WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – WHQR Public Media concluded its Fall Pledge Drive on Wednesday, October 16 at 7pm having far exceeded the $135,000 goal with a total raised of $160,721 from the contributions of more than 1,000 listeners. Contributions immediately go toward the programming costs and other expenses of WHQR.
This is one of the on-air fundraising efforts that make up the largest single part of WHQR’s funding. As a non-profit independent radio station, WHQR counts on the support of its members to provide the high quality radio listeners have come to expect.
Mary Bradley, WHQR Development Director, says, “This was an extraordinary pledge drive. The great feeling in the community was obvious and WHQR is honored to have so many returning and new supporters showing their love for their local public radio station.”
“From watching the staff’s hard work, to seeing the community step up with an incredible amount of support, this Fall Pledge Drive has been really been a an amazing success and a joy to be a part of,” said Doc Jarden, WHQR’s Interim Station Manager.
WHQR’s Pledge Drives would not be possible without the help of over 100 volunteers and many local businesses. The community support, along with financial donations, is vital to WHQR’s survival.
WHQR Public Media is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public radio station, broadcasting from Wilmington. A trusted source for NPR 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 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 are available upon request.