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Feedback on News, Stardate, RNC Coverage

Listener Lee from Lexington was not happy with the presentation of a news story this past week, “In a recent news report about the NBA’s boycott of North Carolina, a WEKU news reporter said that the boycott was over a law infringing the civil rights of LGBTQ people."  

Lee continued, "That is editorializing, not news reporting.  I expect better than that of WEKU.”

Nancy emailed us this week, commenting,  “Was very happy this week to once again wake up at 5:30 a.m. to Stardate.   The week before it was replaced by a spot on the environment, and while it was interesting, not sure I want to wake up and first thing be reminded of all that is wrong with the environment.  Much better to dream with the stars and planets and deal with the environment later in the day when I am more alert.”

Nancy concluded, “Thank you for returning Stardate to your regular lineup.”

To be honest, as Program Director of the station, I do not know what happened there.  I’m asking the staff to find out what happened but I suspect that there was a mistake in putting the wrong segment into our computer system for that day.

We’ve had a few comments about the coverage of the Republican National Convention produced this year by NPR in collaboration with PBS public TV. 

“I would love to listen to the convention itself rather than a commentary. I just wish they would quit talking over top of everybody that I want to hear.  Not the politicians and not just Scott Baio.  I want to hear what everybody’s talking about.”

We would be interested in any additional feedback on both the Republican and this week’s Democratic Convention as well as other “special coverage” we have aired lately concerning national politics and world events.

We’re always interested in your feedback.  Write to us at: WEKU@eku.edu, post on Facebook or send a tweet @889weku or leave a voice message at 859-622-1657.

Then tune in for Listener Feedback again next Monday morning at 6:49 or 8:49 or at 5:33 in the afternoon during All Things Considered on 88-9 WEKU.

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