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What are WHQR’s plans for the new radio station and for its HD2 channel?

Mike Voorheis

WHQR’s Bob Workman works at the public radio station on Feb. 24, 2011. StarNews photo by Matt Born.

Q. Is WHQR acquiring an existing FM station to use as a classical outlet and are there plans to switch their HD2 channel over to a jazz format once the classical station is on the air?

A. WHQR station manager Cleve Callison would not disclose the frequency of the new classical station, which he plans to have on air in January 2014.

The HD2 channel will not become a jazz station. The new station, which will be predominately classical music with some local content, will be streamed on HD2.


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2 Responses to “ What are WHQR’s plans for the new radio station and for its HD2 channel?”

  1. On June 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm Michelle wrote:

    I support WHQR but I too would like to see them offer more jazz. Seems they just want to compete with the commercial classical station. They should offer a jazz format on their second channel or get their HD3 up and running with jazz on it. This market will have too much classical and not enough jazz. I hope other broadcasters will realize this and offer something like an all jazz station rather than simply competing with each other in the classical formats.

  2. On June 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm Kay wrote:

    Why does WHQR think that all it’s listeners just want to hear classical music. Personally I wish another public radio station was broadcasting here that offered jazz and I would switch in an instant. WHQR has some great shows but give me a break on classical music all the time. They need to have a channel devoted to jazz programming. They could do it but lately they don’t care. Their priority is trying to win back listeners from Bach FM. I hope someone comes along with a jazz station here and I will support it.

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