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6:00am

Mon July 21, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Why the 6:00 Hour of All Things Considered? plus Ongoing, Severe Tech. Issues with 102.1

Send your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu; post on Facebook; send a tweet @889WEKU or call 859-622-1657

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.”

We appreciate Michael’s suggestion, and any from our listeners, of course.  I assume most are aware that we do not air a repeat of the first hour of All Things Considered on Fridays.  That’s based on a belief that listening patterns are a bit different as the weekend approaches.

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6:00am

Mon July 14, 2014
Listener Feedback

Listener Feedback: Repeating Stories, Missing Woodsongs, 88.9 Signal Issues

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, post on Facebook, send a tweet or call 859-622-1657

On Wednesday morning, Chris from Lexington, wrote, “Didn't we hear all of today's stories yesterday?” As examples, he pointed out the “Jack Conway story” and the “police car story.”

Chris followed up with, “By the way, the news on that one isn't the fee, it's the fact that it's being proposed at all. They're not currently taking cars home.”

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6:00am

Mon June 30, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Lexington Listener Switched to WEKU, Another Loves the Music

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We had a nice note by email from listener Pat, “I used to support WUKY until I recently learned that your station has a lot more news programs on all during the day.  Consequently, I am now financially supporting YOUR station.  You are now a regular expense in my annual budget.” 

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1:37pm

Mon June 23, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Every Story Needs an Edit, Even the AP

We're interested in what you have to say. Write to us at: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU; post on Facebook or send a tweet @889weku. Leave a message on the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657.

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.

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1:53am

Mon June 16, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Still Not Happy with NPR Credit Announcer, How About New Feedback Promos?

Listener MSJ wrote a long email about NPR’s relatively new announcer for underwriting credits.  He says, “This is a croaking, creaking, 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.


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9:41am

Mon June 2, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Reactions to "Terrible" Technical Trouble

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From the Listener Comment Line last Sunday, "It's 7:36 Sunday morning, Bob Edwards Weekend.  The first segment was excellent about graduation. The second segment is a re-run from last week. How can you do this?  This is terrible!"

We believe what this listener heard was the first sign of serious problems with the computer system that plays back much of our programming.  We are grateful for the calls, emails and Facebook posts that helped us react quickly.

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6:25pm

Mon May 19, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Lex Phil Beethoven from Afar, Story Comment & Tech Issues (of course)

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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. 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."

(Steve continues) "So, my question: When will the Beethoven 9 be broadcast? I do want to

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6:30am

Mon April 28, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: News Stories Bring Comments

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This week, we have some reactions to regional news stories. For instance, one headlined, “SOAR Working Groups to Plot Strategies."   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.    

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9:00am

Mon April 21, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: How To Be a Day Sponsor, Listeners New to the Area

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.  

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8:50am

Mon April 14, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Can You Slow Down the Streaming & Enough with the Jean Cochran!

Send us your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, call the Comment Line at 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or send us a tweet @889weku

Over the weekend, we had an interesting comment from Mike in Versailles. He writes, “I stream WEKU and have noticed WEKU uses more broadband resources than 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

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.”

 

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9:00am

Mon April 7, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Overnight Music on 102.1, Hemp Film Screened, TAL & Snap Judgment Airing Same Story

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We begin this week with two messages from the Listener Comment Line.  First, Bill, "I congratulate you all on the fine music that you provide all of us on 102.1"

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9:00am

Mon March 31, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Do You Pay for Interviews & Not Happy with Raucous Discussion

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, call 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or send a tweet @889weku

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?”

The simple answer to Jan's question is, certainly not for local productions at WEKU, or anywhere I have ever worked and not at NPR or other public radio entities. 

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8:30am

Mon March 24, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Too Much Coverage of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?

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In reaction to our Friday news story, Over 200 Becoming US Citizens at Transylvania University, Natasa left a correction for us, using the Disqus feature beneath the web post.  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.  Natasa commented, “Actually, the last Naturalization Ceremony was held at Transylvania sixteen years ago, not twenty six.”


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10:00am

Mon March 17, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Why Air Underwriting Credits from Ohio Statehouse?

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) e-k-u (dot) e-d-u, post on Facebook, send us a tweet or call 859-622-1657

An astute listener sent the following email, “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?”

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8:49am

Mon February 24, 2014
Listener Feedback

Listener Feedback: Diverse Talk Show Panels & Olympic 'Spoiler Alerts'

Send us your feedback to: WEKU@eku.edu, post on the WEKU Facebook page, send us a tweet @889weku or call: 859-622-1657.

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. 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.”

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9:42am

Mon February 17, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Fruits & Veggies Not That Expensive; Valentine's Day Love for WEKU

Send your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, post on our Facebook page, send us a tweet or call 859-622-1657.

