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WHRO is Ready for On Point with Tom Ashbrook

As On Point will launch a national tour in 2017, Listening To America, WHRO Public Media is excited to propose a stop in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Hampton Roads offers On Point unique access to conversations from a diverse community and perspectives, a rich history and forerunners in world-class arts and culture. 

Since its founding in 1961, WHRO Public Media has become a nationally recognized educational telecommunications service with educational content delivered to more than 286,000 students and 25,000 teachers; a trusted and valued civic space where citizens can explore diverse issues in a thoughtful manner; and provider of quality programming and services for television and radio audiences. Long known for its public service mission, WHRO is the only public broadcasting station in the United States that is owned through a collaboration with 19 local public school districts.

WHRO Public Media enriches the lives of the people of Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina every day, through engaging conversations with fresh, passionate, and captivating voices. For the second year in a row, WHRO was recognized with three National Educational Telecommunications Association awards, more than any public media station in the nation, in addition to being awarded the highest number of Virginia Association of Broadcasters Awards in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

WHRO’s audience supports a wide range of content including: highlighting our vibrant arts scene, as documented by the Emmy award winning web-series The Scene; discussing today’s issues from an African American perspective on the radio talk show Another View, hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee, the recipient of the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists’ Salute to Excellence Award; and supporting and telling the stories of our veterans through initiatives such as Veterans Coming Home and Military Monday. Tuning in to WHRO on any given day our members are presented with thoughtful discussions on topics ranging from the urgent issue of sea level rise impacting our coastal communities, to approaching conversations of race in an insightful and safe manner, to gardening, and the introduction of community bike lanes.  

Centuries of history converge in Hampton Roads, including the first settlement in Jamestown in 1607. The area further set the stage for America’s evolution in 1619 with the first legislative assembly, the arrival of the first documented Africans, and the first “startup” as the Virginia Company implemented plans to diversify from pursuits other than tobacco to increase profits and grow the population.  These early years defined our economy, our culture, and not only our future but America’s as well.   

 The military presence in the area is deeply rooted with 108,000 active duty personnel, 41,000 civilian defense workers, and over 218,000 veterans, not to mention thousands who work in defense-related industries. You cannot live in the region without being able to call a veteran or member of the armed forces your neighbor. WHRO Public Media is located 3.1 miles from the largest naval station in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, which harbors 75 ships and 134 aircraft. In addition to being home to the world’s largest Naval Base and one of the nation’s fastest growing ports, all five military services’ operating forces and major command headquarters, including the Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, and Marines Joint Forces and the only NATO command on U.S. soil call Hampton Roads home.

 

LIVE BROADCAST TECHNICAL ABILITIES

WHRO has the technology, staff and equipment available for a nationally broadcast radio production: 

1.  ISDN, ZIP connection
2. Satellite broadcast capabilities  

 

Proud Military Community

With 2017 marking the 100-year anniversary of the Navy in the City of Norfolk, many local civic organizations, businesses, and nonprofits, including WHRO, are planning a yearlong celebration to commemorate the milestone. Bringing On Point to Hampton Roads during this commemoration would provide a tremendous opportunity to engage the nation with issues that face our community and continue important, compelling conversations surrounding our nation’s military and veterans. 

In addition to the real sacrifices made by the region’s members of the military, veterans, personnel and their families, they serve as our friends, coworkers, mentors and active members and contributors to the community. WHRO has long been committed to strengthening its relationship with military and veterans, and developing meaningful content and resources to advance the connection of veterans to our thriving community. An example of this was WHRO’s Emmy award-winning Veterans Voices Town Hall, where we brought the community together to showcase the stories of Veterans determined to overcome challenges such as getting their VA benefits, military downsizing, challenges facing women in the military, PTSD, homelessness, and depression – all before a studio audience.

WHRO is proud to be a leading force in Hampton Roads and to share the community with other acclaimed institutions. Virginia Arts Festival, an internationally renowned annual celebration of the arts, also calls Hampton Roads home along with the Chrysler Museum and the renowned state-of-the-art Perry Glass Studio, several thriving arts districts, performing arts centers, and, we cannot forget to mention, our own Triple-A baseball team, the Norfolk Tides.

