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WVPB Outages and Alerts

The engineers at West Virginia Public Broadcasting continue to work on our TV and radio towers throughout the state.


Looking up the tower at the WVPB TV transmitter - March 2021

April 16 - WVPB TV Beckley and WVBY 91.7 FM Beckley will be off the air today due to construction on our towers. Broadcast will resume after today's work is completed.

Network Update

WVPB is installing new TV transmitters in southern West Virginia. We have experienced delays over the past year, but we're coming down the home stretch and wanted to update you on our progress.

WVPB-TV Charleston/Huntington - WVPB-TV serving the Charleston/Huntington area is powered on! See it's service area below

Cover Map WVPB Charleston Huntington

WSWP-TV Beckley - Work on WSWP TV & WVBY FM 91.7 FM is underway. We expect work to be completed by the end of Spring.

Once these installations are complete, our TV signal will be returned to full power in these regions, and all three of our digital channels - WVPB, The West Virginia Channel, and WVPB PBS Kids Channel - will be available again.

We apologize for the continued interruption, and thank you for your patience as we improve our statewide network.

Network Status

WVBY-FM 91.7 Beckley - We hope to have service restored to full power by the end of April 2021.

WSWP TV Beckley and WVPB Huntington/Charleston - We hope to have service restored to normal by the end of April 2021 for both transmitters.

88.5 FM Elkins - off the intermittently due to a power problem. We expect service to be restored to normal by Spring 2021.

Parkersburg TV— The TV transmitter is down due to spectrum repacking. Our new transmitter has been delayed until Summer 2021 or later.

Eastern Panhandle TV— There are TV signal problems at Romney. We are planning to install a new transmitter. There is no current timetable.