To call Charley McDowell, who died Friday, a retired columnist doesn’t begin to say who he was.
Wayne Farrar is 88.9 WCVE’s news director and has been the local anchor of NPR’s Morning Edition since 1997. 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
Henricus Historical Park kicks off a year of commemorating the founding of the Citie of Henricus.
Bob Crum and Kim Scheeler describe collaborative effort of Richmond Regional Planning District Commission and Greater Richmond Chamber to develop strategic priorities for the region.