Chad Matlick

Director of Digital Services

Chad has been working for West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 1996. He is a Graduate of the West Virginia University Eberly College of Art & Sciences. 

Chad tells West Virginia's Story online, through the new website, as well as WV Public Broadcasting's YouTube, Facebook and other social media channels.

When he's not working, Chad spends time hiking, geocaching, and lounging with his wife, cats and ferrets. 

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting invites the public to a Charleston screening of "Recovery Boys," the latest documentary film by Academy Award-nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon ("Heroin(e)").

The screening takes place Wednesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at the University of Charleston's Geary Auditorium. 

Tickets are free. RSVPs are requested at

From Martinsburg to Parkersburg, Wheeling to Welch, and communities throughout our state; over 12,500 members help tell West Virginia’s story with their financial support. Some of those members also serve on the Board of Directors for The Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Inc. 


Paula Kerger, the President and CEO of PBS, is coming to West Virginia Public Broadcasting and wants to meet you!

Join us for an open house on Tuesday at 600 Capitol Street in Charleston, from 5 to 6 p.m. Meet Paula. Talk to our staff. Find out what’s happening in public television. We look forward to seeing you.

RSVP to the event on Facebook

University of Charleston and the Governor’s Mansion will house screenings of Oscar-nominated documentary, Heroin(e), directed and produced by West Virginia native, Elaine McMillion Sheldon.

The screening will be held 7-8:30 pm, Thursday February 15 at the University of Charleston Auditorium. There is no charge to attend. RSVP on Facebook here

On the first episode of this season's The Legislature Today, new host Andrea Lannom discusses Governor Jim Justice’s second State of the State address, followed by the Democratic Response, given by Sen. Minority Leader Roman Prezioso and House Minority Leader Tim Miley.   

Just in time for the holiday season, these TV specials on West Virginia Public Broadcasting will help you get in the festive mood. 

This week's contestant for the Performance Today Piano Puzzler hails from Wheeling, West Virginia.

Every week Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer and a contestant tries to name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking.

Walt Warren from Wheeling is this week's contestant. He joined the school band in 6th grade as a trumpet player. In high school he fell in love with classical music.

Our event, featuring On Being with Krista Tippett, which was previously scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th has been postponed indefinitely. 

The event was advertised in our Storylines publication. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Donald Trump
PBS Newshour

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time.

WVPB will cover the event live starting at 8 p.m on TV and Radio, and online at NPR will offer  live annotations of the President's speech.

Brad Paisley (Facebook)

March brings a bouquet of great TV specials on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. There are highly anticipated season finales, incredible music, and  trip around the nation on scenic railways.

Hamilton's America
Friday, March 3, 9 p.m.

GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.

Betting on Trump: Coal

Feb 16, 2017

Many coal miners saw the election of Donald Trump as a moment of hope; what can he actually do to bring back coal jobs?

On a special episode on Viewpoint, the 2016 General Election results are in, but what do they mean for West Virginians today and into the future?

Conservative columnist Laurie Lin, of WVPB's The Front Porch, and West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy's Ted Boettner join host Ashton Marra to discuss the race for governor and the challenges Democrat Jim Justice will face, particularly with the budget, when he takes office in January. 

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the third presidential debate Wednesday, October 19 at 9 p.m. This debate will follow the same format as the first presidential debate. It will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by Fox’s Chris Wallace, the moderator.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) plans to provide live coverage of the first televised debate between GOP Senate President Bill Cole and Democratic candidate Jim Justice.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate Monday night. WVPB will provide extensive coverage of the debates on TV, Radio, and Online. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. EDT.


Jonathan Hooke, Sports Information Director / Alderson Broaddus

The Alderson Broaddus football team will welcome 3-0 Fairmont State to town on Thursday, September 22. The game will air on the West Virginia Channel at 7 p.m.

The West Virginia Channel can be seen over the air on WNPB 24.2 Morgantown, WVPB 33.2 Huntington/Charleston and WSWP 9.2 Beckley.

