comments http://weku.fm en Feedback: Tech Issues plus Getting SOAR Right http://weku.fm/post/feedback-tech-issues-plus-getting-soar-right <p>First up, the ever-present technical issues (with Classical 102.1)&nbsp; Female caller: “I just wanted to express as a listener my great appreciation for all your hard work during this very difficult time. I know you’ve had the audio problems at your station and I, as a faithful listener, kept my radio tuned, waiting for you to come back. It definitely came in this afternoon. The music’s wonderful and again you’re very much appreciated, so you do have very faithful listeners out there.”</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 63028 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Tech Issues plus Getting SOAR Right Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1 http://weku.fm/post/feedback-why-600-hour-all-things-considered-plus-ongoing-severe-tech-issues-1021 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listener Michael emailed us, “Would you consider having a different show at 6:00 PM on weekdays instead of repeating the 4:00 hour of All Things Considered? I find myself often listening during both those hours on a given day and it's a drag hearing the rerun.”</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62708 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1 Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues http://weku.fm/post/listener-feedback-repeating-stories-missing-woodsongs-889-signal-issues <p>On Wednesday morning, Chris from Lexington, wrote, “Didn't we hear all of today's stories yesterday?”&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As examples, he pointed out the “Jack Conway story” and the “police car story.”</span></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 62365 at http://weku.fm Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music http://weku.fm/post/feedback-lexington-listener-switched-weku-another-loves-music <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We had a nice note by email from listener Pat, “I used to support </span>WUKY<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> until I recently learned that your station has a lot more news programs on all during the day. &nbsp;Consequently, I am now financially supporting YOUR station. &nbsp;You are now a regular expense in my annual budget.”&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61720 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music Feedback: Every Story Needs an Edit, Even the AP http://weku.fm/post/feedback-every-story-needs-edit-even-ap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From the Listener Comment Line, “I</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was listening to the news on the </span>Boone's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Trace and I always thought that&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Boonesboro was in Madison County.”&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The listener is, of course, correct and the error he heard was in Associated Press copy that we received. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:37:55 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61419 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Every Story Needs an Edit, Even the AP Feedback: Still Not Happy with NPR Credit Announcer, How About New Feedback Promos? http://weku.fm/post/feedback-still-not-happy-npr-credit-announcer-how-about-new-feedback-promos <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Listener </span>MSJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wrote a long email about NPR’s relatively new announcer for underwriting credits.&nbsp; He says, “This is a&nbsp;croaking, creaking,&nbsp;irritating, raspy, untrained, voice which leaves her gasping for air (the sound of which producers at NPR refuse to edit, it seems) at the end of each announcement.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:53:22 +0000 John Hingsbergen 61058 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Still Not Happy with NPR Credit Announcer, How About New Feedback Promos? Feedback: Reactions to "Terrible" Technical Trouble http://weku.fm/post/feedback-reactions-terrible-technical-trouble <p>From the Listener Comment Line last Sunday, "It's 7:36 Sunday morning, Bob Edwards Weekend. &nbsp;The first segment was excellent about graduation. The second segment is a re-run from last week. How can you do this? &nbsp;This is terrible!"<br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We believe what this listener heard was the first sign of serious problems with the computer system that plays back much of our programming.&nbsp; We are grateful for the calls, emails and Facebook posts that helped us react quickly.</span><br /> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:41:15 +0000 John Hingsbergen 60444 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Reactions to "Terrible" Technical Trouble Feedback: Lex Phil Beethoven from Afar, Story Comment & Tech Issues (of course) http://weku.fm/post/feedback-lex-phil-beethoven-afar-story-comment-tech-issues-course <p>Steve emailed us, “It seems, after every cooperative concert with the Lexington Philharmonic, I as a singer in the Lexington Chamber Chorale, have an "issue" with WEKU. At Christmas it was a failure of my computer to make a good recording of the Messiah.