The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) announced the 55th Public Media Awards finalists today. WHRO Public Media is nominated for nine awards.

The Public Media Awards, presented by NETA, honor their member's work in the highest caliber community engagement, content, education, and marketing and communications. This year's winners will be announced on Sunday, September 10, at the 2023 NETA Conference and CPB Public Media Thought Leader Forum.

Congratulations to all the staff members involved in these projects that are nominated for awards!

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Radio – Environment
After taking over Fort Wool, seabird colony at Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to get its own island

Constructed more than 200 years ago, Fort Wool is now a nesting site for thousands of birds that have made themselves quite at home.

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Radio – Local Storytelling
Working Virginia Series

“Working Virginia” probes how Virginians feel about their jobs. From day laborers to federal agents and CEOs, they all see work as a reflection of their values and sense of self.

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Radio – News & Public Affairs
Another View: The Confederate Statue Debate

In the idyllic town of Edenton, North Carolina there is controversy over whether the confederate statue that stands in downtown Edenton should stay or be moved to a different location.

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Radio – Society & Culture
The Long Journey For The Right to Vote

James L. Rivers was the first generation in his family to graduate from college, earning degrees in chemistry and mathematics from the Norfolk branch of Virginia State College, the predecessor to Norfolk State University. But, as Black man, he also had to pay a poll tax before he could vote for the first time in the early 1960s.

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Integrated Media Campaign
Time Machine Radio Network Campaign

Like your friend who has a killer music collection, listeners of WFOS enjoy a mix of genres including Swing, Bee-Bop, Jazz, Oldies, Rock, and more— all without commercials.

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Strawberry Fields Gose Beer Branding

As part of the Time Machine Radio launch, Smartmouth Brewery in Norfolk created a limited-release beer for WHRO. Everyone loved the Strawberry Fields Gose.

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Education Now - Poquoson High School Creates 'Giving Garden'

When senior Patrick Nelson decided to create a garden at his school, he probably didn’t imagine how popular it would be.

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Special Events
WHRO's Great Music Library Giveaway - 2023

Hundreds of people showed up to search through the thousands of CDs and LPs looking for treasures at WHRO's Great Music Library Giveaway.

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Excellence in Education
Making a Digital Difference

The WHRO Education Team provides high-quality content, services, and resources for various audiences.

 View all of the awards WHRO has won in 2023.