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West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Two staff members at West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) have received awards related to telling West Virginia’s story in their roles as documentarians, reporters and producers.  

John Nakashima, and Suzanne Higgins, both senior producers have been honored by the social workers of West Virginia, and the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Association (VAPB) respectively.

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Final Day at the Legislature

Broadcast date: Saturday, March 14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to Midnight on television channel WVPB.2 and the website at

West Virginia Public Broadcasting will provide live television coverage of the final day of the First Regular Session of the 82nd West Virginia Legislature on Saturday. Watch the proceedings on channel WVPB.2, which is available to viewers over the air and on many subscription systems. Live streaming will also be available on the organization’s website at

Five hundred seventy-four pounds of Holl’s Chocolate – or the equivalent of two baby elephants -- will be heading out to donors and their Valentines over the next two weeks as a result of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s 19th annual Chocolate Challenge.

Thank you for supporting West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now there’s Giving Tuesday! Why not include West Virginia Public Broadcasting in your Giving Tuesday plans!

The Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting hosted an evening with Fred Kaufman, award-winning executive producer of Nature on PBS at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

West Virginia Public Radio is making enhancements to the weekend schedule, offering several new programs and changing the times of others. Check out the full schedule here.

12 Young Authors Selected as Local Winners of the PBS Kids Writers Contest

Twelve young authors from West Virginia have been selected as local winners of the PBS KIDS Writers Contest, which encourages children grades K-3 to celebrate the power of writing by creating and submitting original storybooks. 

This year’s winners were chosen from 101 representing 16 schools.

Del McCoury - Mountain Stage Retrospective (TV)
Brian Blauser (c) 2007

Three decades of weekly musical performances adds up to a lot of memories. Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting as it celebrates some of those memories this Sunday at 9 p.m. on WV PBS with the debut of Mountain Stage: A 30 Year Celebration.

West Virginia: The Road to Statehood,  which premiered on West Virginia PBS last June, has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award in the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The film is one of four nominees in the “Documentary – Historical” category.

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Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, the album features songs from the math and problem-solving preschool series.

Watch Peg + Cat on WV PBS weekdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and weekends at 8 a.m.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting has received the regional Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in News in the small market radio category, as well as two other top awards.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the 2014 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards today. These awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.

Thank you for your support in our Listen, Support, Sustain drive that ended on West Virginia Public Radio on April 12.

Below are the winners from our drawings throughout the week:

Check out the all-new Wild Kratts World Adventure App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a science-focused app based on the popular animal-themed children’s series. A must-have app for Wild Kratts fans, World Adventure is now available only on the App Store.

On Friday during Classical Music with Matt Jackfert, Matt will be airing the Calvin Oratorio Society's 2013 performance of Handel's Messiah, the complete oratorio for Easter.

Tune in to West Virginia Public Radio at approximately 12:50 p.m. and enjoy the performance until 3 p.m.

Conductor:  Joel Navarro

Soloists: Awet Andemicael, soprano; Martha Hart, mezzo-soprano; Drake Dantzler, tenor; Benjamin Clements, bass

These Mountain Stage performances from the 1980s will be digitized as part of the Digital Archive Project.
Josh Saul / Mountain Stage

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) acting chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that West Virginia Public Broadcasting is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support digitizing 30 years of Mountain Stage programs into a consistent and accessible format for all audiences.

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Two teachers in West Virginia have been selected as part of the 100 educators in the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement with year-long hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.

Charleston, W.Va. -- March 27, 2014 -- West Virginia Public Broadcasting made significant improvements to how Suddenlink Cable subscribers in Charleston will receive the WV PBS signal.

Until this past week, Suddenlink picked up West Virginia PBS programming "off-air," meaning the cable company used a receiver and antenna to deliver the signal to customers. This type of delivery is fragile and prone to signal interruptions, causing outages and pixelation.

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