Educational Institutions

Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

  • Norfolk, VA
  • www.whro.org

Mission Statement

WHRO will meet the educational, informational and cultural needs of the people of Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina through non-commercial broadcasting and educational telecommunications technologies and services, thereby improving and enriching the quality of life for people of the region. Consistent with this mission and its tradition, WHRO will continue to explore, research, demonstrate, create and distribute software (programming) and train others in its application to learning and public service.

service areas

Virginia

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Areas Served Narrative

WHRO serves all zip codes within the following cities and counties: Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Isle of Wight County, Franklin, Williamsburg, the Middle Pennsula, the Upper Peninsula, James City and York counties, Emporia, the Eastern Shore and portions of northeastern North Carolina.

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ruling year

1969

Principal Officer since 2007

Bert Schmidt

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Keywords

media online digital educational entertainment

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EIN

54-0843118

 Number

5551709658

Also Known As

WHRO

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Raising & Fund Distribution (Uun)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Impact statement

WHRO is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the citizens in the communities it serves by responding to their need to be engaged, educated, entertained and enlightened.

Programs

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Program 1

Public Television - Broadcast of educational, cultural and informational television programs through cooperation with PBS and other public television stations.Public radio - Broadcast on two radio stations: 89.5 WHRV-FM brings the world to you with the latest news and perspectives on it from NPR and the BBC overnight, compelling documentaries and information programs from NPR and PRI, and opportunities for listener's voices to be heard locally, nationally and even internationally. WHRO-FM 90.3 is one of the premier classical radio stations in the East, offering the world's greatest music 24-hours-a-day. Experienced and engaging announcers play music to suit every part of the day; music to energize, enlighten and inspire. WHRO-FM is live and local 16 hours a day, an important part of the cultural community in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Productions - Virginia Conversations is a multi-year citizen engagement project that uses public broadcasting programming, outreach and multimedia capabilities to inform and engage citizens about important public issues. School Talk is a weekly magazine program for educators featuring utilization tips for upcoming WHRO programs, interviews with organizations offering educational outreach, on-location segments featuring area education events and the School Of The Week website highlights local schools throughout the year. Net Files is a monthly in-service magazine program shows educators the tools and equipment needed to be Net Wise as on-air instructor Tom Doering features the latest and greatest educational web tools and sites.

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Population Served

service areas

Virginia

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Areas Served Narrative

WHRO serves all zip codes within the following cities and counties: Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Hampton, Newport News, Isle of Wight County, Franklin, Williamsburg, the Middle Pennsula, the Upper Peninsula, James City and York counties, Emporia, the Eastern Shore and portions of northeastern North Carolina.

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Funding Needs

WHRO's needs are the Radio Expansion Initiative that will ensure our radio footprint matches our school district ownership. WHRO has acquired radio stations and set up transmitters to expand and improve our coverage area in the Middle Peninsula, Virginia Beach's North End, Williamsburg, James City and York counties, Emporia and the Eastern Shore. An additional need is for an increased endowment that will help WHRO achieve its strategic objectives, strengthen the Station's financial position and provide WHRO with the necessary fiscal flexibility to address essential programming needs as they develop over the coming decade. Finally, WHRO requires funding to continue providing exemplary instructional resources through the Hampton Roads Virtual Learning Center, eMediaVA, Virtual Virginia Advanced Placement School and on-demand digital media that directly impacts classroom teachers and students.

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HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Bert Schmidt

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Randy Webb

Signature

Term: July 2015 - June 2017

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