Classical radio station to debut next week in North Carolina

Posted on: September 12, 2014

“WHQR Public Radio’s all-classical signal will debut at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16,” writes Cece Nunn in Tuesday’s (Wilmington, N.C.). “The classical signal frequency and full program grids for both stations”—the classical station as well as the news and information station WHQR News—“will be announced Sept. 16 by news release and at Tuesday’s news release said the classical station will feature Jemila Ericson, Pat Marriott, favorite syndicated programs ‘and music, music, music.’ A celebration of the launch will take place 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at WHQR Studios, 254 N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington…. ‘We hope both our classical fans and our news and information listeners will love the hugely expanded service,’ … said Cleve Callison, station manager for WHQR, in the news release…. WHQR purchased the space housing its studios, the third floor of the Warwick Building at 254 N. Front St., in a deal that closed Aug. 22. The station had already installed new equipment and completed some technical repairs in the more than 6,900-square-foot space in anticipation of launching the classical station.”

Posted September 12, 2014