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From answering calls to greeting guests to staffing events to everything in-between, the success of WHRO would not be what it is without the passionate efforts of its volunteers. Join WHRO in celebrating and commemorating those individuals in our Volunteer Appreciation Week.

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The WHRO Voice is a radio reading service for the legally blind and anyone with a disability that prevents normal reading. This service, offered free of charge and staffed by volunteers, has seen an increase in requests recently. 

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WHRO won three awards last month from the National Educational Telecomunications Association (NETA). The station took home prizes in the categories of Community Engagement, Instructional Media and Promotion.

Read more ... What’s it like to be a media producer? Rising 10th-grade students at The Academies of Hampton found out this week. 

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Community Initiatives

Here's what we've currently got in the works to bring education, enlightenment, and inspiration to Hampton Roads.

American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today's youth. Find out more


Hampton Roads is home to over 217,000 veterans. We're currently involved in these initiatives with them:

Veterans Coming Home

Veterans Coming Home explores "what works" for veterans as they return to civilian life sharing both the challenges and success stories of veterans who are making a difference in the workplace, on campus, and in their communities. Find out more

Wall of Faces

There are 1,307 names of Virginian Vietnam veterans listed on The Wall. WHRO is proud to spearhead a state-wide initiative and engage partners and community individuals to ensure every Virginian listed has a photo. Find out more

Race: Let's Talk About It

Stories and events that foster conversations about race relations in America. Find out more

Emerging Leaders Board

Young professionals passionate about public media and supporting its mission. Find out more

Let's Eat

Cooking Tips • Recipes from Area Chefs • Restaurant Reviews • Seasonal Delights Find out more

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