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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Inside WHQR
7:46 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Power outages in Wilmington

7:45 Thursday: Downtown and other parts of Wilmington experienced a power outage this morning, affecting WHQR's Classical HQR channel at 96.7, 91.3HD2 and streaming. As of about 7:25, power is back up and Classical HQR is on the air again. Thank you for your patience.

Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Friday Feedback for January 2, 2015

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Listener Anne wrote:

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Listeners share their views
7:11 am
Fri December 26, 2014

Friday Feedback for December 26, 2014

Jemila Ericson at a Homes of Hope orphanage in India

Listener Robert made a contribution and wrote:

I listen less and less to WHQR, particularly since the transition to the new format. What little listening is to the news station. Pity.

This listener heard a bilingual Christmas music program on Classical HQR last Friday.

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Music
7:40 am
Wed December 24, 2014

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The much-anticipated holiday special airs live from the splendid chapel of King's College Cambridge at 10 am today, Christmas Eve. Here it on either 91.3 or 96.7.

Darn ol' technical difficulties
7:34 am
Wed December 24, 2014

What happened to Tuesday's Jazz?

An outage in one of our satellite receivers resulted in a loss of WHQR's 9 pm - midnight jazz on Tuesday December 23rd. The station was still on the air, but silent for several minutes while we attempted to bring the jazz back.

As of Wednesday morning the 24th, we still don't know the cause of the problem but suspect it was from the syndicated source we use. We decided to start the BBC early.

Naturally, this problem occurred during holiday times. Of course. Special thanks to George Scheibner for returning to the station, investigating the problem and putting the BBC on.

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Listeners share their views
7:18 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Friday Feedback for December 19, 2014

Jemila

Note: WHQR's tribute to Jemila Ericson is here. And see below.

Robert Dickson wrote:

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Breaking news
11:15 am
Thu December 18, 2014

IRA Rollover Retroactive Extension

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This post has been updated -- 12/18/14.

Congress has extended a tax break on charitable donations from individual donor's retirement accounts retroactively to January 1, 2014. The President is expected to sign this legislation.

This provision, which expired in 2013, allows individuals 70 ½ and older to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor's adjusted gross income.

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Inside WHQR
3:51 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Position Announcement: Classical Host 2014

Listeners share their views
9:35 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Friday Feedback for December 12, 2014

Guest 1776 wrote:

Serious question. Do jazz 'musicians' have scripted music or do they just randomly play that disconnected rubbish? If pictures are a series of lines that please the eye and music is a series of sounds that please the ear, what is jazz?

This week marked the 37th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon on the streets of New York. George Scheibner played a tribute on Smooth Landing.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Friday Feedback for December 5, 2014

Jemila Ericson

A couple of weeks ago, I read a message from listener Bo, who said he would listen but not longer contribute because he felt that WHQR and NPR are consistently liberal. By the way, in response to inquiries, this Bo is not our old pal Bo Biggs from Lumberton, who is a conservative and a valued supporter of WHQR. At any rate, here’s what Delthea Simmons wrote:

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