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WVIA Public Media's production division, Via Studios Global Receives 2 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award Nominations

August 15, 2014

WVIA Public Media's production division, Via Studios Global in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pennsylvania television market receives 2 nominations as the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announces the nominees for the 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards which will be presented Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.

Tattoo Superstar Megan Massacre Comes to Wilkes-Barre, August 22-24

3 weeks 4 days ago
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SUPERSTAR TATTOO ARTIST MEGAN MASSACRE HEADLINES NEPA TATTOO ARTS FESTIVAL AUGUST 22-24

WHO: Megan Massacre, star of TLC’s NYC Ink and America’s Worst Tattoos and PETA2’s Cruelty-Free Beauty Tips. more»

August's First Friday in Downtown Williamsport

3 weeks 6 days ago
Mural on Fourth Street in Downtown Williamsport

Williamsport: Outdoor First Friday on the Corner of Fourth & Pine

First Friday music for August on Pine and 4th Streets will be provided by 3 bands sponsored by: WXPI Radio. more»

Bottles & Brews II to be Held at Taber Museum, Friday August 8th

4 weeks 2 days ago

  Williamsport- The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will be holding ‘Bottles & Brews II’ on Friday, August 8, 2014, from 7pm until 10pm. Attendees will be able to taste a number of craft beers and wines from the area as well as sampling the product of several regional and national brewmasters and vintners. more»

Midsummer Music & Mangia! Enjoy an afternoon at the Farm...

6 weeks 9 hours ago
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Lewisburg, PA:  On Saturday, August 9, from 3-8pm the Dancing Bear Farm will be hosting Midsummer Music & Mangia!  Come out and enjoy an afternoon at the Farm! more»

West Pittston to be Focus of WVIA's "Our Town" Documentary Series - Volunteer Videographers/Storytellers Needed

June 9, 2014

WVIA is proud to announce West Pittston in Luzerne County will be featured in its "Our Town" documentary series. The film will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of West Pittston, PA, as seen through the eyes of its residents.

Our Town Montoursville Documentary Premieres June 18 on WVIA-TV

June 3, 2014

"Our Town Montoursville" the 17th edition of WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series premieres Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Saturday, May 24 Hiawatha Cruises Canceled due to effects of high water

13 weeks 18 hours ago
No Hiawatha Cruises this Saturday due to recent high water.

Due to high river water levels and damage in the Susquehanna State Park all Hiawatha cruises have been canceled on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Excessive rains have caused delays in the Hiawatha operation for the second time in a week because of flooding. more»

WVIA-TV joins statewide broadcast to address heroin crisis in Pennsylvania

May 15, 2014

Heroin use in Pennsylvania has reached epidemic proportions. Once thought to be found only in cities, these dangerous drugs are now readily available in rural and suburban neighborhoods, and young people are at particular risk. WVIA presents "Heroin: A Commonwealth Crisis" a live interactive program from Penn State Public Media on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

The WVIA Original Documentary Film, Little League: A History premiering June 9 on WVIA-TV explores one of America's iconic institutions

May 12, 2014

The WVIA Original Documentary Film, "Little League: A History," narrated by legendary baseball broadcaster Vin Scully, chronicles and celebrates Little League's 75-year contribution to American culture and to the quality of life for millions around the world, is set to premiere Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV and throughout the summer on PBS stations across the country.

Scholastic Achievement Award Winners to be announced on May 15 on WVIA TV

May 6, 2014

WVIA will announce the winners of its V-Media program contests and competitions during the WVIA Scholastic Achievement Awards Show on Thursday, May 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WVIA TV. Students from throughout northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley competed in contests and competitions that include PBS Go! more»

WVIA-TV's new program Back in the Day takes a nostalgic look at local events and places - premieres May 30

May 2, 2014

The phrase, "Remember back in the day" always introduces a great story and WVIA's new nostalgia filled original documentary series, "Back in the Day" delivers on that tradition. Take a trip back in time to events and places throughout northeastern Pennsylvania when you watch the premiere episode of "Back in the Day" on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

WVIA presents the Chiaroscuro Jazz Conservancy Sessions: Live Concerts - Public Invited

April 17, 2014

WVIA invites the public to the "Chiaroscuro Jazz Conservancy Sessions: Live Concerts" featuring Chiaroscuro Jazz Records recording artists and members of the NEPA Jazz Alliance accompanying regional high school bands.

Starting Over: The C.A.R.E. Program is the topic on the next State of Pennsylvania April 17 on WVIA-TV

April 10, 2014

Without the C.A.R.E. program, the transition to life outside of prison for those who have served time is not easy and sometimes they end up back behind bars. On Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. during the next all-new State of Pennsylvania on WVIA-TV we'll talk about how the C.A.R.E. Program helps individuals get a second chance. more»

Lincoln's Living Words: The Address at 150 is discussed on the next State of Pennsylvania Thursday, April 11 on WVIA-TV

March 31, 2014

WVIA takes a look at Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 150 years after it was first delivered. Watch and participate in the conversation during this live State of Pennsylvania event on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

Our Town Montoursville Documentary Preproduction/Whiteboard Meeting- All Montoursville Residents Invited

March 31, 2014

WVIA invites Montoursville residents to the "Our Town Montoursville" documentary film preproduction/whiteboard meeting on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Montoursville Borough Building located at 2 Filbert Street in Montoursville.

