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.


464 responded -- cool!
5:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Spring 2014 Survey Results

WHQR's Spring 2014 Survey is now complete. Thanks to all who responded, either online or by filling out a paper form. We received a healthy total of responses -- 464. Along with audience research, fundraising results, correspondence and general feedback of all kinds, surveys like this can help us determine how well we are meeting the needs of our audience(s).

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5:37 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Update, We're Back at Full Power!

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As of 1:00 pm, we are back on full power out at the transmitter site! Our very dedicated George Scheibner jumped in the 'HQR-mobile and drove out to the transmitter site, moved us to backup power, and got the scoop on what happened. A logging crew was removing a dead tree and the tree came down on the power line leading to our transmitter site! Not a Smooth Landing at all!

George snapped a few cell-phone pictures for us to take in the scene:


Update Thursday 9: 54 am:

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5:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Friday Feedback for May 23, 2014

Ken Campbell
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Listener Jeannie wrote:

We have really enjoyed the new morning announcer… Lovely voice. Smooth delivery. Congratulations!

We're also glad to have Ken Campbell on board as our new Morning Edition anchor. Ken will be working on that show and on CoastLine, our new local talk show which will debut on June 24th. You can find out more at; look for People under the About tab.

Listener Chet Jordan from Lumberton wrote yesterday morning:

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5:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Friday Feedback for May 16, 2014

Your turn!
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Anonymous wrote:

You have a wonderful staff of announcers. Jemila, George, Bob and Pat, Rachel to name but a few all have pleasing radio voices that invite you into their world and make you feel a part of the programming. It's lively, tasteful, colorful, funny, upbeat and always makes for a bright spot in any day when you listen to them. I especially like to hear Barbara Bush beat the bushes for cash during the fund drives. Her bombastic and motherly southern drawl always drives me to action and gets into my pocket.

A different Anonymous wrote:

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5:30 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Friday Feedback for May 9, 2014

The Father of Waters.

Listener Nick wrote in our recent Survey:

I listen, so I feel obligated to pay. I enjoy most of Midday cafe and a number of the other shows. I am not impressed with NPR news. They lack objectivity and integrity when reporting on the Middle East. Their pro-Israel bias is very obvious. With respect to Ukraine, no one at NPR is discussing Khrushchev's giving Crimea to the Ukraine.

Listener Derek wrote:

I would love to hear the second hour of Science Friday.

Listener Burt wrote:

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5:19 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Friday Feedback for May 2, 2014

Listener Dan let us know Wednesday at 4:38:

Your internet feed is down.

As it happened we have been working on moving these feeds to a new, more stable server. The heavy rains and power outages Wednesday afternoon have taken their toll on our HD2 all-classical stream. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience while we work on the problems.

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Repair work complete
11:24 am
Tue April 29, 2014

HD signal back on air

Back in service!
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As of Thursday 5/1, our HD signals (both HD1 and all-classical HD2) are back on the air, as are their companion web streams. We are working on upgrades to these systems that we expect to provide more stability.

Thank you for your patience while we work on the problems.

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Capacity crowd at luncheon
7:41 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Wilmington welcomes Robert Siegel

Graduate Fellow Fidias Reyes and Robert Siegel

WHQR's Spring Luncheon on April 24th attracted nearly 450 listeners to hear Robert Siegel, Senior Co-Host of NPR's All Things Considered. Here are some comments from attendees:

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5:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 25, 2014

Continuing our discussion of technical issues, this week Robert Welch wrote:

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6:52 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 18, 2014


Today is the day, boys and girls, when we deal with some technical issues. We are after all in the business of working with audio and computer technology all day long. Not all of these will affect every listener, but I hope they’re of interest.

Don Lund in Southport wrote:

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