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Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend on The Acoustic Highway

The Acoustic Highway celebrates  Memorial Day with music from James McMurtry, Simon and Garfunkel and  Johnny Cash, all with tunes celebrating the holiday.  Also, music from local and regional artists Skip Friel, Paul Norfleet, and Doug Alan Wilcox.  We’ll also feature music from Kacey Musgraves, and, we’ll hear a rare track of Roseanne Cash teaming with David Byrne of the Talking Heads, captured live on the Columbia Records Radio Hour. It’s a great night of music, plus you probably have Monday off- so tune in for the Highway. Sunday night at 9 on 89.5.

Barry Graham used to arrive at WHRO with a briefcase full of papers and lesson plans. For 32 years he taught US and Virginia Government in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. While teaching was always his first love, radio was a close second. While attending Old Dominion, Barry was program director at WODU, the college radio station. After graduating, he came to WHRO as an overnight announcer. Originally intending to stay on only while completing graduate school, he was soon hooked on Public Radio and today is the senior announcer on WHRV. In 2001, Barry earned his Ph.D in Urban Studies by writing a history of WHRO and analyzing its impact upon local education, policy and cultural arts organizations.