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WBRA-TV is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member station for southwestern Virginia. It serves the Roanoke-Lynchburg market from studios in Roanoke. It formerly also broadcast to the Tri-Cities, Tennessee-Virginia market.

HistoryEdit

WBRA-TV signed on for the first time on August 1, 1967. It claims to be the first all-color educational station in the country. It was originally a member of National Educational Television (NET), before that organization was replaced by PBS in 1970.

In the 1980s, WBRA began identifying on-air as Blue Ridge Public Television, due of its location near the Blue Ridge Mountains. On February 19, 2007, it changed its on-air name to Blue Ridge PBS.


TV stations in Commonwealth of Virginia
WHRO, Hampton Roads/Norfolk

WBRA, Roanoke
WCVE, Richmond
WCVW, Richmond
WETA, Arlington/Washington, DC
WHTJ, Charlottesville
WVPT, Harrisonburg/Staunton

TV stations in Roanoke/Lynchburg, including the New River Valley, Southside, and surrounding areas
 WDBJ 7 (CBS)
WSLS 10 (NBC)
WSET 13 (ABC)
WBRA 15 (PBS)
WWCW 21 (CW)
WZBJ 24 (MNTV)
WFXR 27 (FOX)
WPXR 38 (Ion)
WMDV-LD 44 (IND)
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