Join WVIA for the Artist Celebration on April 11 at Mainstreet Galleries in Kingston, PA - Public Invited

March 21, 2014

WVIA will spotlight visual student artists from throughout northeast and central Pennsylvania during the Artist Celebration on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mainstreet Galleries located at 370 Pierce Street in Kingston, PA. This event is free and open to the public. The artwork will continue to be on display until Saturday, May 3, 2014.

WVIA-FM presents a Simply Grand Concert featuring The Mansfield University Music Faculty on April 6, 2014 - Public Invited

March 20, 2014

WVIA's next Simply Grand Concert features flutist Christine Moulton and other members of the faculty of the music department of Mansfield University and will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. more»

WVIA celebrates National Poetry Month with the 2014 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition

March 20, 2014

April is National Poetry Month and WVIA is celebrating all month long. Each weekday in April at 1 p.m. WVIA-FM will feature regional high school students reading poems from the 2014 Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition which will be broadcast on television on Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

WVIA Travel Club now taking reservations for European North Sea Coasts Tour aboard the Oceania Cruise Line June 6-14, 2014

March 17, 2014

WVIA Public Media and Trans World Travel present The European North Sea Coasts (London to Copenhagen) Tour aboard the Oceania Cruise Line June 6-14, 2014.

Clarence Bucaro and Rogue Chimp to Perform April 14 during the next Live Homegrown Music Concert at WVIA Studios - Public Invited

March 14, 2014

WVIA-FM presents Clarence Bucaro and Rogue Chimp on the next live broadcast of WVIA's Homegrown Music Concert on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA.

Montoursville, PA to be Focus of WVIA's "Our Town" Documentary Series-Volunteer Videographers/Storytellers Needed

March 14, 2014

Montoursville, Pennsylvania will be featured in WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series. "Our Town Montoursville" will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Montoursville, PA., as seen through the eyes of its residents.

WVIA Public Media Announces 2014 Congressional Art Competition for High School Students

March 5, 2014

Initiated by members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories to showcase their artistic ability. more»

Northeast Broadcasting Employment Fair will occur on March 24, 2014 at WVIA

March 5, 2014

Residents in northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley interested in job opportunities in electronic media are invited to the Northeast Broadcasting Employment Fair, Monday, March 24, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios located at 100 WVIA Way in Pittston, PA.

WVIA recognizes Procter & Gamble for its donation through the EITC Program

February 28, 2014

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Procter & Gamble (P&G) has donated $15,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA and the Bucknell University Forum Presents: A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson

February 24, 2014

WVIA to broadcast the Bucknell University Forum presentation: "A Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson" on Monday, March 17 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Luzerne to be Focus of WVIA's "Our Town" Documentary Series - Volunteer Videographers/Storytellers Needed

February 21, 2014

Luzerne, Pennsylvania will be the next town featured in WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series and the first from Luzerne County. "Our Town Luzerne" will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Luzerne, PA., as seen through the eyes of its residents.

WVIA welcomes the Grammy nominated Eaken Piano Trio to its next Simply Grand Concert Feb. 22, 2014 - Public Invited

February 12, 2014

WVIA's next Simply Grand Concert features the Grammy -nominated Eaken Piano Trio and will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 4 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. To make reservations call 570-655-2808 or reserve seats online at http://www.wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/. more»

The Badlees and King Radio Perform February 10 during the next Live Homegrown Music Concert on WVIA-FM - Public Invited

January 30, 2014

WVIA-FM presents The Badlees and King Radio, a new group featuring Justin King, members of Mere Mortals and Leroy Justice from The Five Percent, on the next live broadcast of WVIA's Homegrown Music Concert on Monday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. from the Sordoni High-Definition Theater located in the WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA.

Your Congressmen and Senators discuss issues that affect you during A Washington Update, a week-long event on WVIA-TV

January 30, 2014

WVIA presents a week-long State of Pennsylvania event titled "A Washington Update" starting February 10, 2014. Each night at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV your Congressmen and Senators discuss what's happening in our nation's capitol, how it affects you and where each of them stands on the hot topics.

WVIA Public Media explores one of America's iconic institutions in its Original Documentary Film, Little League: A History

January 23, 2014

The WVIA Original Documentary Film, "Little League: A History," which is currently in production and set to premiere on June 9 on WVIA-TV, chronicles and celebrates Little League's 75-year contribution to American culture and to the quality of life for millions around the world today.

WVIA Public Media explores one of America's iconic institutions in its Original Documentary Film, Little League: A History

January 8, 2014

The WVIA Original Documentary Film, "Little League: A History," which is currently in production and set to premiere on June 9, 2014 on WVIA-TV, chronicles and celebrates Little League's 75-year contribution to American culture and to the quality of life for millions more around the world today.

