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Raymond Jones originally came to WHRO in 1983 as an announcer. In 1990, he became a Special Program Consultant to the Vice President of Public Radio Services, and in 1993 was named Vice President of Public Radio Services, as such Station Manager for 89.5 WHRV FM and 90.3 WHRO FM. Raymond now serves as the Cultural Resource Manager for WHRO.

Prior to being named to his current position, Raymond pursued a dual career as public educator and broadcaster. The broadcasting portion of his career began in 1961 on student radio station WFOS. From 1965 until 1970, he served as Program Director and later Station Manager of WRVC-FM in Norfolk.

In 1970, he became Operations Manager for WCPK in Chesapeake, leaving there to help start the area's first public radio station, WTGM in Norfolk (the station that was to become WHRO FM). He joined the staff of WGH-FM in 1974 as an announcer. While there, he also became Program Director and General Manager of Chesapeake Public Schools station WFOS (in 1980), and later founded the Chesapeake city/schools cable TV station, ACC 40, serving as its General Manager. While with Chesapeake Schools, he and his students were awarded the AECT-Britannica Crystal for TV production and won a United Press International award for documentary production. Raymond has also received awards from the Virginia State Department of Vocational Education, the City of Portsmouth, the Chesapeake School Board, the Chesapeake Crime Prevention Council and the Chesapeake Police department for video productions.

As an educator, Raymond taught in the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake school systems. He was a Media Specialist, Gifted and Talented instructor, broadcast instructor, and for 10 years served as the Public Communications Supervisor/Spokesman for Chesapeake Public Schools. He has held adjunct faculty positions with Christopher Newport College and the University of Virginia and has also lectured at Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech.

Raymond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/Library Science from Old DOminion University, a Masters degree in Educational Media from Virginia State University, and two Certificates of Advanced Graduate Studies: one from Old Dominion University; and, one from Virginia Tech and State University. He has completed additional coursework at the University of Virginia, Norfolk State University and James Madison University; in June 1997, Raymond received a Doctorate in Education Administration from Virginia Tech.

Raymond resides in Providence Forge.

You can reach Raymond at Raymond.Jones@whro.org.

Soloist

Musician Second Class Mark Huskey is originally from Winchester, Tennessee. MU2 Huskey attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and was enrolled in the New England Conservatory’s Preparatory Division and was a member the Boston Youth Symphony. After leaving Boston, he attended the Cleveland Institute of Music where he completed a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Flute Performance with a minor in Music Theory, graduating with honors in 2013. He later went to the Manhattan School of Music for a Master of Music degree, and finally earned a Professional Performance Certificate from the Lynn Conservatory, during which time he was selected to be an associate member for Civic Orchestra of Chicago’s 2015-2016 season. He has appeared with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Opera, California Chamber Orchestra, Florida Grand Opera, New World Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, New Mexico Philharmonic, and Fort Worth Symphony. MU2 Huskey’s primary flute teachers include Robert Gifford (Former U.S. Navy Band), Judy Grant, Doriot Anthony Dwyer (Former Boston Symphony Principal), Joshua Smith (Principal, Cleveland Orchestra), and Jeffrey Khaner (Principal, Philadelphia Orchestra). In addition to his formal studies with the teachers listed above, he has performed in masterclasses with Elizabeth Rowe, Mathieu Dufour, Robert Langevin, Philip Dikeman, Denis Bluteau, Mary Kay Fink, Linda Chesis, Bonita Boyd, Denis Bouriakov, Jim Walker, Geralyn Coticone, Linda Toote, Gary Schocker, and the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. Mark has also been fortunate enough to have played under many great conductors including Alan Gilbert, Fabio Luisi, Giancarlo Guerrero, Asher Fisch, Yves Abel, Leonard Slatkin, Kent Nagano, JoAnn Falletta, Michael Tilson Thomas, Guillermo Figueroa, Herbert Blomstedt, Pinchas Steinberg, James Feddeck, and Sasha Mäkilä. In his free time, Mark enjoys running, roasting coffee, and spending time with his wife and two children.

coffee, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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