Rick Mattioni

Program Director: WVTF / RADIO IQ & Virginia Public Radio

Rick heads up WVTF/RADIO IQ's programming and operations areas plus web/digital media content. Rick's been with the station since 1987. Prior to that he held various positions in radio and television, commercial and noncommercial, including news director, program director, assignment editor, anchor and reporter. Occasionally you'll hear Rick on the air substituting for our Morning Edition or All Things Considered hosts or "pitching" during our on air fund raising campaigns. Rick started his broadcasting career in 1976 after military service.  He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Syracuse University and an A.A. in Communications from Hagerstown (MD) Community College.  Email Rick with programming and web comments/questions.

The Latest Election News
10:34 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Seesaw Attorney General Race: Obenshain back in the lead.

Credit HuffingtonPost.com

With all 2,558 voting  precincts now reporting statewide, Republican candidate for Attorney General Mark Obenshain now holds a thin lead of 476 votes. That breaks down to  49.91% for Obenshain and 49.88% for Democrat Mark Herring. 

Current Governor Bob McDonnell won the state attorney general’s race in 2005 by a margin of only 323 votes after an automatic recount. The Herring-Obenshain race is headed for a recount as well following an immediate canvassing of the vote.

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Virginia Elections
9:26 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Election Day: The Latest

Democrat  Terry McAuliffe has broken a streak of nine straight elections in which the party occupying the White House lost the Virginia governor’s race.  McAuliffe squeaked past Republican Ken Cuccinelli by less than 3 percent of the vote, a much lower showing than most polls had predicted going into yesterday’s election. 

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