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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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

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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

A posed group of dancers in the original production of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring, showing costumes and backdrop by Nicholas Roerich.
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Listener Steve of Richmond, Virginia wrote about last week's Soup to Nuts concert:

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5:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 31, 2013

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Listener Shawn wrote about an NPR story:

I have an issue with the news that was broadcast on [May 13th]. The report involved the conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell on three of the murder charges on which he was tried. The newsreader stated that the doctor “allegedly” snipped the spines of the three babies who were born alive.

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5:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 24, 2013

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I’ve spent some time this week looking over some the comments made by listeners when they pledge at whqr.org. Here’s a sample:

Eldon of Myrtle Beach wrote:

I enjoy the music offerings and the educated radio personalities I encounter, no matter the time or day. Even 'Car Talk' is a welcome change from the idiotic chatter that clutters most every other option on the air.

Christopher of Leland wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 10, 2013

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We read a lot of listener comments during our on-air fund drives. But we also get pledges and comments year-round. Here are some that I found from people who pledged after our drive ended on March 27th:

Catherine Powell wrote:

I love the talk, education, commentary, and entertainment programs: Wait, Wait; Car Talk; This American Life; Diane Rehm; Prairie Home; and news.

Judith Erickson of Southport wrote:

[I] Love "Car Talk" "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me'", "Fresh Air", "Science Friday", etc.

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6:52 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 19, 2013

Jemila's back.

Jemila’s back. And her listeners couldn’t be happier.

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6:52 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 12, 2013

Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation
NPR

Karen Gilbert of Southport wrote:

NPR is discarding the enlightening, wonderful program, Talk of the Nation and Neal Conan, the fine unbiased, gentleman journalist. This program made me feel NPR was fair and balanced but I know differently especially highlighted when 91.3 brought in Diane Rehm, who no NPR employee can honestly say is fair and balanced, just too much to ask of most of today's journalists. This is a great loss. Shame on NPR.

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5:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 5, 2013

The April 1st coup d'etat

Note: this text is a somewhat expanded version of the audio as aired.

Listener Ned wrote from Topsail:

NPR is ending Talk of the Nation on July 1st. Is it possible that WHQR will at that time broadcast both hours of the Diane Rehm show? That would be great.

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