- By Danny Epperson
- Category: News & Opinion
- June 23, 2014
Recognition by your peers is a true measure of success and WHRO continued a winning streak with honors at the 77th Annual Virginia Association of Broadcasters Summer Conference. WHRO's television and radio stations received eight award nominations this year and place first in five of the association's awarded categories.
WHRO has produced a number of long-form documentaries over the years and this year WHRO was recognized by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters with top honors for its latest work, "Glass on Fire." The hour-long program focused on the Chrysler Music of Art's Perry Glass Studio in Norfolk and its role in encouraging appreciation and the creation of glass art. The program was awarded Best Documentary or Public Affairs Program in Television.
WHRV- FM listeners wake up to Morning Edition radio host, Sondra Woodward, for their news and information to start their day. At the awards ceremony, Woodward took top honors for "Best Morning Show" in radio, for the fourth year in a row. One of Woodward's local newscasts placed first in the category of Outstanding Newscast in radio for a program produced on November 21, 2013. Sondra Woodward has hosted and produced "Morning Edition" for WHRV-FM since 2004.
For 18 years, HearSay with Cathy Lewis on WHRV-FM has been Hampton Roads' lunch hour public radio program and a number of awards to show for its longevity. This year, HearSay was recognized again with a first place award for one of its programs in the Outstanding News Series category. "Hearsay: High Waters in Hampton Roads" was a broadcast that addressed climate change and rising sea level concerns for the Hampton Roads' coastal community. HearSay is hosted by Cathy Lewis and produced by Morgan Chase and Danny Epperson. Victor Bowen is the program's audio engineer.
WHRO's devoted staff of volunteers help in any number of ways during its day-to-day operations, fundraisers, and special events. WHRO Senior Radio and TV Producer, Danny Epperson, produced a promotional campaign to recognize the work of those volunteers and showcase what it means to them. "WHRO Volunteers: Works of Heart" placed first in the category of Best Station Promotion/Contest Radio or Television at the ceremony. This is the third consecutive year that Epperson's work has placed first in this category.
WHRV’s Another View received runner up in two categories this year. Another View is hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee, produced by Lisa Godley and audio engineered by Victor Bowen.
“These awards illustrate not just the variety of the work being done by our radio and television producers,” said Bert Schmidt, WHRO President and Chief Executive Officer, “but also the wide diversity of talent of our staff.”
Thank you, our members, for your ongoing support of WHRO and its radio and television stations.