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WILMINGTON, NC (WHQR-FM) — Veteran award-winning NPR journalist and Senior Host of All Things Considered Robert Siegel is coming to Wilmington to speak at WHQR Public Radio’s 30th Anniversary annual fundraiser luncheon on April 24, 2014.

Reservations are required and space is limited. Guests are each asked to make a donation of $100 or more to WHQR during the event (by credit card, check or cash).

Information can be found at www.whqr.org.

Robert Siegel is senior host of NPR’s award-winning afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosts the country’s most listened to afternoon drive-time news radio program and reports on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

In 2010, Siegel was recognized by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with the John Chancellor Award. Siegel has been honored with three Silver Batons from Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University, first in 1984 for All Things Considered’s coverage of peace movements in East and West Germany. He was part of the NPR team that won a Silver Baton for the network’s coverage of the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.

Robert Siegel will be speaking about the history of NPR through his own experiences and his most memorable moments – a perfect topic as WHQR hits the big 3-0! This lively talk will be followed by a question and answer session with questions from audience members.

WHQR 91.3, broadcasting from Wilmington, is the only public radio station serving southeastern North Carolina.

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  • taxpayer

    You can add Prius’, and all other hybrid/electric vehicles as well.

  • Native Wilmingtonian

    Volvos not subarus. Besides who cares if NPR fires and blacklists a journalist like Steven Emerson. The man who did a documentary on Muslims in America raising money for terrorists and predicting a major attack on the US, in the 90’s. Besides, where is the classical music except between the politically correct, state approved broadcasts?

  • Jasper Fant

    Gotta love public radio/NPR, they manage to charge $100 a person to hear a journalist whose salary is paid by the taxpayer. The parking lots will be full of Subarus I’m sure.

  • ypsilante

    I did not realize that the salaries of NPR journalists are paid by the taxpayers. Where can I find this information?

  • Robert Green

    National Propaganda Radio is subsidized by the taxpayer and encouraged by the Socialist Party to promote a biased message.

  • GuestMan.

    if he was taking 20 oxycontin a day and then sending out his maid to get more he would be more palatable to the TeaBagger section. Too bad he isn’t Rush and could appeal more to the people that marry their cousins and ride around with semi-automatic weapons in their truck looking for a KKK rally. Like you.

  • Cleve Callison

    NPR’s budget does not come from taxpayers. It comes from fees paid by member stations like WHQR, plus business and foundation underwriting. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting was created by Congress to support non-commercial broadcasting. That money goes not to NPR but to stations like WHQR, where it makes up about 9 percent of our budget. The rest comes from local sources — listener contributions and business support.
    Cleve Callison, Station Manager, WHQR Public Radio

  • taxman

    Is their something wrong with someone trying to save money on gas and also cut down on emissions into the air we breathe? Please, tell me, what’s wrong with this.
    You guys are a bunch of idiots.


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