Beverly Amsler

WVTF/RADIO IQ Host & Reporter

Beverly Amsler is WVTF & RADIO IQ's local afternoon/evening host providing regional and state news, traffic and weather information on Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered, and Marketplace. In addition to her afternoon and evening on air duties, she is a general assignment reporter covering the Roanoke Valley.

Before WVTF and RADIO IQ, Beverly worked for radio stations in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Utah.  She has contributed reports to various national programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Only A Game, Animal House and Marketplace.  Beverly got her bachelor's degree from Clarion University in Pennsylvania and holds an M.F.A. in Mass Communications from Towson University in Maryland.

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Go Outside Festival
10:56 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Branding Roanoke

Credit www.roanokegofest.com

Roanoke officials have spent the past five years promoting the Star City as an outdoor community. 

Pete Eshelman is the city’s Director of Outdoor Branding, and says Virginia Tech is seeing a trend for new graduates wanting to stay in the area particularly because of the variety of outdoor amenities.

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Healthcare in Southwest Virginia
7:56 am
Mon October 6, 2014

An Collaborative Effort Breaks Ground. Actually... Breaks Concrete!

Credit www.jchs.edu

Health care officials from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University are celebrating a collaborative effort in a unique way.  

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Policy Change Request
4:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Controversy over Chapstick

Stuarts Draft Elementary School student Grace Karaffa appears before the Augusta County School Board.
Credit Bob Stuart/The News Virginian

An Augusta County fifth grader is using the democratic process to try and get Chapstick allowed back into her elementary school. 

Eleven-year-old Grace Karaffa was playing on the school playground when her lips started bleeding.  She asked her teacher for some Chapstick but the teacher said no.

“Later that day they started to bleed again and I asked for Chapstick again and they said it was against the school policy.  They said it was some sort of medicine and it’s not because it’s just a little stick of vasoline.”

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Roaming Free
2:07 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Elk Restoration in Southwest Virginia

  Wildlife officials will introduce more elk to far Southwestern Virginia later this week to help re-establish a herd there.   Elk were a popular attraction in far Southwestern Virginia during the early 1800s but they were hunted into extinction by the time of the Civil War.  The restoration effort to bring elk back is entering its third and final year.  In 2012, 16 Rocky Mountain elk were brought over from Kentucky to a 12 hundred 50 square mile preserve spanning Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise Counties.  Ten arrived last year.

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Chesapeake Bay Tracking Program
3:59 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Meet the Osprey

Credit Chesapeake Bay Foundation

One sign of spring is the return of ospreys from their winter grounds in South America to their home on the Chesapeake Bay.  Some of the birds are now on their way to Virginia.

The 2,200 mile trip takes about two weeks for the osprey, also called fish hawks.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been tracking four birds for nearly a year-since they last arrived on the Bay.  Spokesman John Rodenhausen says Woody and Nick are already on their way back; the other two birds have yet to begin their trip.

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