People

  • News Producer

    Rachel is a graduate of UNCW's Master of Public Administration program, specializing in Urban and Regional Policy and Planning. She also received a Master of Education and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and French from NC...

  • Director of Finance and Administration

    Barbara J. Bush was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. She attended St. Mary's College in Raleigh, NC, and finished her college career with a degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill. Later, she went back to school and became a Certified Public...

  • Managing Editor

    Ben Schachtman is a journalist and editor with a focus on local government accountability. He began reporting for Port City Daily in the Wilmington area in 2016 and took over as managing editor there in 2018. He’s a graduate of Rutgers College...

  • Acting News Director

    Doc Jarden is an independent television producer and writer whose work has appeared on PBS, CBS, The History Channel, Discovery, and elsewhere.  Prior to moving to Wilmington from New York City in 2000, he served as VP and head...

  • Operations Manager; Host, Smooth Landings, Soup to Nuts

    George Scheibner is WHQR's Production Manager. You hear his voice on-air a lot because he works extensively on the AudioVault hard-drive automation system which programs WHQR in the nighttime hours and on weekends. (No, he is not really at the...

  • Reporter, All Things Considered Host

    Hannah joined WHQR shortly after graduating Ithaca College, where she studied journalism and served as News Director at her college radio station, WICB. Along with her unconditional love for public radio and nonfiction storytelling, she loves...

  • Underwriting And Major Gifts

    A native North Carolinian and Wake Forest graduate, Jeff has lived in Wilmington since 1990.  He is married to Ellison and together they have a son and daughter. 

    Jeff started his career in banking then entered the commercial printing...

  • Classical Host

    Jemila has been a lifelong fan of classical music, but she loves many other genres as well. She volunteered for WHQR starting in 1985 when it was at its original location on Greenfield Street. She joined the staff in 1993 and has worked on...

  • Host, Morning Edition/Technical Director, CoastLine

    A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Ken is new to Wilmington and WHQR. Ken hosts Morning Edition and is the technical director for WHQR’s new weekly talk show, CoastLine.

    Ken spent the first 24 years of his radio career...

  • Station Manager

    Kurt Wilson joins WHQR from his previous role as General Manager of Yellowstone Public Radio in Billings, Montana. The Yellowstone Public Radio network consists of 12 stations and 26 translators that spanthe state of Montana and Northern...

  • Information Technology / On-air Staff / Producer & Host

    A Wilmington resident since 1993, Lan began his tenure as on-air host for WHQR’s Front Street Blues in 2003, later adding operations and information technology to his duties, as well as production & logistical support for the long...

  • Development Director/Cinematique Coordinator

    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, Fringe Benefits Director and Member Clubs Director for public radio...

  • Music Director; Host, Classical Music

    Pat got started in public radio in 1960, becoming General Manager for his university station. And public radio stays in the blood. He worked in radio on and off during his long career as a GE executive. A California native, Pat commuted to...

  • CoastLine Host, Senior Reporter

    Rachel hosts WHQR's local public affairs show, CoastLine, which she helped to create.  She also reports on issues affecting southeastern North Carolina. ...

  • REPORTER, WHQR NEWS

    Vince Winkel joined the WHQR news team in February, 2017. He had previously been covering business and economics for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

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    Vince began his career in...