Another View is an award winning, hour-long, call-in radio talk show that airs Fridays at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM. On Another View we “discuss today’s topics from an African American perspective”. From rigorous debate with our Round Table pundits, to health issues that plague the African American community, to our Another View history lessons, the conversation is always lively, insightful and topical.
Now in its third season on radio, Another View began in 2008 as a thirty minute public affairs television program. State budget cuts to WHRO forced the ending of the television program and the move to 89.5 WHRV-FM. The program expanded to an hour and still meets the community mandate of honest discussion about issues affecting the African American community, but always also reporting something positive about the black community.
During its time in both TV and radio, Another View has received accolades for its role in presenting “another view” of the African American community, including receiving the Hampton Citizen’s Unity Commission’s Unity Award, “in recognition of your positive impact on diversity”; the Knights of Peter Claver Award for “service in the community”; The Surry County African American Heritage Society Award; and a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists.
The Executive Producer and Host of Another View is veteran journalist/broadcaster Barbara Hamm Lee. In addition to her duties for Another View, Barbara has served in many capacities, including Project Director for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ African American Public Radio Stations Initiative, consulting with 26 African American public radio stations on compliance, governance, development, programming and community engagement. She has served as Creative Services Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Public Affairs Officer and Chief Community Engagement Officer, all with WHRO Public Media.
Prior to her work with WHRO, Barbara held management positions with Communications Technologies, Inc.; Prince Georges County, Maryland Police Department and Hamm and Fox Communications. Most of Barbara’s career has been spent in television management including News Director for WTKR-TV in Norfolk, VA; KYW-TV, Philadelphia; WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.; Black Entertainment Television; WJZ-TV and WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland.
Barbara is currently Vice Chair and Commissioner for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Immediate Past President, YWCA, South Hampton Roads; Chair of the Administrative Committee with Norfolk Education Foundation; and board member of the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, The Planning Council, and Bennett College Alumnae Association.
Barbara has been recognized for her work in the community, including being named by the YWCA-SHR as a 2010 Woman of Distinction; a Woman of Courage, Confidence and Character Award from the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast; the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award; and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Urban League of Hampton Roads.
Barbara is married, has two daughters and a granddaughter, and loves to spend time with family and friends. She is a graduate of Bennett College (Summa Cum Laude), and attends Queen Street Baptist Church.
Another View’s co- producer is award winning journalist Lisa Godley, a familiar face in Hampton Roads having served as a former news anchor and reporter at WTKR - TV for a decade, before joining the WHRO family.
Throughout her career Lisa has worked as a television journalist in Nashville, TN, Louisville, Ky, Lynchburg, VA and Washington, DC.
She earned her master's degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. She proudly received her bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Norfolk State University.
Her work in both television and radio has netted Lisa numerous awards, including being recognized twice by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Lisa produced the WHRO documentary "Code Switching" which looks at a person's ability to transition from slang to standard English and how the inability to do so can impact what you earn. Code Switching won NABJ's 2011 Salute to Excellence Award for Best Documentary. Her Another View radio story, on the 25th Anniversary of the acapella group "Take 6" captured NABJ's 2013 Salute to Excellence Award for Best Radio Feature Story. Also in 2013, The Virginia Association of Broadcasters awarded her WHRO television documentary: "Solutions to the Dropout Epidemic" with a Best Human Interest Series honor, and her television documentary, The Norfolk 17: Their Story" netted a 2010 Telly Award.
Lisa is the proud mother of two daughters and enjoys mentoring young people of all ages. This includes serving as WHRO's liaison to the PBS News Hour's Student Reporting Lab at Norfolk's Granby High School, supervising as many as five college interns at a time at WHRO and serving as the 2013-2014 Teen Advisor to Jack and Jill of America's Portsmouth, VA chapter.