Tuesday, May 21, 2013
An open letter to you, our loyal viewer
Spring is in the air and so is WGVU Public Media. We have lots on the horizon for you as we reach out to your community with movie screenings; banquets; cinecasts; dances; ballgames and more! Be sure to check this issue of Showplace for all the details! We also thank all of you who contributed during our TV membership campaign.
WGVU Real Oldies 1480 is not just our local radio station, it is THE! radio station heard around the world! We have received letters, messages and memberships from as far away as Austria, Italy and Finland. Not only did these listeners let us know how they received our signals, they also contributed to become members.
In addition to WGVU Public Media being heard around the world, we also received national attention for airing our FAMILY HEALTH MATTERS segment Going Blind and the in-studio panel discussion that followed on WGVU-TV. The Evaluators for Going Blind and Going Forward and the National Eye Institute recognized WGVU Public Media for our participation and bringing awareness to blindness and low vision health concerns.
It’s the time of year when Michigan Association of Broadcasting (MAB) awards public media stations for their station’s contributions to their community. WGVU Public Media received 17 MAB Awards for both TV and radio.
And, WGVU Real Oldies won its first ever MAB Award in its first eligible year since being on the air. Additionally, WGVU’s Director of Engineering Bob Lumbert was recognized as “Engineer of the Year!” Congrats everyone!
If a PBS show has inspired your life choices; helped you explore new ideas or new worlds; enriched you or your family’s life; encouraged you to try new things; introduced you to the many forms of art; or just plain entertained you, we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us at www.wgvu.org/40 and “Tell Us Your Story!”
WGVU Public Media has been a partner with PBS LearningMedia for a while now. This free digital media content library builds on the strength of public media and is the destination for relevant, educational resources for PreK-12 teachers. PBS wants to recognize teachers for all that they do! Enter the Love to Teach? LIKE PBS LearningMedia! promotion for the chance to win great prizes. Five winners each day will win the season 2 DVD set of Downton Abbey! LIKE us on Facebook and register for PBS LearningMedia at wgvu.pbslearningmedia.org to enter to win!
Thank you for your continued support of WGVU Public Media and Happy Spring!
Michael T. Walenta, General Manager, WGVU