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Friday Feedback for June 29, 2012


Maitri Libellule recently became a sustaining member of WHQR. She wrote:

I love it. I have it on most of the time here but my favorites are are ANYTHING Garrison Keillor, from The Writers Almanac, and of course Prairie Home Companion, the talk shows, and I love Car Talk. I like classical music but don't like the opera at all and usually turn it off then. But I appreciate so much you being there and all you do. Wish I could do more. Blessings to all of you.

Larry Reni Thomas, who hosts a jazz radio show in Chapel Hill, commented on a recent web story about jazz on WHQR:

Wilmington needs and deserves a 24-hour jazz radio station! I was one of the first jazz programmers at WHQR-FM. I have worked at six others since then, including 8 years at the 24-hour jazz station, WNCU-FM, in Durham. North Carolina, the birthplace of John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, Nina Simone and Percy Heath, has three other jazz stations, WFSS, WSHA and WSNC. What is Wilmington waiting on?

Michael Plaut wrote:

I like the classical music programming and would prefer more of that and less talk and jazz.

Listener Brady wrote on our website about our series on GE Hitachi:

It's time Castle Hayne citizens started having a say about exactly what invasive chemicals and pollutants they are drinking, breathing, eating. Let's be honest, polluting corporations are not good neighbors. Period.

Listener Deborah wrote:

I love all of your programing including Science Friday and the Sat[urday] and Sun[day] morning shows.

Marty Shilson wrote:

I want more news, but otherwise excellent. You have a good variety of music.

Donna Giles wrote:

I love WHQR! It helps me cope with these difficult times and reminds me of the things I value most--music and the arts in general, community, kindness, and thoughtful discourse on a wide range of topics, including politically contentious ones. Thank you!

Finally, a point of personal privilege: today is the last day of work for three outstanding young people who have been with us here at WHQR. Asia Brown, Laura Hunsberger and Sara Wood have all been doing exemplary work for us. They are from our intern program, a highly successful partnership with the Graduate School at UNCW. For the past year, and in Laura’s case two years, they have contributed an incredible amount of work and good cheer to WHQR, both on the air and behind the scenes. Next week we’ll start with three new faces from the program, along with continuing work from John Mortara, and we’re looking forward to new faces. But this year’s crop has been hard to beat. We salute them and wish them all the best in the next phases of their careers.

We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback, for your questions and comments, likes and dislikes about any aspect of the station. You can also send us feedback with with an email message. Or call our Feedback Phone: 910-292-WHQR (9477). And thanks for your feedback.