina and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Lori has travelled extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad...

  • Member of the Community Advisory Board at WHQR.

  • Nick Rhodes has been a resident of Wilmington, NC for fourteen years. He received his BS degree in Economics from North Carolina A&T State University and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He received an MA...

  • Peggy Pancoe Rosoff grew up in Winnetka, Illinois on the north shore of Chicago. She received her BS in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University and then lived in Los Angeles for 30 years where she started a family and produced television...

  • Community Advosiry Board Secretary

    Penelope (Penni) Sullivan Cargioli has been a resident of Wilmington since October of 2014.  Prior to moving to the area, she lived in upstate New York for 45 years, in the Albany area and the Adirondacks.

    Penni was the manager of ...

  • Steve lives in Pender County. He owns an Advertising Agency in Hampstead. Steve has a BA in Political Science from Kalamazoo College; and a MA from Michigan State University. Steve has been active with the Jewish Film Festival and has been a...