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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Inside WHQR 7/22/13
5:30 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Underwriting and Producer/Announcer positions filled

I am very pleased to announce successful searches for WHQR's Producer/Announcer and Underwriting Representative positions.

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7:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Friday Feedback for July 19, 2013

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Listener Carla wrote:

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7:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Friday Feedback for July 5, 2013

Monday-Thursday, 2 pm

This has been quite a week at WHQR. For about four days, we were plagued with network outages and slowdowns that disrupted everything from recording network shows to seeing web pages to answering emails. It’s frustrating when someone sends you a message asking “What’s wrong?” and we can’t even reply to tell them. Thank goodness for Facebook and Twitter.

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Hurrah for the red, white and blue
11:43 am
Fri June 28, 2013

A Coastline Fourth of July Celebration

WHQR invites you to light up your Independence Day celebration Thursday night at 9:00 with classical music for a Coastline Fourth of July Celebration. From battleship to beachside, set off your fireworks to the majestic and thrilling sounds of Handel, Sousa, Herbert and Tchaikovsky, Thursday night at 9:00 on 91.3 WHQR.

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7:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 28, 2013

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Listener Margo wrote:

While I appreciate the thought behind your … community commentaries, as a woman, I am appalled at the many sexist and simplistic commentaries from local women on your station. Most support stereotypes about gender and/or Southern women, and invariably deal with superficial and demeaning subject matter …. I understand the desire for the station to air local voices, but surely [WHQR] could air instead commentaries … that do not contribute to the sexism and stereotyping so prevalent in this society.

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Applications being received
10:16 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Positions in Underwriting and On-air Filled

UPDATE: WHQR announces that, as of July 19, 2013, the following positions have been filled.

Underwriting Representative

Producer/Announcer

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To begin July 2013
4:58 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Position Announcement: Underwriting Representative

UPDATE: WHQR announces that, as of July 19, 2013, the following position has been filled.

Brief Description:

Friends of Public Radio, Inc. seeks a full-time Underwriting Representative.

[note: an early version of this story had an incorrect address; see bottom]

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5:28 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 21, 2013

Here & Now starts July 1 at 2 pm

To the listener who last week said she didn’t like to hear criticisms on Feedback – quick, tune out while you still can!

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6:23 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 14, 2013

http://www.whqr.org/post/cost-wave-transit-what-fuels-your-ride

We’ll start today with Margaret Crites’s interesting take on Feedback itself. She posted on our Facebook page:

I know it is important to get feedback from your listeners, but I have to say I actively avoid hearing this segment on Friday mornings. Some of the complaints seem so unfounded as to make me dislike people in general before my day has even started.

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5:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 6, 2013

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Listener Steve of Richmond, Virginia wrote about last week's Soup to Nuts concert:

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