WVPB

Shepherd University

If you live in the Shepherdstown area and are a fan of NPR and West Virginia Public Broadcasting, you now have a new way to listen!

NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Mountain Stage" can now be heard on Shepherd University's radio station, 89.7 FM WSHC, thanks to an agreement between Shepherd and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB).

All I can say is, WOW! I am so impressed that more than 1,300 members took our 2017 programming survey.

And what you told us reinforced some of our ideas and challenged others.

Tell WVPB which TV and radio programs you prefer - take our new member survey!

We want your help in improving our programming.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Many supporters are asking about state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Here's an update as of Sunday, April 16.

The House and the Senate have passed a budget that would reduce state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting by 22 percent, or $1 million dollars.

That would be a $3.6 million state appropriation in a $9 million total budget. (This reverses the Senate's original proposal, which zeroed out state funding for WVPB.)

In his proposed budget, Governor Justice proposes the elimination of all state funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

We believe this would be unwise and irresponsible. We understand the state needs to save money, but such a drastic and immediate cut threatens the very existence of our state’s PBS and NPR stations.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is a state agency that receives about half its revenues from the state. For every $1 the state invests in it, WVPB matches it with $1.

As leader of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, I want to personally apologize to you for issues we’ve been having with our radio service.