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A Message from the President and CEO of WVIA Public Media


​As 2017 draws to a close, we here at WVIA would like to reflect on the year that has been and give a heartfelt Thank You to our members. 

Because of your support, we were able to bring our successful education programs like PBS Kids in the Classroom to more schools than ever; including Head Start programs, helping serve the needs of underprivileged children.

We raised awareness to the medical issues that are affecting our area on Call the Doctor, and held forums to discuss our nation's concerns with our Going There and Mara Liasson events.

We told the stories or our area's Vietnam veterans in the highly popular War Stories: Vietnam.

In addition to bringing you, your favorite PBS shows like Antiques Roadshow, Masterpiece and NOVA, we told the stories of our area with the Our Town series and the original documentary film Peoples of the Susquehanna.

WVIA continues to be your home for arts and entertainment with programs like Homegrown Music Concerts, This is My Song, and Christmas at Susquehanna.

We brought families together with our annual member family days to make memories that will last a lifetime.

We do all this to help enrich the lives of the people in Northeast Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley and we are able to do it all because of your support. As we move forward into an exciting new year we want to say Thank You for making all we do possible.


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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, 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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