Here's part of a note from listener, Phyllis, referring to an Eastern Standard show earlier this month, “I’m appalled that people persist in thinking that fruits and vegetables are too expensive." She continues,  "Let me refer you to US Dept of Agriculture Information Bulletin Number 790, 'How Much Do Americans Pay for Fruits and Vegetables,' July 2004,  p.26, Table 5.  Seven ways to eat 3 servings of fruit and 4 servings of vegetables per day for a dollar or less.'

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9:00am

Mon February 10, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Creationist Unchallenged and Forecast Misses the Mark

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The discussion of creationism vs. evolution from our January 30th 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.  The only challenge came from your other guest who said that he’s accusing other scientists of conspiracy.”

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12:53pm

Mon February 3, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Reaction to Program on Creationism, Need Balanced Reporting

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or leave a voice message at 859-622-1657

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.

Ted, a research psychologist, wrote, “Overall, I think you gave the Creationists yet one more forum for their disruptive tactics."

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8:49am

Mon January 27, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Misused Pronouns, Distorted Streaming & #worldissuesnotcelebrity

Send your Feedback by email to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657. You can also post it on the Facebook timeline or send a tweet @889weku.

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.

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1:13pm

Mon January 20, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listeners Help Keep WEKU Accurate

We'd like to read or hear your Feedback. Send your comments by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657. Follow us and message us on Twitter @889weku

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.”

As the person on the air during the morning in question, I was very aware that Berea College was NOT on delay or closed.  Daniel apparently caught me in a slip that resulted in the mistake.   What was true is that earliest reports were about Berea Community Schools on such delay.   And, of course, that situation had changed so the schools were actually closed.

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8:50am

Mon January 13, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: One Vote for "The Unconventionals, One Against Using "Obamacare"

Send us your comments to: WEKU (at) EKU dot edu, post on Facebook or call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

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.

(sound from the program)

We solicited comments both for the producers and for our use and here’s what Mary had to say, “I love this show. I always like hearing how companies got started and what they do to survive and grow. Thinking out of the box as it were. It's great advice for anyone thinking about starting their own business. I hope you are able to keep this show on the air."

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8:50am

Mon January 6, 2014
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Thanks for "Wonderful" Programming, Winter's Solstice, Concerns about Streaming Problems

Send your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, call our Comment Line at 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or on Twitter @889weku

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.”

WEKU Listener Feedback January 6, 2014

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8:49am

Mon December 30, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Thanks for Messiah & Garbulinska, Trouble Listening with NPR App

Send us your feedback by email to WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, post on our Facebook page, send a Tweet to @889weku or leave a message at 859-622-1657

We received a very nice direct message via our Twitter account @889weku from James in Lexington.  He tweeted, “Handel's Messiah was one of the best broadcasts ever. Thank you.”


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5:41pm

Mon December 23, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Last Word on NPR Announcer Plus Comments with End-of-Year Donations

Send your Feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU, call 859-622-1657 post on Facebook or send us a Tweet @889weku

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.    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.  Everybody is new some time, and I felt the woman’s comments were overdone.”

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8:49am

Mon December 16, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: More on New NPR Announcer & Music vs. the BBC

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU or leave a voice message at 859-622-1657. You can also post your comment using the Disqus feature below this article or put it in our Facebook timeline.

Last week, we aired a comment from a listener who does not like NPR’s new announcer, Sabrina Farhi.    We asked for responses from other listeners and we received.

WEKU Listener Feedback 12/16/13

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9:00am

Mon November 25, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: God, JFK & Obamacare

Send us your feedback and we may put your comment on the air. Send it by email to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) EDU or call 859-622-1657 and leave a voice message.

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. 

Here is one final remark that came in last weekend, “I appreciate all the news that NPR brings and I think all the news includes all kinds of religious information, whether or not I agree with it.  Thank you for doing a great job.”

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9:00am

Mon November 18, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listeners Respond to Discussion of God Mentions

Send us your Feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657. You can also tweet us @889weku or post on our Facebook page.

It’s time for Listener Feedback. I’m John Hingsbergen, WEKU Program Director.  You may recall the caller last week who was unhappy with a Day Sponsorship announcement that mentioned God, “Please don’t do that again.”


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9:00am

Mon November 11, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: "Sneaking" God into Public Radio & A Veteran's Story

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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.  This is a public radio station.  We don’t need any religious commentary like that from announcers.  So, please don’t do that again.”

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10:22am

Mon October 28, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener Hears Snoring in the Music

We're interested in your feedback. Write to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu; call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657, post on Facebook or send us a tweet @889weku

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,  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.

 

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9:22am

Mon October 21, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Need Solutions in Political Fight Coverage, More Info in Traffic Reports

Send your feedback by e-mail to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, post on Facebook or call 859-822-1657.

Jonathon, from Lexington, Posted on our Facebook page “NPR has spent so many hours discussing who won the recent political fight, yet we have not offered up our own solutions or presented solutions offered by think tanks. Lets start compiling a list of cuttable items in the budget that make sense to normal people."

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