Friday Feedback

Fridays, 7:35 am, 8:51 am, and 5:45 pm

Friday Feedback is our listeners' chance to tell us what you think about any aspect of the operations or programming of WHQR. Each week station manager Cleve Callison selects a range of comments representing viewpoints received. Most of them are presented without comment, but if there is a specific question asked we'll try to answer it.

The most meaningful comments, for us and for other listeners, are ones where you give us permission us to use your full name. But if you prefer we'll use first names only. If you miss Friday Feedback on the air, you can find it on the website each Friday morning.

You can submit your feedback in any of several ways:

  • When you make a pledge at whqr.org
  • Comments section on our member survey (the deadline for 2011 is December 31).
  • Letters to WHQR at 254 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401.
  • Via email to feedback@whqr.org
  • Through our Feedback line, 910-292-WHQR (9477)

We value your input on Friday Feedback. Let us hear from you!

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7:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Grave Considerations

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The very last word is the one on the tombstone, says commentator Nan Graham, but you may not want this to be a last minute decision. 


Nan Graham has been a commentator for WHQR for almost twenty years, and has two collections of commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website is nangraham.com.


WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.

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7:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Conrad Meister

Atlantic Coastline Railroad
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Commentator Shane Fernando sifts through city directories, maps and newspapers and discovers the fascinating history of the man who built his home almost 100 years ago.  

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of Campus Life Arts and Programs at UNCW and lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.

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9:50 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Green Lynx Spider

Andy Wood

  

Our commentator and naturalist, Andy Wood recently observed another real-life natural drama in his own backyard.

Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.

You can hear more from Andy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR-DOT-ORG. Just click on “Commentary.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.

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7:00 am
Thu September 5, 2013

From Hair To Eternity

Mike Johnson
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While some people use clothing and makeup to enhance their appearance, community commentator, Mike Johnson, experiments with goofy hair styles. 

Mike Johnson is a graduate of UNCW and lives in Leland with his wife and two young children. His spare time is spent writing and brushing his magnificent mane.

If you would like to become a community commentator, review our submission guidelines at W-H-Q-R-dot-ORG-slash-community commentary.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Friday Feedback for February 15, 2013

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Here’s an edited version of a letter we got from Sandy Evans, president of the North Carolina Jazz Festival:

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5:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Friday Feedback for January 18, 2013

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An anonymous listener sent this:

sewing...cooking chili...loving my dog...and listening to great jazz on a saturday night...thanks whqr :)

Listener Peter sent in a pledge with this note:

Being 70 years old, I don't have a lot of extra cash, but I listen almost every day at some point.

Listener Joanna Puritz wrote on Wednesday night:

What has happened to Smooth Landing?? That is about the corny music I have heard. Once in awhile but Honky Tonk for a Smooth Landing is not Smooth.

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5:00 am
Fri November 9, 2012

Friday Feedback for November 9, 2012

(l-r) Patrick, Jaws, and Barbara

Barbara and Patrick Raynor were winners of a Bald Head Island vacation weekend in an on-air pledge drive. They recently sent us a photo and this message:

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5:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Friday Feedback for October 26, 2012

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Listener omenseeker left this comment on our website:

i love everything about whqr. i can always rely on you to deliver the news without any bias, which is almost impossible to find nowadays. the music is first-rate, click and clack never fail to amuse and will shorts puzzler on sundays are a must! i also enjoy cleve callison's listener's feedback on fridays. keep up the good work by keeping us plugged into the world.

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7:09 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Friday Feedback for October 19, 2012

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Note: the Friday Feedback that aired on 10/19/12 was edited for length. This is a longer version.

Listener John from Wilmington wrote:

Smooth Landings is great, give that guy a beer. Please drop Friday Feedback, [Wilmington] traffic is frustrating enough. Keep up the good work.

And Helen Solomon wrote in favor of:

less of the Friday Feedback [and] more programming.

On the other hand, Roy Patterson said:

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5:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Friday Feedback for October 5, 2012

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Note: the Friday Feedback that aired on 10/5/12 was edited for length. This is the original version.

Listener Rachel contacted us Saturday about a problem with Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – the program began with a repeat of the previous week’s show. WHQR along with a number of other stations were caught unawares by this error, which originated somewhere in the network and was impossible to fix in progress. It was quickly corrected, and the remaining 2 thirds of the show, as well as the Sunday repeat, went on as scheduled. Thanks, Rachel.

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