Historian Nelson Lankford spoke on April 2, 2015 at St. Paul’s Church on the 150th anniversary of the evacuation of Richmond in the final days of the Civil War.
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
Historian Edward Ayers talks with WCVE's Wayne Farrar about the evacutation and burning of Richmond and the emancipation of slaves in April, 1865. www.richmondsjourney.org
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.
ABC profits are soaring, as Virginians bought more alcohol in the state's ABC stores and in restaurants this last fiscal year. Charles Fishburne reports.
WCVE Newscast at 8:04 am, October 29, 2013.
Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics talks to Wayne Farrar about JFK's legacy.
The Associated Press reports that two people with knowledge of the situation say the FBI has begun looking at the relationship between Gov. Bob McDonnell and his family and the head of a company under investigation.
On the final day of its session, the General Assembly overcame an impasse on road funding and Medicaid expansion. (due to digital delay, a few seconds of surrounding program may be heard.)
WCVE Newscast at 8:04 am, Dec. 11, 2012.
(Due to digital delay of live broadcast, a few seconds of sourrounding program may be heard.)