The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

May 15, 2013

Community invited to meet new leader of state PBS


FAYETTEVILLE — The new executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting is traveling the state to meet viewers and listeners of the statewide public broadcasting network. Meet Scott Finn on Saturday, May 18  at the Cathedral Café, 134 Court Street, Fayetteville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is part of the statewide “Let’s Talk”  gatherings hosted by the Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

“Our job is to tell West Virginia’s story,” Finn said. “But it’s been a while since the executive director reached out to meet the people who make our educational programming possible.

“West Virginia Public Broadcasting is owned by the people of this state,” he said. “It’s time to ask them what we’re doing well, and what we need to do better.”

West Virginia Public Broadcasting sponsors a Ready To Learn service for young children, locally-produced documentaries for television and radio, a statewide news service, and the nationally-distributed live music show Mountain Stage.

“Let’s Talk” is open and free to the public. It’s a chance to meet Finn and other leaders at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, as well as members of the Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting in your community.

Drawings for door prizes will be held involving people who fill out a short survey about West Virginia Public Broadcasting. More information about the series of meetings may be found www.wvpubcast.org.

Finn returned to West Virginia Public Broadcasting as executive director in February after serving three years as news director at WUSF Public Media in Tampa, Fla.  Prior to that, he served as news director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting (2007-2009). Finn has also been a reporter for The Charleston Gazette and executive director for APPALREAD.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting nurtures personal growth, promotes civic responsibility and inspires lifelong discovery through high-quality programming and services. West Virginia Public Radio, West Virginia PBS, wvpubcast.org and Ready To Learn® are all services of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.