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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Telecommunications

Mission: To enhance the lives of the citizens in the communities it serves by responding to their need to be engaged, educated, entertained and enlightened.

Programs: Education - hreta, inc. , owned by 19 virginia school divisions, delivers online education and media services, including 22 online high school education courses correlated to the virginia standards of learning, and a digital asset library of over 90,000 rich media elements provided to over 140,000 registered teachers and students, and all school divisions in the state. We also provide online high school and college dual credit advanced placement courses, offered through virtual virginia, as a service of the virginia department of education.

broadcast content - whro is the only public television broadcaster in southeastern virginia, providing quality television programming on four channels 24 hours a day. From children's shows like sesame street, daniel tiger's neighborhood and super why! To pbs showcase programs like nova, masterpiece, pbs newshour, american experience and the much beloved british comedies, whro-tv 15 provides quality programming for all ages. Whro broadcasts educational television that delights children while building reading, science, technology and math skills, programs for life-long learning, public affiars analysis and documentaries, performance programming celebrating cultural diversity and the country, acclaimed history, science and nature programming, and the best in british television. Classical whrv 89. 5 fm radio is the place to hear npr programs like morning edition and all things considered, american public media's marketplace, as well as alternative, jazz and folk music. Call-in shows hearsay with cathy lewis and another view hosted by barbara hamm lee provide a forum to the open exchange of ideas and opinions. Whro 90. 3 fm radio provides 24-hour classical music and fine arts programming and is an important connection between the many fine performing arts organizations in the area and the community through partnerships to record and broadcast concerts, promote events, and highlight the rich cultural offerings of our region including broadcasts of performances by visiting artists with the virginia arts festival, virginia symphony and virginia opera. Additional initiatives and online resources:the whro voice is a radio reading service for the visually and physically challenged, featuring readings of the virginian pilot, the daily press, and other area publications. The scene showcases the arts in hampton roads in a new way, covering emerging artists and their projects in our community with special feature webisodes. Let's eat is a blog pleasing local appetites for news and insights for the foodie. Whro's veteran's project is an online initiative to facilitate dialogue about veteran's issues and provide resources for solutions.

engineering and technology - serving the needs of internal staff, providing internet access to schools and students, and telecommunications for cell phone companies 24/7 365 days a year.

production & public information programs. To provide public information and to support the activities of whro.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Racist, Sexist and in general a disgrace to the public they serve. WHRO “claims” to be a free and fair contributor to the communities around them. They are far from this. I am a White Male and my wife is a White Female. They broadcast shows portraying women and other races in lives that are handed less of a chance than those of the typical middle class White Male. I’d like to personally throw the Bullshit Flag. My White Female wife has her degree and makes more than me… Oh and did I mention I don’t beat her or throw her in the kitchen? HER Dream is to be a stay at home Mom and we cannot accomplish this because MOST families need two incomes to survive. We have gone through Bankruptcy and that being said… We fought for 5 years just to pay the bills before we decided to file. We do not file every 7 years like most of the “privileged” African Americans that are “OWED” everything by GENERATIONS that had nothing to do with slavery or the lack of care of their race. WHRO is a fraudulent, bias and in general revolting representation of the public it so called “represents.” To WHRO I’d like to say, “Get a clue. It is HARDER for a White Male or White Female to get financial aid or any type of government aid than any other race.” As far as Sex goes… women’s rights? REALLY? More women in the “community” are more interested in FAMILY VALUES than they are in so called sexual biases that do not exist other than in your pathetic imaginations. If you would really like to tackle a topic, tackle one such as, “What it is that the 21st Century White Male REALLY owes the Feminist and Racist Media and populations that watch and support you?” We did not enslave or degrade or in general belittle, harbor ill feelings about or personally place in a place of financial hardship any RACE, SEX or GENDER! So Tank your garbage and kiss my ASS!

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