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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Welcome to WHQR, Grand Strand!
7:16 am
Mon July 9, 2012

WHQR: now serving Myrtle Beach at 98.9

Not a flying saucer. An old dish comes down to make room for our antenna.

After many years of planning, WHQR has now officially signed on its new Myrtle Beach transmitter. The new signal at 98.9 FM will rebroadcast WHQR's main FM channel.

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Inside WHQR
7:59 am
Sat July 7, 2012

WHQR at low power Sunday

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WHQR will operate at reduced power for part of Sunday afternoon July 8th. Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner will be replacing the main power tube for our transmitter. This is routine maintenance that happens about once a year. Our FM signal will be reduced for a time and neither HD1 (main channel) and HD2 (all-classical) will be available during the process. However, both will continue to be streamed (see the buttons at the upper left of this page). Thank you for your patience.

Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Friday Feedback for July 6, 2012

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Nina Burrell wrote:

The thing I look forward to most about when I can retire is that I will be able to listen to more of [WHQR]. I am not a big fan of classical music but I appreciate that others are.

George Edwards of Wilmington wrote:

Good variety, considering the demands for balance. I would enjoy more evening jazz, .... I would also endorse these shows for consideration; Fiona Ritchie-Thistle & Shamrock (in addition to the new Celtic music show which is quite good), Mountain Stage, and Putumayo World Music.

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WHQR's all-classical stream
9:15 am
Fri June 29, 2012

WHQR launches a new web service

By MITO SettembreMusica (4.IX Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

June, 2012:

Now web listeners can experience what our HD2 listeners have enjoyed for years: our 24-hour all-classical channel. No matter whether you're at home, on your boat, or traveling around the world, you can join us here at the station.

At present the service consists of a classical service from Minnesota Public Radio, with brief local announcements. As we move forward, you'll hear more local content on the channel.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Friday Feedback for June 29, 2012

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Maitri Libellule recently became a sustaining member of WHQR. She wrote:

I love it. I have it on most of the time here but my favorites are are ANYTHING Garrison Keillor, from The Writers Almanac, and of course Prairie Home Companion, the talk shows, and I love Car Talk. I like classical music but don't like the opera at all and usually turn it off then. But I appreciate so much you being there and all you do. Wish I could do more. Blessings to all of you.

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Listeners share their views
7:03 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Friday Feedback for June 22, 2012

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Listener Chet Jordan wrote:

Folks, The past several days have been a problem with the [Lumberton] translator with so much static that it is difficult to keep the station tuned.  Have you considered asking WFSU or WUNC to take over the control of this translator as a service to the folks in the Lumberton area?

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Inside WHQR - My Top Five
9:00 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Cleve's Top Music For The Road

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When our webmaster John Mortara said it was my turn to post a Top Five blog entry, I thought it would be a pretty simple matter – just come up with my favorite flavors of ice cream, or Cincinnati Reds infielders, or whatever. But no, I had to dig down deep for this one.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Friday Feedback for June 15, 2012

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Listener Sally of Oak Island wrote:

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National
9:13 am
Fri June 8, 2012

NPR President on The Diane Rehm Show

Gary Knell, the new President of NPR, was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show on Thursday, June 7th to discuss the future of NPR, including financing, competition for audience and changing technology. Knell answered questions from Diane and took listener calls. You can listen to the show or read a transcript. From their website:

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Friday Feedback for June 8, 2012

Andrew Dabbs wrote:

I observe that WHQR/NPR coverage and commentary on the recent Big Gulp regulations by Mayor Bloomberg focuses on beverage company opposition to the regulation - the classic evil corporation vs defenseless consumer paradigm. No one seemed to express any shock or outrage at the fact that municipal government is telling adults that they can't drink a particular beverage from a particular size cup.

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