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.
Dominion Virginia Power put its Altavista Power Station on line Friday, fueled now by biomass instead of coal. The plants lower emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and mercury.
The Partnership For Families Northside is planning an open house on Saturday, August 3rd, to be sure that those who need their help know where to find them. The event will take place from 10 to 2 at the headquarters building at 800 West Graham Road.