Listener Feedback

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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9:00am

Mon May 13, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 5/13/13

Send us your feedback by email at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu or call our Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657. You can also post on our Facebook Timeline or send us a direct tweet @889weku.

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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9:00am

Mon May 6, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 5/06/13

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

We have a few backlogged comments that have never been on the air due to reaction to coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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9:00am

Mon April 29, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/29/13

We're interested in hearing from you. Send an e-mail to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu, post on our Facebook page or call 859-622-1657.

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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9:00am

Mon April 22, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/22/13

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

All our comments this week relate to coverage of last week’s tragic events in Boston. 

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2:11pm

Mon April 8, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/08/13

Let us know what you think, then tune in for WEKU Listener Feedback every Monday at 6:33 and 8:49 am and 5:33 pm.

An Easter weekend broadcast on both WEKU and Classic 102.1 brought a couple of responses on our Listener Comment Line. 

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10:00am

Mon April 1, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 4/1/13

We're interested in your feedback. Write to us at: WEKU (at) eku (dot) edu, post your comment on the website or Facebook or call the Listener Comment Line at 859-622-1657.

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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11:53am

Mon March 25, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/25/13

Send us your comments and then tune in for WEKU Listener Feedback Monday mornings at 8:33 and 8:49, during All Things Considered at 5:33 pm.

As you likely know, we just finished our Spring Fund Drive and got a lot of comments from listeners along with donations.  Mostly positive, as could be expected.

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9:23am

Tue March 19, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/18/13

We're always interested in your comments. Please send them to: WEKU (at) EKU (dot) edu or call the Listener Comment Line: 859-622-1657.

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.

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11:46am

Mon March 11, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/11/13

We're interested in YOUR comments by e-mail at: WEKU (at) eku.edu; by Facebook or on our Listener Comment Line at: 859-622-1657

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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10:42am

Mon March 4, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 3/4/13

Please let us know what you think by calling our Listener Comment Line, sending us an e-mail to: WEKU@eku.edu or on our Facebook page.

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.

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3:33pm

Tue February 26, 2013
Listener Feedback

WEKU Listener Feedback 2/25/13

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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