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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Listeners share their views
9:01 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Friday Feedback for May 5, 2012

I'm back from a week's vacation, and picking up some Feedback from the last two weeks.

Listener Madeline wrote:

I'm glad to know that the station does not screen their comments from listeners, but sometimes I think "what a bunch of whiney people. Go ahead and listen to another station. We know you aren't giving anyway!" [The people at WHQR] are doing a great job.

Nancy Geimer wrote:

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Inside WHQR
9:21 am
Sun April 29, 2012

WHQR wins AP awards for news coverage

Winners in the 2011 North Carolina Associated Press radio and television contest were announced Saturday. WHQR's news team won 8 awards and 5 honorable mentions. Congratulations to a great news team!

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Friday Feedback
12:05 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Friday Feedback for April 20, 2012

Listener Francesco wrote: "I am a European living in Wilmington, and I listen to NPR. Sometimes I ask myself how it is possible that in America Jazz is so little broadcast?..."

Especially on week ends when there is so little to watch on tv at night. Yes because Jazz is the music for the night!  Instead classical music covers most of the day and nights. It's really strange that people have to hope to listen to Jazz in America, the country where Jazz was born!

Alex Brewington wrote:

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Friday Feedback
12:05 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Friday Feedback for April 13, 2012

Listener Nick wrote: "There are many programs that I enjoy, but NPR's coverage leaves much to be desired. They are biased, [and] lack objectivity, and journalistic integrity.

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Inside WHQR
4:15 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Farewell and thanks to Michelle Bliss

All of us here at WHQR know how much we will miss Michelle Bliss, whose last day at the station was Thursday, April 12th. Michelle, who is a graduate of the UNCW Master’s program in Creative Writing, will be working with a literary agent on a book project. Rachel Lewis Hilburn will be our interim news director while we search for a permanent replacement. (More)

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Job Opening
12:06 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

WHQR Seeking News Director

Position Vacancy: News Director

The News Director of WHQR Public Radio is head of the News Department and will supervise the station’s news coverage in all aspects of media. Together with the Program Manager and Station Manager, the News Director will determine News Department policy in light of the station’s overall mission, and ensure that news offerings reflect the highest standards of audio production, journalistic ethics and public service using NPR’s best practices as a model.

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Listeners share their views
12:05 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Friday Feedback For April 6, 2012

Listener Joe Lynne wrote:

Cleve's constant, never-ending "thank yous" to the 1754 donors for this past pledge drive are worse than listening to a broken record...

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Listeners share their views
12:05 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Friday Feedback for March 30, 2012

Friday Feedback after a pledge drive is a good place to summarize listener comments, and since we ended our drive last Tuesday, here goes:

Janet Seapker and Edward Turberg  said:

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Special Programs
8:48 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

z.Rally coverage

Rally coverage from March 15, 2012. Files are for 6:06 am, 7:06 am, and 8:06 am.

The February 29th story on election filings can be found here.

 

Listeners share their views
12:05 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Friday Feedback for March 16, 2002

Listener Jacqueline wrote:

I still miss the second hour of Talk of the Nation and Bob Edwards Weekend.

Listener Jay wrote on Wednesday of this week:

Why aren't you airing Bruce Springsteen's keynote address from the [South by Southwest] music festival in Austin TX tomorrow (Thurs) at 12:00 Central Time? All the publications say it is going to broadcast live on NPR.

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