Hampton Roads presents a variety of unique and exciting opportunities for live broadcast of On Point, including: 

  • The USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, the nationally significant battleship measuring 887 feet, which participated in World War II, the Korean War, and the Persian Gulf War earning a total of six battle stars and a Navy Unit Commendation for service; 
  • Fort Monroe, the largest stone fort ever built in the United States, which provided a safe haven for thousands of enslaved people during the Civil War; 
  • Harbor Park, which was once rated by Baseball America as the finest minor league facility in the country; and 
  • The Virginia Arts Festival, a world-renowned annual celebration of the arts that features the Virginia International Tattoo, an exhibition of military bands, pipes and drums, military drill teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, and choirs, which the American Bus Association has put on their must-see list of the most exciting events in the world.

Promotion Plan

Radio
HearSay, our award-winning, an hour long, public affairs radio call-in program that discusses issues important to Hampton Roads, would devote a program to On Point. Our producers will also work to secure additional local guests that would contribute to the conversation.

On air:  Broadcast Spots will air two weeks before the event. Can add more as needed. 
WHRO FM: 20 spots - run of schedule 
WHRV FM:  40 spots – run of schedule
WHRO TV:  40 spots – run of schedule 

e-Newsletters: reaches 30,000
Promote it in our weekly content newsletter
Dedicated lead stories leading up to the event 

Dimensions-WHRO Member Guide: 20,000 households
Monthly ad in issues leading up to the screening 

Social Media:  250,000 reached, 15,000 followers
Weekly posts leading up to events on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts 
Utilize partners’ social media to support promotion

Web: 613,234 page views per year
Provide an online promotion campaign to feature this event
Create a dedicated WHRO event page 
Establish an EventBrite invitation to promote the screenings and collect RSVP’s

Partners

Will work with partners to maximize partnership cross promotion on all platforms. Ad promotion series and local outreach/programming can be planned in publications such as The Flagship, Military News, Virginia Pilot Military, Peninsula Warrior, and Coast Guard News which serve the military and veteran communities in our Service area.

  • Potential Partners include:
  • Nauticus: home to the Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy, and the Naval Museum. 
  • Virginia Wounded Warrior Project: part of the national movement to provide programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
  • The Military Career Transition Program, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University: assists veterans transitioning to civilian careers could collaborate with WHRO to disseminate information and promote military transitions.
  • The Center for Military and Veterans Education of Tidewater Community College: a one-stop shop for educational needs, including career counseling and financial aid.
  • Virginia Aquarium
  • Local public schools
  • City of Norfolk
  • Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Chrysler Museum
  • Hampton Roads Pride
  • Tidewater Bicycle Association
  • Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation

 

We're always hearing from our listeners about how much they love WHRV & WHRO FM and why they choose to support us. In fact, we've heard you make the case far better than we ever could! If you’ve ever listened to a membership drive and thought, “I could do that!”… now is your chance! We're turning the tables and asking you to record your best testimonial for supporting Public Radio.

We might use your testimonial on the radio or online to help encourage others to support WHRV & WHRO FM. You can record your testimonial on your smartphone and send an MP3 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and that's it! You might hear yourself on the air.


1. Craft Your Testimonial

You are Public Radio's best ambassador for encouraging others to listen to and support. Will you record a testimonial for us?

Why do you value WHRV & WHRO FM? Why should people support it? Be creative, musical, punny, inspiring – just be yourself. Most importantly, be sure to follow these rules:

  • Your testimonial should be about 45 seconds long (the shorter it is, the more frequently it might be aired).
  • Please tell us your name and why you love WHRV or WHRO FM.
  • Example "Hi I'm Connie Jones from Yorktown, I love WHRV because ... "
  • We'd love to hear your own original music, but please leave background music to us. We'll make sure everything's copyright friendly!

Please include your name, phone number, email address and mailing address (so we send you a thank you gift for your participation) with your submission.

