Wilmington’s Bach Radio shutters


FMC / Future of Music CoalitionTwo years after its debut, Wilmington, NC’s only all-classical-music station, Hometown Wilmington Media’s WSFN-A/FM has ceased its programming, reports the Wilmington Star News. The stations will be replaced by a new one that the company will unveil later this month, GM Beau Gunn told PortCityDaily.com, also owned by Hometown Wilmington Media.

Meanwhile, the company is broadcasting its Port City News on the frequency.

The Wilmington area may not have to wait too long for another 24-hour, all-classical station. WHQR is planning one, and there’s “a good chance we’ll get one,” Cleve Callison, WHQR GM told the paper. But there is no timetable yet, he added.

“The majority of WHQR programming is news, talk and entertainment. But it plays classical music, jazz, folk, blues and world music,” said the story. “It is supported mostly by listener and business contributions, rather than commercials.”

See the Star News story here


  1. I just found this station a couple of months ago & love it. I am so disappointed that it has ceased. I do hope another one comes along very soon! I like the classical music on WHQR, but hate all the talk.
    This town could also use a good jazz station.

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