- Blue Ridge PBS
call_letters = Blue Ridge PBS
station_slogan = Your Community Resource for Lifelong Learning
station_branding = Blue Ridge PBS
analog = see table
digital = see table
affiliations = PBS (since 1970)
August 1, 1967
location = southwestern
owner = Blue Ridge Public Television, Inc.
former_affiliations = NET (1967-1970)
effective_radiated_power = see table
HAAT = see table
facility_id = see table
coordinates = see table
homepage = [http://www.blueridgepbs.org/ www.blueridgepbs.org/] |
The network's flagship station, WBRA-TV channel 15 in Roanoke, signed on for the first time on
August 1, 1967, originally affiliated with the National Educational Televisionnetwork, before that network was replaced by PBS in 1970.
Over the years, WBRA established two satellite transmitters -- WSBN-TV channel 47 in Norton in 1971 (originally
WSVNuntil 1981) and WMSY-TV channel 52 in Marion in 1981. WSBN brought a city-grade PBS signal to the Tri-Cities for the first time.
In the 1980s, WBRA began identifying on-air as "Blue Ridge Public Television" (BRPublic TV or BRPTV), due of its location near the
Blue Ridge Mountains. On February 19, 2007, it changed its on-air name to Blue Ridge PBS though WBRA remains the official call sign.
*1. WSBN-TV used the callsign WSVN-TV from its 1971 sign-on to 1981.
* [http://www.blueridgepbs.org/ Blue Ridge PBS]
* [http://www.rabbitears.info/market.php?request=station_search&callsign=WBRA RabbitEars.Info Roanoke-Lynchburg Stations]
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