The pilot of the military jet that crashed Wednesday morning in Augusta County died in the crash, officials say. No one on the ground was injured, and the investigation continues into the cause of the crash.
The pilot’s name is being withheld until family members can be notified.*
Due to a power failure at our main transmitter site (WMRA 90.7) we were off the air from 11:45am to 12:05pm in the valley at 90.7fm, and in Winchester at 94.5fm. Power crews needed to replace components in a power substation.
Classical music is now a more prominent part of the daily broadcasts on WEMC including showcases of some of the nation’s premiere symphony orchestras.
We’re now featuring live performances from the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, as well as performances by the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center and highlights from Germany’s Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts. We’re also giving you a second opportunity to hear Mostly Mennonite, Mostly Accapella and Air Play.
It’s been nearly two months since a train derailed in Lynchburg, sending a fireball into the sky above that city’s downtown and spilling oil into the James River. Experts said the accident could have been far worse, and many communities along the state’s 32-hundred miles of railroad face similar dangers.
Sandy Hausman has this series on rail safety and why the risks have risen dramatically.