Inside WHQR

The official WHQR Staff blog featuring fun tidbits and various developments at the station.

PROLOGUE STARTS AT NOON

Monday, March 9th

The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, March 6th, at noon in the MC Erny Gallery, host Ben Steelman of The Star News will sit down with author Tom Morris to discuss his latest book, "Plato's Lemonade Stand."

The next edition of WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! will feature Johanna Winkel on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 pm (doors open 6:30 pm) in the MC Erny Gallery at 254 N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington. Price: $10 suggested donation at the door. Reserve a seat by sending an email to soup@whqr.org or call 910-343-1640 during regular business hours. 

We are so grateful for all of our amazing Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum Friday, January 10, 2020. Thank you to the 300+ supporters who came out and helped make it such an unforgettable evening and a perfect way to begin the new year. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, beautiful and engaging artwork, and most importantly lots  of great conversation. Thanks to our photographer Paul Reinmann for capturing these amazing shots.

WHQR took a variety of top honors at this year’s Associated Press/Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Award Ceremony on Oct. 28 in Charlotte. 

WE DID IT... AND WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH! WE RAISED OVER $160,000 from over 1000 PLEDGES IN 7 DAYS!

Today is YOUR LAST CHANCE for the great prizes (like two getaways!) and thank-you gifts like sweatshirts, coffee mugs, long sleeve T-shirts, emergency radios, and guest DJ spots!You can play an important role for your public radio station. Your gift keeps WHQR on the air providing the news, information, entertainment and music you depend on. Help us End this Pledge Drive TODAY at 7pm.

We at WHQR are very sad about Andrew’s passing. He was a wonderful board member – full of energy and great ideas. He produced our fantastic circus-themed 30th birthday bash and so much more. We all miss him.

Learn More About WHQR

Sep 24, 2019

Thank you for your interest in WHQR. To learn more about the station, watch this video that was produced in 2016 for our successfully completed capital campaign. We are proud to say that so many of the projects mentioned in the video have already been completed and plans for the rest are being discussed. WHQR is looking for a Station Manager that can build on our success and create a vision for our future. 

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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Friends of Public Radio, Inc.'s Annual Meeting

MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Thursday, June 27

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

With deep gratitude for all of her wonderful work, WHQR announces that Kate Brandis has left WHQR for a great opportunity at Design Loud, an IT company at Tek Mountain. You might still hear her voice reading underwriting credits at WHQR, but we know she'll have great success in marketing and sales at Design Loud. 

Station Manager Michelle Rhinesmith had this to say about Kate: "Kate is an amazing talent; she has been one of the brightest lights at WHQR. A genuine person, with a gentle soul – she will be missed.” 

WE DID IT... AND WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH! WE RAISED $165,715 from 1,062 PLEDGES IN 7 DAYS! Your gifts will keep the lights on in the studio and pay for the programs you know and depend on. Your love for public radio has shown through and our station pledges to keep operating for you, our loyal listeners. Thank you so much from the grateful WHQR Staff and Board.

Opening reception: March 22, 2019, 6-9p

Closing reception: April 26, 2019, 6-9p

On Display until: May 10, 2019

The 2019 Spring Pledge Drive ends today March 13th! You can play an important role for your public radio station. Your gift keeps WHQR on the air providing the news, information, entertainment and music you depend on.

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!

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.

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.

We are under construction! Phase 1 of our facility renovation project has begun. We are completely renovating the MC Erny Gallery, the kitchen, restrooms, and hallways. This is very exciting as this space has not seen any upgrades in many years. Renovations were made possible from the financial support of our community through WHQR's emPowering Our Future campaign.

Fourth of July - Special Programming on WHQR

Jul 2, 2018

Celebrate Independence Day on 91.3 WHQR with two special programs. 

New Programs On WHQR

Jun 27, 2018

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – WHQR is pleased to announce that six new programs – Living on Earth, Travel with Rick Steves, Christopher Kimballs’ Milk Street Radio, Fresh Air Weekend, A Way with Words and City Arts & Lectures – are joining the weekend lineup on WHQR News 91.3fm. 

How to Listen While WHQR's 91.3 is on Low Power…

Jun 19, 2018

A main component of our transmitter failed on Sunday night. The replacement should be here by the end of the week. In the meantime, please listen to WHQR 91.3 (and, in Myrtle Beach, both 98.9 and 102.3) on your Smart Speaker, the WHQR App or streaming anytime at whqr.org.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience and hope to have our strong signal back soon!

WHQR Meet-Up at the Bellamy - Thursday, June 7th!

May 29, 2018

Come out and join us for our next Meet Up at the Bellamy Mansion next Thursday, June 7th! WHQR Staff, Community Advisory Board, and Friends will be there for a fun evening enjoying friendship and a shared love of public radio with our listeners. Spend the evening relaxing with wine, beer (the delicious Hummin' Bird provided by Red Oak), and snacks inside the grand Bellamy Mansion and on its outside grounds.

The event will be from 5 - 7pm. We can't wait to see you there!

New Programs Coming to WHQR Next Week!

Apr 24, 2018

WHQR is excited to announce four new programs  – The Daily, Performance Today, SymphonyCast and From The Top – are joining the lineup on HQR News 91.3fm or Classical HQR 92.7fm beginning this Monday, April 30th! 

Call for WHQR Front Desk Volunteers

Mar 27, 2018

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
Wednesdays, 9am - 11am

The WHQR Spring Drive 2020 - Phone Teams

Mar 5, 2018

Phone Teams for the Spring Pledge Drive 2020 

During our 2020 Spring Pledge Drive from March 12 - 18, WHQR will be welcoming phone teams from all over our region. Send a group of four people to help answer HQR's pledge phones and we'll thank you repeatedly on the air

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THE 2018 LUNCHEON IS FULL. Spaces may be available with individual table hosts.

WHQR also has a wait list. Please email Mary Bradley at mbradley@whqr.org if you are interested in being added to the wait list. THANKS EVERYONE!

WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon featuring 1A's Joshua Johnson

Friday, May 18th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

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

Are you interested in serving on the Friends of Public Radio Board? WHQR and the Friends of Public Radio are soliciting interested parties to apply for a limited number of positions on our Board of Directors.

We are seeking a diverse population from our listenership who are interested in engaging with the community in meaningful ways, will attend regular monthly meetings, will participate in committee responsibilities and will assist with fundraising.

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR Community Advisory Board, staff, board and friends at a great spot in Ogden on Thursday, March 1st, from 5pm to 7pm. Celebrate your community focused non-profit radio station while drinking local beer (Broomtail Craft brews and more), enjoying great company, and relaxing in a great setting (with a beautiful beer garden)! We are also super excited to have John Fonville and the band End of the Line with us that night as our live entertainment. We will also have Arepa St. Food Truck at the event as well! Raise a glass to excellent radio, music, culture and an interesting and interested community of listeners. We can't wait to see you there!!!!!

WHQR Public Media and UNCW Office of the Arts are pleased to present The Great American Songbook Live: The Oscars on the big stage at Kenan Auditorium on Saturday, February 17 at 7:30pm.  Tickets available at the Kenan Box Office (910-962-3500) or...

WHQR Seeking Broadcast and Digital Marketing Producer - 2018

Jan 9, 2018

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

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