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today it is my inability to sing with the chorale due to a family emergency. I am "stranded" in Dallas TX and hope to hear the Beethoven 9 when it is broadcast."</span></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 22:25:50 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59830 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Lex Phil Beethoven from Afar, Story Comment & Tech Issues (of course) Feedback: News Stories Bring Comments http://weku.fm/post/feedback-news-stories-bring-comments <p style="margin-bottom: 0.2in">This week, we have some reactions to regional news stories. For instance, one headlined, “SOAR Working Groups to Plot Strategies."&nbsp;&nbsp; It reports that the next step in the "Shaping Our Appalachian Region" or SOAR initiative involved ten working groups that will map out strategies and prepare to take more suggestions from Eastern Kentuckians.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 58800 at http://weku.fm Feedback: News Stories Bring Comments Feedback: How To Be a Day Sponsor, Listeners New to the Area http://weku.fm/post/feedback-how-be-day-sponsor-listeners-new-area <p>As we approach the May 7th date for the first-ever WEKU Day Sponsor reception, we've received numerous emails from listeners wondering about how to convert their existing memberships into Day Sponsorships.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 58545 at http://weku.fm Feedback: How To Be a Day Sponsor, Listeners New to the Area Feedback: Can You Slow Down the Streaming & Enough with the Jean Cochran! http://weku.fm/post/feedback-can-you-slow-down-streaming-enough-jean-cochran <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><font color="#262626"><span style="font-weight: normal">Over the weekend, we had an interesting comment from Mike in Versailles. He writes, “</span></font><font color="#000000"><span style="font-weight: normal">I stream WEKU and have noticed WEKU uses more broadband resources than </span></font><font color="#000000">other streaming sources I often listen to (like jazzradio or old time radio). Is it possible to stream weku at a lower level? If I'm</font></font></font></p><p align="LEFT" style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3">listening to WEKU and try downloading a large file at the same time, my system slows down a lot. I will often have to turn off WEKU to complete the download.”</font></font></font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-weight: normal">&nbsp; Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:50:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 58179 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Can You Slow Down the Streaming & Enough with the Jean Cochran! Feedback: Overnight Music on 102.1, Hemp Film Screened, TAL & Snap Judgment Airing Same Story http://weku.fm/post/feedback-overnight-music-1021-hemp-film-screened-tal-snap-judgment-airing-same-story <p></p><p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in">We begin this week with two messages from the Listener Comment Line.&nbsp; First, Bill, "I congratulate you all on the fine music that you provide all of us on 102.1"</p><p></p><p></p><p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57860 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Overnight Music on 102.1, Hemp Film Screened, TAL & Snap Judgment Airing Same Story Feedback: Do You Pay for Interviews & Not Happy with Raucous Discussion http://weku.fm/post/feedback-do-you-pay-interviews-not-happy-raucous-discussion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jan wrote to us, “When I listen to a radio reporter interviewing someone, invariably it ends with the remark 'thank you for having me'. I do not understand that remark at all, unless the interviewee gets paid by the interviewer. Is there any truth to my suspicion?”</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57481 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Do You Pay for Interviews & Not Happy with Raucous Discussion Feedback: Too Much Coverage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? http://weku.fm/post/feedback-too-much-coverage-malaysian-airlines-flight-370 <h5>In reaction to our Friday news story, <a href="http://weku.fm/post/over-200-becoming-us-citizens-transylvania-university#comment-1295399588" target="new">Over 200 Becoming US Citizens at Transylvania University</a>, Natasa left a correction for us, using the Disqus feature beneath the web post.&nbsp; We reported, based on a news release from the university that last week’s was the first naturalization ceremony at the school in 26 years.&nbsp; Natasa commented, “Actually, the last Naturalization Ceremony was held at Transylvania sixteen years ago, not twenty six.”</h5><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 57217 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Too Much Coverage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370? Feedback: Why Air Underwriting Credits from Ohio Statehouse? http://weku.fm/post/feedback-why-air-underwriting-credits-ohio-statehouse <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 115%"><font face="Al Bayan"><font size="4"><font color="#333333">An astute listener sent the following email, “</font><font color="#000000">Several times each day I hear sponsorships for items from the Ohio State House News Bureau, and would like to know what stories are coming from that source? I have been unable to identify any stories that seem to be Ohio State House stories. I look forward to having clarification on that. Am I missing something?”