WHRO Public Media is a non-profit public media enterprise known for its public service mission. WHRO Public Media is the only public broadcasting station in the United States owned by a collaboration of 21 local public school districts. Through four TV stations WHRO TV-15, WHRO Create, WHRO World, WHRO KIDS and our expansion into six radio channels, including WHRO 90.3 FM and WHRV 89.5, web site, and educational content delivered online to more than 286,000 students and 25,000 teachers, WHRO Public Media enriches the lives of the people of Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina every day.
Since its founding in 1961, the ownership has established educational programming and services as WHRO’s core mission. As a leader in utilizing emerging technologies, today WHRO Education delivers most of its educational content online. WHRO Education’s leading edge instructional resources include Desire2Learn, eMediaVA, Virtual Virginia Advanced Placement School, and on-demand digital media. Virginia's PBS Teacherline and WHRO Education's Professional Development courses are just a few examples of programs that directly assist classroom teachers.
We are not a school, but we provide education. We are not a social service agency, but we improve lives. We are not a museum, symphony orchestra or theatre, but WHRO Public Media provides arts, culture and strong connections to the past. To do this, we work with other organizations - many of them in our own community – that use our broadcast and outreach expertise to extend their work.