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Mike Goldberg

Master of Ceremonies

Meteorologist and musician Mike Goldberg will be emceeing the Richmond VegFest for the 17th year! Mike is an Emmy-winning meteorologist for CBS 6 and the afternoon classical music host at VPM Music, where he also serves as the station's Coordinator of Classical Music Initiatives.

Mike Goldberg

Mike is always out in the community, promoting music and science education in the schools and presenting talks to various groups of all ages. He has served as a judge for the Virginia Science and Engineering Fair and the Metro Richmond Science Fair, and has also been the Master of Ceremonies for various events including the Richmond Vegetarian Society, Richmond SPCA, and the Richmond Animal League. An avid animal lover, Mike is dedicated to helping local animal adoption and welfare groups, and hosts the Paws for Pets segments on CBS 6 every weekend morning. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Henrico Humane Society and has received a Guardian Angel Award from Save Our Shelters for outstanding contribution to animal welfare in Virginia.

Mike remains active as a musician and is both the founder and Artistic Director for Crescendo, a professional chamber music ensemble. Passionate about music education, he serves as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at Randolph-Macon College, while maintaining a private clarinet studio of younger students. Also an accomplished conductor, he is co-founder and Music Director of the Central Virginia Wind Symphony, a group of the most talented high school musicians in the region.

You can catch Mike on CBS 6 Saturday and Sunday evenings. You can hear him on VPM Music (93.1 and 107.3FM) hosting "Classical Music with Mike Goldberg" each weekday afternoon and "Breakfast Classics" each weekend morning from 8AM-10AM.

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