Shawn Patterson

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
George Donaldson of Celtic Thunder
Celtic Thunder

Fans of Celtic Thunder can enjoy one of the group’s concerts this Saturday as they remember the principal singer, George Donaldson, who died unexpectedly this week. Tune in to West Virginia PBS Saturday at 8 p.m. for the Heritage concert which was taped in Poughkeepsie, NY, in front of a live audience in 2010.

Antiques Roadshow is seeking large pieces of furniture located within a 50-mile radius of Charleston, W.Va., to be included in the August 16 event at the Charleston Civic Center.

If your furniture is selected you’ll get two tickets to the show, and the Antiques Roadshow team will make arrangements to transport the furniture to the event and back at no cost to you!  The owner of the furniture must attend the event.  

Click here for complete furniture submission rules.

Nominations open March 8-27, 2014

The Board of Directors of The Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting is vital to strengthening local support for the organization’s mission. They are ambassadors in their community, leveraging their influence on behalf of public broadcasting. 

Watch Joe Bonamassa: Tour De Force - Live In London

Saturday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m. on WV PBS

This documentary chronicles Joe Bonamassa's atmospheric rise from the intimate club environment of The Borderline, to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Each individual evening was marked by a unique theme with different set lists, arrangements and ensembles providing the viewer with four unique performances.

Watch a preview here:

Watch Celtic Woman: Emerald

Monday, March 3 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

Celebrate the rich musical heritage of the Emerald Isles with Celtic Woman as they offer enchanting re-imagined versions of fan favorites from their treasure chest of Celtic songs. This family-friendly, one-of-a-kind interactive concert showcases the group’s sparkling pure voices, bewitching choreography and fairytale charms along with a group of world-class musicians, an Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.

Watch Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music

Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. on WV PBS

In this special concert, 12-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, four-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir.

West Virginia Public Radio may experience solar outages March 3–6 at around 1:44 p.m. each day.   

A solar or sun transit outage is an electromagnetic phenomenon wherein a station downlink is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite. (See illustration below.)

Solar outages occur on a predictable schedule and affect downlinks in the U.S. for about five consecutive days, for as much as six minutes a day, twice each year.

CITH "Anything You Can Do"
Courtesy of Series copyright 2010, CITH Productions, Inc. and Red Hat Animation, Limited. Underlying characters copyright 1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

A special week of science-focused The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! kicks off with a new one-hour special on WV PBS, Monday March 3 at 3 p.m.

West Virginia PBS is celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a week of new adventures on The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, beginning with a one-hour special on Monday, March 3 at 3 p.m. (special time)

Parents Overwhelmingly Agree No Other Media Brand Meets Their Children's School Readiness Needs Like PBS KIDS

West Virginia PBS airs 11 hours of PBS KIDS programs each weekday and serves children and their families statewide through its Ready To Learn service.

Nationwide Research Confirms that PBS and Member Stations are America's Most Trusted Institution and an "Excellent" Use of Tax Dollars for 11th Consecutive Year.

During a time of significant increase in broadcast audience numbers and growing reach on digital platforms, PBS and its member stations were again named #1 in trust among nationally known institutions, and called an “excellent” use of tax dollars by the American public in a national poll for the 11th year in a row.

We realize that many viewers continue to have problems with WV PBS.

We ARE working on the problem and we thank you for your patience as we implement the solution.

Lately, many of our viewers, particularly those who are Suddenlink cable customers, are experiencing frequent reception issues with WV PBS. These issues include garbled audio, pictures breaking up and pictures freezing. We sincerely apologize for these irritations.

Thanks! 

We collected 531 books for children K-12 during the 2014 Happy Valentine's Day Children's Book Drive.

Employees of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and community members dropped off new and gently used books to our three offices in Morgantown, Beckley and Charleston as part of this annual drive conducted in partnership with The Charleston Gazette, the Children’s Home Society and Read Aloud West Virginia.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this a success!

Entries are now being accepted for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest, designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest is open to children in kindergarten, first, second and third grades and encourages them to celebrate their creativity while building literacy skills by writing and illustrating their own stories.

Shanghai Tower Aerial rendering. Super Skyscrapers "The Vertical City"
Courtesy of Gensler

Super Skyscrapers is a four-part series airing Tuesdays in February on WV PBS Instructional Television Service at 1 p.m.

Download the Word version.

Watch this program Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. LIVE on WV PBS

Listen to the simulcast on West Virginia Public Radio

Thanks to your generosity, West Virginia Public Broadcasting raised $109,135 during the 2014 Chocolate Challenge.

Congratulations also, to the drawing winners:

  • $500 Apple gift card -- Christopher & Melanie McClain of Beaver, WV
  • Holl's Chocolate for a year -- Kate Kerr of Wheelersburg, OH
  • $1,000 Amazon gift card -- Stephen Byrd of Morgantown, WV

Watch Hawking on WV PBS on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. as part of our Instructional Television Service

Tollund Man, an Iron Age bog body, found in 1950 in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. From Ghosts of Murdered Kings/NOVA
Courtesy of © 360 Production Ltd

Ghosts of Murdered Kings from NOVA

Watch Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. on WV PBS as part of our Instructional Television Service

Telly and Coach Pogolyi train for the Pogo Games as Sesame Street.
Sesame Workshop 2014

New episodes Feb. 3-7 on WV PBS, daily at 10 a.m.

In advance of the Winter Olympics, Sesame Street has partnered with Team USA and PBS Kids to celebrate and support the athletes. This week focuses on games, sports and sportsmanship.

Visit Sesame Street for Parents to learn more about using Sesame Street episodes in your daily life.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Charleston, W.Va. – January 30, 2014 West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been awarded a $750,000 competitive grant to replace all the television equipment in its main Charleston studio. The upgrades will allow the organization to record and transmit locally produced programs in high definition.

Pages