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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7:19 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Friday Feedback for January 11, 2013

There's a new yet familiar voice with us this week, hosting All Things Considered. As listener Jeff wrote:

It's great to hear Jeremy Loeb back with us.

Jeremy is a UNCW grad, and a former intern with WHQR who later worked at WUNC in Chapel Hill and in Washington, DC. We're delighted to welcome him back to the late afternoon shift.

And we're also very grateful to our intern Asia Brown, who did a terrific job on the show for the last several months. You'll hear more of Asia elsewhere on the station. So, welcome Jeremy and thanks, Asia!

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5:00 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Friday Feedback for January 4, 2013

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An anonymous long-time friend of the station from Lumberton sent us a generous end-of-year donation along with this note:

Everytime I listen to Diane Rehm, my enthusiasm tends to be dampened. But never mind me. With the exception of my feelings that the station leans more left than it ever has before and is not balanced in certain program choices … the music is non-political and has no ideology, and I enjoy that – so I will donate.

We thank anonymous both for the contribution and the comment.

Listener Izzi wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Friday Feedback for December 21, 2012

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Donna and Greg wrote:

Merry Christmas to all. We always enjoy the holiday programming at WHQR. Bob Workmon has a wonderful voice.

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5:00 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Friday Feedback for December 14, 2012

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Anonymous wrote:

How many times on how many days are you going to rehash the Wilmington Ten story?  Enough already.

and later added:

[I'm] a long-time listener and fan of WHQR. But while we're at it, I have another nit-picking concern. I listen almost every night to the BBC World News and cringe when I hear, for the umpteenth time, the blurb on the hour every hour … stating that WHQR is proud to carry the BBC, etc. If this is supposed to sound fresh and spontaneous, it doesn't.

Listener Robert texted us:

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Inside WHQR
7:19 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Thank you for a successful End-of-Year Drive!

Thank you so very much to the 472 supporters that called and went online to help the station raise $27,125 AND send over TWO TONS of food to Good Shepherd Center.

Whole Foods Market in Wilmington: Hope you have a big truck!

Much thanks to our volunteers, Merritt and Mindy Blalock, Sugar on Front Street, Fat Tony's Italian Pub, and Jimmy John's as well!

Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Friday Feedback for December 7, 2012

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Listener Ann Duvall wrote:

Thank you for the 24/7 Classical station WHQR HD2...which I enjoy on my computer. When in the kitchen we listen to WHQR for news and morning Classical music. On Sundays we especially enjoy the program '[With] Heart and Voice'.

Listener Robert wrote:

February is coming soon. Please ask all your on-air people to pronounce it correctly. If they don't do this, I will have to change stations for the month and I don't really want to do this.

Listener Marthe wrote:

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Friday Feedback for November 30, 2012

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Captain Doug Springer of Wilmington Water Tours wrote:

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Listeners share their views
7:49 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Friday Feedback for November 23, 2012

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Jeanne Wagner wrote:

I made a small donation to your fall fund pledge drive and received a very nice coffee mug. When I looked at it, of course, it was "MADE IN CHINA." When living in another area of the country, one of the local radio stations gave away coffee mugs. They contracted a local potter to supply a unique version of their mug. It was different as well as supporting the local community. Just a suggestion, it would be nice if the mug said "MADE IN USA" or even better "MADE IN WILMINGTON NC!" p.s. I love your radio station, it's the only one I listen to.

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Special Programs
3:32 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Update: Intelligence Squared

November 29: We apologize - again - for operational errors that have impaired Intelligence Squared on November 18th and 25th. The shows will be broadcast in their entirety on Sunday, December 2nd and 9th at 6 pm.

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Listeners share their views
7:13 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Friday Feedback for November 16, 2012

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Listener Juanita of Carolina Beach wrote:

I seldom listen to HQR because I detest ‘chatter radio’, i.e. Talk of the Nation and Diane Rehm. And when I accidentally catch A Smooth Landing I do NOT recognize this as my station. I really enjoy Wait Wait. That’s my 2 cents, for what it’s worth.

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