Friday Feedback http://whqr.org en Friday Feedback for August 22, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-august-22-2014 <p></p><p>J &amp; M in Ivanhoe, NC wrote:</p><blockquote><p>I love, love, love everything about your programming!&nbsp; 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!</p></blockquote><p>Dr. L. J. wrote:</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 59985 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for August 22, 2014 Friday Feedback for August 15, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-august-15-2014 <p></p><p>Ronald Cohen wrote:</p><blockquote><p>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 <a href="http://whqr.org/programs/diane-rehm-show" target="_blank"><strong>Diane Rehm</strong></a>] broadcast was about Iraq and the Maliki crisis, some of which had become out dated by 3 PM.</p></blockquote><p>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.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 59621 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for August 15, 2014 Friday Feedback for August 8, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-august-8-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>Carla Frenzel wrote on our website concerning the NPR story <strong><a href="http://whqr.org/post/truce-takes-effect-israel-withdraws-troops-gaza#comment-1530206883" target="_blank">As Truce Takes Effect, Israel Withdraws Troops From Gaza</a></strong>: Carla’s comment:</p><blockquote><p>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!"</p></blockquote><p>I don't know if you can tell from my reading, but that comment was written in all caps.</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 59256 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for August 8, 2014 Friday Feedback for August 1, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-august-1-2014 <p>Wendy &amp; Jerry Fingerhut are Executive Director and Treasurer respectively of Opera Wilmington. They wrote to Gina Gambony following a report and interview last week:</p><blockquote><p>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.</p></blockquote><p>And Artistic Director Nancy King of UNCW wrote:</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 58952 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for August 1, 2014 Friday Feedback for March 7, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-march-7-2014 <p></p><p>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:</p><blockquote><p>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.</p></blockquote><p>I wrote back to Nancy and asked if could use her name. Her reply?</p><blockquote><p>Why not? I'm starting to feel like a minor celebrity!</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 51421 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for March 7, 2014 Friday Feedback for June 28, 2013 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-june-28-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Listener Margo wrote:</p><blockquote><p>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.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 38907 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for June 28, 2013 Friday Feedback for February 15, 2013 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-february-15-2013 <p>Here’s an edited version of a letter we got from Sandy Evans, president of the <strong><a href="http://ncjazzfestival.com/2012-festival-2/" target="_blank">North Carolina Jazz Festival</a></strong>:</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 31779 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for February 15, 2013 Friday Feedback for February 1, 2013 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-february-1-2013 <p></p><p></p><p>Listener Nancy wrote:</p><blockquote><p>Some may say it's an overused standby, but thank you so much … for playing Carmina Burana on Wednesday! I will never grow tired of it and always turn up the volume real high listening at home or in the car. There's a past NPR story in which&nbsp; Scott Simon talks about why so many artists have performed the piece. Were the words really written by monks?</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:13:44 +0000 Cleve Callison 31021 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for February 1, 2013 Friday Feedback for November 30, 2012 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-november-30-2012 <p>Captain Doug Springer of Wilmington Water Tours wrote:</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 28018 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for November 30, 2012 Friday Feedback for October 26, 2012 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-october-26-2012 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Listener omenseeker left this comment on our website:</p><blockquote><p>i love everything about whqr. i can always rely on you to deliver the news without any bias, which is almost impossible to find nowadays. the music is first-rate, click and clack never fail to amuse and will shorts puzzler on sundays are a must! i also enjoy cleve callison's listener's feedback on fridays. keep up the good work by keeping us plugged into the world.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 26275 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for October 26, 2012