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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Friends of Public Radio, Inc. holds the FCC license for WHQR. They oversee the mission of the organization, adopt the annual budget, and hire a Station Manager to run the day-to-day operations. The Board of Directors meets monthly, on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm at the station. All meetings of the Board of Directors are open to the public.

All regular, special, and annual meetings of the Boards are normally open. Members of the public are welcome. Meetings may move into closed sessions for specific, limited purposes. Reasons for a closed meeting would be available at WHQR's office or a copy can be mailed to any person who requests it. Public announcements of the meeting schedule are made in accordance with the Communications Act and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Copies of the minutes of all open meetings are available to the public at WHQR's office, upon request, or by mail. A schedule of Board, Community Advisory Board, and Board Committee meetings is listed below, as are the members of each Board or Committee.

Board Meeting Schedule, all meetings at 4:30pm via Zoom and at the WHQR Studios:

  • Aug 18, 2022 - Cancelled
  • Sep 15, 2022
  • Oct 20, 2022
  • Nov 17, 2022
  • Dec 15, 2022
  • Jan 19, 2023
  • Feb 16, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • May 18, 2023
  • June 15, 2023

Committee Meeting Schedule, all meetings via Zoom

Apr 4, 2022 at 4:30 Executive Committee
Aug 8, 2022 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
Sept 5, 2022 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
Oct 10, 2022 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
Nov 7, 2022 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
Dec 5, 2022 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
Jan 9, 2023 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
Feb 6, 2023 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
March 6, 2023 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
April 10, 2023 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
May 8, 2023 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee
June 5, 2023 - 4pm Finance Committee, 5pm Executive Committee

These meeting are open to the public. Notice of open meeting policy is broadcast regularly on WHQR. For specific details about WHQR Board Meetings please call 910-343-1640 during regular business hours. **The board is currently meeting both in person and virtually due to the pandemic. If you would like zoom information, please contact Board Chair Kelly Luckhaus at Luckhausnc@gmail.com

Contact the board:
Email board@whqr.org
Write to Board of Directors, WHQR, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401

The Community Advisory Board

WHQR's Community Advisory Board (CAB) advises the station on its programming policies, goals, and decisions. It provides a means by which the Board of Directors can evaluate the station's effectiveness in serving the educational and cultural needs of the public. It is also asked to evaluate the station’s outreach and visibility.

The CAB is composed eight or more members selected from the station’s listening area, meeting 4 times a year or as determined by the CAB. A member of the CAB, appointed by the CAB Chair, serves as ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

Contact the CAB:
Email cab@whqr.org
Write to Community Advisory Board, WHQR, 254 N. Front St., Suite 300, Wilmington, NC 28401 

Meetings of the CAB are open to the public. The CAB is currently meeting in person and virtually due to the pandemic. If you would like zoom information, please contact Chair Claire Appling at lcfappling@gmail.com.

CAB meeting schedule, all at 5:30pm:

  • September 14, 2022
  • November. 16, 2022
  • February 15, 2023
  • May 17, 2023

Members of the CAB are: