Lalena Price

Communications and Marketing

Lalena Price oversees marketing and communications for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. She comes to us with experience in the fields of government, higher education, daily newspapers, multi-media development and nonprofit organizations. She has been a devoted follower of West Virginia Public Broadcasting since childhood and loves bringing her marketing and communications skills to work for her favorite media organization.

Lalena is a native of the Mountain State and is proud of her two degrees from Marshall University -- one in journalism and the other an Executive MBA.

She has a muddly little horse farm in Jackson County. For evidence, see her shoes.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Public Broadcasting has launched a new program that will help support journalists as they tell the real stories of Appalachians and expand the focus of its award-winning "Inside Appalachia" radio and podcast program to include even more emphasis on folklife, arts and culture, announced Chuck Roberts, executive director and CEO of West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Larry Groce, host and artistic director for Mountain Stage for 36 years, will be inducted into the 2020 Class of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's latest addition to its network of radio transmitters has a long history of serving North Central West Virginia. Alderson Broaddus University student reporter Lauren McMillen, a sophomore mass communications major from Pittsburgh, tells the story of WQAB, 91.3 FM.

 

Interest has been high for West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s sneak peek of “Victoria’s” Season 3 premiere this Thursday in Charleston. The event is at capacity now. RSVPs are required for this screening and are no longer being accepted.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Educational Broadcasting Authority has appointed Chuck Roberts executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

It’s beginning to look and sound a lot like the holidays around West Virginia Public Broadcasting. WVPB has a great holiday lineup of specials for both radio and television for the upcoming holidays.

THANKSGIVING:

Radio:

  • The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential, Nov. 22, 12 p.m.

Television:

  • America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays, Nov. 19, 8 p.m.

HANUKKAH/CHRISTMAS:

Radio:

The television translator for WVPB in the Wheeling viewing area is offline and could be out for several weeks while engineers look for a solution.

Dave McClanahan, WVPB’s chief engineer, said the translator is irreparable. “Parts and technical support for this model are not available,” McClanahan said. “There is no reasonable way to fix the translator and parts from other manufacturers won’t work.”

West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the Charleston Town Center are teaming up for the 2018 Daniel Tiger Sweater Drive.

We're asking for new or gently used sweaters to help those in need face the cold winter months.

Donations can be made at the service desk inside the Charleston Town Center throughout November.

Sweaters will be delivered by employees of West Virginia Public Broadcasting to a local charity.

Please, won't you join us by helping your neighbor?

Jacqueline Van Meter of StoryCorps leads her team in a discussion at a WVPB StoryCorps Listening Party in early October.
Lalena Price / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The StoryCorps MobileBooth just departed Charleston and is headed to its next destination in Athens, Georgia. Fortunately, the StoryCorps team left behind a sizeable collection of great stories for WVPB to share with audiences.

For a terrific sampling of the voices of Charleston, West Virginia, click the link below to hear a montage of interview excerpts prepared by StoryCorps facilitator Jacqueline Van Meter for a special listening party at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in early October.