Exciting stuff! Starting this Friday at 4PM, I will be taking over WRIR's weekly radio news program, now called "Open Source RVA," along with fellow journalists Chris Dovi and Craig Belcher. The hour-long program will present local news, interviews and profiles every Friday on WRIR-LP 97.3 FM.
Here is the hot-off-the-printer press release about the program:
CRAIG BELCHER, CHRIS DOVI AND DON HARRISON TO HOST OPEN SOURCE RVA“Open Source RVA,” WRIR’s weekly newsmaker-interview program, will resume broadcasting on Friday, August 3, at a new time and with a new team of reporters behind the microphone. Area journalists Craig Belcher, Chris Dovi and Don Harrison will co-host and co-produce the revamped show, every Friday at 4 p.m., on WRIR 97.3 FM.Open Source RVA is a one-hour show dedicated to investigation, discussion and exploration of the deeper significance of local, regional and state news, political issues, culture and social trends. The show creator Will Synder moved to Massachusetts in June placing the program on hiatus. The suspension of the program was a deep loss to Richmond and WRIR. The combined news team of Belcher, Dovi and Harrison and their 61 years of combined news experience are fantastic replacements for the founding host.“Open Source RVA in many ways seeks to continue what began with Will Snyder’s effort, but with multiple co-hosts who can -- and will -- serve to create unique and valuable news content for WRIR and Richmond,” says Liz Humes, local programming manager and president of the Virginia Center for the Public Press.The term “open source” generally refers to a computer program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge. The radio program “Open Source” seeks to bring you news from expert sources who can peer behind the headlines to give deeper meaning to what is recounted elsewhere.