Category Archives: Virginia Water Radio

On Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 18, 2018: Fish, Scenery, History, and More on the South Fork Holston River

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of June 18, 2018, is “Introducing the South Fork Holston River.”  The 4 min./5 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2018/06/episode-425-6-18-18-introducing-south.html, is the first in a series of summer 2018 episodes on relatively small and perhaps less well-known Virginia waterways.

425 Image 1 South Fork Holston River along Teas Road near Suguar Grove Smyth County Va AUDIO HERE in Episode 425 Jun11 2018South Fork Holston River in Smyth County, Va., June 11, 2018


Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for the week of June 11, 2018: On a Spring of Summer Evening at a Virginia Riverside, What Might be that Baby Cry-like Sound?

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of June 11, 2018, is “Fowler’s Toad.”  The 3 min./24 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2018/06/episode-424-6-11-18-fowlers-toad.html, focuses on an amphibian whose “waah”-like breeding call sounds out along shallow waters during spring and summer in Virginia.


Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 6-4-18: Atlantic Tropical Storm Season 2018 Preview

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of June 4 2018, is “Alberto’s Arrival Announces the 2018 Atlantic Tropical Storm Season.”  The 4 min./12 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2018/06/episode-423-6-4-18-albertos-may-arrival.html, is Water Radio’s annual preview of the names of potential upcoming storms, with suggestions for getting prepared.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA outlook for the 2018 Atlantic Season is “Forecasters predict a near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season,” May 24, 2018,  online at http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/forecasters-predict-near-or-above-normal-2018-atlantic-hurricane-season.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for May 2018: Four Episodes on Watershed Connections of Western Virginia Rivers

For May 2018, Virginia Water Radio has series of four revisits to previous episodes on the watershed connections of western Virginia rivers.  The episodes are the following:

Episode 419, 5/7/18 – Meet the Big Sandy Watershed with “Three Forks of Sandy” by Bobby Taylor.

Episode 420, 5/14/18 – Exploring Virginia’s Tennessee River Tributaries Through “Clinch Mountain Quickstep” by Timothy Seaman.

Episode 421, 5/21/18 – Connecting Southwestern Virginia Waters to the Ohio River Through “Ohio Valley Rain” by Cornerstone.

Episode 422, 5/28/18 – Virginia and the Ohio River Valley Connect Through Watersheds, Wars, and Western Migration.

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Virginia’s major river basins.  The Virginia portion of the Big Sandy River watershed is shown in green at the lower left.  Map from Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/soil-and-water/wsheds, accessed 5/20/13.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 4-30-18: Water Questions on the Minds of Virginia High School and Middle School Students

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of April 30, 2018, is “Virginia Students Call Out Their Concerns about Water.”  The 4 min./04 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2018/04/episode-418-4-30-18-virginia-students.html, features Virginia high school and middle school students voicing water-related questions and issues of concern to them.  The students were participants at Kids Tech University-Graduate School held on April 21, 2018, by Virginia Tech’s Biocomplexity Institute.

The episode includes music by Virginia musicians Kat Mills of Blacksburg and Chamomile and Whiskey of Nelson County.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 4-23-18: Medication Disposal for Healthier Humans and Waterways

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of April 23, 2018, is “Disposing of Medications Properly for Human and Aquatic Health.”  The 3 min./42 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2018/04/episode-417-4-23-18-disposing-of.html, focuses on ways to keep unused medications out of the wrong hands and of waterways.  The episode coincides with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2018.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal here.U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEQ) logo for the April 2018 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, accessed online at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!

On Virginia Water Radio for 4-16-18: Catch Some Spring Fever from an Eastern Phoebe

Virginia Water Radio’s episode for the week of April 16, 2018, is “The Flycatching Eastern Phoebe’s Song Helps Listeners Catch Spring Fever.”  The 3 min./49 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2018/04/episode-416-4-16-18-flycatching-eastern.html, is an introduction a common Virginia member of the bird family of flycatchers.  The episode includes part of “Spring Fever” by John McCutcheon.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen or two!