Mary Bradley

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 station KCRW for ten years. She also spent ten great years as the producer of Elvis Mitchell's nationally syndicated public radio interview program "The Treatment." Prior to that, Mary was the Director of Development for a motion picture company, Pacific Western Productions, at Fox, Warner Brothers and Sony Studios. She also helped found the charity Camp Pacific Heartland/Hollywood Heart, a summer camp program for children affected by HIV/AIDS, and remained on the board until she left California. While in NC, she was the Associate Producer of "The Black List" and "The Black List Volume 2," award-winning documentaries produced for HBO Films. 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.

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Serve on WHQR's Board

Feb 18, 2019

Wilmington’s hometown NPR affiliate is looking for individuals who can draw on their professional expertise, their commitment to community service and their belief in the power of public radio to serve on our Board of Directors. We are seeking a diverse group from our members and supporters who will commit to monthly meetings, committee responsibilities and will assist with fundraising. If you believe that public radio helps engender a well-informed community and supports the values of civil discourse and artistic endeavor, apply!

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR Community Advisory Board, staff, board and friends at Good Hops Brewery in Carolina Beach on Wednesday, February 27th, from 5pm to 7pm. Located just over Snows Cut Bridge across from the Carolina Beach State Park.

Photo by Holland Dotts / http://www.encorepub.com/writing-along-the-nc-trail-local-freelancer-jason-frye-holds-book-signing-for-nc-travel-guides/

PROLOGUE STARTS AT NOON

Monday, February 11th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, February 11th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews will sit down with author and travel writer Jason Frye to discuss his several works.  

Everybody Knows runs from Monday, March 25 thru Wednesday, March 27. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Shoplifters runs ONE DAY ONLY, Monday, March 18 at 4pm and at 7pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award Nominee.

Hundreds of documentary fans enjoyed a fantastic day of excellent films on Saturday, January 26th 2019. 

DocuTime has an impeccable reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment--and this year proved to be a great success!

DocuTime 2020, here we come! For more coverage about this event, see StarNews' piece here.

As a result of all the great listeners donating to the December One Day Pledge Drive, the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees received a check for $1060 from the Appalachian and NC Division of the Society of American Foresters to purchase trees for post-hurricane replanting. 

With debris removal, stump grinding and general storm clean-up still underway, the Alliance plans to coordinate the purchase and planting of trees later this Spring.  Stay tuned for details!

Thank you to our many INCREDIBLE Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum Friday, January 11, 2019. We want to express our sincere gratitude to you all for making it such an unforgettable evening. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, beautiful and engaging artwork, and most importantly lots and lots of great conversation. Thanks to our photographer Vince Winkel for capturing these amazing shots. Check out more snapshots from the party HERE.

The Favourite runs from Monday, February 18th thru Wednesday, February 20th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Katelyn Freund

Artist's Reception: February 22, 2019


  WHQR mourns the passing of incredible entertainer, Wilmington native, and famed composer, arranger, pianist, and singer, Grenoldo Frazier (1953-2018) who passed away during the holidays. Grenoldo was monumental in shaping Wilmington’s arts and music scene. No matter the genre--jazz, Broadway and movie music, patriotic favorites, holiday music, or contemporary music done with a twist--Grenoldo was always a captivating performer.

Oscar Nominated Shorts runs from Monday, February 11th thru Wednesday, February 13th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

The 2018 A Season's Griot program originally aired Wednesday, December 26th, 1 pm. The rebroadcast aired Tuesday, January 1st, 7pm.

 

A Season's Griot is public radio's only nationally syndicated Kwanzaa program. Hosted for the last 23 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual one-hour special captures tales and traditions of African-American and African peoples.

Mary Queen of Scots runs from Monday, March 4th thru Wednesday, March 6th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

At Eternity’s Gate runs from Monday, January 28th thru Wednesday, January 30th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

 

Can You Ever Forgive Me runs from Monday, January 14th thru Wednesday, January 16th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

PROLOGUE STARTS AT NOON

Monday, January 14th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, January 14th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Crazy Beach: Disc One with author Dr. Lynn R. Welborn and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

WHQR is pleased to announce two new programs will join the Saturday WHQR News line-up - The Moth Radio Hour and Ask Me Another. Starting this weekend, January 5, tune in Saturdays at 6pm for Ask Me Another - a rambunctious live show from NPR and WNYC that blends brainteasers, pub trivia, comedy and music into an hour of mind-bending fun. At 7pm, it's The Moth Radio Hour - a weekly series featuring true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment.

With gratitude for all of her wonderful work, WHQR announces that Gina Gambony is leaving WHQR for a great opportunity at a larger market. Later this month, Gina will be joining the team at WHRO Public Media in Norfolk, Virginia, as the local host of Morning Edition (and more).  Thanks to Gina for sharing her terrific talents and personality with listeners and friends throughout the area. We'll surely miss you.

Thank You! 265 people pledged yesterday to raise a total of $21,265 for your public radio station and to help plant trees in our community!

WHQR will be announcing the sweepstakes winner soon! We will be sure to share updates and photos of the tree plantings!

PROLOGUE STARTS AT NOON

Monday, December 10th

The MC Erny Gallery

 

On Monday, November 12th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss military thriller Direct Fire with author General A.J. Tata and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

We are excited to announce this year's Holiday Programming line up! Both HQR News and Classical HQR have some incredible shows coming your way this year. We hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season!

On our News Station (Holiday and News Specials):

Friday, Dec. 7th

7pm – 8pm  Hanukkah Lights 2019

Sunday, Dec. 9th

6pm – 7pm  WHQR’s Holiday Shorts (Live Broadcast)
 

Friday, Dec. 14th

Homemade Holiday Shorts returns for its 23rd Anniversary Year with an exciting slate of guests, wonderful holiday music and a delicious feast.

Make this your best and tastiest Thanksgiving ever with a little help from Frances Lam and the Splendid Table team. Don’t miss Turkey Confidential, The Splendid Table's annual live Thanksgiving call-in show. Tune in to 91.3fm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, from noon - 2 pm.

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity?

WHQR needs your help! We are looking for volunteers to join our fun and friendly Volunteer Front Desk staff. Working at the Front Desk is an easy and great way to meet other Public Radio fans and hang with our WHQR staff.

 

We ask for a weekly commitment of two to three hours, depending on the shift. Currently, we have openings for:  Tuesdays, 9am - 12pm, Thursdays, 9am - 12pm

Wildlife runs from Monday, December 10 thru Wednesday, December 12. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

 

The Old Man and The Gun runs from Monday, November 26 thru Wednesday, November 28. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

On Saturday, 11/3/18, at 4pm, WHQR will host special programming. 

2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis, and Marketplace has spent the year exploring how it changed America. “Divided Decade” draws a line from 2008 to the tumultuous political, cultural and economic climate America is experiencing today.

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our Fall Pledge Drive goal. More than 978 people gave gifts by phone, online and mail to help WHQR raise $139,150 (well beyond our $130,000 goal). THANK YOU to...

Colette runs from Monday, November 19 thru Wednesday, November 21. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

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