Listener Feedback

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 December 9, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: How About More BBC & Who's the New NPR Announcer?

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657.

Diana, from Lexington, emailed us, “As long as you have all day broadcasting of Talk Shows, it is beyond me why you do not broadcast one of the best shows on any radio station, and that is the Diane Rehm Show.  Why?  The only time I ever get to hear this wonderful show is when I’m in my car on a trip.”

WEKU Listener Feedback 12/9/13

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2:16pm

Mon December 2, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Thanks for Holiday Guide & Can't Hear the Chopin

Send your feedback by email to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call and leave a message at 859-622-1657. You can also post on Facebook or send us a tweet @889weku

We’ve had a number of calls to the Listener Comment Line this week.  First, this one from a grateful listener, “I really enjoy the holiday program guide.  It’s really good that I got that yesterday.  I appreciate it very much.”

This call came in last Sunday evening, November 24th,  “I’m trying to listen to Kentucky Center Stage and I’d love to hear the tape of the woman playing the Chopin, but that tape’s not coming through.  You all talking about it are loud and clear but, when the tape comes on, I can’t hear it.”

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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

Please call or email your Feedback to 859-622-1657 or WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu.

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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9:08am

Mon November 4, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Trouble Listening on Kindle, Sorry to Lose The Story

Send your feedback to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu; Post on Facebook, send a tweet @889weku or call the Listener Comment Line and leave a voice message at 859-622-1657

Listener Connie emailed us over the weekend, “I used to listen to WEKU on my Kindle, but haven't recently.  When I tried yesterday, although I tapped every link titled "Listen live,"  I never was successful.  My husband is doing just fine with his iPhone.  I'd appreciate some direction on what I should do.”


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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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6:40pm

Mon October 14, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener Plays "Spin the Dial" to Hear WEKU

Send your feedback to us at: WEKU@eku.edu, post on Facebook, send a direct tweet to @889weku or leave a voice message at 859-622-1657.

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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11:09am

Mon October 7, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Interrupting programming for fundraising, Pikeville vs. Milwaukee

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

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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9:00am

Mon September 30, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Local Talk vs. National Shows

Send your Feedback to: WEKU@eku.edu, post on Facebook, tweet us @889weku or call 859-622-1657.

A listener, preferring to remain anonymous, offered this comment with a donation, “I'm switching my support from WUKY to WEKU on account of their recent programming changes.” 

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9:00am

Mon September 23, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: More love for the BBC, Overnight Music

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

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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9:00am

Mon September 16, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Kudos for 4:00 am BBC

We're interested in your Feedback about the WEKU Stations. Write to us at: weku (at) eku (dot) edu, post on Facebook, send us a tweet or call: 859-622-1657.

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.”


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9:00am

Mon September 9, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: What's up with BBC at 4:00 am?

Send us your feedback to: WEKU@eku.edu or call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657. We'll consider your comments posted on Facebook or tweeted to @889weku as well.

Ella from Barbourville, wrote, “What's up with the BBC Newshour (or whatever that was) at 4 AM Monday?  I thought your mission was to promote arts and culture, as well as news and talk."

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9:00am

Mon September 2, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener Loves WEKU, says Streaming is Unreliable

We're interested in your feedback. Write to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-7270, comment on our Facebook page or send us a tweet @889weku.

We received a nice compliment along with a question from Stan, in Lexington.  He says by e-mail, “I love WEKU.  I listen to WEKU in my car, at my bedside table(alarm clock) and it is #1 in my car and my wife’s car, I have also been listening to it in my office via streaming on the computer. And Like I said “until recently” because for some reason the listening app is not working properly”

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9:00am

Mon August 26, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Ky Transplant in Texas Prefers WEKU

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

Jean e-mailed us from Houston, Texas with the following question, “What is wrong with your listener app?  It keeps cutting out.  Trying to stay with the times the more cumbersome streaming sign-on works better on my iPhone.”

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9:20pm

Fri August 23, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Tech Issues and Kudos for Pipeline Story

Send your feedback to us by email to:WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call the Listener Comment Line, 859-622-1657.

Several of you notified us of a problem with our signal on our sister station Classic 102.1. Luckily we were able to fix the problem by the afternoon – we appreciate the heads-up via Facebook and our listener comment line.

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9:00am

Mon August 12, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener says On Point Showed Disdain for Rand Paul

Send your Feedback to: WEKU (at) edu (dot) edu or call: 859-622-1657

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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9:00am

Mon August 5, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listener says Radiolab "Far Out" & Teacher Praises Ask Me Another

Send us your feedback by e-mail to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, post a message on Facebook or Twitter or call 859-622-1657.

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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12:44pm

Mon July 29, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Signal Interruptions & Web Stream Issues

Send your Feedback by e-mail to: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657. You can also post your comment via the Disqus feature on the website or on our Facebook Timeline

We’ve had a couple of notes about technical issues this past week, one by email from a listener named Gary.  He writes that he appreciates the fact that we provide a web stream but continues, “I wonder if the encoder is being driven a little hard. I frequently hear what sounds like overload distortion. Most recently, I have heard it on live audio during All Things Considered. A frequent offense is the intro to Q on weekday afternoons.”

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12:49pm

Mon July 22, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Reaction to Repeat Complaints & Capitol Steps Fan Weighs In

Email your comments to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call 859-622-1657

Last week, we heard from Alex, who’s finding repeats of programs intolerable.  This week, we have two responses by way of Facebook. 

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9:39am

Mon July 15, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Re-runs "Intolerable" For Listener Of 20-plus Years

PLease share your feedback, questions, comments about the WEKU Stations. Write to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, post on Facebook or call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657.

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.”

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10:05am

Mon July 8, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Have the Capitol Steps "had their day"?

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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9:00am

Mon July 1, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Farewell to station retirees & why not ALL the NPR News?

Don't hold back. Let us know what you think by calling the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657 or sending an e-mail to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu. Post on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @889weku

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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12:27pm

Mon June 24, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: More reaction to WEKU fundraising

Send us your feedback by e-mail at: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call our Listener Comment Line: 859-622-1657. You can also send a Facebook message or post on the station timeline. Follow us on Twitter @889weku.

We had yet another comment about our end-of-fiscal-year fund drive, completed a week ago last Friday.  This listener from Lexington, choosing to remain anonymous, was astounded that it took two and a half days to persuade about 200 people to donate 25 thousand dollars.

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9:00am

Mon June 17, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listeners sound off about fundraising

We'd love to hear from you! Call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657, e-mail us at WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or direct message us or post on our timeline on Facebook.

As you can imagine, most of this week’s interaction has been on the topic of fund-raising.

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8:45am

Mon June 10, 2013
Listener Feedback

Feedback: Listeners react to special bluegrass programming

Let us know what you think by writing to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or calling the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

A listener, choosing to remain anonymous, sent us a note following last week’s coverage of The Best of Bluegrass activities, “I really enjoyed the Gangstagrass and Appalatin music tonight. Thank  you for incorporating those two shows. I have enjoyed all the bluegrass coverage  this week.”

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9:00am

Mon June 3, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 6/3/13

Let us know what you think, by writing to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or by calling our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657

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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8:55am

Mon May 20, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 5/20/13

We're interested in hearing from you. Call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657 or e-mail us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu

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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