Telling West Virginia's Story
From ground-breaking documentaries to an award-winning statewide news service; from Ready To Learn® workshops to the 800th performance of Mountain Stage®; and from worldwide streaming of locally-produced radio and television programming to Twitter alerts of breaking news and Facebook reminders to tune in to your favorite programs -- West Virginia Public Broadcasting is telling West Virginia’s story in a myriad of ways.
We are the largest cultural and educational service in the state. This free and non-commercial service offers a diverse range of programming that nurtures personal growth and civic responsibility, respects people’s intelligence, and promotes lifelong discovery.
Our services include:
- West Virginia Public Radio (with live web streaming)
- West Virginia PBS
- Mountain Stage®
- Ready To Learn®
- Additional content, social media interaction and program alerts are available through blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and YouTube.
- West Virginia Public Broadcasting also offers viewer and listener interaction through live program streaming and podcasting.
As many as 417,000 people tune in each week to West Virginia Public Radio and/or West Virginia PBS. Both are statewide networks licensed to the Educational Broadcasting Authority.
In addition, the West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Mountain Stage® websites received 642,204 visitors in 2013.
Local Content -- West Virginia Public Broadcasting is proud to tell West Virginia’s story through more than 1,700 hours of locally-produced content annually, including 26 original two-hour broadcasts of Mountain Stage® and more than 100 hours of statewide and legislative news.
One of the longest running live music performance shows on public radio, Mountain Stage® celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013 as it recorded shows around West Virginia and in Tennessee and Minnesota.
Additionally, West Virginia Public Broadcasting is telling West Virginia’s story through a variety of television and radio documentaries. In 2013, we produced the documentaries The Road to Statehood, 3 Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New for television; You Are There for digital; and Mountain Stage @30: A Radio Retrospective and the fourth season of Inspiring West Virginians for radio.
Local Learning -- With a renewed emphasis on education services, West Virginia Public Broadcasting also introduced West Virginia LearningMedia to educators. This digital portal is a one-stop destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more that teachers can search, save, and share with ease. And our Ready To Learn service sponsored 145 events in 20 counties that benefited 25,474 children.
See our Local Content and Service Report for more information.