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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) – WHQR 91.3fm will begin its spring on-air fundraiser on Wednesday, March 23. The goal is to raise $160,000 in only seven days.

This campaign is one of three annual on-air fundraising efforts that make up the largest part of WHQR’s funding. As a non-profit independent public radio station, WHQR counts on the support of its members to provide the high quality radio the listeners have come to expect. The goal of this pledge drive is to raise $160,000 so that we can continue providing the thoughtful, award-winning news coverage, music, and emergency broadcasting that is only found here on WHQR.

“We were thrilled when we were able to reach our Fall 2010 goal in only seven days and we plan to do it again this spring.” says Station Manager Cleve Callison. “We hope to reach our goal in the shortest time possible so that we can bring our listeners more of the programming they listen for and want. By meeting our $160,000 goal, we will be able to continue producing excellent radio for this wonderful community.”

This Spring 2011 Pledge Drive will celebrate public radio and the community that WHQR serves by featuring community voices on the air during the pledge drive. Listeners will be treated to the voices of their neighbors, community leaders, cultural leaders, business leaders and more.

WHQR’s Spring Pledge Drive would not be possible without the help of more than 100 volunteers who answer our phones during each pledge drive. This community support, along with financial donations, is vital to our survival. Volunteer spaces are still available. Please call 343-1640 or email whqr@whqr.org for information.

WHQR 91.3fm is the only public radio station for southeast North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina, broadcasting from studios in downtown Wilmington.

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