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 February 15, 2013

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Here’s an edited version of a letter we got from Sandy Evans, president of the North Carolina Jazz Festival:

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5:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

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Listener Nancy wrote:

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7:13 am
Fri February 1, 2013

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Listener Nancy wrote:

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  Scott Simon talks about why so many artists have performed the piece. Were the words really written by monks?

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7:07 am
Fri January 25, 2013

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Scott Cornwall recently turned to our overnight BBC coverage for some information. He wrote this on our Facebook page:

I'm not really interested in British soccer scores, and that's all the BBC is talking about. I was hoping to hear something about Mali, a music festival, or something. At any rate, odds and sods....you should have played Stockhausen all night! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..

Listener J wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

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An anonymous listener sent this:

sewing...cooking chili...loving my dog...and listening to great jazz on a saturday night...thanks whqr :)

Listener Peter sent in a pledge with this note:

Being 70 years old, I don't have a lot of extra cash, but I listen almost every day at some point.

Listener Joanna Puritz wrote on Wednesday night:

What has happened to Smooth Landing?? That is about the corny music I have heard. Once in awhile but Honky Tonk for a Smooth Landing is not Smooth.

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4:13 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

NPR trial reporter has Wilmington, WHQR roots

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If the NPR voice you hear covering the Aurora, Colorado trial of James Holmes sounds familiar, there's a good reason. The reporter is Megan Verlee, a/k/a Megan Williams of Wilmington, who won six regional Edward R. Murrow awards as a reporter for WHQR and now reports for Colorado Public Radio.

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7:19 am
Fri January 11, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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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