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.


Inside WHQR
9:30 pm
Sat November 19, 2011

WHQR/NCCF reef building a success

Saturday November 19th was a beautiful day on Stump Sound in Onslow County. Over 100 volunteers from WHQR, UNCW students, GE Volunteers and others gathered under the auspices of the North Carolina Coastal Federation to build an oyster reef. A long line snaked from the mainland to the sound, ferrying hundreds of bags of marl (marine limestone) as the base, and later bags of oyster shells to make up the reef itself.

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Inside WHQR
6:49 pm
Fri November 18, 2011

This weekend's Prairie Home Companion

Saturdays at 6 pm, repeated Sundays at 11 am.

Friday Feedback
12:05 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Friday Feedback for November 18, 2011

Church in Hokksund, Norway

You may have noticed that the last few weeks’ Feedbacks have had us basking in compliments. Maybe it’s the change from Daylight Saving Time, but we have several of the other kind today.

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Thursday, 9am-2pm
9:08 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving specials for 2011

Here's our lineup for Thursday, November 24th:

9:00 a.m. Thanksgiving with Cantus. The acclaimed vocal ensemble performs music appropriate for the day.

10:00 a.m. Giving Thanks with John Birge and guests Nora Ephron & Roy Blount, Jr.

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Monday, November 21
8:55 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Nov. 21 - WHQR at low power again

Once again, workers will be climbing the tower housing our signal today to make changes to TV equipment there. While they are on the tower, we will be reducing power to protect them. Some listeners may experience signal problems, and our HD signal will not be operational. Thank you again for your patience.

Friday Feedback
12:05 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Friday Feedback for November 11, 2011

Listener Melissa called to say she is feeling grumpy about WHQR. She described herself as a longtime listener who donates regularly.

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9:45 am
Wed November 9, 2011

2011 Election analysis with Ralph Kornegay

Among other skills, Ralph Kornegay, "The Doctor of Squares," is a noted square dance caller.

The 2011 municipal elections in the Cape Fear region, as analyzed by Ralph Kornegay, Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Cape Fear Community College and currently an instructor at UNC Wilmington.

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Friday Feedback
9:42 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Got questions about the election?

Wednesday, November 9: Political scientist Ralph Kornegay will be our guest live at 7:40 and 8:40 during today's Morning Edition to discuss yesterday's election returns. Send your questions to

Each week we read questions and comments from WHQR listeners. So whatever's on your mind, good, bad or indifferent about any aspect of our programming or operations, let us hear from you. You can send us an email to and we'll air it on Friday at 7:35 and 8:50 am, and 5:45 pm.

Friday Feedback
8:29 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Friday Feedback for November 4, 2011

This week's topics: WHQR's new website, programming questions, our contact info,  the "people" section, finding the web archives.

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Inside WHQR
7:52 pm
Tue November 1, 2011

WHQR is [no longer] experiencing technical problems

Update Wednesday afternoon, November 2nd:

We were able to restore all functionality early this afternoon. Thanks to Operations Manager George Scheibner and a very special SA-lute to Jobie Sprinkle, Chief Engineer of WFAE in Charlotte, who took the day off to drive down here and make needed repairs. Both our FM and HD signals should be back on track now.