Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge PBS is the only public multimedia enterprise serving four million individuals in portions of five states. Our station’s coverage area includes Southern and Southwestern Virginia, in addition to bordering counties in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and North Carolina. As the region’s storyteller, Blue Ridge PBS offers outstanding informational, educational and cultural programming. Our Emmy and Telly award-winning production team is devoted to regional issues and interests. Current initiatives include:
ARTS, CULTURE AND HISTORY OF APPALACHIA:
Blue Ridge PBS has a passion for telling stories of our region. We currently feature regional artists and writers via our “Write Around the Corner” and “Creative Virginia” series. We also promote tourism through our “On the Road Again” segments and profile Virginians with unique stories to tell on “What’s Your Story?” Our newest series will feature veterans in “A Veteran Story”.
Blue Ridge PBS currently has several documentaries in production, all intended to preserve regional history, but also to promote tourism in Southwestern Virginia. “Hotel Roanoke: The Grand Old Lady on the Hill” premieres late in 2019. Two additional documentaries will focus on The New River and Mill Mountain in Roanoke.
DRUG AND SUBSTANCE ADDICTION SPECIALS:
Blue Ridge PBS will be launching a series of specials focusing on a variety of addictive behaviors and the resources available. Each episode of “Addicted!” will feature local health and wellness professionals and delve into the latest treatment options.
Based in Roanoke, Blue Ridge PBS is comprised of four channels:
Southwest Virginia PTV 15.2
Blue Ridge PBS Kids 15.3
Create TV 15.4
We also offer a 24-hour streaming service, Blue Ridge Streaming.
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