Friday Feedback

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5:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Friday Feedback for August 16, 2013

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Last week I played, without comment, a phone call from a listener who said that WHQR favors Christianity and feels that we should stop doing so. It prompted this response:

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5:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Friday Feedback for August 9, 2013

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Caroline Scudder wrote a nice handwritten note to us just prior to our July fund drive:

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7:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Friday Feedback for August 2, 2013

Our recent summer “Keep It Short” drive did end on the 3rd day, as we had hoped, and went over the goal. Many, many thanks to everyone who renewed or made a new member pledge. If you haven’t yet checked out the Bass Locator map created by Michelle Crouch, you owe to yourself to take a close look here. It’s a riot.

As is our custom, here’s a sample of comments that were sent in by phone or on the web:

Matthew Williams said:

[It's the] greatest thing on the planet- [the] last bastion of real journalism!

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7:00 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Friday Feedback for July 19, 2013

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Listener Carla wrote:

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7:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Friday Feedback for July 5, 2013

Monday-Thursday, 2 pm

This has been quite a week at WHQR. For about four days, we were plagued with network outages and slowdowns that disrupted everything from recording network shows to seeing web pages to answering emails. It’s frustrating when someone sends you a message asking “What’s wrong?” and we can’t even reply to tell them. Thank goodness for Facebook and Twitter.

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7:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 28, 2013

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Listener Margo wrote:

While I appreciate the thought behind your … community commentaries, as a woman, I am appalled at the many sexist and simplistic commentaries from local women on your station. Most support stereotypes about gender and/or Southern women, and invariably deal with superficial and demeaning subject matter …. I understand the desire for the station to air local voices, but surely [WHQR] could air instead commentaries … that do not contribute to the sexism and stereotyping so prevalent in this society.

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5:28 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 21, 2013

Here & Now starts July 1 at 2 pm

To the listener who last week said she didn’t like to hear criticisms on Feedback – quick, tune out while you still can!

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6:23 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 14, 2013

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We’ll start today with Margaret Crites’s interesting take on Feedback itself. She posted on our Facebook page:

I know it is important to get feedback from your listeners, but I have to say I actively avoid hearing this segment on Friday mornings. Some of the complaints seem so unfounded as to make me dislike people in general before my day has even started.

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5:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Friday Feedback for June 6, 2013

A posed group of dancers in the original production of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring, showing costumes and backdrop by Nicholas Roerich.
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Listener Steve of Richmond, Virginia wrote about last week's Soup to Nuts concert:

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5:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 31, 2013

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Listener Shawn wrote about an NPR story:

I have an issue with the news that was broadcast on [May 13th]. The report involved the conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell on three of the murder charges on which he was tried. The newsreader stated that the doctor “allegedly” snipped the spines of the three babies who were born alive.

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