Rouss Review

Welcome to the City's podcast, The Rouss Review, hosted by Barry Lee with 92.5 WINC FM. The Rouss Review is posted every second and fourth Thursday at 5:00 pm and include a variety of segments (varies each podcast) including:   

  • Council BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front) for a high level overview of the most recent Council meeting
  • Interviews with staff, officials and more to discuss current City projects, services, news, events, etc.
  • Winchester 101 history lesson with Tim Y the History Guy
  • State of the City overview
  • Now U Know
  • Upcoming events and activities

Listen Now

Listen below or on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, BreakerOvercast, RadioPublic, PocketCasts, and Google Podcasts (coming soon). Rather read than listen? Read transcripts of the podcasts below (available as of January 16, 2020). Links to the podcast will also be posted on the City's Facebook and Twitter pages.
















Podcast Transcripts

Would you rather read the information instead of listen to the podcast? Click the podcast date below and enjoy! Each podcast includes the Council BLUF, a special guest and more.

Podcast Date Main Topic Special Guests Now U Know Segment Transcription Link
September 10, 2020 City Reopening Information Amy Simmons, Communications Director School bus and pedestrian laws Download
August 27, 2020 Drinking Water & Protecting the Source Farrell Owens, Water Treatment Plant Manager
Kelly Henshaw, City Engineer
What NOT to put down the drain Download
August 13, 2020 Park Programs/Facilities Lynn Miller, WPRD Director Green Circle Trail Download
July 30, 2020 2020 Census Kathleen O'Connell, Census Partner Specialist Online City services Download
July 16, 2020 COVID-19 & WPS Reopening Dr. Greene, Lord Fairfax Health District
Dr. Jason Van Heukelum, WPS
Protect yourself from cyber crime Download
June 25, 2020 Fire & Rescue Recruitment Interim Chief Hadden Culp
Deputy Chief J.D. Orndorff
Top fire causes and safety tips Download
June 12, 2020 Police Policies Chief John Piper, Winchester Police Department Special Event Permit Process Download
May 28, 2020 Building Safety Month David Parker, Building Official Green & Sustainable Home Download
May 14, 2020 S. Pleasant Valley Road Improvements Perry Eisenach, Public Services Director Virginia's Phase I Reopening Plan Download
April 30, 2020 Trees & Spotted Lanternfly Jen Jenkins, City Arborist Approved trees & Adopt-A-Tree Program Download
April 16, 2020 Child Abuse & Neglect Candace Veney, Winchester Dept. of Social Services Grow your own Victory Garden Download
April 2, 2020 Coronavirus Updates Amy Simmons, Communications Director
Shawn Hershberger, Development Svcs.
Coronavirus Download
March 12, 2020 Flood Safety & Preparedness Scott Kensinger, Emergency Mgt. Coord. Coronavirus Download
February 27, 2020 Trash & Recycling Service Options Perry Eisenach, Public Services Director Communications for Public Works Services Download
February 13, 2020 Heart Month Lt. Drew DeHaven, Fire & Rescue 2020 Census Download
January 30, 2020 Year in Review City Manager, Eden Freeman Public Safety 2019 Year-End Stats Download
January 16, 2020 Snow Plowing Justin Hall, Public Works Division Manager Public Services 2019 Year-End Stats Download

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Contact Us

Communications Team
City of Winchester
Rouss City Hall
15 N. Cameron Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 667-1815, ext. 1670