We often get comments about news topics here on Friday Feedback. In this past week, it seems as if near all were about our music. Abigail Lanier wrote:
I enjoy the quality programing on WHQR, but one of the things I always enjoy listening for is the music between programing. I like to try and pick out the music bed under WHQR's hosts while they're announcing the time or weather. Recently, I've been so excited to hear such composers like Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen… High-five to whomever selects such music!
Jennifer Thurston wrote:
I would like to share that “Classical Music with Jemila” is my new unofficial go-to therapy! Jemila’s soothing voice and steady flow of calming music has been a wonderful addition to my world. Please feel free to share with her that she has acquired another dedicated listener. A big thank you goes to [Kate Brandis] for letting me know I can stream WHQR from your website... WHQR is a big step up from iHeart Radio on my iPhone.
And Jason Keppert wrote:
Hi, I would like to praise Jemila and the staff for sneaking in music from the Hobbit film… I believe film is often overlooked as a wonderful source of orchestral music. I encourage Jemila, and others, to please consider including more film scores to the lineup… I hope to maybe hear a little more film score in the future.
Actually, Abigail and Jason, it’s Bob Workmon who programs our daytime classical music, so we’ll give a tip o’ the hobbit hat to him. On second thought, hobbits don’t wear hats, do they?
Paul Mancuso wrote:
I was listening to the NPR on my way home from work Thursday, around 6:30 pm and the radio host that was on air was outstanding. I didn't catch her name, but I know she was filling in for someone. I normally only listen to the news on my way home, but because it was later I lucked out and heard her program and I was completely entertained. She was very laid back, the music she picked was original and interesting, and you could really hear personality.
That was Graduate Fellow Michelle Crouch, filling in for George Scheibner.
Hello, this is Mark Hancock from Little River. I just want to congratulate Bob Workmon for his hard work. I'm listening right now to the Brahms serenade Opus 11, which I'd never heard played on the radio before… he really came up with a gem this time. …Thank you so much. Bye bye.
Listener Julianne wrote:
Will you be getting [Snap Judgment] on the radio?
I wrote to Julianne that we are always open to program changes, but don’t have any immediate plans for this program, one of NPR’s newer offerings that has been getting considerable buzz. We encourage listeners to get in touch with us with any suggestions you may have. Next week I’ll have more information for you about how you can participate in our Spring 2014 Survey.
In fact, if you attend tonight’s concert featuring Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona, you can be the first one to fill out our survey. We’ll distribute information about it there. Suzanne will be flute soloist in tonight’s 7:30 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are still available at WHQR.org. Advance purchase is recommended, but you can also purchase tickets at the door. We hope to see you there.