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John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.

Articles by John Ogle

Henrico Base Avertest Monitors Addiction Program Patients

Avertest, based in Henrico County, offers a unique service to individuals in addiction treatment programs. They work with court related behavioral health programs and treatment providers.

Co-owner Jason Herzog explained that he and Jeff Herr acquired a company in 2011 and transformed it.

Patients interact daily with 30 second check in and provide specimens regularly. All become part of their data profile.

A Sky Show Tonight: Lunar Eclipse And A Comet

This will be kind of an exciting weekend in the heavens. A lunar eclipse and a comet will be visible pretty much everywhere on earth.

Astronomer Justin Bartel, at the Science Museum of Virginia, said the moon should be very bright. “When it is a full moon it is going to line up perfectly with the earth’s shadow, so it’s going to just graze the edge of the earth’s shadow and give us partial penumbral eclipse,” said Bartel.

The Book of Mormon Opens at Atria Theatre

Last night’s (2/8) opening of The Book of Mormon at the Altria Theatre ended with a full house standing ovation.

The 2011 Tony Award® Winner for Best Musical satirizes Mormon mission trips. It is very high energy.

John Garry, who plays Elder Thomas, also known as Elder PopTarts, said to keep up that energy, diet and exercise are important for the actors but he also invests himself in what’s going on.

The Book of Mormon also satirizes Broadway shows. John explained that it kind of sneaks up on you.

Ukrops Prepared Foods Moving to More Stores

With the Martin’s chain closing its stores in Richmond, Ukrop’s popular prepared foods are now available in a number of other stores.

The Ukrop’s heat and serve meals, desserts, and baked goods have been a mainstay in Richmond since 1989. President and CEO Bobby Ukrop said, “Our products will be available in Kroger, our Libbie Market, there’ll be a couple of dozen items in Wegmans, we sell sandwiches and salads at the airport, but most of the over 400 items from the Ukrop’s brand and bakery and deli will be in the Kroger stores.”

Rev. Doug Burgoyne Has Died

The Rev. Doug Burgoyne, a well known and much loved Episcopal Priest in the Diocese of Virginia, has died. Fr. Burgoyne was the former Rector of All Saints Church on River Road.

After retiring, he served as interim Rector of St. Martin’s Church in Henrico.

The Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick, assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, knew him well. His parishoners, Bishop Gulick said, knew Fr. Doug was there for them when needed day or night 24-7.

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