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7:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Fashionista

Nan Graham
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A recent New York Times Magazine section featured the latest in Candy-colored sunglassess including neon green sunshades by Marc Jacobs for only 350 dollars, says commentator Nan Graham.  Who knew her husband was avant guard in eyewear?

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute. 

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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7:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Sixty-Six Million

Shelby Hudson
Fidias Reyes

Fresh Voices on Air commentator Shelby Hudson explores the freedoms we have compared to those of girls living in oppressive situations.    

Shelby Hudson is 15 years old and a sophomore at New Hanover High School.  She is a member of the New Hanover High School women's golf team and plays for the Cape  Fear volleyball national team.  Shelby hopes to gain admission into University of Pennsylvania's neonatal nurse practitioner program.   

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5:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 5, 2014

This is a picture of Jobie Sprinkle and George Scheibner assembling an antenna for a new FM station. We'll have more to say about this soon. Hint, hint.
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Bradford Sanders wrote:

[I] Love your programming and appreciate all you add to the Wilmington community. [I] am wondering about the schedule for This American Life, normally heard noon on Saturdays with a rebroadcast the following Friday at 7:00 PM. However, several times in the last few months, there has been a new broadcast on Friday nights, which was repeated the following day at noon.

I wrote to Mr. Sanders:

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5:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 22, 2014

Ivanhoe Blvd somewhere

J & M in Ivanhoe, NC wrote:

I love, love, love everything about your programming!  Home, car, wherever, WHQR is the station we tune our radio to. Sure there are some programs we don't care for but we have the option to change the channel because we know there are other WHQR listeners who might enjoy what we don't and we wouldn't think of asking you to change just for us. Keep up the great work!

Dr. L. J. wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 15, 2014

Give CoastLine a call! 910-343-1138.

Ronald Cohen wrote:

I fail to understand why scarce resources are expended on a call-in show that is delayed broadcast and whose topicality is stale by the time it is aired. [Tuesday’s Diane Rehm] broadcast was about Iraq and the Maliki crisis, some of which had become out dated by 3 PM.

Mr. Cohen has identified a problem that does concern us. In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing more about our response to this concern. Stay tuned.

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5:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 8, 2014

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Carla Frenzel wrote on our website concerning the NPR story As Truce Takes Effect, Israel Withdraws Troops From Gaza: Carla’s comment:

SO NPR IS NOW TELLING US WHAT WE "NEED TO KNOW"?? FAT CHANCE THAT i WOULD TRUST YOU TO TELL ME WHAT I "NEED TO KNOW" BASED ON YOUR EXTREMELY BIASED OPINIONS!"

I don't know if you can tell from my reading, but that comment was written in all caps.

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5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 1, 2014

Costume by Mark Sorensen

Wendy & Jerry Fingerhut are Executive Director and Treasurer respectively of Opera Wilmington. They wrote to Gina Gambony following a report and interview last week:

Thank you SO MUCH, Gina, for this wonderful interview and exposure for our new opera company, Opera Wilmington, showcasing the fabulous homegrown and local talent.

And Artistic Director Nancy King of UNCW wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Friday Feedback for March 7, 2014

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In this week's big news, listeners all over the region were anxiously tuned in to WHQR on Sunday night to see if we'd do it yet one more time. Frequent correspondent Nancy Geimer wrote to us on Monday:

Yay!! RadioLab this week was a program we've never heard before, and we enjoyed it. We look forward to hearing another program that we've never heard before, next week! Thanks for all you do.

I wrote back to Nancy and asked if could use her name. Her reply?

Why not? I'm starting to feel like a minor celebrity!

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7:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 28, 2013

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Listener Margo wrote:

While I appreciate the thought behind your … community commentaries, as a woman, I am appalled at the many sexist and simplistic commentaries from local women on your station. Most support stereotypes about gender and/or Southern women, and invariably deal with superficial and demeaning subject matter …. I understand the desire for the station to air local voices, but surely [WHQR] could air instead commentaries … that do not contribute to the sexism and stereotyping so prevalent in this society.

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5:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Friday Feedback for February 15, 2013

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Here’s an edited version of a letter we got from Sandy Evans, president of the North Carolina Jazz Festival:

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