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 http://education.whro.org/regionalservices
From the CEO - July 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.
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.
From the CEO - April 2015
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to all of our veterans. I am pleased that WHRO will be able to bring to you a special feature, The Last Days of Vietnam, on Tuesday, April 28. A documentary on the heroic efforts of our American troops, the film presents a critical part of the war’s history, with interviews and film footage never shown before.
From the CEO - March 2015
Every documentary that Ken Burns has produced has been among our most-watched programs on WHRO. This month we are bringing to you another special program produced by Burns, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. This in-depth look at the disease, and the tremendous advances that continue to be made, gives us more hope than ever that scientific advances will make it possible for us to overcome it. Don’t miss this important 3-part series beginning March 30.