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 October 5, 2012

Friday Feedback for October 5, 2012

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Note: the Friday Feedback that aired on 10/5/12 was edited for length. This is the original version.

Listener Rachel contacted us Saturday about a problem with Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – the program began with a repeat of the previous week’s show. WHQR along with a number of other stations were caught unawares by this error, which originated somewhere in the network and was impossible to fix in progress. It was quickly corrected, and the remaining 2 thirds of the show, as well as the Sunday repeat, went on as scheduled. Thanks, Rachel.

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5:00 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Friday Feedback for September 28, 2012

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Note: The Friday Feedback that aired on WHQR 9/28/12 was edited for length. This is the expanded version.

Last week we aired a strong criticism of the Diane Rehm show by listener Paul. It prompted a number of objections. Ian Brown of Wilmington wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Friday Feedback for September 21, 2012

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Paul from Oak Island wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Friday Feedback for September 14, 2012

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This week’s comments are kind of a grab bag, including several from people who’ve made pledges in the last few weeks. Jason Crowgey says:

I love Science Friday and the Writer's Almanac. It's nice to live in a town with a public radio station.

John Earley says:

I miss Thistle and Shamrock!

Spring Harkins says:

My job is driving all day, and if it weren't for you guys I couldn't do it. I'm so happy this area has such a great public radio station.

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5:00 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Friday Feedback for September 7, 2012

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Brian Stange wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Friday Feedback for August 31, 2012

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Note: this is an expanded version of Friday Feedback that aired on 8/31/12.

Linda Lashley wrote:

Thank you for all of your fine programming. I so much enjoyed the Ted Talk discussions on Sunday at 6 p.m.; however, you carried that program for such a short time. … Please reconsider.

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5:00 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Friday Feedback for August 24, 2012

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Listener Blaine says:

More bluegrass! I am from the mountains.

Rinda left a web comment on Jemila Ericson's interview with Cathy and Bill Furpless of the Historic Amuzu Theatre in Southport, hosting Rock ‘n Roll Is Here to Stay!:

Loved your interview! Both of you sound great on the radio! Can't wait to see the show!! Love that era of music!

Listener Richard Veit wrote:

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9:51 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Where's George?

Longtime WHQR stalwart George Scheibner has been ill since early July. It took a while to diagnose what's wrong, but he's on the mend. He's recuperating at home but has been cleared by his doctor to return on a limited basis soon. Thanks to everyone sending best wishes!

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5:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Friday Feedback for August 17, 2012

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Listener Jeffrey wrote:

You could take a lesson from WFAE! I just moved here from Charlotte and was seriously disappointed with your station. I listen to NPR for news and stories, not classical music. There are other stations for that. I will not contribute to your station.

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5:00 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Friday Feedback for August 10, 2012

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A number of listeners wrote on our website about the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. I won’t go over them here, since the purpose of Friday Feedback is on WHQR’s operation, and not the issues we cover. But a couple of people commented on our reporting.

Steve H. wrote:

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