Alumna Gina Gambony’s Passion for the Arts Leads to New Role with WHQR

Friday, February 20, 2015

Gina Gambony’s passion for classical music and the arts has become a dream job. Gambony, who served as house manager for the Office of Cultural Arts at UNCW for five years, is the new classical music host and arts liaison at WHQR 96.7.

Gambony ’96, ’00 was an interim host for music and news at the NPR-affiliated station for nearly two years.

“Music allows humanity to experience cultures, emotions and the general human condition in an intuitive way that can't be experienced in any other format. So, I feel this is important work, and I'm always excited to do work that feels meaningful and enriches the community,” she said.

Gambony, who earned her bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and secondary education, has strong connections with the arts community. She is the artistic director of Stageworks Youth Theatre.  She also teaches drama to students with disabilities through Theatre Network of Wilmington and manages and directs shadow puppetry through Stageworks.  Gambony served as the director of education at Thalian Hall for nearly two years. She also serves on the board of Dram Tree Shakespeare Theatre Company. Gambony will also continue to assist in productions at Kenan Auditorium and Beckwith Recital Hall, she said.

“I've been involved in arts since I was a child, and it included both music and voice,” she said. “I have been a fan of public radio since I can remember, partly because I am so attracted to anything that isn't corporate – that is community owned – and partly because I have a strong ethic about what news should be and NPR is the best news source on the air. I am thrilled to work with a wonderful staff and for an organization with so much community connection. It feels like a perfect fit for me.”