Nan Graham

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Many of us will never have the opportunity to visit Octogenaria. Commentator Nan Graham is one of the lucky ones-and she seems to be enjoying herself.  

Commentator Nan Graham invites us to dial back to the early 18th century to glimpse earlier holiday seasons. Thomas Jefferson was possibly the brainiest and most elegant host ever to occupy the White House, she says, and perhaps American history's biggest foodie.

Thalian Hall

WHQR Commentator Nan Graham is excited about sound effects-especially the really big (and really old) one at Thalian Hall.


They are everywhere … Buy This! See That! We're bombarded with signs, but we often miss some of the most interesting ones, according to commentator Nan Graham.


Commentator Nan Graham says her Mama said no one in her family could play a musical instrument or do math. Sadly, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy. 

The Bunker Boys in Mt. Aireyl Millie-Christine in Welch's Creek; the Hilton girls in Charlotte. Three sets of conjoined twins, famous in their day, lived, and died, here-in the mountains, piedmont, and low country of North Carolina. 

Nan Graham

Commentator Nan Graham provided many details to authorities in order to adopt her new dog. She did not, however, receive all the information about him.

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Nan Graham hopes to visit Irmo, South Carolina, in September to attend the annual Okra Strut. Nan is bearing down on her 24th year as a commentator on WHQR. She is grateful for the opportunity to address the burning issues of our time. 

You can hear more of Nan Graham's commentaries here.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its staff, or its members.

"So how did this most recent custom of bands for bridegrooms come about?" Nan Graham commented. 

"It's a heartbreaking and unforgettable story, but one that left protective health laws in place for us today" Nan Graham commented.

Commentator Nan Graham has been delivering WHQR commentaries since January 1995. Her books are Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute.

You can hear more from Nan and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on “Commentary.”

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Time now for today's WHQR commentary. Here's Nan Graham.

Commentator Nan Graham celebrates WHQR and her 21st year as a commentator.

You can hear more from Nan and our other commentators at our website! WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't neccessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.  

Friday Feedback for May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
By Curr, Thomas (artist); McLagan and Cumming, Edinburgh (printer); Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (publisher/sponsor) -Photograph Art.IWM PST 12148 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain,

Craig Stinson wrote: “Just wanted to say how much I appreciate the arts interviews conducted by Gina Gambony. We have a top tier arts community in Wilmington. Gina's interviews help give insight into the effort and creativity that go into bringing high quality arts events to the community.”

John Carnegie, a “native born Scot”, wrote:

Great Scott?

Jul 21, 2015

Those who say the Civil War is irrelevant are mistaken. That dreadful and blood-soaked war answered once and for all the question: are we "one nation, indivisible"...? And we are, says Nan Graham. 

WHQR commentator, Nan Graham "Lifelong Southerner" is a serious student of the "Wah" it is called in these parts.

WHQR Commentaries don't neccesarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its memebers.