WVPG 90.3 FM in Parkersburg sustained major damage from a lightning storm the weekend of August 13.

The facility requires major repairs and will be off the air for an extended period, possibly three weeks. We will update this post as new information becomes available.

Until repairs are made, here are several ways listeners in the Parkersburg area can hear WVPB Radio:

Tour W.Va. Communities Hit Hardest By Floods

Jun 27, 2016

Heavy flooding in West Virginia has claimed tens of lives in the state, and Governor Tomblin has declared a state of emergency in 44 of the 55 counties. Use our map to discover some of the communities that were most affected by the storms.

View the Full-Screen version of the map

  The public is invited to a West Virginia Public Broadcasting Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 7, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Welton Park Shelter #1, Petersburg.  Children will get to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, and adults may chat with NPR newsman, and West Virginia native, Giles Snyder along with other WVPB staff and board members.

Light refreshments will be served. 

Watch Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. on The West Virginia Channel and below. 

The Vandalia Gathering brings together the finest traditional Appalachian musicians for a weekend of great picking.

Watch a musical tribute to Elmer Rich featuring Mark Crabtree, Gerry Milnes, High Ridge Ramblers, Frank George, Dread Pirate Roberts, and Buck & Company.

Enjoy these great programs throughout the month of June

50's 60's Party Music - Friday, June 3 at 9 p.m.

Chubby Checker hosts this first-ever MY MUSIC special on the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll dance music for kids of all ages. From the Eisenhower era explosion of Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the 1960s cultural phenomenon of “The Twist” to the youthful frat-rock sounds of the Kingsmen, this is a good-time celebration of classic party music that has spanned generations.

 On May 17 at 4 p.m., WVPB will  live stream The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation 15th Annual Report to the Community.

The Guest Speaker is Leslie Crutchfield, Senior Research Fellow at the Global Social Enterprise Initiative, and author of Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change The World.

Watch the 2016 West Virginia History Bowl

Eighth graders in public, private and home school education programs are eligible to compete on the four-person teams in double-elimination tournament play. The regional tournament winners and the runner-up team move forward to the state tournament held in on April 26, 2016, in the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston.

Arts Alive 2016
West Virginia Department Of Education

Watch the Arts Alive performance via live stream, starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22.

Doctors on Call
West Virginia University

Watch Tuesday, March 10 at 8 p.m. on WVPB 

On this episode of Doctors on Call, WVU Medicine doctors discuss orthopedic issues and take a deeper look into osteoporosis, diabetes, eye exams and more.

Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting for an exclusive preview of The Mine Wars from PBS's American Experience series, with special guest, Executive Producer Mark Samels.

The event will be held Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 pm in Beckley, WV in the Hulett C. Smith theater at Tamarack.

Watch the Tri-State Shale Summit, a collaborative effort on behalf of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to bring together industry leaders to facilitate a discussion on the opportunities in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

Image courtesy the Rockefeller Family

Jay: A Rockefeller’s Journey is a new television documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The film traces the 50-year public service career of John D. Rockefeller IV, while capturing much of the political history of West Virginia, his adopted home. 


It premieres tonight, June 22 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting Television. 

The program explores why an heir to one of the nation’s largest family fortunes would come to one of the poorest states in the nation - and stay. 

Teams of 8th grade students from around West Virginia will face off Tuesday in an academic bowl competition that focuses on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

The questions for the history bowl are largely drawn from questions found in the Archives and History Quick Quizzes and Daily Trivia.

WV Cooks Recipes

Apr 14, 2015

West Virginia Cooks brought those who loved to cook, together. "Everyone has their own special recipes," said Host Harvey Christie. "I want to not only share the recipe, but the heritage and traditions that go with each one. I don't think this happens much anymore and this show gives us a great opportunity to keep tradition alive."

We join family, friends, and viewers in mourning the passing of Harvey Christie on December 1, 2006. His contributions to WV Public Broadcasting were many and he will be missed.