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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12:05 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Friday Feedback for March 9, 2012

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Wendy Richards wrote:

I can't tell you how shocked and disappointed I was last Saturday to have the very dramatic and important end of the Met's broadcast of Aida cut off right at 5:00, to accommodate other programming.

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Inside WHQR
8:53 am
Mon March 5, 2012

WHQR fundraising: effectiveness and efficiency

Recently we received some good news from a national benchmarking study: WHQR is one of the leading stations in the country in both effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising. A couple of charts illustrating these trends are worth at least a thousand words each:

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Listeners share their views
12:05 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Friday Feedback for March 2, 2012

Before we begin, I wanted to pass along a quotation I encountered this week in one of my favorite blogs. It’s from the great American poet Robert Frost:

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

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Inside WHQR
10:15 am
Sun February 26, 2012

HD2 channel temporarily out

WHQR's HD2 stream (all-classical) dropped out at 10:00 am Sunday morning. We are working on a re-boot. Thanks for your patience.

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9:20 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Friday Feedback for February 24, 2012

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Listener Dan wrote:

For the second year running, one of your announcers has referred to Presidents Day as Washington's Birthday. I pointed this out last year, but

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6:30 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Friday Feedback for February 17, 2012

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This is an expanded version of Friday Feedback that aired February 17th. Listener Sonja wrote:

My husband and I will become members as soon as your management starts downplaying the panhandling and pomposity. 

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WHQR and Thalian Hall present
4:46 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

The Great American Songbook - Live!

Dear WHQR Friends,

WHQR is thrilled to be co-presenting The Great American Songbook Live at Thalian Hall on Friday, March 2 at 8:30. The show, with an expanded cast of musicians, will be a live version of our popular radio feature with Phil Furia, heard each afternoon at 1:30.

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7:09 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Friday Feedback for February 10, 2012

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Listener Paul wrote:

Please move the Diane Rehm show off of WHQR or to a late night time slot. My afternoon commute is ruined now that I have to choose between right-wing propaganda and the left-wing Rehm.

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12:05 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Friday Feedback for February 3, 2012

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Listener Lynn wrote:

I am a long time supporter and listener of your station, enjoying most your morning news, afternoon news, all things considered segments.  I am independent, politically, leaning towards conservatism...

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Bouquets, brickbats and more
12:05 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Friday Feedback for January 27, 2012

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Susan Smith Sims wrote:

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