Michelle Rhinesmith

Station Manager

Michelle Rhinesmith joined WHQR in August 2017. Prior to joining WHQR, Michelle served as the On-air and Online Fundraising Producer at 90.7 WMFE in Orlando, FL for ten months where she produced two successful fundraising campaigns. Before that, Michelle spent twenty years at public radio station WQCS in Fort Pierce, FL where she served as their Business Manager and Interim Station Manager. Michelle has had a successful track record in public broadcasting of growing revenue and increasing listenership; she also served on the Board of Directors for Healthy Start of Saint Lucie County and has been involved in various capacities with area non-profit organizations in the state of Florida. A graduate of the University of Maryland, Michelle holds a BA in English. Her pride and joy are her two dogs, and when she can, Michelle loves to travel abroad and discover new places and explore historical landmarks.   

Ways to Connect

POSITION TITLE: WHQR Broadcast and Digital Marketing Producer
LOCATION: WHQR, 254 N. Front St., Ste. 300, Wilmington, NC 28401
SUPERVISOR(S): George Scheibner, Operations Manager Michelle Rhinesmith, Station Manager

Saturdays at 2pm , NPR’s Hidden Brain joins the HQR News lineup.

Hidden Brain with host Shankar Vedantam, helps curious folks understand the world, current events and themselves.

Saturday nights at 6pm, Mountain Stage will offer WHQR listeners the best seats in the house for performances captured in front of a live audience by established stars and emerging artists. Hosted by Larry Groce, each two-hour episode features seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country to indie rock, pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, ushering in a new era of independent, non-commercial media dedicated to public service, education and, in his words, “satisfying America’s appetite for excellence.”