Last week we gave you a sample of some comments made by members who joined WHQR during our Fall fund drive that. Now it’s the turn of some of our renewing members.
Nina Burrell says: "I can't wait to be retired so I can listen to it more."
Lewis and Virginia Gravess of Lake Waccamaw say "We like just about every thing except the No-Tune Jazz."
Julie and Don Stocks say it's their "constant companion throughout the day."
Beth Crookham says "Rob Zapple, you are absolutely contagious." (Rob helped us go over the goal in the last two hours of the drive).
Lin Sutton of Oak Island says "Having both Talk of the Nation and Diane Rehm discuss the same issue, as was done today, was great. Her program … helped me understand the issues better." Robert and Mary Welch and others would like to have the full two hours of Talk of the Nation, and don’t care for Diane Rehm.
Rick and Lynn Harris say "The station is a gem and is a bargain at a dollar a day! This is a great station for an area this size.
Bonnie Monteleone says "Thank you for airing the NPR coverage on Occupy Wall Street as well as the hometown commentaries like Shane Fernando's."
Gus Grosch and Jane Kulesza of Oak Island say "We love the mix: from news to Wait, Wait to baroque and Cole Porter."
John Sawyer says "Every dog and cat in the house loves Car Talk."
Anne Brennan calls it "The best public radio station in the land."
Many comments in praise of George, Jemila and others on the staff.
Erika English says "It’s about time I paid for all the help from WHQR when I run."
Bill Fender says "mid-day cafe is so good I’ve canceled my satellite subscription."
Susan Taranto says "I don’t have a TV so I rely on it for everything."
Bob and Billie Royce say "WHQR is a real treasure for our area."
Randy and Katie Horne of Oak Island say "Thank you for your dedication to the advancement of intelligent thought, respectful discourse and tolerance for diversity."
Anita Stephens loves classical music and says "I turn to the station when I need serenity."
Amber Wilcox says "Thank you so much for bringing StoryCorps to Wilmington this past spring. It was every bit an amazing experience and I truly thank you. Keep up the wonderful job."
Terri Ross says "You allow both sides of the spectrum to speak, unlike [other] talk radio. I don't always agree with the complainers but I respect their right to complain."
Amber Tropp says "WHQR is an oasis in a media desert!"
Rachel Moser is New Hanover County Teacher of the Year. She says "I listen to WHQR every morning on the way to school and I use the science stories in my class."
Bob and Linda Swanson really enjoy the fact that there are no obnoxious commercials.
Ann Cahill says "Your show really fills up my day with joy."
Janie Paone says "We listen less during the pledge drive."
Danny Kiser says "Thanks to the staff and especially volunteers."
Joe and Mary Ann Torres say it's "a gem for the community."
Joanne Peck would prefer all classical music to our afternoon talk. Molly Ellwood wishes there were more talk radio. Polly Shaver would like more Mills Brothers. Merrily Locke would like to hear some programming involving animals. And Courtney Guinn would like more monster truck coverage.