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5:00 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Friday Feedback for July 13, 2012

Listener Pauletta wrote:

I do not share the accolades I have been hearing for the TED Radio Hour.

The show itself is fine. But you displaced On Being, a thoughtful hour of quiet, contemplative spiritual exploration, a perfect end to a Sabbatical day, with a frenetic paced hour of busyness. Please bring back Krista Tippett and On Being at its time slot and carve an hour for TED Radio Hour out of Saturday or Sunday afternoon classical music. Thank you.

Ever since last Wednesday we have been spreading the news about our new repeater signal at 98-9 in Myrtle Beach. A couple of days before that signal signed on, we had given some hints about it in the form of a post on our website, meant to be somewhat intriguing. Listener SLC did not find it intriguing. His one-word comment was

STUPID.

On Monday we will begin our summer 3-day drive (or 2-day drive, if we receive enough pledges by Sunday night to Take A Day Off). As always, new and renewing members who pledge through whqr-dot-org often leave comments about the station. Here’s a small sample:

Tristan Merediz of Wilmington says simply,

[I] love it.

Listener Ann of Wilmington says,

[I] Generally enjoy the news and classical music programs. [I] Would prefer graphic scenes not be discussed. [I] Believe [a] general description would allow one to conclude, i.e. use one's imagination, what the details are. [I] Think there's a little too much talk about what the station does and how good it is; [I] believe the latter is something the listener would or not conclude based on his/her opinion.

Timothy Marvin of Kure Beach says,

I especially like the Thursday morning commentaries.

Lawrence Roesler of Sioux City, Iowa says,

It's great to hear such high quality programming, especially the classical music, when I visit Wilmington from the Midwest.

Jim Downey says,

This is one of the best public radio stations in the country.  I like the variety of programming. Classical, Talk, News every hour, and especially the local programs. My favorite is the musical smooth landing; and right after my favorite APM program Marketplace. Recently I got to hear Magnolia Fatback Hour. I think that was great. I also like the daily interviews at 12:30pm. If I had to say anything negative, it would be the Diane Rehm shows timing. Too bad you can't get it live. At 3pm, it's often "old news". But overall, I really love WHQR. It's one of the best things in Wilmington!

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