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 public radio interview program "The Treatment" (heard on 91.3fm HQR News on Saturdays at 4:00pm). 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 start the charity Camp Pacific Heartland, a summer camp program for children with 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 currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Cape Fear Chapter.

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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.

WHQR is proud to host “The Night of The Griots: Family, Community, Inspiration, Hope” in the newly renovated MC Erny Gallery October 25, 2018 from 7-8:30pm. Primarily concerned with preserving oral tradition, a griot is a West African storyteller. Speakers from the National Association of Black Storytellers will share narratives of family, community, inspiration, and hope.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER OUR WONDERFUL SWEEPSTAKES.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO SELECT OUR FANTASTIC GIFTS - LIKE DJ SPOTS, NY TIMES DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS, T-SHIRTS, MUGS AND MORE...

 

PLEASE JOIN US AS A NEW OR RENEWING MEMBER TODAY BY 7 PM.

 

PLEDGE ONLINE - CLICK "DONATE" IN THE TOP RIGHT OF THE SCREEN.

Everyone who calls or pledges online is automatically entered to win one of two wonderful getaways.

  • No pledge necessary to enter the sweepstakes

  • Sustaining members are automatically entered to win (Thank You Sustainers!)

 

During our Spring 2019 Pre-Drive Campaign we are running a high-tech sweepstakes! Pledge now online at whqr.org or return your membership challenge letter and you could win a Smart Speaker bundle! (Bundle includes: 1 Amazon Echo, 3 Amazon Dots & a $100 Amazon Gift Card)

Opening Reception: October 26, 2018
Closing Reception: November 23, 2018
Show Closing: December 12, 2018

Tea with the Dames runs from Monday, November 12 thru Wednesday, November 14. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theatre.

The Wife runs from Monday, October 22 thru Friday, October 26. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

Juliet, Naked runs from Monday, October 15 thru Friday, October 19. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

Join us for the big WHQR Day Party on October 10th at Waterline Brewing Company, 721 Surry Street, under the bridge in downtown Wilmington. The event will feature Free PrizesFood Trucks (Wilmywoodie and CheeseSmith), Live Music from Johanna Winkel, Cake, and More. 

We are also accepting donations to Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, which is doing incredible work in our own community post-Florence. 

This Sunday, 9/23/18, and next Sunday, 9/30/18, WHQR will run special programming. On both dates, Neil Conan hosts “The Democracy Test” from Truth, Politics and Power at 2pm. Poltical Junkie will run at 3pm.

**Due to the weather, Cinematique has cancelled all screenings of Sorry To Bother You. We hope to be back up and running soon!**

 

There will be a Q& A following Cinematique’s September 10th 7pm screening of Leave No Trace at Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theater.

UNCW Creative Writing professor Wendy Brenner’s short story "I Am the Bear" will be nationally podcast and broadcast on NPR's "Selected Shorts" program this upcoming Thursday, August 30 (locally on Sunday). "I Am the Bear" is performed by actor Kate Walsh (Grey's Anatomy, 13 Reasons Why), with guest hosts Susan Orlean and Sarah Thyre.

Leave No Trace runs from Monday, September 10 thru Wednesday, September 12. It screens Monday and Tuesday at 7pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Stage Theatre.

Wednesday's screenings are cancelled. We are tracking Hurricane Florence's movement and will update here if further dates are cancelled. 

Opening Reception: October 26, 2018
Closing Reception: November 23, 2018
Show Closing: December 12, 2018

Please note that as of November 29, WHQR will no longer be airing The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor. Please read the statement from Minnesota Public Radio here for more details.

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