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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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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TOTN to go, but SciFri stays
4:21 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

NPR announces changes to midday lineup

Intrepid Science Friday host Ira Flatow visits Antarctica
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This morning, NPR stations received word that the network has made major changes to its midday lineup. Here are the changes, starting July 1:

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 29, 2013

Weinstein the basset hound attempts to take a pledge call with his group, Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Christy Lewis posted on WHQR Public Radio's timeline on March 18th::

WHQR! how about reaching out to the under 95 set during the day? if I have to hear another little known opera, I'm going to fall into a commonly known state: sleep.

Anne Russell wrote:

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Friday Feedback
5:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 15, 2013

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Long-time friend of the station Bo Biggs of Lumberton was concerned enough about a recent Diane Rehm show that he wrote a detailed criticism. Here are some excerpts:

As a long time listener of WHQR, I can appreciate the balancing act of views as over the years, the station has ventured into more talk vs. music, using the many excellent NPR programs. In that reflection, I have always maintained that a balance of views, be they the left or right, Democrat or Republican, or more close to home, Titan Cement’s pros or cons, be discussed.

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Local Talk
8:54 am
Sat March 9, 2013

CoastLine: Reporters' Roundtable March 14

Thursday at 3 pm

On this special edition of CoastLine, we featured a Reporters' Roundtable. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn spoke with two veteran journalists, reporter Kevin Maurer of the StarNews and Scott Pickey, news director of WWAY/TV3. The topic: What are the top stories on the minds of WHQR listeners? Find out what they explored on today's edition of CoastLine.

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CoastLine is part of WHQR News' ongoing effort to promote civil discourse, foster appreciation for differing points of view, and deepen listeners’ understanding of community issues. Hosted by Rachel Lewis Hilburn, the show features in-studio guests and your questions!

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4:50 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

CoastLine: What the changing tax system could mean for you

Would you rather pay state income tax or pay 8% more for groceries, tax on all internet purchases, and pay tax on services not currently taxed - such as accountants and hair stylists?

Tax Reform: It sounds odious, confusing, complicated. And while most lawmakers in Raleigh agree that the current system needs to be updated, they don't yet agree on how to do it.

We explore what the changing tax system could mean for you on this edition of CoastLine (broadcast date: 3/7/13)

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Listeners share their views
7:21 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 8, 2013

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Listeners Nick and David both take issue with NPR, though for different reasons. Nick, who has written to us about Israel before, wrote:

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 1, 2013

Listener Mary Stephenson wrote on Wednesday:

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Listeners share their views
7:02 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Friday Feedback for February 22, 2013

Drive volunteers
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Listener John wrote:

O.K. I've searched your Website for "transmitters" and "broadcast frequency" with no hits; can't find related page.

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