About Hunter

hunter at boardHunter Hughes has worked in media for over 40 years. He started in radio at Virginia Commonwealth University's WJRB which later became WVCW. In addition to being an announcer at the station, he also was the Program Director. While at VCU, he also worked full time at WRXL, XL-102 in Richmond.

As an announcer he worked at Magic 92 in Moyock, North Carolina and WKOC, The Coast in Norfolk which later became Bob FM. At the Coast, he helped establish the Sunday morning radio show Sunrise on the Coast. The show would later be called Sunrise on Sunday on Bob FM.

Hunter also is a veteran of television news. He worked for three years at WTVR TV in Richmond, for 24 years at WAVY TV in Portsmouth and for WVEC TV in Norfolk for 10 years. He has worked as a Videographer, an Assignment Editor and a News Operations Director. He is currently retired from television.

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How you can support us

Hunter at Sunrise is a labor of love for the people who work hard to bring a wide variety of acoustic and eclectic music to those who appreciate a sense of discovery in radio programming - listeners who wish to hear hundreds of amazing artists they're unlikely to hear elsewhere to help them wake up on a Sunday morning.

While not intending to profit from the effort, it does take a certain amount of time and money to produce Hunter at Sunrise and maintain the website. It would be great if we could at least break even.

You can help ensure that Hunter at Sunrise will continue to provide its audience with exceptional music programming, as well as continue its ongoing support and exposure to deserving artists for which the program has become so appreciated, by offering financial support through any of the methods described here:

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The sunrise photograph used on our site
is courtesy of
Pete Federico