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!
From the CEO - February 2014
One of the many things I enjoy about living in Hampton Roads is the wonderful diversity of its population. It makes this area a richer, more vibrant place to live. And our community is growing in number. According to the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, the Commonwealth’s population has grown at a higher rate than the nation’s, with northern Virginia, Richmond and our own Hampton Roads leading the way. We also have a large military population that brings new people into our area each year.
From the CEO - Videos
Here are some videos from Bert Schmidt about WHRO services and points of interest around our region.
From the CEO - January 2014
A few months ago, a news release came down from PBS that signaled an exciting start to the New Year for public television fans: the pairing of two of the most popular series ever to air under the MASTERPIECE umbrella – Downton Abbey and Sherlock!
From the CEO - December 2013
Meet the team! By the time you read this, it’ll be December, while Thanksgiving will be a still-warm memory. As I was contemplating what I’m thankful for this year, I realized the list has been the same for the past several years: two bright, terrific kids and a beautiful, supportive wife – and the best job I could ever imagine having. I came to WHRO in 2007, impressed with the station’s nationally recognized role in education, as well as its mission of service to the local community. I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in the last seven years – especially our work with eMediaVA and the expansion of our public radio services to audiences outside of Hampton Roads.