Bobbie Barajas To Leave WCVE Public Radio And Return Home To Texas
After more than a decade as Classical Music Director and On-air host, Bobbie Barajas yesterday announced plans to return home to her native Texan roots. “Richmond has become my second home and listeners have become like family. But after almost 13 years it’s time for me to go back to Texas and be with my family. I don’t want to miss another minute of my little niece growing up. She is the center of my world.”
The Community Idea Stations, and indeed the classical music community, will miss her passion for her work and her commitment to the many talented artists, groups and organizations Richmond has to offer. “Bobbie was instrumental in helping to forge strong relationships with many community partners, including the Richmond Symphony, the American Youth Harp Ensemble, our Ensemble in Residence, the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble and Uisce Beatha, with whom we have partnered for many years on our annual St. Patrick’s Day concert,” says Bill Miller, General Manager for WCVE Public Radio. “We have been fortunate to have someone with her level of expertise on our staff and we will miss her very much.”
“This isn’t going to be easy and I know there will be lots of tears. But how blessed am I that I found a community that embraced me the way Richmond has. It takes special people to welcome an outsider like me. Thank you RVA.”
Bobbie’s last day will be January 18. Following her departure, WCVE Public Radio plans to continue its classical music services with current internal staff as the station considers options for the future.