The 35th Annual Virginia Lake Festival will welcome an expected 100,000 visitors Thursday through Saturday.
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
The Second Annual James River Expedition is underway. On Saturday, students who paddled the first of three segments of the James arrived in Cartersville. John Ogle reports.
The School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) has launched a summer stock program for young actors, musicians, singers, dancers, and theater techs. They're producing two shows, "Chicago" and "Noises Off."
The nonprofit Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis has released the first of what will be three reports on taxpayers' money and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
People who live in Goochland, Louisa, and Fluvanna counties may notice a low flying plane over the next few days. It’s involved in some follow-up science on last summer's earthquake. WCVE Correspondent John Ogle reports.
It has been reported that there will be a shortage of 280,000 math and science teachers by 2015. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, working with a million dollar grant from Altria, has added two new Teacher Quality and Retention Programs to 48 others in session nationwide. One is at Tennessee State College in Nashville, the other is at Virginia State University. John Ogle reports.
U. S. Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) was pleased that a Pentagon proposal to raise health care fees for military retirees apparently has died with the Senate Armed Services Committee refusal to back it. He spoke with John Ogle.
It's taken a while, but the Prince George County School Board has adopted a budget for the next school year.
A discussion this evening at 5:30 at the Virginia Historical Society will consider the massive, often overlooked battles on the outskirts of Richmond that happened in June and July of 1862.
This fall, for the first time since 1998, the Dalai Lama will speak in Charlottesville.