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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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

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt

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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3:12 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Lessons on Mandela's Grace

Philip Stine
Credit Wilmington Faith and Values

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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Functioning Stream Link Here
11:00 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Issues With Web Stream

Above is what the MP3 button on the right side of this page looks like. Click on that button to launch our web stream for the time being.

Updated December 6, 2013: As of Friday morning, the stream is working. We're crossing our fingers.

Previously: Our WHQR streaming link channel has been experiencing intermittent problems launching from the "Listen Live" link at the upper left. A quick fix is to click on the MP3 link on the right-hand side of the page, as shown here:

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6:58 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Friday Feedback for November 22, 2013

Engineering study of our Myrtle Beach signal at 98.9
Credit Tim Warner, Consulting Engineer

Listener AD wrote in concerning our Myrtle Beach signal at 98-9:

I am very pleased to hear your station come in clearly, something I could not do in my car before at all. At home on the north end of Myrtle Beach, I could listen clearly only sporadically. Thanks for your pleasing format, and keep up the great work!

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5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Friday Feedback for November 15, 2013

Eleni Stoycos
Credit Fidias Reyes

Last week's "Fresh Voices" commentary by New Hanover High School student Eleni Stoycos impressed Wellington Souza. He left this comment on our website:

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Listen To Our All Classical Stream
9:02 am
Mon November 11, 2013

WHQR, Your Source for Classical Music

This is J.S. Bach. We play him on the radio. You might hear some of his music this week.

Just a reminder, folks, that we have been playing classical music in Coastal Carolina for almost 30 years. And we're doing it today, every day. Stay tuned. We're here.

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
--Ludwig van Beethoven

Where words fail, music speaks.
--Hans Christian Anderson

All music is beautiful.
--Billy Strayhorn

Listen to our all-classical HD2 stream by clicking here.

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5:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Friday Feedback for November 1, 2013

We were contacted by a number of listeners regarding signal problems on the air which began last Saturday morning.

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9:33 am
Sat October 26, 2013

Signal Problems Resolved

Update: WHQR experienced signal problems Saturday morning 10/26/13. George Scheibner and our consulting engineer Jobie Sprinkle in Charlotte were able to trace the problem to a component in our signal chain and resolve it. Thank you for your patience.