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From the CEO - July 2014

The calendar may say July, but here at WHRO, we’re already thinking about the Fall.  That’s due in large part because several members of the staff and I recently returned from the PBS Annual Meeting, where we learned about some of the exciting programs that are in the pipeline in the months ahead.

Read more: From the CEO - July 2014

From the CEO - June 2014

One of my favorite pastimes is watching historical documentaries.  As I was writing this column, I remembered a quote from the American Experience documentary about Woodrow Wilson.  He famously said, “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”  That seemed appropriate for this topic.

Read more: From the CEO - June 2014

From the CEO - April 2014

On February 22nd, WHRO once again hosted the annual Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee – the seventh year in a row we’ve collaborated with the Pilot to produce and broadcast this competition, live, from our studios in Norfolk.  It’s one of our favorite events for many reasons, but really, just because it’s so much fun! 

Read more: From the CEO - April 2014

From the CEO - May 2014

It could be easy to think of radio and television programs as merely two-dimensional experiences: for the most part, the audience is passive, listening or watching, but not actively participating (noteworthy exceptions, of course, being our weekday call-in shows, HearSay with Cathy Lewis and Another View with Barbara Hamm Lee.)

Read more: From the CEO - May 2014

From the CEO - March 2014

I remember reading something Mark Twain once said: “In the Spring, I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather, all in the space of twenty-four hours.”  He may not have ever lived in Virginia, but he might as well have been describing Hampton Roads, especially during the past few months.  I can’t count the number of times I’ve used both the heat and the air conditioner in the car on the same day!

Read more: From the CEO - March 2014