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Fri August 3, 2012

Friday Feedback for August 3, 2012

WHQR gives a great deal to my life.
--910-292-WHQR caller

Listener Jennifer wrote to us last week:

Although I'm often not a fan of the tracks selected, I AM a big fan of the idea and spirit behind Smooth Landing - which I consider to be an example of local programming at its best … I was blown away by the quality of music selected [recently] by guest host Jeremy Loeb - so much so that I wanted to write to say a) I hope you keep Smooth Landing as a part of your broadcast for a long time to come and b) … I hope to hear more of Jeremy's musical picks in the future. Thanks and keep up the good work.

We owe a BIG debt of gratitude to Jeremy Loeb, who helped fill in for George Scheibner during his recent absence while he’s been under the weather.

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I really enjoy NPR but I’ve tried 3 different radios, 2 different locations around town and your signal seems to come and go. This morning from like 8 to 9 it was really strong at home and was really strong at work. Now it’s going on 10 am, and I’m losing it at work …I assume it's the overall signal strength … For those of us that still use radio, it's not consistent. Thank for what you’re doing anyway.

This listener called during a strong thunderstorm Wednesday morning, which may have had some effect. We are broadcasting at our normal power of 100,000 watts, so perhaps experimenting with a different position of the radio or a different antenna may help.

Priscilla Rebillard wrote:

My husband and I love [your] website. Thanks especially for the Top 5 Things [blog posts]. Kudos to those who prepare this! All of you provide a great asset to the community.

Several others left messages on our website thanking us for the Top 5 blog posts. Listener Marvin wrote this about Bob Workmon’s post on movie music:

I have never seen 2 of your top 5, so now I have to repopulate my queue on Netflix. I have an embarrassing admission to make: I cannot hear The Sorcerer's Apprentice without Mickey popping into my head. I must have seen Fantasia 20 times when my daughter was a youngun, but I still love it. (So does she, at the ripe old age of 22.)

Listener Alexandra wrote about David Howell’s post on off-the beaten track things to do by yourself in our area:

Great Ideas David. The mind goes amazing places when we are alone in nature. Thanks for the creative approaches, especially based on the seasonal sensations.

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Good Morning. I'm responding to a listener that I just heard on WHQR this morning who was complaining about the difference between 91-3 or 91-'point'-3 and all I could think of was, "Don't sweat the small stuff." WHQR gives a great deal to my life. I learn about current events, politics, books, music. And all these things are much more important to me than worrying about whether there's a point or not. Thank you.

We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback, for your questions and comments, likes and dislikes about any aspect of the station. You can send us feedback by filling out a Comment below, by sending us an email message or by calling our Feedback line: 910-292-WHQR (9477). And thanks for your feedback.