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When will WHQR begin broadcasting on its third HD channel?

John Staton
StarNews

There are no plans for Wilmington public radio station WHQR, which broadcasts on 91.3 FM, to begin broadcasting on its third HD channel any time soon.

Neither is there a clear idea of what kind of format its third HD channel would have, said Rob Zapple of the station’s board of trustees.

Zapple said that WHQR’s new station manager, when he or she is hired, will likely have a big hand in deciding that.

WHQR launched its new HD transmitter in April of 2008, enabling the station to broadcast both programming from 91.3 as well as an all-classical music format, 91.3-1.

The transmitter has the capability of broadcasting on a third HD station, 91.3-2, and “in the future, we should have the capability of expanding to several more stations,” Zapple said. “It’s like having this wonderful savings account tucked away that you can’t touch but that will provide dividends to the community down the line.”

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2 Responses to “ When will WHQR begin broadcasting on its third HD channel?”

  1. On May 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm John McHarry wrote:

    Actually, 91.3 is analog FM. 91.3-1 is HD-1, with the same programming in HD, and 91.3-2 is the all classical format in HD asHD-2.

  2. On May 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm Henry Duncan wrote:

    WHQR should make it’s 3’rd HD channel an all jazz format. Jazz has taken a backseat in their programming due to increased talk and classical music and no other local station plays jazz. I greatly miss the smooth jazz stations that were around years ago.



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