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6:52 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 18, 2014

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Today is the day, boys and girls, when we deal with some technical issues. We are after all in the business of working with audio and computer technology all day long. Not all of these will affect every listener, but I hope they’re of interest.

Don Lund in Southport wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 11, 2014

It's Azalea Festival time!
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Forgive us, but we’re still basking in the glow of the Spring member drive which ended last week. Here are some more listener comments that came in during the drive:

Late in the drive Paul and Rebecca Reinmann wrote:

[We] have suggested following the Car Talk Guys approach - send in your pledges on a $5,000 and $10,000 bill, and we're there! Voila! We'd need only two more pledges at this rate.

Well, there ya go.

Margie McKinzie of Wilmington said:

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5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 4, 2014

As usual, our Spring pledge drive brought a lot of comments from people pledging. And also as usual, here’s a sample.

Christopher Posey of Bolivia wrote:

Your station is a shining beacon in a 'radio sea' of blandness.

Joanne and Mylie Durham of Kure Beach wrote:

I wish you had a show giving more analysis of North Carolina concerns like the voting rights changes, seismic testing, local education, etc.

Claudia Kell of Leland wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Friday Feedback for March 21, 2014

At this time of year, as we prepare for our Spring pledge drive starting next week, we’re getting comments from people making early pledges. Catherine McFeeters of Baltimore wrote:

[I] Absolutely LOVE Smooth Landings! Will listen to it on my computer when not in the Wilmington area!!

Tim Marvin of Kure Beach wrote:

I really [enjoy] the commentaries, especially the one for [last] week by Philip Gerard.

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5:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Friday Feedback for March 14, 2014

Classical music -- threat or menace?
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Last week’s Fresh Voices commentary by New Hanover High School student Patrick Peoples drew some reaction. Mary B wrote:

Terrific commentary - thank you for sharing your memories and challenges.

Walter James Duke wrote:

[I] wanted to express my appreciation to Mr. Peoples for sharing this and to thank WHQR for having the courage to allow Patrick's thoughtful and touching commentary on what is a often a very sensitive topic in our community. Thank you!

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5:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Friday Feedback for March 7, 2014

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In this week's big news, listeners all over the region were anxiously tuned in to WHQR on Sunday night to see if we'd do it yet one more time. Frequent correspondent Nancy Geimer wrote to us on Monday:

Yay!! RadioLab this week was a program we've never heard before, and we enjoyed it. We look forward to hearing another program that we've never heard before, next week! Thanks for all you do.

I wrote back to Nancy and asked if could use her name. Her reply?

Why not? I'm starting to feel like a minor celebrity!

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5:15 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 28, 2014

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Listener Martyn, who had previously written to us about his growing tired of the word “eclectic”, noticed in a web page comment that we had done it again, on January 20th at 2:00 pm.

Remember how way back when – a week ago, in fact – listener Nancy wrote:

Are we expected to memorize the content of the Radio Lab show about the smoker who talks about giving $5000 to the Ku Klux Klan?

We promised to get repetition taken care of. I said as much on the air a week ago. By now you as an alert listener will have guessed that --

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5:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 21, 2014

Yes, Splat.

Remember how in the last couple of weeks, we’ve had lots of compliments about various aspects of the station? Well, just when you think you’re flying high…

[AUDIO CLIP – SPLAT]

This is the other kind of Feedback.

Listener John wrote:

I live in Wilmington. Your broadcast has been stuttering for the last several weeks and very hard to listen to. What is going on?

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5:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 14, 2014

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Last week it was comments about music, this week it’s the technology help desk.

Listeners Bob and Cathy wrote:

We are trying to listen to Smooth Landings and cannot get the station to live stream during that show or at any time. The Classical station comes in but not George. We miss Smooth Landings and George and his guest DJs. It’s the best 30 minutes of music on the radio, period!

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7:27 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 7, 2014

Suzanne Bona -- tonight at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 7:30 pm
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We often get comments about news topics here on Friday Feedback. In this past week, it seems as if near all were about our music. Abigail Lanier wrote:

I enjoy the quality programing on WHQR, but one of the things I always enjoy listening for is the music between programing. I like to try and pick out the music bed under WHQR's hosts while they're announcing the time or weather. Recently, I've been so excited to hear such composers like Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen… High-five to whomever selects such music!

Jennifer Thurston wrote:

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