Friday Feedback for March 29, 2013

Mar 29, 2013

Never enjoyed a pledge drive as much as the repartee today - more singing! -- James Boone

Christy Lewis posted on WHQR Public Radio's timeline on March 18th::

WHQR! how about reaching out to the under 95 set during the day? if I have to hear another little known opera, I'm going to fall into a commonly known state: sleep.

Anne Russell wrote:

Please stop describing local commentators as "lives with his partner..." or "lives with her husband...."  This personal information is irrelevant. The spouse or domestic partner has nothing to do with the content of the broadcast comments. Quite frankly, the "lives with" statement smacks of a sexual identity agenda which should remain private. Identifying the occupation of the commentator may be relevant, however.

Of course, during pledge drives such as our Partnership Challenge, which concluded this week, we get lots of comments about the station. Here’s a sample:

Chris and Michelle Pandolfo wrote:

Life would be more difficult and dark without the  excellent news reports and guest interviews we have come to rely from all the NPR stations we've had the pleasure to support from Philly to Corning NY to Erie Pa. and in between over the  years.

Kate Galligan wrote:

WHQR has changed the way I travel to and from work, and even how I get around town - you make traffic much more enjoyable!

Karen Nora O'Brien wrote:

WHQR does a good job covering local issues. Don't know what I'd do without it.

John Bellm wrote:

I listen in the car every day and I share stories that I have heard on WHQR with my kids while we are eating dinner.

William Hardee: wrote:

I am grateful … that you involve non-profits during your drive.

Michael Gallagher wrote:

We are snowbirds who visit North Myrtle Beach for several months each winter.  We listen to WHQR all the time.

James Boone wrote:

Never enjoyed a pledge drive as much as the repartee today - more singing!

Lyndon Hott wrote:

Great music and NPR News. What more can one ask?

Elise Rocks wrote:

WHQR supports our community and I support WHQR.

Catesby Jones wrote:

Great part of the Wilmington community for thoughtful people.

Elizabeth Woodside wrote:

Best radio station EVER! And I love the M.C. Erny Gallery and the art and music shows.

Mary Ames Booker wrote:

WHQR provides a wonderful mix of national and local news and a variety of local programming. We are fortunate to have this public radio station!

Stephanie Bigley wrote:

We moved here from Chapel Hill and were used to listening to WUNC. We are very happy that we can now listen to WQHR!

Pauline Endo wrote:

I miss Frank DeFord and I am ready for the pledge drive to be over...I have missed him for two Wednesdays now.

Jessica Bellissimo wrote:

Coming from the Boston area, I'm used to requests for $100,000 in an hour (that we nearly always make). Your budget must be infinitely smaller, and yet you seem to do a great job.

Laurain Trotter wrote:

WHQR is a total package - news, current events and world affairs. I love the poetry too!

Lynn Joseph wrote:

WHQR does such a great job bringing important and challenging issues to listeners, in addition to offering diverse musical and comedy programs.

Ermilia Stoops wrote:

I just moved across the country from San Diego, CA. Listening to public radio on KPBS was a regular part of my day. I'm so glad to have found public broadcasting in my new town. WHQR is the best way to get information on local events.

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 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.