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Norm Sprouse

Norm Sprouse a native Virginian and life long Virginia resident, Norm was born in Richmond, grew up in Louisa, Charlottesville, and Fluvanna. He graduated from Fluvanna County High School. As for college, he spent time at Virginia Tech, PVCC, Blue Ridge Community College, and JMU.

 Norm has worked in radio at WHAP in Hopewell, WCHV and 3WV in Charlottesville, and WSVA and WQPO in Harrisonburg.  It was at WSVA that a format change took place with Norm ending up doing weather for the number one morning show. After three and a half years of radio weather, he moved back to Charlottesville to become the morning and midday anchor in early 1990.

Besides keeping an eye in the sky, Norm likes surf fishing, camping, sports car racing (as an observer, unless someone would like to sponsor him as a driver), computers, antique cars and trucks, science fiction (especially Babylon 5....), science in general including astronomy, and anything by James Burke (Connections, The Day the Universe Changed, and Connections 2). 


JUST THE FACTS

Position: Weekday morning weather co-anchor
Year Hired: 1990
First TV Appearance:
Early 80's: an MS auction on NBC29
Favorite Story: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Memorable Interview: Steve Goodman, he wrote "The City of New Orleans"
Dream Interview: Andreas Katsulas, the one armed guy in "The Fugitive" movie
or Nostradamas
Dream Job: Racing sports cars
Most rewarding part of your job: Informing people, and making them smile
Favorite TV show:
Monk, Good Eats
Role Models: My dad
Hidden Talent: I'm not telling; if I did, then it wouldn't be hidden
Alma Mater:
FCHS, Virginia Tech, PVCC, BRCC, JMU
Hometown: Fork Union, VA
Hobbies:
Surf fishing, camping, collecting music, fixing pc's
Favorite Food: Steamed dumplings
Favorite Sports Team: Don't have one
Favorite Musicians: Little Feat, Leo Kottke, Alabama 3
Favorite Song: Woke Up This Morning, theme from "The Sopranos"
Favorite Author: Jean Shepherd, he wrote "A Christmas Story" and many others
Favorite Vacation Spot: OBX

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