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Friday Feedback for September 27, 2013

American Public Media

Thanks again for a wonderful event. -- Debbie Creasy

Listener Debby Creasy wrote:

[I] Just wanted to thank you for your great event [Sunday] in the park [the Ice Cream Social]. I enjoyed talking with your staff I already knew and meeting some I knew by voice and name only; it was great to be able to put faces and names together. It was a wonderful community gathering and fun to mingle with so many folks who all love and support WHQR. And the ice cream was fabulous. Can't wait for next year! Thanks again for a wonderful event and for all you do to make WHQR the wonderful station that it is.

Listener Eric wrote:

I must admit, I agree with the Feedback you aired on September 20th in regards to Garrison Keillor. I am a lifelong NPR listener and I have been listening to WHQR since I transplanted myself to this beautiful city 3 years ago. I thoroughly enjoy all of the programming on WHQR and do miss hearing Garrison's voice and poetry every morning since it has moved outside of my commute time which is between seven and 8 a.m.. If you could move Garrison Keillor back and air him a couple times in the morning this listener would be greatly appreciative. I don't think that I'm alone. Keep up the good work!

Listener frcate76 wrote:

[Saturday] morning around 7:45 a.m. there was a program on about sauerkraut. How can I get more info including an episode number so I can look up the recipe?

I replied with information about The Splendid Table from American Public Media, which airs Saturday mornings. All of our shows can be accessed from our website, with links to the various shows' home pages, including for many full episodes.

Listener Anne Russell wrote:

I see you are trying to reach younger listeners by inviting teenagers to participate in on-air programs. To that end, when I lived in NYC as a child, before TV, I listened to a wonderful weekly program called Juvenile Jury, in which selected youth were given an ethical issue to discuss and render a verdict. I love this program! If you did Juvenile Jury on WHQR, you'd give our youth a chance to weigh in on social issues … I feel our youth deserve a voice, as often they are far wiser than us adults, and I feel this would really bring in youthful listeners, as well as interest us old folks.

Comments are beginning to come in from people making pre-drive pledges to our Fall pledge drive, coming up in about 10 days. We encourage you to pledge early so that you may be entered into a drawing for a Bald Head Island weekend.

Laura and Casey Black from Leland wrote:

We love listening on our commute to & from work!

A listener from Hampstead who wishes to remain anonymous wrote:

[I] Especially appreciate This American Life, Radiolab, Fresh Air and BBC overnight.

We’d love to hear from you on Friday Feedback. You can always leave a message via email to feedback@WHQR.org. Our Feedback Phone is 910-292-WHQR. That’s 292-9477. And thanks for your feedback.