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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.

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