WHRO Public Media
Long known for its public service mission, WHRO is the only public broadcasting station in the United States that is owned by a collaboration of 21 local public school districts. Through WHRO TV, WHRO FM, WHRV FM, its digital platforms, and educational content delivered online to more than 286,000 students and 25,000 teachers, WHRO enriches the lives of the people of Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina every day. WHRO has been committed to excellence in public media. Today, WHRO's consumer base resides throughout Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.
Writers' Block: Pride Edition on June 16 at 7:00 will feature the stories and poetry of the gay community, and friends of the gay community, sharing their triumphs, struggles, and the ultimate journey which celebrates Pride. Local authors can submit their original work here. All submissions must be able to be read in a period no longer than 7 minutes, contain no profanity/obscenity, and not defame any individual or group. All submissions will be reviewed for appropriate length and content. All material must be read by the author and between 5 to 9 minutes long.
The deadline to submit is Thursday, June 6, 2020. All applicants will be notified by June 9, 2020.
The event will be Thursday, June 16, 2022, 7:00 at WHRO Public Media, 5200 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508.
Thank you for your interest in collaborating with WHRO.
WHRO is proud to showcase many hours of independently
produced content across our multiple platforms, including WHRO TV, WHRO World,
WHRO Create, WHRV 89.5 FM and WHRO 90.3 FM, AltRadio, WFOS and WHRO.org.
We are excited to work with innovative independent producers and filmmakers
from our region and across Virginia.
Below you will find our online application, including a
place to post your work sample and our submission release form. The information
you provide will help us review your program or proposal.
WHRO receives many more submissions and proposals than we
could possibly use across our platforms. However, best efforts will be made to
respond to all inquiries within six weeks of the submission date.
Please note that WHRO does not currently have dedicated
funding for the production of independent projects, or the staff capacity to
help you raise funds. Resources WHRO can offer include:
in-kind production and post-production services
letters of support
broadcast or streaming on our platforms
We are most interested in content that is directly related
to our mission of educating, enlightening and inspiring our members, listeners
, and viewers across the state. Topics and areas of interest include:
local and state history
sea level rise
diversity and race
Topics or types of programming we are not interested in
commercial or promotional programs
Independent productions may be presented as series, stand-
alone programs, or folded into some of our current productions, like Curate, or Another View. WHRO is also seeking digital content for whro.org and our other digital platforms.
We look forward to reviewing your materials.