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WHRO Public Media is the region’s largest media company.


15 | 15.1 | Cox 15 | Cox 1015 | FiOS 15 |
FiOS 515 | Charter 5 | Charter 705

WHRO World
15.2 | Cox 107 | FiOS 460


WHRO Create
15.4 | Cox 109 | FiOS 463

15.3 | Cox 108 | Charter Digital 120 | FiOS 462

FNX - First Nations Experience
15.5 | Cox 106


WHRV FM 89.5
WHRO FM 90.3
Time Machine Radio 88.7 & 99.3
AltRadio (altradio.org)
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WHRO Public Media Coverage Map with 21 owner school divisions represented in yellow

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Founded in 1961
The FCC awarded a license to Vincent J. Thomas and Hunter B. Andrews, of the Norfolk and Hampton school systems respectively, to operate Virginia’s first non-commercial, educational television station. WHRO broadcast as Home Room One as a way to use television to assist with teaching in the classroom.

These efforts expanded to other school systems, and today WHRO Public Media is owned by a group of 21 local public school districts collectively known as the Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association. Through WHRO TV, WHRO FM, WHRV FM, WFOS FM, its website, and educational content delivered online to more than 286,000 students and 25,000 teachers, WHRO enriches the lives of the people of Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina every day.

Hunter B. Andrews and Vincent J. Thomas

WHRO TV Channel 15 Building


WHRO is committed to ensuring local journalism thrives in the region. Our journalists enjoy the capacity to deliver news across a variety of platforms. As we expand our newsroom, we are providing in-depth coverage of local issues
through our broadcasts, websites, podcasts and other resources.

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WHRO News has won awards from:
Virginia Association of Broadcasters
Public Media Journalists Association
Virginia's Associated Press Broadcasters

Award-winning coverage includes reports on:

  • affordable housing
  • culture and equity
  • sea-level rise
  • healthcare
  • military
  • veterans


Educators in Virginia have come to rely on WHRO Education to help them meet the needs of their students.

WHRO Education produces products, programs and resources for educators, students, and families. Many on our team are licensed Virginia educators and hold advanced educational degrees. From providing hands-on workshops about the newest educational technology to creating SOL-aligned curriculum, WHRO Education supports Virginia’s teachers with innovative classroom resources and exceptional professional development.

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Some of our services to educators include:

  • Online courses used in high schools throughout Virginia
  • eMediaVA, a web-based library of multimedia learning objects available to every student in Virginia
  • An extensive catalog of professional development and continuing education courses
  • Literacy Van, STEM Van, and Environmental Van that visits schools, libraries and community centers throughout the region, presenting educational programs, hands-on activities and learning resources for students.
  • Conduct the regional spelling bee, Great Computer Challenge, and PBS Kids Writers Contest


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