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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

Kosmo Machine in Henrico is Expanding and Hiring

Kosmo Machine, Inc. has a 62,000 square foot office and manufacturing plant near Richmond International Airport. Ted and Pat Smook started off in 1976. Kosmo is an anagram of their name. In August, the company invested a million dollars in new equipment and added 30 jobs.

Pat Smook said they’re still looking for good people and they offer training.

"If you have strong math skills, strong mechanical ability, if you enjoy taking things apart and putting them back together then, as a rule, you would make a good machinist."