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Seven public media stations in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, including West Virginia Public Broadcasting, have been awarded a $445,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish a regional journalism collaboration.

Dorothy Workman, from the documentary Bridgeport to Baghdad
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This Veterans Day, West Virginia Public Broadcasting is launching “Stories of Service,” a website that features inspiring stories of military veterans, their families and communities:

It is part of a national PBS initiative which includes resources for vets and material for educators. West Virginia stories are also featured.

West Virginia Public Radio Announces New Program Schedule

Jun 30, 2014

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.

TV Special Showcases 30 Years of Mountain Stage

Jun 10, 2014
Del McCoury - Mountain Stage Retrospective (TV)
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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 Nominated For Emmy

Jun 9, 2014

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.

Free app gives parents the “super power” to engage with what their kids are learning and playing on using their own iPhone or iPod touch

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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.

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.

Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers!

Mar 18, 2014
Chippendale chest from Antiques Roadshow's Boise, ID, event in 2013.


Charleston, W.Va.March 18, 2014  –  Antiques Roadshow is looking for furniture to appraise at its August 16 event in Charleston. If there’s a family heirloom with a great story, or a unique piece of furniture you’ve never seen on the show before, send a photo and a description to the show’s producers by April 7.

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.

Public Television Remains #1 as a Trusted Media Source

Feb 26, 2014

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.

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

Listen to the simulcast on West Virginia Public Radio


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.

Contact: Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

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The Legislature Today begins Monday, January 13

Broadcast date(s):.Live Monday through Friday at 6:30 on WV PBS and West Virginia Public Radio

Rebroadcasts: Monday through Friday at 11:30 p.m. on WV PBS and at 6 a.m. on WV PBS.2

Follow the show on Twitter with hashtag #wvlegtoday

Antiques Roadshow 2014 Tour Includes Charleston, W.Va.

Jan 6, 2014

Antiques Roadshow, West Virginia PBS’s most-watched primetime series, has announced its Summer 2014 Tour destinations, including its first  stop in West Virginia.

The show is scheduled to come to Charleston's Civic Center on Aug. 16.

"Our mission is to tell West Virginia's story, and this visit from Antiques Roadshow will help that story reach millions of viewers," said Scott Finn, executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. "We West Virginians love our history, and this should be a spectacular show.”

R.E.M. "Likes" Recent Mountain Stage Documentary

Dec 17, 2013

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R.E.M. “likes” recent radio documentary, posts it on the band’s website

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting announces PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program for state educators

Program rewards innovative K-12 educators advancing student achievement through digital media and technology with year-long professional development training

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