</font></font></font></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 115%"><font face="Al Bayan"><font size="4"><font color="#000000"> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56891 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Why Air Underwriting Credits from Ohio Statehouse? Listener Feedback: Diverse Talk Show Panels & Olympic 'Spoiler Alerts' http://weku.fm/post/listener-feedback-diverse-talk-show-panels-olympic-spoiler-alerts <p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="4">Last week, after our Eastern Standard show from Frankfort, discussing this year's legislative session, Sharon wrote to us first with kind words about our weekly show. </font></font><font color="#000000"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="4">She went on to say, “There's something that I noticed immediately when you introduced your guests: They were all men. It's not so obvious on radio, but I'm pretty sure they're all white as well. Did you notice this, and try (and fail) to book a more diverse group of experts? I sure hope it was not a deliberate choice.” </font></font></font></p><p></p><p></p><p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="4"> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:49:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 56010 at http://weku.fm Listener Feedback: Diverse Talk Show Panels & Olympic 'Spoiler Alerts' Feedback: Fruits & Veggies Not That Expensive; Valentine's Day Love for WEKU http://weku.fm/post/feedback-fruits-veggies-not-expensive-valentines-day-love-weku <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="4"><font color="#000000">Here's part of a note from listener, Phyllis, referring to an Eastern Standard show earlier this month, “</font><font color="#000000">I’m appalled that people persist in thinking that fruits and vegetables are too expensive." She continues,&nbsp; "Let me refer you to US Dept of Agriculture Information Bulletin Number 790, 'How Much Do Americans Pay for Fruits and Vegetables,' July 2004, &nbsp;p.26, Table 5.&nbsp; Seven ways to eat 3 servings of fruit and 4 servings of vegetables per day for a dollar or less.' </font></font></font></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:42:21 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55723 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Fruits & Veggies Not That Expensive; Valentine's Day Love for WEKU Feedback: Creationist Unchallenged and Forecast Misses the Mark http://weku.fm/post/feedback-creationist-unchallenged-and-forecast-misses-mark <p>The discussion of creationism vs. evolution from our January 30<sup>th</sup> Eastern Standard show received yet another response that I feel we need to share, even though the listener who left the message did not leave her name or contact information. She wrote, “I just wanted to register my displeasure with the speaker of the creationist worldview being allowed to go unchallenged in his comparison of non-creationist scientists with racist police officers.&nbsp; The only challenge came from your other guest who said that he’s accusing other scientists of conspiracy.”</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55415 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Creationist Unchallenged and Forecast Misses the Mark Feedback: Reaction to Program on Creationism, Need Balanced Reporting http://weku.fm/post/feedback-reaction-program-creationism-need-balanced-reporting <p>Last week’s Eastern Standard show generated a lot of interest, both during the show and with Feedback before and after. The show dealt with issues raised by this week’s debate between Bill Nye, “The Science Guy” and the founder of the Creation Museum.<br /><br />Ted, a research psychologist, wrote, “Overall, I think you gave the Creationists yet one more forum for their disruptive tactics."</p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:53:24 +0000 John Hingsbergen 55122 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Reaction to Program on Creationism, Need Balanced Reporting Feedback: Misused Pronouns, Distorted Streaming & #worldissuesnotcelebrity http://weku.fm/post/feedback-misused-pronouns-distorted-streaming-worldissuesnotcelebrity <p>Here’s a note from Sonja that we received last weekend, “Heard the commercial this morning advertising about Governor Beshear's presentation, "...join so and so and I," and I cringed! The pronoun "I" is subjective tense while "me" is on the objective tense.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:49:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 54816 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Misused Pronouns, Distorted Streaming & #worldissuesnotcelebrity Feedback: Listeners Help Keep WEKU Accurate http://weku.fm/post/feedback-listeners-help-keep-weku-accurate <p>On Friday morning, we received a tweet from listener Daniel , “Why did you announce Berea College was on a 2 hr delay? I can't find any other source saying so including email from the college.”</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:13:29 +0000 John Hingsbergen 54547 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Listeners Help Keep WEKU Accurate Feedback: One Vote for "The Unconventionals, One Against Using "Obamacare" http://weku.fm/post/feedback-one-vote-unconventionals-one-against-using-obamacare <p>Last Sunday evening, we aired the pilot episode of a new public radio program called, “The Unconventionals” featuring, among other businesses, Lexington’s Big Ass Fans.