West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting satisfies the human need to learn. Our programs nurture personal growth and civic responsibility, respect people's intelligence, and promote life-long discovery. We enrich lives so people might contribute more to their communities and their state. West Virginia Public Broadcasting, through our unique programs and services, will empower people to broaden their perspectives, appreciate their history and become active in their communities. Using the power of public service media, we will create more informed, more educated, more motivated, and more prosperous citizens who will build a better West Virginia for our children and grandchildren.


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Inside Appalachia tells the stories of Appalachia, leading listeners on an audio tour of the region’s rich history, our food, our music and our culture.

Caption: Joy to the World with Bob Thompson
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Jazz pianist Bob Thompson, and the Bob Thompson unit have been featuring holiday classics at Christmas time for more than 20 years.

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Us & Them Podcast: We tell stories from the fault lines that separate Americans. Peabody award-winning public radio producer Trey Kay listens to people on both sides of the divide.

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Caption: Paula Cole with Bob Thompson and the Bob Thompson Band
Join Jazz pianist Bob Thompson, The Bob Thompson Band and guest vocalist, Paula Cole for a celebration of the holidays!

Bought by WUFT, WNMU-FM, WICR, and KMUW

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Joy to the World with Bob Thompson
Vocalist Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. celebrates the season with his band and The Bob Thompson Band in a live performance.

Bought by KMUW, WVIA, WCNY, and KMXT

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Pianist Bob Thompson welcomes vocalist Meredith Dean Augustin [August-in] for the holiday jazz celebration Joy to the World. You’ll hear songs of t...

Bought by KMUW, WDCB, and WCNY

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Randy Thomas and Trey Kay, Credit: Joni Deutsch
Americans tend to sort themselves into tribes that share similar culture, ideas and values. Trey recalls kids at his West Virginia high school sort...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 35:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Thompson, Credit: Josh Saul
Jazz pianist Bob Thompson, and the Bob Thompson unit have been featuring holiday classics at Christmas time for more than 20 years. Join Bob, his b...

Bought by WMOT, WICR, WETS, WUGA (part of GPB), Delmarva Public Radio and more

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 57:14
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Mollie and Bob
Pianist Bob Thompson of Mountain Stage welcomes special guest vocalist Mollie O’Brien for this year's holiday jazz show "Joy to the World." Hear so...

Bought by KRPS, WJAB, KMUW, KRPS, KVNF and more

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Bob Thompson with Heather Masse
Pianist Bob Thompson welcomes guest vocalist Heather Masse to join him for the 21st annual "Joy to the World" from West Virginia Public Radio. This...

Bought by WJAB, KMUW, WKAR, WCNY, KPVL and more

  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Joy to the World 2013
Jazz pianist Bob Thompson and his band welcome renowned vocalist Catherine Russell to celebrate the holiday season with favorites old and new.

Bought by Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMUW, WCNY, KUCB, WUKY and more

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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A one-hour jazz holiday program.

Bought by WJAB, KMUW, WCNY, WEZU, WNMU-FM and more

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Mountain Stage host Larry Groce in the early days of the show.
For 30 years and with over 800 episodes, Mountain Stage has been a mainstay in public radio and American music. In this hour-long radio special, y...

Bought by KUCB, WUKY, and Prairie Public

  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3