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The Acoustic Highway Welcomes the Arrival of Summer

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The Acoustic Highway celebrates the official arrival of summer with music from Dave Mallet, Garnett Rogers, David Francey, and from local artists- Dahna Rowe, Mike Aiken, Dustin Furlow, and Tret Fure. We’ll also hear from The Flatlanders- Butch Hancock, Joe Eley, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. They originally formed in 1972, but their solo careers lead them away from recording together for another 30 years. In 2002, they released “Now Again” with the track “South Wind of Summer” on the album. It’s going to be a scorcher of a weekend- stay inside, crank up the ac, and welcome the first Sunday of Summer, 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.