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Please send news/press releases to paullazar@wvia.org for WVIA-FM and neilprisco@wvia.org for WVIA-TV .

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WVIA-TV enters into channel sharing agreement with WNEP

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Just over a year ago, on January 11, 2016 WVIA entered into a channel sharing agreement with Dreamcatcher Broadcasting, LLC to broadcast both WVIA and WNEP television over a shared channel. This agreement was made in anticipation of a spectrum auction organized by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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WVIA recognizes FNCB Bank for its donation through the EITC Program

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WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that FNCB Bank has donated $3,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA’s Educational Services.

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WVIA sells broadband signal in Spectrum Auction.

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Beginning on _____ __ 2017, WVIA television viewers will need to rescan their television sets to view WVIA. With federal guidelines looking to free up some of the over the air bandwidth nationally WVIA will be giving up it’s current over-the-air frequency of 44.1, 44.2 and 44.3 and moving to ___ ___ ___.

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WVIA and PPL Corporation Award $1,000 to Empowering Educators Grant Winners

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On Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 WVIA Public Media and PPL Corporation presented seven winning Empowering Educators teams each with $1,000 that will be used as funds in the completion of a public service project in spring of 2017.

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WVIA recognizes Waste Management of Pennsylvania for its donation through the EITC Program

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WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that Waste Management of Pennsylvania has donated $3,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA’s Educational Services.

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WVIA recognizes PPL Electric Utilities Corporation for its donation through the EITC Program

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WVIA Public Media is pleased to announce that PPL Electric Utilities Corporation has donated $5,000 through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support WVIA's Educational Services.

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WVIA FM adds frequency translator 95.7 in Selinsgrove

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Now WVIA FM listeners in the Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania can also listen to public radio on 95.7 FM.

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WVIA TO LAUNCH FREE LOCALIZED 24/7 MULTIPLATFORM PBS KIDS SERVICES

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Today, WVIA Public Media announced that it will launch new, free localized 24/7 children’s services on January 16, 2017. Provided by WVIA, the free services include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms. The effort is WVIA’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community.

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WVIA PR – Pittston Pennsylvania Residents Encouraged to Attend Community Planning Meeting for WVIA-TV’s ‘Our Town Pittston’ Program – Volunteers Videographers/Storytellers Needed

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Pittston in Luzerne County will be featured in WVIA's "Our Town" series. "Our Town Pittston" will be a "day-in-the-life" one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places and happenings of Pittston, Pennsylvania, as seen through the eyes of its residents.

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WVIA PR – Penn College / WVIA Documentary Explores Green Career Options

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“Working Class: Build & Grow Green,” an hour-long documentary co-produced by the Pennsylvania College of Technology and WVIA Public Media will premiere Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. on WVIA television.

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