Blue Ridge PBS

Blue Ridge PBS

call_letters = Blue Ridge PBS
city =
station_slogan = Your Community Resource for Lifelong Learning
station_branding = Blue Ridge PBS
analog = see table
digital = see table
other_chs =
affiliations = PBS (since 1970)
network =
founded =
airdate = August 1, 1967
location = southwestern Virginia
callsign_meaning =
former_callsigns =
former_channel_numbers =
owner = Blue Ridge Public Television, Inc.
licensee =
sister_stations =
former_affiliations = NET (1967-1970)
effective_radiated_power = see table
HAAT = see table
class =
facility_id = see table
coordinates = see table
homepage = [] |

Blue Ridge PBS is the PBS member station for western Virginia. It serves the Roanoke/Lynchburg and Tri-Cities markets from studios in Roanoke.

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 Television network, 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 WSVN until 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.


External links

* [ Blue Ridge PBS]
* [ RabbitEars.Info Roanoke-Lynchburg Stations]

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