Friday Feedback for May 16, 2014
You do a pretty fair job of being all things to as many people as possible. -- Ben
You have a wonderful staff of announcers. Jemila, George, Bob and Pat, Rachel to name but a few all have pleasing radio voices that invite you into their world and make you feel a part of the programming. It's lively, tasteful, colorful, funny, upbeat and always makes for a bright spot in any day when you listen to them. I especially like to hear Barbara Bush beat the bushes for cash during the fund drives. Her bombastic and motherly southern drawl always drives me to action and gets into my pocket.
A different Anonymous wrote:
I would appreciate announcers not making mistakes re: time of day, stumbling over words, etc. They could move up the professionalism notch and really make the station more polished.
I would be happy if the classical music split off and the channel had news and news or interview programming all day.
I listen to WHQR exclusively at home and in the car and enjoy whatever is on. I value the news and entertainment programs, but don't mind the exposure to classical music and even opera that I would never get otherwise!
Please, please stop Friday Feedback.
Overall I think the station does a good job balancing the different interests of its listeners and although I lean toward the news programs I understand that others do not share my tastes. I do think that maybe a little less classical music in the evenings would leave some slots open for other music formats.
World Cafe, The Story, the list goes on. There are some really good shows out there (that we probably can't afford) but exploration has always been a good thing. Why does WHQR pay for TWO Car Talks and TWO Wait, Wait's and TWO Prarie Home Companion's--is there as savings on the second broadcast? Did the Station pay for FIVE Radio Labs' that were essentially RE-BROADCASTS? Can you argue that it wasn't your fault?
Huey, the fees for the shows you mention do allow for two broadcasts, so with such popular shows, it makes sense to repeat, and it doesn’t cost us any more. The Story is no longer being produced. And great idea about RadioLab, but no, it was our fault.
[We] realize you are doing your best, and can not please everyone. We were members for many years and would like to feel comfortable supporting this station again.
You do a pretty fair job of being all things to as many people as possible. Eventually, you'll have to morph into at least two separate signals or feeds: one classical, one news/talk and possibly one "alternative/jazz/other."
[I] wonder whether there could be a segment (maybe daily) which encourages everyone to get up and dance [smiley face]
Maggie, are you telling us you don't dance to Frank DeFord? [smiley face]