Friday Feedback

We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback. WHQR takes comments on all aspects of its programming and operations. Leave feedback by calling the station at 910-292-9477 or by emailing feedback@whqr.org. Your comments may be read on air during Friday's Morning Edition at 7:45 and 8:49 am, and during All Things Considered at 5:44 pm. As always, thanks for your feedback.

Listener Robert made a contribution and wrote: I listen less and less to WHQR, particularly since the transition to the new format. What little listening is to the news station. Pity. This listener heard a bilingual Christmas music program on Classical HQR last Friday. [AUDIO CLIP]
Hi, this is Laurie Rochon from Oak Island. I’m listening to WHQR Classical on live streaming, and I love this program that’s on right now. . . It’s Spanish and English – the commentator. So I think that’s...

Note: WHQR's tribute to Jemila Ericson is here . And see below. Robert Dickson wrote: You folks have a really nice Saturday night lineup until 10 pm when you broadcast Woodsongs. After 120 minutes of really excellent curated music I’m presented with Michael Jonathan’s ode to himself. Waaay too much talking and preachiness. The only thing worse was when y’all used to broadcast E town. I’d vote for bagging Woodsongs and going straight into Front Street Blues. It’s 921 Saturday night and I’m...

Guest 1776 wrote: Serious question. Do jazz 'musicians' have scripted music or do they just randomly play that disconnected rubbish? If pictures are a series of lines that please the eye and music is a series of sounds that please the ear, what is jazz? This week marked the 37 th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon on the streets of New York. George Scheibner played a tribute on Smooth Landing. [AUDIO CLIP]
Just want to leave a message for George Scheibner. Thank you so much for...

A couple of weeks ago, I read a message from listener Bo, who said he would listen but not longer contribute because he felt that WHQR and NPR are consistently liberal. By the way, in response to inquiries, this Bo is not our old pal Bo Biggs from Lumberton, who is a conservative and a valued supporter of WHQR. At any rate, here’s what Delthea Simmons wrote: I must confess that when I heard Bo the Conservative on the radio this past Friday, I had to chuckle. Not a day before, I was discussing...

Richard Howard

This edition of Friday Feedback is a little different. I’m actually away at a professional conference this week, so this was recorded early in the week, before many comments typically come in. Still, we’ve had some interesting messages with web pledges recently. Daniella Murray wrote: Clear, interesting, and local-I love our NPR station! Joe Wheeler wrote on his pledge: In memory of Tom Magliozzi. As you no doubt have hear, Tom Magliozzi of Car Talk passed away a couple of weeks ago. In...

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Last week we aired a clip from a caller to CoastLine who complimented us on having a conservative on the show, and went on to say that he generally thought we were “90 percent liberal.” Listener Bo wrote: I’ve been a regular listener since the early 1990’s, and for years was a twice a year contributor. Because of the increasing liberal bias that I encountered over the years, I finally went on the entitlement plan that you seemed to endorse in your political leanings. I listen to you daily,...

Richard Howard

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: Please pass along my thanks to those responsible for the rebroadcast of the New Hanover School Board Candidates' Forum. It was...

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: I have refused to donate for years because of the lack of jazz in your programming. Now, every nite I have...

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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. This works very well and you can find out...

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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: Well, you did it. You removed the last bastion of civility in this area by eliminating classical music in the outlying areas of Wilmington...

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