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Celebrating Pride: On the Highway

Hampton Roads Pride

On this week’s Acoustic Highway, we continue our month-long Pride celebration with a set from Brandy Clark( who recently was interviewed on the Highway while in town for the Virginia Arts Festival), Brandi Carlile, KD Lang, and Martin Swinger. We’ll also have music from local and regional artists Logan Vath, Mercy Creek, and Noah Paley, as well as Richmond based legend Gerry Laverty. And, with Cyndi Lauper announcing her “Final Tour” we’ll have music from Steve Forbert, who like Lauper, had his career launched in the early 1980s and was featured in her “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” video. It’s a wide range of great artists, on the highway. Sunday night at 9 on WHRV.

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.