Friday Feedback for May 5, 2012

May 3, 2012

I'm back from a week's vacation, and picking up some Feedback from the last two weeks.

Listener Madeline wrote:

I'm glad to know that the station does not screen their comments from listeners, but sometimes I think "what a bunch of whiney people. Go ahead and listen to another station. We know you aren't giving anyway!" [The people at WHQR] are doing a great job.

Nancy Geimer wrote:

Hi, I just noticed the date and realized [Sunday April 22nd] was WHQR's birthday and I didn't hear any mention of it on the air. Guess it gets less and less significant to mark it when nobody on staff now was there for the event. Maybe I should make that a day sponsorship day!

Thank you for the reminder, Nancy. Yes, it was our 28th birthday, and we’re grateful for everyone who has supported us over the years. By the way, Nancy went on to add:

I was there on that Easter morning!

Listener Fran wrote:

This morning as usual I was listening to NPR and I enjoyed a piece of music on violin right before Paganini, but I couldn't understand the name. Can you tell me who was the player? At one o'clock the beautiful voice of Billie Holiday played a classic. But who wants to listen to BH at one o'clock? People are in their cars in traffic, or ladies grocery shopping, or people like me who are thinking what to do to get another job on the side, so I can send some money to NPR. Again, Jazz belongs to the night, it's the music suitable when the day is winding down...instead of the harshness of classical music and opera. Ok during the day, but not at night!

Most of the time you can find out names of works and performers on, in the “Now Playing” section of the right-hand column. It may take a few minutes for the information to appear.

Michael and Kathy of Southport wrote:

[We] Especially like the public affairs programming as good music is available online. [We] Miss the 2nd hour of Talk of the Nation.

Listener Murphy wrote after last Saturday's early start for the live opera broadcast:

You are cutting Wait Wait in favor of the Metropolitan Opera again?!? Not cool. You are forcing me to stream Public Radio East more and more. What happened to you WHQR?  You used to be awesome. Even my wife is upset with you.

Ever since the station’s founding we have aired the Metropolitan Opera live. In a couple of cases the Met has allowed a delayed broadcast. That was not possible for a couple of recent ones due to their length.

Claire, who describes herself as a A Very Happy Listener, wrote:

I wanted to send in a quick accolade for the fantastic music score that was chosen to be played in the background while [Bob Workmon] made various announcements [Wednesday] morning sometime not too long before 8:00. If I am not mistaken, it was a track from the soundtrack of 2005 movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. I absolutely adore the music from the movie and was thrilled to hear it this morning on WQHR! It is such great music to listen to in the morning! I always admire the way the music playing the background or at the end of a news segment somehow seems to fit in with the story being told both on WHQR and NPR. Also, though I admire the Diane Rehm Show, I would much rather hear both hours of Talk of Nation. I have enjoyed the NPR programming provided by WHQR every one of my eighteen years of life thus far (I'm still working on acquiring a taste for the Classical music). Thank you for everything you do!

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.