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1:18 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

West Virginia Public Broadcasting News Takes Home Three Regional Murrow Awards

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.

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Mountain Stage Archives
7:02 am
Wed April 16, 2014

West Virginia Public Broadcasting Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant

These Mountain Stage performances from the 1980s will be digitized as part of the Digital Archive Project.
Credit 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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Teachers Recognized for Using Digital Media
12:51 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Two West Virginia Teachers Named Digital Innovators by PBS LearningMedia

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.

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TV Signal Improvements
8:52 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Suddenlink Cable Subscribers in Charleston Get Improved WV PBS Service

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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Furniture Roundup Submissions Due April 7
2:29 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers!

A Chippendale chest at the Boise, ID, show was appraised at $10,000-$20,000 in June 2013.
Credit WGBH

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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.

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On-air and online, PBS is essential
8:49 am
Wed February 26, 2014

PBS KIDS is a Vital Resource in Preparing Children for School

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.

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PBS is Also #1 in School Readiness
8:34 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Public Television Remains #1 as a Trusted Media Source

The 2014 study marks the 11th time in a row that PBS was called the nation’s most-trusted institution among a consideration set that includes courts of law, newspapers, and others.

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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The Law Works
10:22 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Experts Will Take Questions Concerning Water Safety in This One-Hour Special

Dan Ringer, host of The Law Works

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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

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Some equipment is 25 years old
11:14 am
Thu January 30, 2014

West Virginia Public Broadcasting receives grant to upgrade its Charleston television operation

These 25-year-old cameras will be replaced as part of the $750,000 USDA grant received by West Virginia Public Broadcasting to completely renovate its Charleston television studio.

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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.

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Pressroom
9:02 am
Thu January 9, 2014

20th Season of The Legislature Today to be Simulcast on WV PBS and WV Public Radio

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

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Pressroom
6:06 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Antiques Roadshow 2014 Tour Includes Charleston, W.Va.

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.”

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Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective
1:17 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

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

Screenshot of remhq.com showing their post about West Virginia Public Broadcasting's 'Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective'

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Listen online or New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

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

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Seeking educators who use digital tools
4:20 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

West Virginia Public Broadcasting Announces PBS LearningMedia Innovators Program for State Educators

Contact Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

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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Staffing announcement
9:19 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Kristi George named director of radio

Kristi George, director of radio for West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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Contact Shawn Patterson or (304) 556-4908

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Charleston, W.Va. – December 9, 2013 –  West Virginia Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce that Kristi George has joined the organization as director of radio. She began on Nov. 1.
George replaces James Muhammad who left the organization last spring.

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Finale thoughts from the Dec. 1 live performance
3:10 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Friends, family and the music -- that's our agenda on Mountain Stage

The following sentiments were spoken by Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage® which celebrated its 30th anniversary on Dec. 1. Groce spoke these words right before he introduced the final song of the live performance.

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New radio documentary
10:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Here’s a listening appetizer before the Mountain Stage 30th anniversary party!

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Dave Mistich sits down with Robert Earl Keen, Jr. backstage at the Creative Arts Center in Morgantown before the show.
Josh Saul Mountain Stage

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Contact Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

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New West Virginia Public Radio documentary features more than 10 artist interviews

Broadcast date(s):.Thursday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio                                

Additional broadcasts on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m.

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Nov. 21 at Historic McFarland House
10:44 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Executive director to speak at Martinsburg City Club

Image from the Frontline documentary "Poor Kids"
Credit Jezza Neumann

Speaking Event: Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Noon at Historic McFarland House

Community Forum: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at WVU Health Sciences Center

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's executive director Scott Finn will be the featured speaker at the Martinsburg City Club meeting this Wednesday at noon at the Historic McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St., Martinsburg.

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Come join the party!
9:34 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Three ways to enjoy this special anniversary performance: in person, on radio, and online

Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser

No matter where you are, there will be a way for music lovers to enjoy the 30th anniversary performance of Mountain Stage® in real time: be a part of the audience in Charleston, listen to a live broadcast on West Virginia Public Radio, or view the first-ever live web stream.

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Tickets still available
8:41 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Joy to the World performances in three cities this year

Live performances: Thursday, Dec. 12 in Charleston, Friday, Dec. 13 in Elkins, and Saturday, Dec. 14 in Morgantown

Tickets are still available for all three live performances of Joy to the World with Bob Thompson featuring special guest Heather Masse.

Purchase tickets for each venue as follows:

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Filmmaker of the Year
3:54 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

John Nakashima honored for his body of work by West Virginia Filmmakers Festival

John Nakashima was named the 2013 West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year at the West Virginia Filmmaker Festival in October.
Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

John Nakashima, a long-time producer for West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been honored for his body of work as the West Virginia Filmmaker of the Year at this past weekend’s West Virginia Filmmakers Festival (WVFF) in Sutton.

Now in its 14th year, the WVFF annually honors a West Virginia filmmaker whose most recent work or lifetime work has had the utmost impact on the West Virginia film industry. The WVFF is a competitive festival with many categories, including narrative, documentary, shorts, features, animation, horror, festival choice, and best film.

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