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Wayne Farrar, retired 88.9 WCVE’s news director, was the local anchor of NPR’s Morning Edition 1997-2015. His first radio announcing job was in 1956 in Staunton. He also worked in radio in Williamsburg and in Roanoke, where he was a reporter-writer for WDBJ Radio-TV.

After a stint in Norfolk, he came to Richmond as the capitol reporter and news director for WRNL. In 1967, he became Richmond correspondent for The Roanoke Times and a weekend newscaster for WRVA, then worked in public information for state agencies before returning to broadcasting at WCVE in 1996.

A graduate of Bridgewater College, he studied journalism at Washington and Lee University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Articles by Wayne Farrar

Facts and Legends of the Hills of Richmond: Preface (2008)

Facts and Legends of the Hills of Richmond by Brooks Smith; Preface by Wayne Farrar (Originally published 2008).

Like a dowager queen concealing her fading beauty behind curtained windows, Richmond waits, contemplating her often splendid, sometimes misspent youth. Oh, the stories she could tell if only someone would listen.

Brooks Smith listens.