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On the death of Alden Aaroe.
Agreed to by the Senate, January 27, 1994
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 4, 1994

WHEREAS, Alden Aaroe, beloved Richmond area radio show host, died July 7, 1993; and

WHEREAS, committed to providing the highest quality programming, Alden Aaroe began his broadcasting career on WCLS in Charlottesville while he was a student at the University of Virginia and within two years became the station's program director; and

WHEREAS, in 1946, Alden Aaroe joined WRVA Radio in Richmond as a staff announcer and quickly developed a loyal following of listeners; and

WHEREAS, the pleasant and comforting voice of Alden Aaroe will always be remembered as being the wake up call for many generations of Richmonders who turned on their radios to receive the latest information on news, weather and school closings in the area; and

WHEREAS, never too busy to carry the torch to help those in need, Alden Aaroe dedicated his time and talent to numerous public service pursuits including the creation of the WRVA Shoe Fund which today bears his name; and

WHEREAS, along with other WRVA radio personalities, Alden Aaroe helped to raise over $3.6 million dollars for needy children in the Richmond area; and

WHEREAS, many times in his life and career, Alden Aaroe has been honored, culminating, in 1986, in the proclamation of Alden Aaroe Day in Virginia by Governor Gerald Baliles; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly express sorrow tempered with warm memories of the voice of one of Virginia's most talented broadcasters, Alden Aaroe; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Alden Aaroe in honor of his contributions to the field of broadcasting and his lifetime service to the people of the Commonwealth.


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