Friday Feedback

We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback. WHQR takes comments on all aspects of its programming and operations. Leave feedback by calling the station at 910-292-9477 or by emailing feedback@whqr.org. Your comments may be read on air during Friday's Morning Edition at 7:45 and 8:49 am, and during All Things Considered at 5:44 pm. As always, thanks for your feedback.

Barbara and Tom wrote: We are writing a fan letter to you. We can't tell you how happy it makes us listening to Gina [Gambony’s classical music] programs. She is so fun, so informative, and we love her taste in music. We look forward to her interviews, of course, too. There's an art to asking interesting questions and getting interesting answers. What can we say? She's an artist! Thanks for sharing her with us all. Thank you, Barbara and Tom. To clarify, Gina is our usual morning host on...

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Isabelle Shepherd’s story on North Carolina hog farmers and state subsidies for methane production drew some comments on our website. Chris Weaver characterized subsidies for methane and solar, calling them Rube Goldberg scheme[s] … by which State legislators craft law to spend our treasure to receive payback blessing from the lobbyists across the street. We usually deal with local matters on Feedback, but I do want to refer you to a phenomenon that has affected some stations around the...

It’s hurricane season, and that means coastal residents are alert to weather patterns developing in other parts of the world, including some Portuguese-speaking islands. But how do you pronounce V-E-R-D-E? Photographer, WHQR supporter and volunteer Paul Reinman set us straight: [AUDIO CLIP]
A correction would be offered for how the news is pronouncing the Cape Verde islands. They call it the Cape VEHR-day Islands or the Cape VUR-dee Islands (rhymes with “birdie”)… It’s actually Cape...

Aaaaand ..... we're back with your questions and comments. Listener James in Supply wrote: The board made a big mistake in going from your core competency, [i.e. a] classical station to news. The airways are full of talking heads. Anonymous wrote: Love 91.3! Glad to have the classical music separated; I enjoy the jazz every night (except Saturday). I like most of the news/talk except for People’s Pharmacy and a couple of others, but people with lots of different tastes listen to the station,...

The greatest feedback of the past few weeks has been the fact that so many people joined together to push us over the top in our Stealth campaign. We finished 6 hours early, on Monday the 27 th , and so we able to cancel our traditional summer marathon drive. We welcome all new and renewing members who contacted us by mail or web. Here are a few of their comments. Long-time listener and supporter Penelope wrote: There was nothing "stealth" about the summer pledge drive. The numerous appeals...

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June Gerken of Leland wrote: Love the "stealth" campaign idea -- hope it's successful! Also love having the news station. Thank you, June. We’ve been very pleased with the results of the Summer Stealth campaign so far. Thanks to all who have, like June, made comments with their pledges at WHQR.org. Most of today’s Feedback comes from that source. Zaki Al-Meer of Hampstead wrote: Please have BBC overnight one hour earlier. Midnight is too late for those of us who need to go to work in the...

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Several days ago, listener Mackie wrote: I have now been in Wilmington for about 3 years and have enjoyed WHQR. In general, I enjoy the on air personalities, the local programming, and all WHQR has to offer. However, there are times I get extremely frustrated with errors, particularly during mid-day programming. I'm not sure why, but it seems the number of errors have increased as of late. By errors, I'm specifically referring to transitions between music bits/interviews/programming, etc....

Listener Jonathan wrote: I’m just 'shootin' you guys [some money] because I'm loving the night time music schedule. The Jazz has kept me from too much tv watching during the week, and Soup to Nuts, Smooth Landings etc have been so awesome lately too. Thanks for your sliver of sanity on a cluttered radio dial!! Listen Yvonne wrote: I found that by tuning my car radio to your music station while I was in Wilmington, I can still get it in/around Southport (smiley face). I had been unable to tune...

Listener John wrote: I have heard a couple of NPR segments lately devoted to music theory but only with examples from pop music or blues. However, I don't recall similar theoretical analyses of classical music, which in general is more complex. If NPR wants to explain music theory it should devote at least as much attention to classical music genres. Listener Roger wrote to us on Saturday morning: Again, I request that your announcers give us the music and let us get on with it. It is...

Listener Angela wrote on Tuesday: I was disappointed this morning to hear irresponsible framing of abortion numbers in your reporting. No concrete causation was offered in which you shared any data to support why abortion numbers in NC have dropped. However meaningless correlation between numbers dropping and [the proposed bill] forcing women to wait [72 hours] was mentioned by the reporter. This is part of a narrative and is dangerous and flawed. We do not know that forcing women to wait...

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