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Friday Feedback for January 9, 2015

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Thank you. H-D Radio, PERFECT! -- Mary Lou

It’s been pretty quiet in this first week since the holidays. I assume most people are catching up on backlogs. A number of people mailed, phoned or webbed in with 2014 year-end gifts, some with comments. We’re grateful to all of you.

Alfred and Anita Schnog wrote:

Interesting, informative and entertaining.

Martha from Raleigh wrote:

I regret to inform you that we have lost the pleasure of listening to your wonderful classical music on our drives between Raleigh and Sunset Beach. We used to pick up your music … no longer. 96.7 does not have the range. We still get 91.3, but don’t care for talk shows. Even our cat is disappointed.

I think this will be of small comfort to Martha. Most cars don’t yet have HD radio installed, though that is changing rapidly as new models roll out. For others, HD radio has worked very well:

For example, listener Mary Lou sent an illustrated message reading

Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you. H-D Radio, PERFECT!

Laurie from Bald Head Island wrote:

Thank you! Thank you! The HD Radio arrived just before Christmas and I have been listening to Classical HQR ever since. The sound quality is fantastic. Your gift of this radio certainly enhanced my holiday enjoyment.

Carol of Carolina Beach wrote:

Just received my radio in the mail. Thanks! It works and I am enjoying listening to both your stations now. Enclosed is a check to help you ‘pass it on’.”

Our Pay It Forward program is still going on, to help listeners get an HD Radio to enjoy Classical HQR if they have trouble getting 96.7. Remember, at this time, it will help listeners in areas close to our tower in Winnabow. At this time the HD signal does not reach western Brunswick county, but we have plans to upgrade that this month. Stay tuned, and see whqr.org to find out about Pay It Forward.

Listener Lee Ann wrote:

Thank you so much for the quality programming you provide to our region. Enclosed is just a drop in the bucket, but you are always so gracious to us small givers. I love all the new programming that you are doing now that Classical HQR and HQR News each have their own station numbers. Keep up the great work.

Listener Susan in Clayton wrote:

I no longer donate or does my mother, because of absolutely terrible programming.

Karl in Southport wrote:

We like the new program set-up giving more time to news and topics. A full morning of only classical music was too much for us but now we have a choice when to tune in to the new channel. Personally I also welcome very much the extended evening program with George Scheibner and others. A good improvement.

James Ferger sent a note and a contribution in honor of his mother Dora Ferger, whose 97th birthday was December 31st. She was known as the “Cookie Lady” during the 1990’s because of all the goodies she brought for the staff to eat during pledge drives. She’s unable to listen to the radio now, but James tells us that she would have loved listening to 96.7.

Julie and Steve Martin wrote:

Keep up the terrific job. We appreciate all that you do--your dedication to fine news coverage and top arts programming.

Listener Linda wrote:

[I] Absolutely LOVE your new classical station!!!

Stephen from Shallotte wrote:

I value WHQR as a local source for OBJECTIVE news.

Catherine from Leland wrote:

Love, Love the new program focusing on our local area, and love the classical music. Keep up the good work, I'd be lost without you!

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 910-292-9477. And thanks for your feedback.