Please note:

In early February 2024, Virginia Water Radio stopped producing regular episodes.  The notes below describe the show as it existed for its 14-year run of regular episodes (first weekly, then biweekly) from 2010 to 2024.

The Show
This site presents sounds and music that relate to Virginia’s waters, from the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean. Virginia Water Radio debuted January 27, 2010, on WEHC 90.7 FM. Virginia Water Radio is produced weekly by the Virginia Water Center.  The first 66 episodes (through May 16, 2011) included news, sounds, and events.  Starting with Episode 67 (June 6, 2011), episodes typically are 3-to-5 minutes long and use sounds or music to help introduce and focus a water topic. The show notes include links to other sources of information on the episodes' topics.

If you are a station manager interested in carrying our show, please contact Virginia Water Radio at araflo@vt.edu or 540-231-5624.  You would be sent a weekly e-mail with the MP3 file of the coming week's episode--free of charge!

Episodes are also available for online listening via this website and through the podcast RSS feed.

If you have ideas for a water-related sound, musical selection about water in Virginia, or a special event, contact Virginia Water Radio at araflo@vt.edu or 540-231-5624.

The Host
Virginia Water Radio is hosted by Alan Raflo, research associate with the Water Center.  Mr. Raflo is a native of Leesburg, Virginia, and a graduate of Clemson University (1979) and Iowa State University (1988).

The Water Center
The Virginia Water Resources Research Center was established at Virginia Tech in 1965 by the U.S. Congress as one of the nation’s 54 water institutes. In 1982, the Water Center was authorized by the Virginia General Assembly as a state agency. The center’s mission is to offer research and educational opportunities to water scientists and students. It also provides water science information to citizens and government leaders. The center offers funding to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students attending Virginia’s colleges and universities, supports meaningful water research and is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and educational projects. The Water Center also acts as an information resource for interested citizens, water specialists and professionals, via newsletters, research bulletins, reports and other publications

Contact the Water Center
Virginia Water Resources Research Center
Virginia Tech
210 Cheatham Hall (0444)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-5624 | Fax: (540) 231-6673
E-mail: water@vt.edu
Web: www.vwrrc.vt.edu
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