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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.”
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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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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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Sharee, from Corbin, writes, “I travel through Knox, Clay and Jackson counties at least once a week. I always end up playing "Spin the dial---Find the WEKU station." Transmission goes in and out and I am unable to keep it on a consistent station. Are there plans in the works to up the transmission signal?”
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Our just-ended Fall Fund Drive is the subject of this Thursday email from listener Joan. “You are hurting your supporters. How can you justify to interrupt the middle of a show like On Point where it is important to hear the whole topic. I just have to turn it off and turn it on after your interference."
Joan continues, "On news shows you should only break in at the start and end of the program. I have contributed but do not want to be punished by having you continually interrupt a show.”
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In our continuing dialogue over an hour of BBC news that we added a few weeks ago, Charlotte from Danville weighs in, “I love the BBC at 4:00 am in the morning. I’ll always learn something quite interesting. I also love the classical music during the night."
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Last week we shared some comments from listeners unhappy with the recent addition of an hour of the BBC World Service weekday mornings at 4:00. This week, Frank wrote to us, “My wife and I are BBC loyalists and are grateful to WEKU for the programs you play, from 4 AM onwards. I suppose we could listen to the BBC on the web, but we are old-fashioned radio addicts.”
Dr. Michael T. Benson is Eastern Kentucky University's 12th President.
Credit Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson will join host John Hingsbergen and Dr. Aaron Thompson, EKU professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education during WEKU's Eastern Standard, Thursday morning at 11:00 on the WEKU Stations. The interactive program is WEKU's weekly public affairs show, returning to the air after a two-year hiatus.
EKU President Michael Benson and Dr. Aaron Thompson of the Ky Council on Postsecondary Education
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John, from Pikeville, wrote about an On Point show he heard this week. “I listened with disgust to the interview yesterday of Rand Paul by John Harwood. The interviewer seemed to have a preconceived opinion of Mr. Paul.
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On the Listener Comment Line, a gentleman called who didn’t leave a name or callback information. As a result, we can’t use his voice on the air but we can say that he is in general a fan and supporter of WEKU but not of our Friday or Saturday night programming or of Radio Lab. In fact, he says he tuned in to the show once and thought he had gotten another station. He described Radiolab as “so far out, he thought he was on another planet.”
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Last week, we passed along a comment from Richard in Lexington who advised us to not waste our money on future Capitol Steps specials. We’ve had just one reply to a request for others to weigh in. Samantha wrote, “I have to say that I agree. I thought I was a little late tuning in to The World but was unpleasantly surprised when I heard a song about the upcoming royal baby instead.”
A writer identifying as “Lydia” posted the following, using the Disqus feature on our website. Beginning by referring to the retirements of WEKU employees Carol Siler and Michael Carter, “Thank you for all that you brought to the station and all the enjoyment your listeners got from your work. May your metaphorical fund drives be short, your programming schedule full, and your listener feedback above average. (So to speak.)”
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In a budget-cutting effort, Eastern Kentucky University has eliminated over 180 staff positions. Among those were two well-known WEKU employees who opted for early retirement, Development Coordinator Carol Siler and Music Director/Classic 102.1 host Michael Carter.
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Brad, from Wilmore, e-mailed us, “I have not, do not, and probably will not listen to the new game show programs airing on WEKU. Except for 'Wait, Wait . . .' I find these programs, silly, corny, frivolous, and vacuous (without substance)."
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Let's see, Ed from Lexington called station manager Roger Duvall. Karen emailed from London, Kentucky. Another Karen posted on Facebook, as did Terry. Meanwhile Chad tweeted about it. And this all happened Saturday evening.
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We begin this week with a brief follow-up to the technical difficulties that virtually destroyed the 6 – 7 am hour of Morning Edition last Monday. The outage was a result of an equipment failure at NPR’s pristine new studios in our nation’s capital city.
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Following our broadcast of concerns about the amount of coverage we provided following the Boston bombings last week, we received the following email from listener Lisa, saying she agrees. She writes, “I love your station and listen all the time. I usually donate once, often twice a year and will gladly donate more when I secure a full time job."
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By e-mail, we received this note from listener Joan, “My entire radio experience was changed when I first heard your new format. (My hours listening increased as did my twice annual contributions of many years.) The only time I am very unhappy with your programing is, of course, during fund raising weeks."
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We had a call from a very nice gentleman who describes himself as “a night listener.” He’s unhappy with the lack of overnight classical music on weekends and not a fan of the two food shows back-to-back on Sunday, namely America’s Test Kitchen and the Splendid Table.
he WEKU Stations and Kentucky Educational Television combined forces to present a special interactive program discussing the issues and accomplishments of the 2013 Kentucky legislative session. KET's Bill Goodman and WEKU's John Hingsbergen co-hosted the hour-long program Tuesday morning March 12.
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I mentioned last week that we heard some great comments at the six community meetings we held around the WEKU listening area last month. From our session in Hazard, Adam asked us to consider covering the arts in his community the way we do for Lexington, “I know you cover a wide area, not just Lexington and Hazard but all around but I’d like to see a lot more of these local events profiled.”
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We heard some great comments at the six community meetings we held around the WEKU listening area. We visited Hazard, Lexington, Corbin and Frankfort, held a meeting in Richmond and another one in Danville.
First up, a comment we didn’t have time for last week: Helen, from the Lexington area, emailed us saying she’s no fan of two midday programs on our sister station, Classic 102.1, those being The Score and On a Lighter Note.
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First up today, a reaction to last week’s comments. One of those was a concern about the nature of the humor in Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. The other, feeling our programming promotes what he described as the “homosexual agenda.”