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.

Ways to Connect

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.

WHQR's 2016 Spring Pledge Drive is ON and there are so many great ways to show your love for the HQR News 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7! Pledge NOW online or give us a call and talk to one of our friendly volunteers at 910.343.1138.

Today is WHQR's One Day Pledge Drive. Please Pledge Now.

WHQR’s Fall Pledge Drive Begins October 15, but you can PLEDGE NOW to support the great programming on WHQR!

Pledge now and you could win this great prize:

A Three-Night Getaway on Bald Head Island!

  • Win a three-nights stay for two (2) at the beautiful Marsh Harbour Inn
  • Personal golf cart use
  • More info at marshharbourinn.com

Anyone who pledges by mail, phone (910-343-1640), or online, before midnight on October 14 is entered!

On Friday, January 10th, WHQR hosted the Second Annual Day Sponsor Party at The Cameron Art Museum. The even was a huge success and it was wonderful to see so many people of this gathering! Were you there? Our volunteer photographers Paul Reinmann and Linsey McGrath documented the event with some great photgraphs. For a full gallery of photos from the event visit WHQR's Facebook Gallery! 

Dear Listeners,

As of 8:40am, we have recovered the Morning Edition feed. There was a problem at NPR's headquarters in Washington DC and they were unable to feed Morning Edition to member stations. The problem was system wide and we have not yet been notified by NPR of the cause. We'll update you as soon as possible.

We apologize for the  inconvenience and hope you enjoyed the beautiful classical music and local news in the meantime.

Sincerely,

The WHQR Team

WHQR and UNCW Presents invite you to a special discussion with the stars of the L.A Theatre Works production of The Graduate. Four actors from the play will participate in a discussion about their work on TV, stage and screen. More info here.

Thank you every listener who called, emailed, and mailed in pledges during this week's Summer Pledge Drive. With your help, WHQR raised over $56,270 by 7pm Wednesday, July 24.

On January 18th, WHQR threw our First Annual Day Sponsor Celebration party at the Cameron Art Museum (thank you Cameron!). It was a great night and we tried to capture some of it on film. You might find yourself among the three hundred guests and WHQR friends who joined in the fun. Thanks to our volunteer photographer crew of Paul Reinmann, Lindsey McGrath, Beverly Pickett and Lan Nichols for these great photos. There are even MORE PHOTOS HERE!

Photo by Mcmlxi via Wikimedia Commons

I wanted to share a few great recipes – the most requested, every-year-on-the-table Thanksgiving favorites of my family. Most of these, my family and I have made for tens of years, but all have graced the holiday table every year since 2007 when we all found ourselves relocated to Wilmington.

WHQR's three-day drive ends today, July 18. HELP make WHQR stronger. 

TODAY is Your Last Chance to:

*Plant a Seed for the Future with the Coastal Land Trust and Society of American Foresters

*Enter the Bald Head Island Vacation Giveaway

*Get the great prizes and gifts in this drive

For every pledge to WHQR,  North Carolina Coastal Land Trust will plant a long leaf pine seedling at its Everett Creek Nature Preserve in Onslow County, thanks to a generous donation from the NC Division of the Society of American Foresters. Your pledge right now to WHQR will really make a difference, and you will help us preserve the beautiful beaches, parks , and forests of our area.  

With your pledge you will also be automatically entered into our SWEEPSTAKES for a 7-Night Stay at the Marsh Harbour Inn

WHQR has a terrific art show up in the MC Erny Gallery called OUTSIDE and I started thinking about all the fantastic ways to spend time outside in Wilmington. Mostly, it is so easy to have outside family fun. My husband Frank and I have six-year-old twin daughters, Maggie and Kate, who love playing outdoors so we've found lots of easy ways to get out and have a great time for very little money. Here are my top five things to do OUTSIDE with kids.

 

Pledge now and you could win one of these three AMAZING giveaways! Two vacations and one high-tech prize!

With your donation you are entered to win an iPad2!
AND ONE OF THESE VACATIONS:

 

A Peaceful Memorial Day Weekend on Bald Head Island

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