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5:00 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Friday Feedback for November 7, 2014

Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk
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The elections and the electioneering are over; the TV ads are gone, and with a little luck those pesky highway signs will soon be gone. WHQR’s news team spent hour after hour on special programming for our CoastLine talk show, including candidate forums for many events. Before we bid farewell and/or good riddance to all that, here’s a comment from listener LeeAnn:

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5:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 31, 2014

Artist: Netop the Dog that Paints, now on display in our MC Erny Gallery

I’m diving back into some messages that came in during our recent fund drive, and some follow-ups. Remember that for listeners who would like to hear Classical HQR on 96.7 but are having difficulty, there is a solution for you – an HD Radio which will pick up the HD2 signal of 91.3. This works very well and you can find out about our Pay It Forward plan at whqr.org.

Don DiGiulian said:

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7:03 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 24, 2014

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We always receive lots of interesting comments during our fundraising campaigns, and with our new Classical HQR and HQR news streams, the one that ended Wednesday was no exception. I’m going to address more than one comment by going back to an announcement we made prior to the drive. For listeners who would like to hear Classical HQR on 96.7 but are having difficulty, there is a solution for you – an HD Radio which will pick up the HD2 signal of 91.3.

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5:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Friday Feedback for October 10, 2014

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We continue to get a wide range of comments on the new HQR News and Classical HQR, as we get ready for an all-important fundraising campaign starting next week. And we have some good news for listeners having problems listening to Classical HQR on 96.7. I’ll get to that shortly, but for now let’s dig right in to our correspondence.

Listener Maryanne wrote:

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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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