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Friday Feedback for January 18, 2013



An anonymous listener sent this:

sewing...cooking chili...loving my dog...and listening to great jazz on a saturday night...thanks whqr :)

Listener Peter sent in a pledge with this note:

Being 70 years old, I don't have a lot of extra cash, but I listen almost every day at some point.

Listener Joanna Puritz wrote on Wednesday night:

What has happened to Smooth Landing?? That is about the corny music I have heard. Once in awhile but Honky Tonk for a Smooth Landing is not Smooth.

And Joanna later added,

I do love how you address the letters on-air :-) I'm a news junky and I only trust NPR news. I will never forget 9/11 when I heard the first rumors. . .I immediately tuned in to 91.3 to verify.

Our new feature on Mondays, Business Brief, launched this week with Rachel Lewis Hilburn interviewing New Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White about the county’s adoption of a Special Use Permit. A number of listeners commented on our website on the interview in reference to Titan Cement. Most were about the subject matter of the story rather than WHQR’s programming or operations. But listener WilmTaxPayer wrote:

Thank you for these pointed questions, Rachel.

We also had listener comments about our story on the fate of Wilmington’s Water Street parking lot and deck. We encourage you to follow our stories online and when appropriate, join in the dialogue about them.

Listener Barbara commented on an NPR story about bell ringers.

Please tell me the correct pronunciation of the word carillon sounds like CARE-A-LAWN! I have never heard of a care-reel-e-on which might rhyme with million. Thank you.

Listener Sarah wrote in reference to Morning Edition's series this week on the Nones, or young people who do not have a religious affiliation:

The last two mornings I have heard interviews with people who doubt that there is a God....Are you going to interview people that believe there is a God???

Snapper22 left a comment on our website about a recent commentary by Philip Gerard:

Mr. Gerard's story reminds me that there was another infamous mayonnaise incident, with the Titanic. Titanic was transporting cases of mayonnaise to Mexico where mayonnaise had become a delicacy. The ocean liner was scheduled to go to Veracruz after leaving NYC. Of course when The Ship Went Down there was great sadness and weeping in Mexico...Cinco De Mayo!

Snapper then added:

Mr. Gerard's commentaries are always the best…

And I'm reminded of a quote attributed to the English dramatist John Dennis:

A man who could make a pun so vile would not scruple to pick a pocket.

We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback, for your questions and comments, likes and dislikes about any aspect of the station. Please fill out our Listener Survey. You can also send us feedback by filling out a Comment below, by sending us an email message or by calling our Feedback line: 910-292-WHQR (9477). And thanks for your feedback.