A Message from the President and CEO of WVIA Public Media

tomthumb.jpg Thank you for all the important public service programming you’ve made possible for WVIA Public Media to produce, broadcast, and distribute this year!

Because of you, WVIA presents quality, educational, informative, entertaining TV and radio programming and serves our region in ways that really make a difference. As we approach the end of our fiscal year – a critical transitional year for WVIA—I want to report on the progress your non-profit member supported public media stations are making.

We’ve been guided by a comprehensive strategic plan and detailed audience research, and right now we’re working on new programs and community engagement projects based on what you tell us is most important for our region. We call it “Fine Tuning for the Future”, and we’re asking you to get involved in two ways.

First…we need your advice and input to answer questions like: Which programs are most important to you? What community projects do you believe we should undertake? How can we make WVIA better? Please click here and complete the “Fine Tuning for the Future” survey. It will only take you a few minutes today, but the results will fine tune your WVIA for the future.

Second… we need your financial support. Membership donations have fallen behind this year, and we don’t want to serve the region less. We’re asking you to join this worthy cause, so together we can do more. It’s easy to donate online… click here to support your Public Media Station, WVIA.  To add to the excitement of you helping us “Fine Tune for the Future,” we’re giving away a 42-inch VIZIO E-Series Smart LED HDTV.

Everyone who takes the survey and everyone who makes a donation by June 30, 2014 are automatically entered into the drawing. The winner will be announced July 1, 2014. Complete details here. Please help us with your ideas when you take the survey… and help us fulfill our public service mission when you make a donation.

On behalf of the entire WVIA staff,
Thank You.

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Thomas M. Currá
WVIA President/CEO & Executive Producer


Mission Statement

WVIA Public Media is a catalyst, convener and educator, using media, partnerships, powerful ideas and programs to improve lives and advance the best attributes of an enlightened society.

Vision Statement

“WVIA touches lives, influences opinion, and noticeably impacts on matters of public interest and concern, through measurably significant, differentiated local and national television and radio broadcast products and wvia.org, as well as outreach projects and educational services. Grounded in the concepts of lifelong learning, the arts, culture and quality of life, the WVIA staff relentlessly pursues excellence and relevance. We will develop future programs and services in collaboration with strategically chosen organizations successfully serving Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley. WVIA will grow in revenue, independence, recognition and coverage, achieving significant public service by continuously improving relationships with members, underwriters, partners and our communities.”


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