High School Communications Partnership
<v Host>In the late 1980s, WHRO President John Morrison and WHRO <v Host>Radio Vice President Vian Webb began developing the idea of <v Host>a high school broadcasting partnership. <v Host>The idea of the partnership was to provide professional workshops and <v Host>seminars dealing with the entire spectrum of broadcasting, as well as providing <v Host>students access to those school divisions with broadcasting facilities. <v Host>[music] By 1991, students were on the air with the program Open <v Host>Lines originating from the Newport News Public Schools radio studios <v Host>and airing on WHRV F.M., as well as area students broadcasting <v Host>on the two student operated school F.M. <v Host>stations. York County's WYCS FM and Chesapeake <v Host>Public Schools WFOS F.M. <v Host>In addition, workshops were held on both Southside and the Peninsula, <v Host>bringing together students and broadcasters.
<v Host>A wealth of experience was shared by these broadcasters. <v Host>The workshops also included print journalists, and by 1992 <v Host>the partnership had been expanded to become the Regional High School Communications <v Host>Partnership, with an emphasis on communications in its many forms. <v Host>[music] The <v Host>broadcasts from Newport News Schools being aired on WHRV F.M. <v Host>have now become Studio E, a weekly program dealing with educational <v Host>topics and news from the School World. <v Host>More workshops and seminars are planned for this coming year, and students will be <v Host>afforded the opportunity to learn more about the rapidly evolving world of <v Host>communications. You'll hear these students on WHRV, <v Host>WYCS, and WFOS at all hours. <v Host>One example is on election day, when a big team of student reporters from South <v Host>Side and the Peninsula team up for the most comprehensive local election coverage
<v Host>to be found anywhere on Hampton Roads Radio. <v Host>The world of telecommunications is a fascinating and rapidly growing area. <v Host>The students of Hampton Roads have a unique opportunity to become a part of this <v Host>communications revolution, thanks to the Regional High School Communications Partnership. <v Host>[music] Through workshops, on air experience, participation <v Host>in activities occurring at WHRO and other opportunities for enhancement, <v Host>students from throughout Hampton Roads are on the cutting edge of communications. <v Host>The stars are the limit for the student wishing to become a part of communications. <v Host>The Regional High School Communications Partnership, WHRO area <v Host>schools and regional communications entities joining together to bring the future <v Host>to the students of today. [music]
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- WHRO (Television station : Norfolk, Va.)
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- The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
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- "Our entry in Category 7 illustrates a body of work achieved in 1994 which we feel exemplifies meritorious service to the community. Building on our 33 year history of education and public service, we are utilizing the latest technologies to provide community-wide outreach and access to education, information and culture. In addition to the 230,000 households that watch our TV stations, the 140,000 radio listeners and the more than 200,000 students and the 17,000 teachers who use our educational TV services weekly, WHRO helps geographically disadvantaged nurses on the eastern shore earn college degrees, brings daily newspapers via audio to the print handicapped, operates a higher educational channel by [microwave] links, allows students and educators daily access to the internet via our Learning Link, and sends staff members for personal appearances in classrooms, civic meetings and concert appearances. Colleagues and Community leaders view WHRO as a model public telecommunications center for the 21st century. Please find enclosed notebooks on (1) a General WHRO Overview (2) Educational achievements (3) Informational achievements and (4) Cultural achievements. Marked videotapes and audiotapes accompany the printed materials."--1994 Peabody Awards entry form. This focuses on the WHRO High School Communications Partnership.
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Narrator: Jones, Raymond
Producing Organization: WHRO (Television station : Norfolk, Va.)
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The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the
University of Georgia
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- Chicago: “High School Communications Partnership,” 1994, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-2j6833nx9v.
- MLA: “High School Communications Partnership.” 1994. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-2j6833nx9v>.
- APA: High School Communications Partnership. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-2j6833nx9v