 

2. Submit Your Testimonial

There are a couple of different ways to submit your testimonial:

  • Voicemail: Prepare your thirty second testimonial, find a quiet spot, then leave it in a voicemail at 1-757-889-9105
  • iPhone: All recent iPhones have a built in app called Voice Memos. Open the app and record your pitch. You'll be able to listen to your recording, edit, delete, and re-record. When you're happy with it, press Done, save your voice memo, and email it straight from your iPhone to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
  • Android: Many Android phones come with a Voice Recorder app pre-installed. Open the app and record your pitch. You'll be able to listen to your recording, edit, delete, and re-record. When you're happy with it, save your voice memo, and email it straight from your Android to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Email: Record your pitch using any audio software, then send it in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SoundCloud: Record your pitch and post it to SoundCloud, then email the link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. Hear Your Testimonial

If we select your testimonial to be on the air, we want you to know about it!

  • We will contact you via e-mail if your testimonial is going to be broadcast on air.
  • We'll also post some of our favorite submissions below. Check back for updates.

Need inspiration?

Check out these listener testimonials:

We're always hearing from our listeners about how much they love WHRV and why they choose to support us. In fact, we've heard you make the case far better than we ever could! If you’ve ever listened to a membership drive and thought, “I could do that!”… now is your chance! We're turning the tables and asking you to record your best testimonial for supporting WHRC.

We might use your testimonial on the radio or online to help encourage others to support WHRV. You can record your testimonial on your smartphone and send an MP3 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and that's it! You might hear yourself on the air.


1. Craft Your Testimonial

You are WHRV’s best ambassador for encouraging others to listen to and support. Will you record a testimonial for us?

Why do you value WHRV? Why should people support it? Be creative, musical, punny, inspiring – just be yourself. Most importantly, be sure to follow these rules:

  • Your testimonial should be about 30 seconds (the shorter it is, the more frequently it might be aired).
  • Your testimonial must end by asking others to make a contribution to the membership drive.
  • Your testimonial must include either our donation line phone number 757-889-9466 or whrv.org.
  • We'd love to hear your own original music, but please leave background music to us. We'll make sure everything's copyright friendly!

Please include your name, phone number, email address and mailing address (so we send you a thank you gift for your participation) with your submission.

 

2. Submit Your Testimonial

There are a couple of different ways to submit your testimonial:

  • Voicemail: Prepare your thirty second testimonial, find a quiet spot, then leave it in a voicemail at 1-757-889-9105
  • iPhone: All recent iPhones have a built in app called Voice Memos. Open the app and record your pitch. You'll be able to listen to your recording, edit, delete, and re-record. When you're happy with it, press Done, save your voice memo, and email it straight from your iPhone to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   
  • Android: Many Android phones come with a Voice Recorder app pre-installed. Open the app and record your pitch. You'll be able to listen to your recording, edit, delete, and re-record. When you're happy with it, save your voice memo, and email it straight from your Android to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Email: Record your pitch using any audio software, then send it in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SoundCloud: Record your pitch and post it to SoundCloud, then email the link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3. Hear Your Testimonial

If we select your testimonial to be on the air, we want you to know about it!

  • We will contact you via e-mail if your testimonial is going to be broadcast on air.
  • We'll also post some of our favorite submissions below. Check back for updates.

Need inspiration?

Check out these listener testimonials:

 

StoryCorpsU (SCU) is a year-long, cross-disciplinary (language arts, media, history), youth development program designed for 9th and 10th graders to help students develop:

  • Self and social awareness—social and emotional learning competencies;
  • Academic skills—speaking, listening, and analytical and critical thinking; and
  • Strengthened school relationships.

SCU uses StoryCorps’ tested interviewing techniques—combined with outstanding radio broadcasts and animated shorts—to support high school students in the development of identity and in drawing connections between their unique strengths and the college application process. 

4 Tips for an Effective Interview

This episode demonstrates the Four Tips for an Effective Interview:  

1.) Talk about big important subjects;

2.) Use open ended questions;

3.) Follow up with more questions;

4.) Pay attention to the interviewee

 

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