Program areas at Hampton Roads Educational Telecommunications Association
BROADCAST AND DIGITAL CONTENT- WHRO is the the local public television broadcaster in eastern Virginia, providing quality television programming on four channels 24 hours a day. From childrens shows like Sesame Street, Daniel Tigers Neighborhood and Ready, Jet, Go! To PBS showcase programs like NOVA, Masterpiece, PBS Newshour, American Experience and Frontline, WHRO TV 15 provides quality programming for all ages. Local broadcasts and digital content include, Curate, Cinema 15, Music & Might, local Congressional and Senatorial Debates and a documentaries such as #YoungSingersProject and Comedy Bootcamp. WHRO broadcasts educational television that delights children while building reading, science, technology and math skills, programs for life-long learning, public affairs analysis and documentaries, performance programming celebrating cultural diversity and the country, acclaimed history, science and nature programming, and the best in Independent Films. WHRV 89.5 FM radio is the place to hear NPR programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, American Public Medias Marketplace, as well as alternative, jazz and folk music. Call in shows HearSay with Cathy Lewis and Another View hosted by Barbara Hamm Lee provide a forum to the open exchange of ideas and opinions. Podcasts/Broadcasts include Mind Over Manners, Out the Box Album of the Week, This Week in Mal's World, Opening Night with Rebecca Evans, Birdnotes, Strome Business Minute, Educationally Speaking, The Emerging Leaders Smart Pill, Writer's Block and Arts Conversations. WHRO 90.3 FM radio provides 24-hour classical music and fine arts programming and is an important connection between the many fine performing arts organizations in the area and the community through partnerships to record and broadcast concerts, promote events, and highlight the rich cultural offerings of our region including broadcasts of performances by visiting artists with the Virginia Arts Festival, Virginia Symphony and Virginia Opera.
EDUCATION - HRETA, Inc., owned by 21 Virginia School Divisions, delivers early learning, teacher training, and online content creation and distribution services, including 24 online high school education courses correlated to the Virginia Standards of Learning, and a digital asset library of over 163,000 rich media elements provided to all 100,000 registered public, private and home school teachers and students, and all school divisions in the state. We also provide online high school and college dual credit Advanced Placement courses, offered through Virtual Virginia, a service of the Virginia Department of Education.
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY - Serving the needs of the community, providing internet access to schools and students, and telecommunications for cell phone companies 24/7, 365 days. Provides technology services to the internal staff and platforms for streaming services. Provides maintenance, repair and engineering services for television and radio studios and our transmitters located throughout eastern Virginia.