New Classical Station in Wilmington, NC

It’s always great to see public radio stations invested in bringing classical music to their audiences through terrestrial radio signals (as opposed to online-only or HD-2 channels).  WHQR is a small station that has been operating for thirty years in Wilmington, North Carolina, and they recently launched a 24 hour classical music service.  It’s a small signal (250  99 watts), but it covers a fairly dense population center, according to this map from radio-locator.com. The station will provide 22 hours of locally-hosted programming per week, along with WXXI’s With Heart and Voice, … Continue Reading

An Introduction to Your New Blogger

Greetings, Scanning the Dial readers and fans of classical music on public radio!  I’m really delighted to be taking the reins from Marty, who has done such a great job over the years keeping all of us informed about the goings-on in what is, admittedly, a small (but important) niche in the world of media.  So thank you, Marty, and also thanks to Emily Kurlinski, who recommended that I carry the torch onward into the future. First things first.  Marty introduced me as a “professional musician,” which is flattering, but a bit … Continue Reading

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