Friday Feedback for January 3, 2014

Jan 3, 2014

How lucky we are to have this station in Wilmington. -- Anthony Reese

Happy New Year, everyone. We had a lot of nice comments that came into Feedback toward the end of the year. Here’s a listener with a comment about Season’s Griot, WHQR’s annual Kwanzaa program, distributed nationally by Public Radio International:

This is Cathy Crines [?]. I'm from Ithaca, New York. With the snow swirling around, I sat in my car listing to this African Kwanzaa holiday program and I enjoyed each of the stories. It was kind of strange to be listening to a [?] while I'm in the swirling snowstorm. Thank you very much for this wonderful holiday time. Bye bye.

Season’s Griot was also featured in a column by Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values that was picked up by the Washington Post and a number of news outlets across the country. We’re proud to have been the producing station for host Madafo Lloyd Wilson and other contributors; thanks to producer Mary Bradley and to Asia Brown for this year’s show.

Judith Pepper of Carolina Beach wrote:

[Your] Music programming is great, but [I] would like it throughout the day instead of talk. [I] Do like community events announcements and interviews.

Bethany Walters wrote that WHQR is

Always enjoyable!

Anonymous from Wilmington wrote:

generally, I like it, especially the interviewing on Weekend Edition. I don't like to be told I should turn the radio if I would be upset by the graphic description to follow. [I] Think people can use their imagination if some general description were to follow.

A different Anonymous wrote:

Thank you for continuing to provide outstanding public radio in Wilmington! In this world of Hate Radio, we need your balanced voice!

Steve Pickard wrote:

I'm one of your listeners who enjoys classical music, but understand those who enjoy talk. I enjoy both.

Anonymous from Jacksonville wrote:

We used to listen to another NPR station. We discovered WHQR 91.3fm one day when the other station temporarily went off the air. We found that your programs and music scheduling are much more to our liking. We enjoy the Wilmington station every day. Thank you for being there.

Anthony Reese wrote:

As I travel around the country and listen to other public radio stations it strikes me how lucky we are to have this station in Wilmington.

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