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5:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 22, 2015

Better, worse, or about the same?

Listener Anonymous of Oak Island wrote:

It is currently 23:39 and you have your hideous strident Jazz program ruining another evening when people wish to be lulled to sleep. The radio would have been turned off a long time ago except for the BBC which follows. I am aware that I am not the only one unhappy with this daily abusive cacophony so we must be being abused to indulge some WHQR upper echelon exercising their 'Radio With Vision'."

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5:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 15, 2015

Credit http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Disapprove.jpg

Listener bicyclestreet wrote:

Hello. Please stop your radio hosts from reading the national and world news topics that be will covered in the upcoming NPR programs. It’s too redundant. Many times the national news hosts already preview the upcoming story. It does not give our own news people more clout - it just sounds weird. I turn the radio off when I hear the Wilmington staff do this.

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5:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 1, 2015

George Scheibner
Credit Wilmnigton StarNews

Last week I read a message from Scott, who was having trouble getting our webstream on his iPhone. On our web page M R W wrote:

Scott could also try the NPR News app for listening on his phone. it has streams of both HQR stations and has always worked well for me.

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5:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 24, 2015

The mobile version of whqr.org

Listener Scott wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 17, 2015

Clyde Edgerton is Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington

Listener Sanders wrote:

I love ya'lls new format since the creation of the classical station!...now I can get talk or classical whenever I want plus great jazz and blues at night and still favorites like Smooth Landing and American Songbook!

Listener Nancy wrote:

There's a piece of music I hear every Saturday and I would love to know the name. [Last week] it was played at about 10:20 and it features piano and Hawaiian guitar, maybe steel. Thank you for your attention!

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5:00 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 10, 2015

We celebrated a successful campaign!

Listener AJ wrote last Friday:

I just heard Cleve read Anonymous's very harsh criticism of the female staff's occasional silliness (shrillness??) during the recent fund raising week and I could not disagree more. WHQR's fundraising weeks are successful because they are fun, casual and listeners occasionally get to hear the normally very professional, serious staff -- male and female --being silly. We get to know them better, and that's a good thing. It might not work for every NPR station, but it works here in oh so casual Wilmington. I say keep it up, I love it!

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7:23 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 3, 2015

One of many great groups of volunteers in our Partnership Challenge drive. Congratulations to Wilmington Diaper Ban and Guardian ad Litem, who won underwriting contracts.

Our Spring 2015 on-air fundraising campaign ended on Wednesday morning. Thanks to everyone who made pledges of support. I’ll get to some comments from the campaign in just a moment. But first, this from Don Eggert:

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5:00 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 20, 2015

iPad Air

Today we welcome some special visitors to Wilmington’s friendly shores. Staff members from many of North Carolina’s other public radio stations are in town for a conference on station growth. This is the first time in several years that the North Carolina stations have gotten together. Thanks to Jeff Hunter of our staff for his tireless efforts at putting this event together, and to the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach for hosting the group. We welcome our colleagues to town!

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5:00 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 13, 2015

Join us for our first Meetup on March 18th!

Last week I read a letter critical of using popular culture like movies and cartoons to water down classical melodies the real thing. I played a short excerpt from a Warner Brothers Elmer Fudd/Bugs Bunny cartoon to illustrate the idea, and asked for comments from listeners.

Listener Susan from Shallotte agreed with last week’s writer. She wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 6, 2015

Elmer Fudd from 1943's To Duck or Not to Duck, which introduced the character to the Looney Tunes series.

Tracy Kellogg-Brodeur wrote:

I am so so thankful for Coastline!!!! Love love love the local focus! It's always so well moderated. Thank you for all you do for our community!

Ronald Cohen wrote:

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