WVPB's transmitter tower for WNPB-TV and WVPM 90.0 Radio sits atop Cooper Rock State Forest

The WVPB Engineering team has completed an upgrade to Coopers Rock TV signal that serves Morgantown and northern West Virginia. The move from an aging, patchworked transmitter increases the signal power from 166,00 to 660,000 watts, giving WVPB the ability to reach more local communities with a stronger signal.

Reenactors in period costume at the recent Suffrage Centennial event at the West Virginia Culture Center
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On August 18, 1920, Congress ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote.

Women’s suffrage is a major event in American history and a milestone in the national aspiration of the equal right of every individual to participate in their government.

Beginning today, West Virginia Public Broadcasting viewers and YouTube TV subscribers will have access to educational and inspiring PBS content.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting will continue to air the House of Representatives’ Public Impeachment Hearings  next week beginning Tuesday, November 19. Hearings are expected to continue Wednesday and Thursday of next week beginning at 9 a.m. each day.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting will air live coverage of the House of Representatives’ Public Impeachment Hearings this Wednesday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Friday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NPR Live Coverage will air on the statewide public radio network and PBS NewsHour’s Special Coverage will air on The West Virginia Channel on television.

The West Virginia Public Broadcasting team, along with many of its great friends, will read the book “Thank You, Omu!” by Oge Mora to children across the Mountain State on Thursday, November 7, as part of Jumpstart’s international initiative, 'Read for the Record'.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mountain State opera lovers can purchase tickets now for The Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD movie theater transmissions for the 2019-20 season.

Three West Virginia cinemas will show the productions live including Regal Nitro Theatre, Nitro, Cinemark Huntington Mall, Barboursville, and Regal Morgantown Theatre, Morgantown.

The Live in HD lineup includes all five of this season’s new productions alongside five thrilling revivals.

Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns,
In Tune: A Community of Musicians
focus of free community event

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Public Broadcasting is hosting an evening celebrating both old-time and country music in Charleston.

Photos of StarDate's Sandy Wood and Billy Henry
The University of Texas at Austin’s McDonald Observatory

Sandy Wood, the popular and charismatic announcer of the StarDate radio program aired during Morning Edition and Weekend Edition on WVPB, is retiring after 28 years on the air. Her final episode will air July 16.

"Inside Appalachia" folklife reporter, Caitlin Tan, interviews Folkways Corps Reporter Heather Niday during an exercise at a recent "Inside Appalachia Folkways Reporting Project" training.
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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

Vietnam: West Virginians Remember logo
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s film "Vietnam: West Virginians Remember" has won a top award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) for outstanding achievement in the documentary category.  
The one-hour documentary, written and produced by award-winning executive producer, Suzanne Higgins, features the experiences of five West Virginia combat servicemen.

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Public Broadcasting and the WALS Foundation are co-hosting a youth-centered community meeting in Wheeling on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. at the First State Capitol Building, 1413 Eoff Street.

Representing WVPB and “Abracadabra” production team, left to right, John Hale, VFX artist; Marilea Butcher, producer. James Caplinger, actor, “Salty the Pirate;” James Nemitz, actor, “Professor Science,” and Jeff Kerscher, composer.
Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Awards

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Public Broadcasting production team has earned an Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award for the episode “Joey’s Time Machine” of the children’s program, “Abracadabra.”

Chuck Roberts, interim executive director, said he is proud of WVPB’s entire video production team, not just for winning a prestigious award, but for its continual commitment to excellence in all projects.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Public Broadcasting newsroom has won five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Radio Television Digital News Association announced today.

The winning stories by the WVPB news team now advance to compete for a National Murrow Award, which is among the most respected journalism awards in the world. They recognize stories that put public interest above all else, provide a catalyst for public discussion and adhere to a code of ethics.

Inspiring West Virginians tells the stories of West Virginians who are exceptional leaders in science and business. We visit them where they are, learn about what they do, hear stories of their childhoods and the influence of a West Virginia upbringing.  Added to that are the perspectives of friends, relatives and colleagues.  

Coming from small towns or modest means, they’ve all overcome hardships and hurdles on their way to the top of their fields.

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Seven public media stations in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, including West Virginia Public Broadcasting, have been awarded a $445,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish a regional journalism collaboration.

Dorothy Workman, from the documentary Bridgeport to Baghdad
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

This Veterans Day, West Virginia Public Broadcasting is launching “Stories of Service,” a website that features inspiring stories of military veterans, their families and communities:

It is part of a national PBS initiative which includes resources for vets and material for educators. West Virginia stories are also featured.

West Virginia Public Radio Announces New Program Schedule

Jun 30, 2014

West Virginia Public Radio is making enhancements to the weekend schedule, offering several new programs and changing the times of others. Check out the full schedule here.

12 Young Authors Selected as Local Winners of the PBS Kids Writers Contest

Twelve young authors from West Virginia have been selected as local winners of the PBS KIDS Writers Contest, which encourages children grades K-3 to celebrate the power of writing by creating and submitting original storybooks. 

This year’s winners were chosen from 101 representing 16 schools.

TV Special Showcases 30 Years of Mountain Stage

Jun 10, 2014
Del McCoury - Mountain Stage Retrospective (TV)
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Three decades of weekly musical performances adds up to a lot of memories. Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting as it celebrates some of those memories this Sunday at 9 p.m. on WV PBS with the debut of Mountain Stage: A 30 Year Celebration.

West Virginia: The Road To Statehood Nominated For Emmy

Jun 9, 2014

West Virginia: The Road to Statehood,  which premiered on West Virginia PBS last June, has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award in the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The film is one of four nominees in the “Documentary – Historical” category.

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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.

These Mountain Stage performances from the 1980s will be digitized as part of the Digital Archive Project.
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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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.

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.

Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers!

Mar 18, 2014
Chippendale chest from Antiques Roadshow's Boise, ID, event in 2013.


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.

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.

Public Television Remains #1 as a Trusted Media Source

Feb 26, 2014

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.