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Amanda Daughtry Joins WQDR/Raleigh as Morning Co-Host


Amanda Daughtry
Amanda Daughtry

Amanda Daughtry has been named morning co-host of Curtis Media Group's WQDR-FM, working alongside veteran morning host Mike Wheless as part of the Q Morning Crew. Originally from Johnston County, NC, Daughtry spent the last ten years as a working singer-songwriter in Nashville. She was a featured performer at some of the most famous honky tonks in Nashville as well as opening for Alan Jackson on his stadium tour in 2019.

She moved back to North Carolina in March to be closer to family and recently tried out for the position alongside Mike Wheless. The Q Morning Crew has been recognized by the Country Music Association Personalities of the Year multiple times, most recently winning in 2019, as well the Academy of Country Music, most recently in 2017. WQDR has been recognized as Station of the Year in 2011, 2014 and 2017 by the CMA, as well as ACM Station of the Year in 2009, 2011 and 2020.

"Amanda has natural talent," said WQDR Program Director Mike Biddle. "She and Mike had instant chemistry which we could not deny. Together they are a winning combination."

"I was raised on QDR and I am thrilled to be a part of such a legendary station and to get to work with Mike Wheless," said Daughtry.

"Amanda's personality and energy will surely catapult this show to new highs," added Wheless. "She has an amazing gift with people."

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