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5:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 18, 2014

There’s not too much Feedback for our little clambake this week. Here are some possible explanations:

  • a) it’s summertime and we all have other things on our mind;
  • b) listeners are quite content with almost everything we’re doing – nah, that can’t be it;
  • c) just tired of listening to Feedback; or
  • d) still recovering from Bastille Day.

At any rate, we do have lots of ways for you to communicate with us here at the station. There’s feedback-at-WHQR-dot-org, the listener comment line, Comments sections after each story on our website, or our Facebook page, or our whqr913 Tumblr. So if you’ve got a comment, complaint, compliment, or just an itch you want to scratch, get in touch with us. As this listener did:

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Hi. Hello, I was just terribly disappointed that you did not carry the 3rd hour of Prairie Home Companion last Saturday, when it was their 40th anniversary. You would never cut the opera off by an hour regardless of what was scheduled. And I adore John Fonveille's program and enjoy it every Saturday but I could have forgone it this past Saturday when it was A Prairie Home Companion's 40th anniversary. That's my Friday Feedback.

Unfortunately, the caller has identified a problem that we will correct. A 3-hour version of Prairie Home was offered to stations in place of the usual 2-hour version, if they wanted it. And it pains me to say this, but in this case we had one of those dreaded communication mix-ups here in the station that prevented us from learning about it and getting our systems ready in time to carry the extended version.

Susan Hinger has been listening a lot and enjoying several programs lately. She wrote:

I happened to catch the second airing of the brand new CoastLine show last week, and was amazed at how cleanly it went. Even the phone lines worked! Wow. The progress of the discussion was well-guided--Rachel Lewis-Hilburn clearly had a good grasp of the topic, as I'm confident she will with future shows. This show as well as the interviews with political candidates are both welcome helps to keeping residents of the region well-informed…[Also] Kudos to Elaine King and Sarahbeth Eason for two thoughtful and thought-provoking Fresh Voices commentaries. We applaud both young women and look forward to their future contributions to our world.

Listener Paul Lawler wrote:

I don’t know if Cinematique ever brings movies back for encores but Chef is one to bring back. [Wednesday] night’s packed house was alternately roaring with laughter or in rapt silence as John Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Sophia Vergara  and gang led us through a great food adventure. Good acting, good story, beautiful food and good cinematography provided the audience with a real treat. Our neighbors that didn’t get an opportunity to enjoy this flick need that opportunity.

Thanks, Paul. WHQR’s Mary Bradley, who coordinates Cinematique for us, says

I’m afraid we can’t bring it back right now due to scheduling (I just booked all of August – great stuff I hope – Life itself, Ida and Snowpiercer), but will keep that thought in case something pops up.

We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback. You can always leave a message via email to feedback@WHQR.org. Our Feedback Phone is 910-292-9477. And thanks for your feedback.