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WVPB, also known as West Virginia Public Broadcasting is a network of three PBS stations.

HistoryEdit

The first public television station in West Virginia signed on July 14, 1969 under the callsign WMUL-TV, broadcasting from Marshall University in Huntington. In 1981, WMUL-TV changed its call letters to WPBY-TV; two years later, the public station at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WWVU-TV, was renamed WNPB-TV. WPBY-TV and WNPB-TV received their new call letters to underline that the operations were managed by the state educational broadcasting authority, and not the university system. In 1992, the state completed a microwave link that permitted it to convert WNPB and the state's third PBS station, WSWP-TV in Grandview to become repeaters of WPBY-TV in Huntington and form a state network. On January 5, 2015, WPBY-TV changed its call letters to WVPB-TV as part of an effort to unify all of West Virginia Public Broadcasting's services under a single brand; the television network had previously been branded as "West Virginia PBS," a name that was phased out starting on January 1, 2015.

The state network has a total of five low-powered repeaters serving other areas out of the range of the three full-powered stations, most notably Wheeling and Parkersburg. In the past the network showed some Marshall University and West Virginia University sports content, but has abandoned this practice due to Conference USA/Big 12 exclusivity agreements with commercial and cable outlets.

The current local content consists of a daily recap of the state legislative session, shows produced by the West Virginia University medical school, and student produced news from campus weekly products from Marshall University and West Virginia State University. It also broadcasts original documentaries on West Virginia history and culture, as well as live musical performances of Mountain Stage and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

StationsEdit

Full Power StationsEdit

Call signs Location CH First Air Date
WVPB Huntington, WV 33 July 14, 1969
WNPB Morgantown, WV 24 February 23, 1969
WSWP Grandview, WV 9 November 1, 1970

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TV stations in West Virginia
WVPB, Huntington

WNPB, Morgantown
WSWP, Grandview

TV stations in Southeast Ohio, Western West Virginia and Eastern Kentucky, including Huntington and Charleston
WSAZ 3 (NBC)
WCHS 8 (ABC)
WVAH 11 (Fox)
WOWK 13 (CBS)
WKPI 22 (PBS)
WKAS 25 (PBS)
WHJC-LP 27 (RTV)
WLPX 29 (Ion)
W30DG-D 30 (HSN)
WQCW 30 (CW)
WVPB 33 (PBS)
WTSF 44 (Daystar)
WJOS-LD 45 (Walk)
WTZP-LP 50 (Cozi)
TV stations in Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northeastern West Virginia and Far Western Maryland, including Pittsburgh and Morgantown
KDKA 2 (CBS)

WTAE 4 (ABC)
WPXI 11 (NBC)
WQED 13 (PBS)
WINP 16 (Ion)
WPCW 19 (CW)
WPNT 22 (MNTV)
WNPB 24 (PBS)
WIIC-LD 31 (Bounce)
WGPT 36 (PBS)
WBYD-CD 39 (JTV)
WPCB 40 (CTN)
WPGH 53 (Fox)
WOCD-CD 61 (HSN)

TV stations in North-Central West Virginia, including Clarksburg and Weston
WDTV 5 (CBS)
WVFX 10 (Fox)
WBOY 12 (NBC)
WUSV-LD 16 (ANT)
WNPB 24 (PBS)
TV stations in serving Bluefield - Beckley - Oak Hill, West Virginia and Bluefield, Virginia
WVVA 6 (NBC)
WSWP 9 (PBS)
WZTS-LD 16 (Cozi)
WJDG-LD 23 (Ind)
WJDW-LD 35 (Ind)
WLFB 40 (Ind)
WOAY 50 (ABC)
WVNS 59 (CBS)
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