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Fri June 22, 2012
Friday Feedback for June 22, 2012
Listener Chet Jordan wrote:
Folks, The past several days have been a problem with the [Lumberton] translator with so much static that it is difficult to keep the station tuned. Have you considered asking WFSU or WUNC to take over the control of this translator as a service to the folks in the Lumberton area?
I wrote to Chet: "We understand your frustration and have begun an effort to raise money for the repairs needed for that facility. As with everything in public radio, we must depend on our listeners for support of our efforts. So far we've gotten started, but we have a long way to go to raise the approximately $6,000 needed to bring that translator back to full power."
Listener Rick wrote:
I was listening a few days ago to your station. I am not sure which show it was, but I believe it was in the morning and I am pretty sure it was on a Saturday the 16th. I think it was on just before Car Talk with Click and Clack. What I am trying to find out is the host were talking about odd music with someone and they played a song called "My Bathroom" they also played at least one other song and I missed the name of that one. Do you archive those shows as a podcast and if so how can I find it?
I wrote to Rick: "Probably what you heard was the last segment of Weekend Edition on June 16th. That story is entitled "The Most Annoying Songs of the Summer So Far"," and I provided Rick with the link, which you can find at the Friday Feedback section of our website.
Listener Jim Brumm wrote concerning a news story about GE Hitachi’s efforts to build a nuclear reprocessing facility in Castle Hayne:
[The] EPA points to Castle Hayne as [an] Environmental Justice area. The California – quote - "expert" – unquote - said: “The whole point of Environmental Justice is to be able to consult a community before the decision is made to impact it." But he says nothing about the four meetings [and] hearings the [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] held in Wilmington discussing this plant. How much consultation is needed? BTW, the plant, if built, will be built by Global Laser Enrichment, not by GE Hitachi.
Listener Julia Steffen wrote, concerning another recent story:
The 10-Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness: thanks WHQR for shining the spotlight on our Circles of Support volunteers and neighbors! Mentors are still needed, so if you are interested in getting involved in Circles of Support, contact Julia Steffen at julia.steffen-at-uwcfa.org. The next new mentor training [is]… Saturday August 11th from 9am-1pm.
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 also send us feedback with with an email message. Or call our Feedback Phone: 910-292-WHQR (9477). And thanks for your feedback.