WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – WHQR Public Media Announces Launch of New Local Music Program ‘Bottega Live’ debuting Friday at 8pm on 91.3 fm
WHQR Public Media unveils its newest local program on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 8pm. ‘Bottega Live’ is an hour-long local music program which will air every Fourth Friday from 8 to 9 pm. The program features local musicians, recorded live at the Bottega Art and Wine Bar, 723 N. 4th Street in Wilmington. The debut program will feature Striking Copper, and The Jake Newman Band. Additional future bands include Entangled Dreams, The Billy Heathen Band, The Male Men, and Kersten Capra.
The program is the brainchild of WHQR news reporter Vince Winkel, Bottega owner Addie Wuensch, and local musician Jeremy Webster. “I didn’t want it to have the feel of a recital,” says Webster, a pianist himself, “but an experience that would make a listening audience feel they were actually at the concert.”
“I love the idea of WHQR working with local community Partners,” says WHQR station manager Michelle Rhinesmith. “And with Bottega Live we’re highlighting young, talented, local musical acts that otherwise might not have the opportunity to be broadcast on a 100,000-watt public radio.”
Bottega Live airs in conjunction with downtown Wilmington’s Fourth Friday Gallery Walk.
“I want to showcase really good, original music people haven’t heard yet,” Wuensch explained.
‘Bottega Live’ will also be available on the station’s website at www.whqr.org.
WHQR Public Media is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public radio station, broadcasting from Wilmington. A trusted source for NPR and local news, WHQR serves southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina with HQR News at 91.3 and 98.9fm, and Classical HQR at 92.7, 96.7 and 102.3fm. WHQR offers award-winning national and local news, music, entertainment and interaction to expand knowledge, encourage artistic appreciation, engage our community and promote civil discourse.
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