Adding classical in Wilmington NC

Station WQHR in Wilmington is getting ready to go to 24 hours of classical music 1t 5:30 pm on September 16th.  The link to Wilmingtonbiz.com.

The non-commercial, around-the-clock station will join the newly expanded non-commercial news and information station 91.3 FM WHQR News.
 
The classical signal frequency and full program grids for both stations will be announced Sept. 16 by news release and at WHQR.org. Tuesday’s news release said the classical station will feature Jemila Ericson, Pat Marriott, favorite syndicated programs “and music, music, music.”

We hope both our classical fans and our news and information listeners will love the hugely expanded service. We like to think that we’re now giving listeners 48 hours of great radio a day,” said Cleve Callison, station manager for WHQR, in the news release.

About Marty Ronish

Marty Ronish is an independent producer of classical music radio programs. She currently produces the Chicago Symphony Orchestra broadcasts that air 52 weeks a year on more than 400 stations and online at www.cso.org. She also produces a radio series called "America's Music Festivals," which presents live music from some of the country's most dynamic festivals. She is a former Fulbright scholar and co-author of a catalogue of Handel's autograph manuscripts.

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2 thoughts on “Adding classical in Wilmington NC

  1. I am guessing WHQR HD2 classical will simulcast on a translator or 2. Possibly on the 96.7 Wilmington, NC construction permit. And eventually W272CV 102.3 Myrtle Beach, SC. If so it will be a much weaker signal than the 100,000 watt current signal and not covering nearing as much area. But for those without an HD radio that is better than nothing. And 24 hours a day is nice rather than half the day.

  2. This is an old thread but deserves a response. Yes, Brian is right about the two translators, but more has happened. We were limited to 150 watts with the 96.7 signal. But in 2016 we replaced it with a second frequency we acquired, 92.7, which could run at maximum power, 250. We’re at nearly 500′ height, and in the flat coastal plan the signal goes out several miles and serves our home city of Wilmington. Not, as Brian notes, as fare as our primary, which is 100KW at 1,200 feet. We did indeed sign on an all-classical signal in Myrtle Beach. And we are working on re-locating the old 96.7 signal to the adjacent county of Brunswick to serve 30,000+ more listeners. — March 9, 2017.

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