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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Friends of Public Radio, Inc.'s Annual Meeting took place on June 27th with WHQR members and listeners celebrating another great year of local public radio. The meeting included reports and highlights from the past year and the election of new board members over champagne and refreshments.

Photos from the annual meeting can be found online, on WHQR's Facebook.

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR staff, board and friends at Southport Tap and Cellar. Celebrate your community focused non-profit radio station all while drinking local beer. From 5-7p on Thursday, August 8, Southport Tap and Cellar will donate $.50 of each beer sold to WHQR. Red Oak Brewery will also be there with a free tasting!

WHQR Public Radio is excited to announce the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR will host the opening reception on Friday, September 27, from 6 – 8 pm for "A Thread Runs Through It." Guests are invited to meet the artist and the WHQR staff and on-air personalities while enjoying great food and wine. There is an additional reception on Friday, October 25, 2019, and the show will remain on display until November 8, 2019. A portion of the proceeds from any sale of art benefits WHQR.

WHQR is pleased to announce a new local arts, culture and events program  – Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy – to air on HQR News and Classical HQR beginning July 12th.

Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy will be a five-minute interview feature that will air on HQR News (91.3fm and 98.9fm) on Fridays at 9:01am and 3:01pm; and Saturdays and Sundays at 7:01am, 1:01pm and 6:01pm. It will also air on Classical HQR (92.7fm, 96.7FM and 102.3fm) on Fridays at 10:01am, 1:01pm and 7:01pm; and Saturdays and Sundays at 5:01am and 11:01am.

The Last Black Man In San Fransisco runs from Monday, August 5th thru Wednesday, August 7th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Non-fiction runs from Monday, July 29th thru Friday, August 2. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

Pavarotti runs from Monday, July 22nd thru Wednesday, July 24th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

Echo In The Canyon runs from Monday, July 15th thru Wednesday, July 17th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

All Is True runs from Monday, July 8th thru Wednesday, July 10th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

The Souvenir runs from Monday, July 1st thru Friday (except Thursday, July 4th - no screening), July 5th. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre. NOTE - No screening on Thursday, July 4.

YOU'VE DONE IT - WE'VE MET THE $70,000 GOAL AS OF 2PM SATURDAY.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE WONDERFUL LISTENERS WHO PLEDGED DURING THE CAMPAIGN!!! We couldn't do it without you.

Here at WHQR, our Summer Drive is sounding very different – that’s because it is the Summer Stealth Drive and it's going on right now!

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PROLOGUE STARTS AT NOON

Monday, July 8th

The MC Erny Gallery

 

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Friends of Public Radio, Inc.'s Annual Meeting

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Thursday, June 27

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Are you a reporter having trouble getting records from your local government, school board or the United Way? Are you a private citizen or local nonprofit trying to get records on water quality or hurricane recovery, trying to look up a zoning issue or seeking to track crime in your neighborhood? North Carolina law says such information is presumed to be public, but it’s not always easy to get. 

Join us at WHQR for a performance by outstanding musicians from the Port City Music Festival on Friday, June7th at Noon. It's free—and you can bring your lunch if you like! "A Little Lunch Music" is a live gallery performance that takes place at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery in Downtown Wilmington.

Cinematique of Wilmington, a series of independent, classic, foreign and notable films co-sponsored by WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., is pleased to announce an upcoming double feature and panel discussion. On June 8, at Thalian Hall’s Stein Theater, there will be a screening of the 2019 film Bolden at 3:00pm and a screening of Louis at 5:00pm. A panel discussion led by Jon Cornick, the producer for both Bolden and Louis, follows the screeningsOther panel guests include Brian Stultz, Production Designer, Rudy Persico, 1st AD, Craig & Lisa Mae Fincannon, Casting Directors, and Alice Powell, Costume Supervisor.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live.

 

Due to a broken elevator, today's concert will be held at the Cameron Art Museum at 12:30pm. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

Join us at WHQR for a performance by incredible harp duo Lilac 94 on Friday, May 31st at Noon. It's free—and you can bring your lunch if you like! "A Little Lunch Music" is a live gallery performance that takes place at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery in Downtown Wilmington.

The White Crow runs from Monday, June 24 thru Wednesday, June 26. 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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Our Annual Fundraising Luncheon on May 17th was a great success this year! Thank you to Steve Inskeep, host of Morning Edition for 15 years, who was a spectacular guest speaker. Thank you to our wonderful table hosts and guests who keep WHQR strong. Thank you to the hardworking staff at WHQR. And thank you, Wilmington, for continuing to value and support your local NPR station!

Wild Nights With Emily runs from Monday, June 17 thru Wednesday, June 19. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional matinee screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

 

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

Woman at War runs from Monday, June 3 thru Friday, June 7. It screens Monday to Friday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Stein Theatre.

 

The Mustang runs from Monday, May 27 thru Wednesday, May 29. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.

 

There’s still time – deadline just extended to June 11, so submit your artwork soon!! The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR is currently accepting submissions from artists for the next ten shows that will run from September 2019 through early 2021. Artwork must be two dimensional and able to hang on a wall.Artists must electronically submit their information along with three examples of artwork by June 11, 2019. A jury will meet in June to select the artists.

Opening reception: May 24, 2019, 6-9p

Closing reception: June 28, 2019, 6-9p

On Display until: July 12, 2019

PROLOGUE STARTS AT NOON

Monday, June 10th

The MC Erny Gallery

See it on Facebook Live.

 

**Event CLOSED. We can no longer take reservations.**

WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon Presented by PNC

Friday, May 17th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

The Grand Ballroom at Hotel Ballast (formerly the Wilmington Hilton)

PROLOGUE STARTS AT NOON

Monday, May 13th

The MC Erny Gallery

 

WHQR and Chamber Music Wilmington present a Masterclass with the Vera String Quartet from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, on Sunday, April 14th from 1-2:15pm in the MC Erny Gallery.  Students should bring their own music stand.

Register HERE, before it fills up! (**full details below**)

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