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Pickin on WHRV: My Dad's cds for Father's Day

A photo of Host Barry Graham's father, Herman Graham.
A photo of Host Barry Graham's father, Herman Graham.


Pickin on WHRV salutes dad on this week’s program with selections from host Barry Graham’s father’s Bluegrass cd collection. There will be music from the “Three Tenors of Bluegrass” cd with music from Mac Wiseman, Jim Silvers, and Bobby Osborne. Also, selections from the compilation cd “ Bluegrass for The Soul” with tracks from Carl Story and the Osborne Brothers. And from the father of Bluegrass music, a set from Bill Monroe, with the standards, Toy Heart, and Uncle Pen. Remember to tell Dad how much you learned from him and tune in this Father’s Day evening. Sunday night at 7 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.