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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7:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Friday Feedback for January 17, 2014

Several listeners reacted to a recent criticism of This American Life for a story about using pig intestines as a substitute for calamari. The original comment had found that segment, shall we say, distasteful. Listener Matt wrote:

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6:25 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Cavani Quartet, live in the MC Erny Gallery

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Please join WHQR for a special classical broadcast, Live from the MC Erny Gallery. We welcome the Cavani String Quartet for their second string performance following last October's event. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an intimate classical performance at the WHQR studios, either live or in person. NOTE: attendance will be very limited. Please email us ASAP at the address below.

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5:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Friday Feedback for January 10, 2014

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Listener Nancy, a sustaining member, heard last Saturday’s This American Life show on using sliced pig intestines as imitation calamari. Nancy wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Friday Feedback for January 3, 2014

Happy New Year, everyone. We had a lot of nice comments that came into Feedback toward the end of the year. Here’s a listener with a comment about Season’s Griot, WHQR’s annual Kwanzaa program, distributed nationally by Public Radio International:

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Review begins January 2, 2014
10:26 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Position Announcement: Producer/Host (Morning Edition)

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10:47 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Friday Feedback for December 27, 2013

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For this week’s Friday Feedback, we’re looking back over 2013. As usual, we had our share of the complimentary, the critical, the unanswerable questions and the just plain weird. Here we go:

From January 4th: Our 20-years-plus program in national syndication, "Season's Griot," produced by Mary Bradley and hosted by Madafo Lloyd Wilson, inspired this from Faraha:

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5:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Friday Feedback for December 20, 2013

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Beverly Dean wrote to us on Wednesday about the noontime special we aired called Love is Better than Wine with the Tallis Scholars. Her response:

[It] is BEAUTIFUL and we have enjoyed every minute.  Will you be broadcasting similar music on Christmas day?

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7:29 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Friday Feedback for December 13, 2013

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Our series “Fresh Voices”, featuring commentators from 12 through 17, continues to generate interesting comments. A recent commentary on beauty by New Hanover High School’s Callie Hill drew this response from listener C. Schubert:

Inspiring insight relevant for women everywhere no matter their age! I'm grateful and renewed to hear such wisdom from so young a person. Best wishes to Callie Hill in her future endeavors!

And listener Maryann wrote:

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Commentaries
3:12 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Lessons on Mandela's Grace

Philip Stine
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All over the world, people are celebrating the life and mourning the death of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Commentator Philip Stine recalls another man whose spiritual transformation made him an unlikely but essential partner with Mandela in forging a post-apartheid South Africa:

I grew up in a country neighboring South Africa whose laws essentially copied apartheid. Separation was our life, and race was a constant topic of conversation.

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5:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Friday Feedback for December 6, 2013

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Listener Peg wrote to Mary Bradley about this past week's Cinematique film starring Robert Redford:

'All Is Lost' was tremendous! I'm still shaken up by Redford's marvelous acting. Am glad that your blurb tells us that Chandor was the writer-director of Margin Call which was one of the best ... films I can remember seeing. I wish it could be presented here again! GREAT that the [Metropolitan Opera] is returning [this weekend]! Thanks so much for all your efforts!

Listener Daniel Gunn wrote us on Wednesday:

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