Feedback: Every Story Needs an Edit, Even the AP
From the Listener Comment Line, “I was listening to the news on the Boone's Trace and I always thought that Boonesboro was in Madison County.” The listener is, of course, correct and the error he heard was in Associated Press copy that we received.
It’s embarrassing enough that we did not catch that mistake, even more so for myself, since I am the newscaster who read it at noon last Tuesday. All I can say is we’ll keep our eyes open for such errors in materials we receive from the wire service in the future.
Meanwhile, a couple of listeners added to the remarks we shared last week about the promotional announcements for Listener Feedback and their need to be updated.
Tom emailed us, “You say you want 'feedback,' but then you broadcast day in and day out an insensitive remark about a listener who has in good faith responded with 'feedback.' If you really desire sincere, honest comment on your programming, you have a strange and questionable way of going about it.”
The intention of airing these promotional announcements was, of course, to give examples of what feedback can sound like but the message is heard, but we get the message.
A listener to Classic 102.1, Charleen, writes, “It’s great to have Michael Carter back on 102.1! His pleasant, homespun yet informative approach adds a nice local touch. It’s also great that you’re covering Best of Bluegrass music events on WEKU (last week.)”
We’re interested in your feedback. Send an email to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, post on Facebook or send a tweet @889weku. Or leave a message on the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657. Our postal mailing address is: Perkins 102, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475.
Be sure to tune in next Monday at 6:33 am and 8:49 am as well as 5:33 pm for Listener Feedback on WEKU.