A Message from VIA Public Media
As of December 2, 2019, VIA Public Media and Tom Currá, its President and Chief Executive Officer, have announced that Mr. Currá has resigned his position to pursue other professional and creative opportunities.
Mr. Currá joined the organization in 2004 and has served as President and CEO since 2013. During his time leading the station, WVIA expanded its community and regional engagement to tackle important issues facing our region and produced award winning original programming, while remaining financially sound. The VIA Public Media board has launched a nationwide search for a President and CEO. Chris Norton, Senior Vice President of VIA Public Media, will be the executive in charge and will work with the board through the leadership transition
As the holidays approach and we enter a new year, we here at VIA remain thankful to our members for their continued support of a station that aims to live its mission every day. Our supporters have a lot of great work to be proud of in 2019 and even more to look forward to in the coming year.
In 2019 VIA Public Media continued leading the statewide public media initiative Battling Opioids, which garnered multiple national awards and nominations in the past year but more importantly has raised awareness and helped move the needle of opioid addiction in Pennsylvania in a positive direction.
VIA launched the digital series VIA Short Takes which tells the stories of our friends and neighbors and continued to inform our region about the news and current events that affect them with the new Keystone Edition program that features both on VIA Radio and online. We continued to inform our audience with the long running Call the Doctor television series and showcased the most heartwarming game of the year: The Little League Challenger Exhibition Game for our 9th year in a row.
Stories of our shared history and progress resonated like never before with Our Town specials on the towns of Honesdale, Nanticoke, South Williamsport & Forty Fort.
We recorded specials that shined a light on the achievements of our area’s students with programs like Artist of the Week and Scholastic Scrimmage and expanded their experience as we visited over 1,000 children with VIA’s PBS Kids in the Classroom program.
All of this plus bringing PBS programs such as Ken Burns’ Country Music, Chasing the Moon, Downton Abbey, Victoria, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Sesame Street and so much more into local towns and homes for discussions, appearances and screenings.
As we look forward to 2020, we look forward to the continued service we are able to provide to the people of Northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley. It is because of your support that this is all possible and because of you that tomorrow will bring us even more wonder and opportunities.
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