WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA –WHQR Public media announces special programming and a party to celebrate the station’s 35th birthday.
On April 4 at noon on 91.3fm & 98.9fm, WHQR News’ public affairs program, CoastLine, will feature interviews with station founders to celebrate 35 years on the air. We are taking a look at all three decades — with key players from each one.
On April 12, WHQR listeners and supporters are invited to a Birthday Bash at Bellamy Mansion (503 Market St.) from 7 – 9pm. There will be music, drinks, cake, party favors and more. We welcome all to join the celebration, but ask that rsvps be left at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we know how many to expect.
WHQR Station Manager Michelle Rhinesmith explains, “We are so excited to feature some of the station’s founders on the air. Thirty-five years is an incredible milestone and there are so many wonderful people who have played important roles in keeping WHQR strong.” She continues, “we are thrilled to welcome our listeners to join us in celebrating these great years at our Birthday Bash at the Bellamy – we hope to see many of our new and old friends there for a rousing version of ‘Happy Birthday’.”
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 91.3fm and 98.9fm, and Classical HQR at 92.7fm, 96.7fm 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.
Interviews with WHQR staff and board members and images are available upon request.