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Fri November 2, 2012
Friday Feedback for November 2, 2012
We've received several messages about our recent debate on the Wilmington baseball referendum.
Listener Charles said simply:
Thanks for the debate WHQR!
Does whqr have a stake in the stadium tax?...your short news blip that just aired about the debate last night contained only information about and provided by the "vote no" faction.
WHQR's news department responded:
WHQR has absolutely no stake in the outcome of the stadium vote… Because the positions… can’t effectively be boiled down to a sound bite, we had longer pieces that aired back-to-back on Morning Edition. Unfortunately, there’s not enough time in All Things Considered’s local newscast to air one immediately after the other. For that reason, both pieces, pro and con, had what we call “tags”… to let listeners know they’ve heard one side, and they can either hear the other side in the next newscast or visit our website at www.whqr.org to see all the coverage… We sincerely apologize for any confusion since we value objectivity above all else in the newsroom.
A different anonymous wrote:
Please replay this debate as much as possible until the election...not only is the info important for voters...it has been an amazing study in propaganda, group think, and Americans for Prosperity's Republican ideals (vote no) vs facts and positive CHANGE that will benefit the vast majority of our local population (vote yes)...kudos WHQR.
And Carol Atwood wrote:
I was wondering if there is a way to listen to the debate about the baseball stadium on line? Maybe a link from your website? I'm sure there are many voters who missed its airing on THursday who would like the opportunity to hear the debate.
We gotcha covered, folks. We aren’t scheduled to replay the debate, but you can listen to it on our website.
Susan Savia wrote:
I am really enjoying the Intelligence Squared debates on Sunday night. Thoughtful, articulate, provocative and compelling. A welcome addition to the already excellent programming on WHQR.
On Tuesday, a listener called the station to say that the music Jemila was playing was
the best selection she’s ever played – one piece after another, I was enthralled.
Jemila kindly points out that the person responsible for the daytime music selections is our Program Manager Bob Workmon.
As you know, our Fall pledge drive featured the Partnership Challenge. Over 20 local non-profits participated in a contest for underwriting contracts. Here's a letter from Kim Sincox, chair of the Bargain Box Advisory Board:
Our team from Bargain Box had a grand time helping the station on Friday night, October 12, from 4 to 7. We helped the station go over goal, met Phil Stine’s challenge, and got the word out to the WHQR community about Bargain Box. We felt it was a win-win situation. Thank you for having us and thank you for serving our community so well. Bravo!
That's from the Bargain Box Team. Congratulations to the winners of our Partnership Challenge, Historic Wilmington Foundation, and to the runners-up, Wilmington Friends School. And thanks to all the groups who participated in the Partnership Challenge.
We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback, for your questions and comments, likes and dislikes about any aspect of the station. Please fill out our Listener Survey. 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.