Ways to Give

Why Should I Support West Virginia Public Broadcasting?

More than 50% of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s funding comes from our local community. Through your support, you make the following possible:

Educational resources are available to every child in West Virginia.

We provide educational videos and curricula through West Virginia Learning Media that teach children about West Virginia history and inspire them to consider new careers, especially in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math). More than 4,000 educators and parents have registered to use this resource.

We produce a growing portfolio of programs and podcasts, including Mountain Stage, Inside Appalachia, and Us & Them. Mountain Stage is distributed nationally by NPR and is West Virginia’s calling card to the world.

We distribute media programs from and provide live streaming for the West Virginia Department of Education. Education Station and coverage of events such as the History Bowl and Golden Horseshoe ceremony are a few examples of these opportunities the WV Department of Education is able to share with the entire state through our partnership.

An award-winning news department brings you the daily coverage and in-depth stories you’ve come to rely on. We produce West Virginia Morning 5 days a week, presenting important news events, features about local people and places, and the latest in environmental, education or economic news. 

We operate a network of 16 radio and 11 television towers and our website, www.wvpublic.org, reaching all corners of West Virginia. We serve more than 350,000 viewers and 100,000 listeners annually, and almost 1 million unique visitors a year use wvpublic.org.

We provide emergency live broadcasts during state emergencies and maintain a crucial broadcast link to the State Capitol Complex from our headquarters. WVPB helped install a fiber connection to allow video from the State Capitol Complex to come to our headquarters more than a mile away. This allows easier video access to the state legislature, Governor’s press conferences, and emergency facilities inside the Capitol Complex.


Ways to Support West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Membership
Individual contributions are the backbone of our annual budget.

Studio Society
A gift of $1,000 or more ensures everyone has free access to news from our community.

Become a Corporate Underwriter
Build your business and your brand while supporting WVPB’s essential public service.

Leave a Legacy with a Planned Gift
Making WVPB a beneficiary in your estate will preserve WVPB for generations to come.


Membership

Contributions from individual listeners and viewers like you keep WVPB strong and is a vital source of funding for our programs.

You may also make a gift by calling Member Services at (304) 556-4900 or emailing to memberservices@wvpublic.org. You may also mail a check to West Virginia Public Broadcasting, 600 Capitol Street, Charleston, WV 25301.

We accept many forms of gifts, including IRA Rollovers, distributions from charitable foundations, and donor advised funds.


Become a Sustaining Member

Sustaining membership is the most convenient way to support WVPB.

Instead of making an annual gift, Sustainers make an automatic monthly contribution through their bank account or on a credit card – just like your streaming service subscriptions.

Your monthly contribution can be in any amount you choose.

Your donation will continue uninterrupted until you contact us to make a change.

Benefits

Half of WVPB’s annual membership revenue comes from Sustainers, providing a steady source of income that WVPB turns into the news, entertainment, and education you rely on.

Uninterrupted WVPB membership: your monthly contribution will continue until you choose to make a change.

The ease and convenience of automatic contributions with the flexibility of making changes at any time.

The opportunity to request a thank-you gift each year.

A dedicated Sustainer Concierge to help you with your membership.