WVPB Outages and Alerts

Network Status:

Eastern Panhandle - There are TV signal problems at the towers in Romney, Keyser,and Martinsburg. We hope to address Keyser Feb 25, and Romney and Martinsburg later the same week.

Parkersburg - TV Transmitter down due to spectrum repacking. New transmitter expected late Spring 2020.

Beckley - The WVBY 91.7 FM radio antenna has suffered ice damage, resulting in reduced signal. A replacement antenna currently being built, we don't have a firm timeline on it's arrival.

Petersburg - WVDS 89.5 FM  is operating at 1/3 power due to a power supply issue. We hope to address this problem the week of March 1.

Updates:

Feb 24 - The TV Antenna Upgrade at Cooper's Rock has been completed. TV is back on the air in Northern West Virgina, and Dish and DirectTV service has been restored. 

Feb 24 - The TV Antenna Upgrade continues today at Cooper's Rock. If all goes well, we will be back on the air in Northern West Virginia this evening. WVPM 90.9 FM Morgantown may also be down for a while to today to make sure our tower crew can climb safely.

Feb 18 - Progress! On Monday our tower crew was able to remove the old TV Antenna at our Morgantown Transmitter, and install the new one!

We still need a few days to wire everything up before we can restore TV service to Northern West Virginia.

WVPM 90.0 FM Morgantown will also be down during the day on Tuesday so that the tower crew can safely climb the tower. Affected radio listeners can listen online at wvpublic.org or using the WVPB Media App.

Feb 17 - TV in Northern West Virginia, and Radio in the Morgantown area, are off the air Monday as we install a new TV antenna. Radio will be restored later today, but TV will remain off for several days as installation continues.

Affected radio listeners can listen online at wvpublic.org or using the WVPB Media App. Thanks for you patience as we improve our service.

Feb 13 - TV will be off the air in Morgantown for a few days as we continue to install the new antenna. TV is also off in the Eastern Panhandle, our engineers are working to restore service.

Feb 12 - Morgantown Radio is back on the air, but TV will be off for several days as we continues the installation of your new antenna. Thanks for your patience as we improve our facilities.

Feb 12 - Morgantown Radio and TV are off the air today. Despite the fog, we are installing a new TV antenna today, and we need to turn off the power so that the tower crew can safely climb. Thanks for your patience as we improve our facilities. Affected listeners can try tuning to WPVB Radio at WVPM 90.9 FM Morgantown or listen online at wvpublic.org or using the WVPB Media App.