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:50:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 54279 at http://weku.fm Feedback: One Vote for "The Unconventionals, One Against Using "Obamacare" Feedback: Thanks for "Wonderful" Programming, Winter's Solstice, Concerns about Streaming Problems http://weku.fm/post/feedback-thanks-wonderful-programming-winters-solstice-concerns-about-streaming-problems <p>One of our listeners who made a donation near the end of the year added an anonymous comment that’s worth sharing, “I decided after years of being put off with NPR over the firing of Bob Edwards, for the excessive Zionist reporting, and your station for failing to deliver on a poster from Star Date that I would come off my high horse and say thank you for the new wonderful programming. I listen almost all day now when not working. Thank you for the classical station, too.”</p><p></p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:50:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 53997 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Thanks for "Wonderful" Programming, Winter's Solstice, Concerns about Streaming Problems Feedback: Thanks for Messiah & Garbulinska, Trouble Listening with NPR App http://weku.fm/post/feedback-thanks-messiah-garbulinska-trouble-listening-npr-app <p>We received a very nice direct message via our Twitter account @889weku from James in Lexington.&nbsp; He tweeted, “Handel's Messiah was one of the best broadcasts ever. Thank you.”</p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:49:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 53745 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Thanks for Messiah & Garbulinska, Trouble Listening with NPR App Feedback: Last Word on NPR Announcer Plus Comments with End-of-Year Donations http://weku.fm/post/feedback-last-word-npr-announcer-plus-comments-end-year-donations <p>For the past couple of weeks, we’ve aired comments in reaction to a listener who does not like NPR’s new announcer, Sabrina Farhi.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sabrina is the new voice of underwriting credits for most of the NPR shows, especially the hourly newscasts, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Phyllis wrote, “Please give my support to the new announcer that the woman listener complained about.&nbsp; Everybody is new some time, and I felt the woman’s comments were overdone.”</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:41:25 +0000 John Hingsbergen 53559 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Last Word on NPR Announcer Plus Comments with End-of-Year Donations Feedback: More on New NPR Announcer & Music vs. the BBC http://weku.fm/post/feedback-more-new-npr-announcer-music-vs-bbc <p>Last week, we aired a comment from a listener who does not like NPR’s new announcer, Sabrina Farhi.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We asked for responses from other listeners and we received.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:49:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 53212 at http://weku.fm Feedback: More on New NPR Announcer & Music vs. the BBC Feedback: God, JFK & Obamacare http://weku.fm/post/feedback-god-jfk-obamacare <p>Last week, we devoted out entire segment to comments in reaction to a listener who was very unhappy with a Day Sponsorship announcement that mentioned God. Most of the comments came down on the side of allowing such messages in the interest of free speech.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 52313 at http://weku.fm Feedback: God, JFK & Obamacare Feedback: Listeners Respond to Discussion of God Mentions http://weku.fm/post/feedback-listeners-respond-discussion-god-mentions <p>It’s time for Listener Feedback. I’m John Hingsbergen, WEKU Program Director.&nbsp; You may recall the caller last week who was unhappy with a Day Sponsorship announcement that mentioned God, “Please don’t do that again.”</p><p></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 52021 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Listeners Respond to Discussion of God Mentions Feedback: "Sneaking" God into Public Radio & A Veteran's Story http://weku.fm/post/feedback-sneaking-god-public-radio-veterans-story <p>We’ve had a number of calls this week, including this one from a gentleman who was listening to Q with Jian Ghomeshi on Tuesday. “The announcer decided he was going to sneak in a little comment about praising God.&nbsp; This is a public radio station.&nbsp; We don’t need any religious commentary like that from announcers.&nbsp; So, please don’t do that again.”</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 51685 at http://weku.fm Feedback: "Sneaking" God into Public Radio & A Veteran's Story Feedback: Listener Hears Snoring in the Music http://weku.fm/post/feedback-listener-hears-snoring-music-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Last Tuesday night, we received a curious, if not mystifying message on the Listener Comment Line. A listener who didn’t want to be identified, &nbsp;let alone heard on the air, commented that she was enjoying the classical music around 10 o'clock but that she could do without the sound of snoring in the middle of the music.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:22:43 +0000 John Hingsbergen 51498 at http://weku.fm Feedback: Listener Hears Snoring in the Music