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5:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 3, 2014

The volume of calls and emails has lessened since we launched HQR News and the new Classical HQR, but the messages still generally fall into three large camps:

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5:00 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 26, 2014

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We’re continuing to hear comments from listeners who like HQR News at 91.3, from those who can like Classical HQR at 96.7, and from those who would like to get 96.7 but can’t receive it. Our web site has a number of hints to help you, such as our Classical HQR web stream, the HD2 signal of 91.3, and more. We’re also investigating ways to get a repeater signal into parts of Brunswick County.

Listener Jackie wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 19, 2014

Mayor Bill Saffo and County Commission Chair Woody White flip the switch!
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Of course this was the week we signed on our new Classical HQR signal at 96.7fm, and made significant additions to the lineup on HQR News at 91.3fm. If you listened to CoastLine on Wednesday, you know that we received many comments about the changes, generally in 3 camps:

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5:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 12, 2014

The new signal will be 475' high on this tower.

Tom MacDonald wrote on our Facebook page:

I disagree strongly with your editorial decision [this week] to drop the NPR news feed with the President's foreign policy speech and return to Performance Today. If it was not a policy decision, but laziness or ineptitude on the part of the night shift, it is reprehensible.

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5:00 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Friday Feedback for September 5, 2014

This is a picture of Jobie Sprinkle and George Scheibner assembling an antenna for a new FM station. We'll have more to say about this soon. Hint, hint.
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Bradford Sanders wrote:

[I] Love your programming and appreciate all you add to the Wilmington community. [I] am wondering about the schedule for This American Life, normally heard noon on Saturdays with a rebroadcast the following Friday at 7:00 PM. However, several times in the last few months, there has been a new broadcast on Friday nights, which was repeated the following day at noon.

I wrote to Mr. Sanders:

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5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 29, 2014

Ronnie Gonzalez posted on our Facebook page:

Do you guys honestly not play the Echoes or Hearts of Space radio shows? Holy moley.

Honestly, Ronnie, we don’t. We’ll take your comment as a vote in favor of those shows, though.

Turning to another type of music, classical, by now you have probably heard about our plans to start a new, all-classical FM station. We’re expecting that to happen next month – stay tuned to the station for more details as we get closer

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5:00 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 22, 2014

Ivanhoe Blvd somewhere

J & M in Ivanhoe, NC wrote:

I love, love, love everything about your programming!  Home, car, wherever, WHQR is the station we tune our radio to. Sure there are some programs we don't care for but we have the option to change the channel because we know there are other WHQR listeners who might enjoy what we don't and we wouldn't think of asking you to change just for us. Keep up the great work!

Dr. L. J. wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 15, 2014

Give CoastLine a call! 910-343-1138.

Ronald Cohen wrote:

I fail to understand why scarce resources are expended on a call-in show that is delayed broadcast and whose topicality is stale by the time it is aired. [Tuesday’s Diane Rehm] broadcast was about Iraq and the Maliki crisis, some of which had become out dated by 3 PM.

Mr. Cohen has identified a problem that does concern us. In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing more about our response to this concern. Stay tuned.

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5:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 8, 2014

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Carla Frenzel wrote on our website concerning the NPR story As Truce Takes Effect, Israel Withdraws Troops From Gaza: Carla’s comment:

SO NPR IS NOW TELLING US WHAT WE "NEED TO KNOW"?? FAT CHANCE THAT i WOULD TRUST YOU TO TELL ME WHAT I "NEED TO KNOW" BASED ON YOUR EXTREMELY BIASED OPINIONS!"

I don't know if you can tell from my reading, but that comment was written in all caps.

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5:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 1, 2014

Costume by Mark Sorensen

Wendy & Jerry Fingerhut are Executive Director and Treasurer respectively of Opera Wilmington. They wrote to Gina Gambony following a report and interview last week:

Thank you SO MUCH, Gina, for this wonderful interview and exposure for our new opera company, Opera Wilmington, showcasing the fabulous homegrown and local talent.

And Artistic Director Nancy King of UNCW wrote:

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