TV Schedules & Grids
WVPT has received a grant from KCPT, Kansas City Public Television, to help engage members of our community. In order to do this WVPT is hosting what we are calling RE:Dream parties. This campain is working to engage our community by bringing awareness of the American Dream, and what this means for different groups of people. WVPT is striving to create an inclusive and friendly community with diverse cultural experiences. Not only are we striving to bring out awareness of the American Dream, but how this dream has changed in the 21st century. We are bringing a white picket fence for participants at each event to write their ideal American Dream. The white picket fence is symbolic of the 20th century American Dream, and what we hope people communicate is how that dream has changed in the 21st century. Join us in exploring different views at these upcoming events:
April 9th, 2016 JMU Big Event RE:Dream Party
The JMU Big Event is a day of community service done in cities all over the country. "In the spirit of our university's commitment to citizenship, JMU students, faculty, donors, alumni and friends gather together every spring for a day of community service, in partnership with JMU community relations, Greater Madison and the Student Government Association," Said Amanda Leech event organizer. After participants do community service WVPT will host a reception, at Pure Eats, where they will be interviewed about thier definition of the American Dream. This event is for BIG Event volunteers only.
April 25th, 2016 Explore More Discovery Museum RE:DreamParty
The Explore More Discovery Museum has allowed WVPT to participate in their TED-Ed program. Ted-Ed is a progam for kids that allows them to research and make a presentation on a topic they are passionate about.
On April 25th 14 students, from 7 different local schools, will be presenting their TED-Ed talks. After the TED-Ed talks are presented the children will be interviewed to find out what their ideal American Dream is. This event
is for parents and presenting students only.
April 29th, 2016 Harrisonburg Historical Society RE:Dream Party
WVPT is hosting a RE:Dream Party at the Harrisonburg/ Rockingham County Historical Society. Interviews are being done now with some members of our community about their idea of the American Dream, at this event the footage will be shown. Members of the community are encouraged to attend this event, the more people we have the better the community engagement and sharing of ideas! This event will be held at the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Historical Society at 6pm.
What is Hey Virginia?
"Hey Virginia"! is a new show produced by WVPT, that informs viewers about upcoming events, and explores the region's fascinating locales, people and stories. Hey Virginia serves as a platform for local artists, musicians, and all things "Virginia". Presented in a fun and exciting way, Hey Virginia offers a fresh perspective on tomorrow’s adventures. Your Community. Your story. The focus and scope of Hey Virginia will mainly feature regions in and around Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Charlottesville.
Hosted by Kate Martin from Q101
Goals of Hey Virginia:
- Inform viewers of “What is happening in their region.” Whether it be concerts, exhibits, Festivals, or attractions. All Virginia.. All the time.
- Hey Virginia will promote and build our online presence, as segments of the show will be heavily shared through social media entities.
IE: Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and so on.
- This program will connect WVPT with other groups and organizations and serve as an aggregate for discussions on new projects and ways we can assist the community.
- Through fresh storytelling and presentation, this show will appeal to younger demographics and open us up to a multitude of new donors and supporters throughout the region.
- Hey Virginia will be interactive with the community around us. With a goal of having viewers and fans sending “us” content, either through video’s pictures, or stories.
YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR STORY
This show will Premiere March 31st and will feature upcoming events and stories taking place in April 2016.
Where No Community Calendar Has Gone Before!
Hey Virginia is a monthly 30 minute long program that spotlights up and coming events, interviews artists, promoters, directors, coordinators etc. whom are viable parts of the community in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. It will allow a diverse snapshot of events that will generate interests for all ages. It will shine a light on the vibrant community in which we live and work, and will make WVPT a beacon for what is happening socially and culturally in this amazing region we call home. The show will be broken into segments, and distributed online to further the show’s footprint. It will also feature content from it’s viewers and fans to make “Hey Virginia” a truly interactive experience. The show will be presented with a signature style that is both fun and entertaining.
Kate Martin is the current host of the live middays show on 100.7 Q101 here in the Valley as well as the afternoon traffic reporter for many of the stations here. She hails from Oklahoma where she has spent the last 10 years working at various stations and in multiple markets for TV and radio. Her voice has been heard nationwide for commercials both local and National.
Help Support Hey Virginia
WVPT is proud to announce our 3 lovely college interns for spring semester thanks to a grant given by the SVTC. Laura is a public relations intern that is working with Melissa and making daily contributions to our forms of social media! Rachel is a production intern that is working with George on certain film projects and the many things that accompany that. Lauren is a programming intern that is working with Chris on keeping our website up to date. The lovely ladies are also working on a special Re:Dream campaign! This campaign includes having Dream parties with different organizations that are coming in the near future! Our first Dream Party was at the Bridgewater Retirement Community, where we celebrated the birthdays of a few ladies that have reached the amazing age of 100, or older! One of these very special women was the founder of the Heifer project, which is now a worldwide organization that sends livestock to communities in need! Stay tuned for more updates on what these talented ladies have in store for the rest of the semester, and to find the dates for the rest of our Re:Dream parties!
Laura attends James Madison University and is a senior double major in Media Arts and Design and Communication Studies. Laura enjoys reading, writing, volunteering, and exploring the downtown gems and the beautiful recreational opportunities that Harrisonburg has to offer. Laura’s favorite part of working at WVPT as an intern is working on the events WVPT puts together in order to bring our community closer together. Additionally, running the social media accounts has allowed her to research a variety of new and noteworthy subjects related to public media, PBS, and education to share with our followers. The interns have received the official project overview and brand standards for the RE:Dream project, and are actively working to push this information into our social media platforms.
Lauren is a junior at Bridgewater College and is a Communication Studies major with a double minor in Biology and Equine Science. Lauren enjoys horseback riding, reading, working on the family farm, riding four-wheelers, shopping, and playing with her puppy. Lauren’s favorite part of working as an intern at WVPT is all of the useful tools she is learning for her future. Not only does she feel she is working with amazing people, but she is also learning to update the website using software that she never has before, and is getting to see all aspects of how a news studio runs.
Rachel is a Sophomore at Bridgewater College and is a double major in Communication Studies and Global Studies. Rachel enjoys writing, dancing, videography, and social media. Rachel’s favorite part of working as an intern at WVPT is getting to see what goes into the production and creative aspects of television. She is someone who wants to go into the television production career, and having hands on experience is both extremely valuable and exciting! Rachel also enjoys getting to know all of the awesome people who work in production at WVPT.