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Beat the Summer Heat with This June Program Lineup

We're heating up your summer with a great lineup of June programs—no sunglasses required! From arts programs and concerts to drama, cooking and nature, WHRO TV has your must-watch TV this summer.

As we celebrate Pride Month and Juneteenth, we also have several programs on both TV and radio that celebrate diversity reflect the beautiful mosaic of our nation.

Check out the highlighted programs below.

WHRO TV - Primetime

Curate - Fridays, May 1-June 28, 8:30 p.m.

Finding Your Roots, Tuesdays, June 11-25, 8 p.m.

Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano, Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m.

Freddie Mercury: The Tribute Concert, Saturday, June 1, 9:30 p.m.

Disco: Soundtrack to a Revolution – Tuesday, June 4, 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Darius Rucker: Live from Nashville, Thursday, June 6, 8:00 p.m.

Doo Wop, Pop and Soul Generations, Saturday, June 8, 8:00 p.m.

Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia: Live in Concert, Saturday, June 8, 10:30 p.m.

Gospel! Live! Sunday, June 9, 8:00 p.m.

Gospel, Sunday, June 9, 11:00 p.m.

Frontline: Crisis on Campus, Tuesday, June 11, 10:00 p.m.

Secrets of the Dead: Decoding Hieroglyphics, Wednesday, June 12, 10:00 p.m.

Granchester, Season 9, Sundays, June 16-August 4, 9:00 p.m.

DI Ray, Sundays, June 16 –July 21, 10 p.m.

The Great American Recipe, Mondays, June 17 – August 12, 9:00 p.m.

Disco: Soundtrack to a Revolution – Tuesdays, June 18 – July 2, 9:00 p.m.

Becoming Frieda Kahlo, Tuesdays, June 18 – July 2, 10 p.m.

Dynamic Planet, Wednesdays, June 19 –July 10, 8:00 p.m.

Hope in the Water, Wednesdays, June 19 – July 3, 9:00 p.m.

NOVA: Alaskan Dinosaurs, Wednesday, June 19, 10 p.m.

The Great American Recipe, Fridays, June 21 –August 16, 9:00 p.m.

Roots of Comedy with Jesus Trejo, Fridays, June 21 –July 5, 10 p.m.

POV: King Coal, Monday, June 24, 10:00 p.m.

Death in Paradise, Thursdays, June 13-27, 10:00 p.m.

Saturday/Sunday Afternoons

Disco: Soundtrack to a Revolution – Saturday, June 8, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Gospel, Sunday, June 9, 3:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Reel South, Saturday, June 15, 4:00 p.m.

My Music with Rhiannon Giddens: Mazz Swift, Saturday, June 15, 5:30 p.m.

Austin City Limits: Adrian Quesada Bleros Psicodelicos, Saturday, June 15, 6:00 p.m.

Buffalo Soldiers, Sunday, June 16, 2:30 p.m.

Austin City Limits: Allisson Russell, Sunday, June 16, 6:00 p.m.

After Action, Sundays, June 16 –July 28, 7:00 p.m.

My Music with Rhiannon Giddens: Sandeep Das, Saturday, June 22, 5:30 p.m.

American Masters: Little Richard, Sunday, June 23, 2:00 p.m.

Austin City Limits: Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Saturday, June 30, 6:00 p.m.

Independent Lens: Breaking the News, Sundays, June 30, 2:00 p.m.

History with David Rubenstein, Sundays, 5:30 p.m.

WHRV 89.5 FM

Acoustic Highway - All month
All month, featured artists, plus a full-hour special on June 23rd—Pride on the Highway—Acoustic Highway proudly presents gay and lesbian artists, including Narissa Bond, Tom Goss, Tret Fure, Brandi Carlile, Ty Hendon, Brandy Clark, T.J. Osborne, and others who have blazed a trail of musical acceptance for the gay community.

Investigative Feature: History of Gay Bars In Hampton Roads - week of June 23rd
WHRV will present a news/investigative feature on the history of legendary gay bars inside the Hampton Roads community. Dating to the 1950s, there were a series of underground gay bars in downtown Norfolk. Those numbers increased into the 60s and 70s as white flight ravaged downtown- rents were cheap, and the bars- were on the outskirts of where residents would venture ( one person said- it was only gay men that dared to venture into downtown areas after dark) and in places where the gay community could openly socialize. The 1960s and 70s brought a greater openness and a more significant number of openly gay bars in the region. Today, only a small handful remain- largely due to the redevelopment of downtown and, some say, social media- which has taken the place of these physical meeting places. The history of the gay bar scene in Hampton Roads- will air the week of June 23rd.

40 Acres and A Lie | Tuesdays, June 18, June 25, and July 2 - Noon
This June, tune in to 895 WHRV for the groundbreaking series, "40 Acres and A Lie." Dive deep into the heart-wrenching history and broken promises of the infamous "40 Acres and a Mule" government initiative. Through newly digitized Civil War-era records, this series uncovers the forgotten stories of over 1,200 formerly enslaved individuals given land—only to have it cruelly snatched away.

  • Shocking Revelations: Witness the dark side of American history as the government's fleeting promise of freedom and property reverts under pressure, leaving deep scars still felt today.
  • Wealth and Loss: Follow the money trail to modern-day gated communities in South Carolina and Georgia, where land once promised to freed slaves now houses million-dollar estates.
  • A Click to the Past: Explore nearly 2 million Freedmen's Bureau records through an interactive online tool, unveiling personal and painful losses.

WHRO 90.3 FM

WHRO FM continues to celebrate diversity by featuring works from composers and artists of all ethnicities and cultures. This month they are featuring the programs below.

New program for the summer, Classical Americana – 13-week series will air Thursdays at 9 p.m., June 6-August 29
In June we’ll begin a summer road trip with pianist and broadcaster Lara Downes on ‘Classical Americana,’ a 13-part series from Classical California. What’s the defining sound of American classical music? What people, stories, sights and sounds throughout American history built our unique classical tradition, and where does it go from here? On the premiere season of ‘Classical Americana’, iconoclastic pianist Lara Downes drives you down the highways and byways of American music, with roadside discoveries and detours to the crossroads where musical traditions merge and transform. Thursdays at 9 p.m. on WHRO-FM, beginning June 6.

Proud to Be from American Public Media - Sat. June 22, 5 p.m.
Pride Month is a wonderful time to celebrate our unique identities and to reflect on how pride and authenticity show up in our lives. We asked classical musicians in the LGBTQIA community about their thoughts on Pride. The answers we got were incredibly diverse and thought-provoking. This one-hour special brings all of those thoughts to you punctuated with music performed, conducted or composed by these featured artists.

Stay up to date on all of our programs by visiting our schedules page.

We also offer a printable TV Guide that can be downloaded or mailed to you.