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Terry Ward hosts WMRA's afternoon Drive Time broadcasts during "All Things Considered," pens the "Eye on Art" essay series and is an assistant producer (and self-described bumper music improver) for WMRA's arts and culture show "The Spark". Ward is also the key call-screener for the program "Virginia Insight."
Ward also hosted classical music shifts and acted as emergency back-up ersatz substitute host of last resort. After a hiatus spent teaching art in Massachusetts and in Northern Virginia, Ward was invited to join WMRA full-time in 1997. Ward was a regional "All Things Considered" host before moving to "Morning Edition" for a decade and later moving back to "All Things Considered." Ward lingers sometimes into the nighttime classical airshifts and almost always during nighttime news special coverage (Election Day, the State of The Union, etc).
Being a regional host during an NPR program imposes its own stylistic restrictions on what one can say. When Ward occasionally speaks freely, he thinks of his radio delivery style as a sort of audio freeform deadpan surrealism.
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