LIU Hosts 3rd Annual Career and Academic Planning Day for Students and their Parents

January 8, 2014

The Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 is organizing Looking Forward, a free all-day career and academic planning event for students and their parents on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. This event, being offered in partnership with WVIA Public Media, is open to all northeastern Pennsylvania students, grades 8 through 12, and their parents.

WVIA Receives a Community Conservation Partnerships Program Grant Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

January 3, 2014

Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), WVIA Public Media will produce a 3rd season of its environmental focus television program, "Greenlife Pennsylvania."

Sunbury to be Focus of WVIA's "Our Town" Documentary Series - Volunteer Videographers/Storytellers Needed

January 2, 2014

Sunbury in Northumberland County will be the next town featured in WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series. "Our Town Sunbury" will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Sunbury, PA., as seen through the eyes of its residents.

WVIA recognizes Weis Markets for its donation through the EITC Program

December 27, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Weis Markets has donated $5,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

The Oak Creek Band and Lorne Clarke Perform January 13 during Live Homegrown Music Concert on WVIA-FM - Public Invited

December 23, 2013

WVIA-FM presents The Oak Creek Band and Lorne Clarke on the next live broadcast of WVIA's Homegrown Music Concert on Monday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. from the Sordoni High-Definition Theater located in the WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA. This concert will also be taped for a television broadcast on WVIA-TV later in this year. more»

Part 2 of the WVIA Original Documentary Film Series, WaterWise' premieres January 13 on WVIA-TV

December 19, 2013

The WVIA Original Documentary Film Series, "WaterWise" produced in partnership with The Foundation for Pennsylvania Watersheds, takes viewers to some of Pennsylvania's most beautiful natural environments, to see how common people are combating the consequences of fresh water pollution. Watch the broadcast premiere of part 2 "WaterWise: Preserving Central Pennsylvania's Watersheds" on Monday, Jan. more»

Via Studios Global's Emmy winning program "Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming" to be shown in Ireland on TG4 on January 3, 2014

December 19, 2013

The Emmy Award winning "Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming" will be broadcast in Ireland for the first time on Friday, January 3, 2014 at 11:05pm on TG4, the Irish language television channel.

WVIA recognizes Waste Management of Pennsylvania for its donation through the EITC Program

November 26, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Waste Management of Pennsylvania has donated $2,500 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA recognizes The Dime Bank for its donation through the EITC Program

November 21, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that The Dime Bank has donated $1,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA recognizes FNCB for its donation through the EITC Program

November 21, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that First National Community Bank (FNCB) has donated $3,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA recognizes Pennstar Bank for its donation through the EITC Program

October 31, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Pennstar Bank has donated $5,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

Mezzo-soprano Ellen Rutkowski and pianist, Rick Hoffenberg perform during WVIA's next Simply Grand Concert on November 10 - Public Invited

October 30, 2013

WVIA FM invites the public to its next Simply Grand Concert. Mezzo-soprano Ellen Rutkowski and pianist, Rick Hoffenberg perform a program of songs and piano pieces by neglected German masters of the late-Romatic period on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is free, but limited. more»

All That Jazz on WVIA FM to Feature Jazz Performances from the 2013 Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Festival

October 25, 2013

For the 16th consecutive year, WVIA FM's All That Jazz with George Graham presents comprehensive coverage of the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA) Festival. Enjoy 12 nights of extraordinary jazz music starting Monday, November 4, 2013 at 7 p.m. on WVIA FM.

WVIA and Bucknell University present warfare expert P.W. Singer

October 22, 2013

WVIA to broadcast the Bucknell Forum presentation "NextWar: Trends and Technology Shaping the 21st-century Battlefield," by Peter Warren Singer on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

WVIA Travel Club 2nd annual Downton Abbey Tour now taking reservations

October 18, 2013

WVIA Public Media and Trans World Travel present the 2nd annual WVIA Travel Club Downton Abbey Tour. The tour will occur Friday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 28, 2014 and includes a full day at Highclere Castle outside of Newbury, England, the setting for the critically acclaimed, award-winning PBS series, Downton Abbey.

Our Town Montrose Documentary Premieres November 7 on WVIA-TV

October 18, 2013

"Our Town Montrose", the 14th edition of WVIA's "Our Town" documentary series premieres Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. on WVIA TV.

Expansions-The Dave Liebman Group Perform November 11 during Live Homegrown Music Concert on WVIA-FM - Public Invited

October 17, 2013

WVIA-FM presents Expansions-The Dave Liebman Group on the next live broadcast of WVIA's Homegrown Music Concert on Monday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. from the Sordoni High-Definition Theater located in the WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA.

WVIA recognizes PPL Corporation for its donation through the EITC Program

October 15, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that PPL Corporation has donated $10,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

WVIA TV presents Chiaroscuro Jazz Conservancy Sessions: The Berwick Senior High School Jazz Ensemble on October 28

October 10, 2013

WVIA presents the broadcast premiere of the all new special presentation "Chiaroscuro Jazz Conservancy Sessions: The Berwick Senior High School Jazz Ensemble" on Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

WVIA recognizes Frontier Communications for its donation through the EITC Program

October 10, 2013

WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Frontier Communications has donated $10,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

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