A Message from the President and CEO of WVIA Public Media
This past year we celebrated 50 years of public service here at WVIA and we would like to thank our members for making it all possible.
Because of you, we hosted Congressional debates that informed voters. Our acclaimed Call the Doctor series dug deeper on a variety of health topics and on Stay Tuned we brought awareness to the systemic problems of our region, while highlighting the people working to make positive change. Our educational programs showcased artistic and scholastic achievement and our PBS Kids in the classroom program visited more schools than ever before.
In addition to member benefits like family days, we launched WVIA Passport so members could watch more of the PBS programs they love anytime, anywhere. From heartwarming shows like the Our Town series and the Little League Challenger Exhibition Game to workforce development initiatives like Working Class or the Career Prep Conference – at the center of it all is you.
In the next year there is a lot to look forward to, but as 2016 comes to a close we at the station wanted to take a moment to pause and thank you, because your support makes all of this possible.
Thomas M. Currá
WVIA President/CEO & Executive Producer
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.
“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.”