From the CEO - September 2015

For many of us, it is always a surprise how quickly September arrives, often signaling the start of new experiences and opportunities. At WHRO, like students in Hampton Roads, we are already “back to school” as we launch a new project with the Virginia Department of Education, continue working with our 19 owner school divisions, and present our viewers and listeners with a great mix of new programming along with audience favorites.

Read more: From the CEO - September 2015

From the CEO - August 2015

Did you know WHRO saves our schools, and all Virginia taxpayers, about $15 million every year by producing digital educational resources?

This month we’re highlighting the educational services WHRO provides not only to our region, but also to the entire commonwealth of Virginia. WHRO is the only public media broadcaster in the country owned by a collaboration of 19 public school divisions; you can see a list here.

Read more: From the CEO - August 2015

From the CEO - July 2015

Do you have big plans to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th?  As you gather with your family and friends, remember you can tune in to see the amazing National fireworks display accompanied by an inspiring musical performance of the National Symphony on WHRO TV 15 at 8 pm — A Capital Fourth. 

Read more: From the CEO - July 2015

From the CEO - June 2015

June and school graduations are always a special time at WHRO. Regular readers of this column know that WHRO is owned by nineteen K-12 school divisions across southeastern Virginia. We work closely all year long with schools and students throughout the area providing online courses, teacher training and digital educational content. So to all of this year’s graduating students and their families, congratulations from all of us at WHRO.

Read more: From the CEO - June 2015

From the CEO - May 2015

WHRO is proud to share with you news that our very own Sondra Woodward, our local host of Morning Edition on WHRV 89.5 FM for over ten years, has been named Best Radio News Anchor of the Year. She received the award from the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters from among 25 broadcast stations across Virginia and West Virginia.  We all know how great she is, keeping us updated with local news bulletins and traffic reports.  Now it’s official. Please join me in thanking her for her dedication to serving our Hampton Roads community, and for rising before the sun comes up every day to do so.

Read more: From the CEO - May 2015