Cleve Callison

Station Manager

Cleve Callison has been WHQR's station manager since September 2010. He is the former general manager of WMUB Public Radio, the NPR station at Miami University in Oxford. Prior to that he was station manager of WFDD Public Radio at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

In Ohio, Cleve also served as the executive director of Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, a nonprofit working with houses of worship on energy efficiency and conservation projects. He worked on marketing communications projects for Miami University's School of Education, Health and Society, and taught public speaking at Miami's Hamilton campus.

Cleve describes himself as a boat person from academia. He moved over to public radio after four years of classroom teaching. He loves to work in public radio, to listen to it, and to be around people for whom public radio matters. "It's the best kind of teaching," he says. "It's life-long learning." Rarely having been able to teach his primary field (10th century English sermons), later in life he discovered adult education classes, where he has taught Anglo-Saxon England, History of the English Language, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Faulkner (notice kind of a progression here?) and Reading Poetry. He makes occasional contributions to his personal blog and his Twitter account (@clevecallison).

Cleve has a bachelor's degree in English from Duke, and a Master's and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. His greatest claim to fame is that he once appeared on Jeopardy!, where he won a washer-dryer, a Hooked on Phonics set and a year's supply of flea powder.

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5:00 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Friday Feedback for November 7, 2014

Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk
Credit Richard Howard

The elections and the electioneering are over; the TV ads are gone, and with a little luck those pesky highway signs will soon be gone. WHQR’s news team spent hour after hour on special programming for our CoastLine talk show, including candidate forums for many events. Before we bid farewell and/or good riddance to all that, here’s a comment from listener LeeAnn:

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Click and Clack changed public radio
2:53 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Remembering Car Talk's beloved Tom Magliozzi

Tom Magliozzi
Credit Richard Howard

Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of Car Talk, passed away today, Monday, November 3, due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

Car Talk producer Doug Berman wrote this, in part, to stations this afternoon:

Tom’s been such a dominant, positive personality amongst us for so long that all of us in the public radio family—and I include our millions of listeners—will find this news very difficult to receive...

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5:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 31, 2014

Artist: Netop the Dog that Paints, now on display in our MC Erny Gallery

I’m diving back into some messages that came in during our recent fund drive, and some follow-ups. Remember that for listeners who would like to hear Classical HQR on 96.7 but are having difficulty, there is a solution for you – an HD Radio which will pick up the HD2 signal of 91.3. This works very well and you can find out about our Pay It Forward plan at whqr.org.

Don DiGiulian said:

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7:03 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 24, 2014

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We always receive lots of interesting comments during our fundraising campaigns, and with our new Classical HQR and HQR news streams, the one that ended Wednesday was no exception. I’m going to address more than one comment by going back to an announcement we made prior to the drive. For listeners who would like to hear Classical HQR on 96.7 but are having difficulty, there is a solution for you – an HD Radio which will pick up the HD2 signal of 91.3.

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News and Classical
8:17 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Support WHQR in our Fall Pledge Drive!

Gives Cameron Crazies a whole nother meaning!

Support WHQR with your pledge during our Fall 2014 drive. Call 910-343-1138, or make your pledge online!

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Win a trip to Bald Head Island!
6:41 am
Tue October 14, 2014

It's Cyber Day!!!

  Heather, today at 6:14 am: "I've always kept WHQR on during the news and information programs, then changed stations during the classical music programming. Now with the station split into two, I can listen to HQR any time! Great change, thanks!" We are taking pledges online TODAY as part of our "Cyber Day" pre-drive campaign.

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5:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 10, 2014

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We continue to get a wide range of comments on the new HQR News and Classical HQR, as we get ready for an all-important fundraising campaign starting next week. And we have some good news for listeners having problems listening to Classical HQR on 96.7. I’ll get to that shortly, but for now let’s dig right in to our correspondence.

Listener Maryanne wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 3, 2014

The volume of calls and emails has lessened since we launched HQR News and the new Classical HQR, but the messages still generally fall into three large camps:

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5:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 26, 2014

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We’re continuing to hear comments from listeners who like HQR News at 91.3, from those who can like Classical HQR at 96.7, and from those who would like to get 96.7 but can’t receive it. Our web site has a number of hints to help you, such as our Classical HQR web stream, the HD2 signal of 91.3, and more. We’re also investigating ways to get a repeater signal into parts of Brunswick County.

Listener Jackie wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 19, 2014

Mayor Bill Saffo and County Commission Chair Woody White flip the switch!
Credit Paul Reinmann

Of course this was the week we signed on our new Classical HQR signal at 96.7fm, and made significant additions to the lineup on HQR News at 91.3fm. If you listened to CoastLine on Wednesday, you know that we received many comments about the changes, generally in 3 camps:

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