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5:00 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 17, 2015

Clyde Edgerton is Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington

Listener Sanders wrote:

I love ya'lls new format since the creation of the classical station!...now I can get talk or classical whenever I want plus great jazz and blues at night and still favorites like Smooth Landing and American Songbook!

Listener Nancy wrote:

There's a piece of music I hear every Saturday and I would love to know the name. [Last week] it was played at about 10:20 and it features piano and Hawaiian guitar, maybe steel. Thank you for your attention!

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5:00 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 10, 2015

We celebrated a successful campaign!

Listener AJ wrote last Friday:

I just heard Cleve read Anonymous's very harsh criticism of the female staff's occasional silliness (shrillness??) during the recent fund raising week and I could not disagree more. WHQR's fundraising weeks are successful because they are fun, casual and listeners occasionally get to hear the normally very professional, serious staff -- male and female --being silly. We get to know them better, and that's a good thing. It might not work for every NPR station, but it works here in oh so casual Wilmington. I say keep it up, I love it!

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7:23 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 3, 2015

One of many great groups of volunteers in our Partnership Challenge drive. Congratulations to Wilmington Diaper Ban and Guardian ad Litem, who won underwriting contracts.

Our Spring 2015 on-air fundraising campaign ended on Wednesday morning. Thanks to everyone who made pledges of support. I’ll get to some comments from the campaign in just a moment. But first, this from Don Eggert:

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5:00 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 20, 2015

iPad Air

Today we welcome some special visitors to Wilmington’s friendly shores. Staff members from many of North Carolina’s other public radio stations are in town for a conference on station growth. This is the first time in several years that the North Carolina stations have gotten together. Thanks to Jeff Hunter of our staff for his tireless efforts at putting this event together, and to the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach for hosting the group. We welcome our colleagues to town!

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5:00 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 13, 2015

Join us for our first Meetup on March 18th!

Last week I read a letter critical of using popular culture like movies and cartoons to water down classical melodies the real thing. I played a short excerpt from a Warner Brothers Elmer Fudd/Bugs Bunny cartoon to illustrate the idea, and asked for comments from listeners.

Listener Susan from Shallotte agreed with last week’s writer. She wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 6, 2015

Elmer Fudd from 1943's To Duck or Not to Duck, which introduced the character to the Looney Tunes series.

Tracy Kellogg-Brodeur wrote:

I am so so thankful for Coastline!!!! Love love love the local focus! It's always so well moderated. Thank you for all you do for our community!

Ronald Cohen wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Friday Feedback for February 27, 2015

"Smooth Landing" by Elizabeth Darrow. Final reception TONIGHT, Friday 2/27, 6-9 pm.
Credit Elizabeth Darrow

Kimberly wrote last week:

I listen to WHQR at work, and usually I listen off the NPR website because it streams (as opposed to downloading the mp3 file). Within the last month, the WHQR stream from the NPR website is the WHQR classical station. In case this is a mistake, just wanted to let you guys know - otherwise, often, the mp3 file won't play consistently from the local website.

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5:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Friday Feedback for February 20, 2015

Alexa Doran, poet and WHQR/UNCW Graduate Fellow

In reference to last week’s CoastLine show on offshore drilling, Alina asked:

Where can we listen to the archived version of this if we missed it live?

For Alina and other: all of our CoastLine shows are archived, usually later on Wednesday afternoons. Each show is in three parts.

[AUDIO CLIP]

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5:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Friday Feedback for February 13, 2015

Gina Gambony

Listeners reacted with approval to our recent announcement that Gina Gambony has been hired as our Classical Host. You hear her voice Tuesday - Friday between 9am and 1pm on Classical HQR, and at other times. Gloria Shirley wrote on our website:

Congratulations, Gina. I always knew you were destined for great things!

Jean D. wrote:

So happy to hear your news, Gina. It couldn't happen to a nicer person. Best wishes in your new venture.

Sue Abramsky and Harold Sparr wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Friday Feedback for February 6, 2015

Flutist Suzanne Bona, host of Sunday Baroque; pianist Barbara McKenzie; guitarist Richard Goering, last February during Suzanne's visit to Wilmington

An anonymous listener wrote:

Your stations do such a good job. Recently on Sunday Baroque, you had a Galliard on with bongos, tambourine and acoustic guitar. Why not throw in a Hammond H3 and a Fender Stratocaster and a set of back up girls?....  I had to cut the radio off. Sorry.

Also last week, listener J. Tennille wrote on our website:

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