Off The Beaten Path With Pete Churney is a good solid old fashioned American nest egg of how we do things the right way in family driven entertainment. With that in mind there is never a better time to tout the show’s network partner at WVPT Public Media. Show host Pete Churney set out his adventure agenda to bring home to all of America in episodes to come with a primary mandate to share the ride with one key teammate in travel. WVPT Public Media and Off The Beaten Path With Pete Churney partnered and quickly set forth a map to the USA that charts a course for families across America to join in and see the USA like never before.
Since 1968, WVPT Public Media has been the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia's public television station. But that's just scratching the surface. WVPT Public Media is also a classroom, a concert hall, a conference center, a college, and a library of the airwaves. WVPT Public Media is one of the most accessible educational institutions in the region, utilizing the power of broadcasting to help carry out its mission of education, culture, and citizenship for everyone within its reach.
Beyond an exciting mix of public broadcasting and locally produced programming, WVPT Public Media conducts groundbreaking literacy programs, science-related family events, morale-building awards projects, community assistance projects and educational seminars. The reason? To educate all ages, affirm high ideals for social good, assist neighbors in need, promote our diverse culture, and to celebrate life in Virginia.
Local series and specials lift up unique cultures that make up the WVPT Public Media viewing area, remember times when the human spirit triumphed in adversity, open up pages of little-known area history, and promote that which is "Virginia" and of which we can all be proud. To watch WVPT Public Media check your local listings for your cable or satellite provider or watch anytime anywhere on any device ON DEMAND at wvpt.net.
A small group of visionaries filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission January 7, 1966 for the establishment of the Shenandoah Valley Education Television Corporation. Dr. G. Tyler Miller, president of Madison College; Arthur Hamilton, who would become WVPT's first general manager; Dr. O.L. Boyd of Augusta County Schools; and Wilbur Pence of Rockingham County Schools wanted an adequate facility to broadcast educational programming to local schools. Land for the offices was leased from Madison College on September 1, 1967 and the building program began in January 1968.
WVPT first signed on the air September 9, 1968, initially broadcasting from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays with instructional programs geared to children from kindergarten to senior high. Taking many giant leaps from there, WVPT Public Media has grown to become the vibrant institution it is today. Thank you for the privilege of serving you.
Local series and specials lift unique cultures that make up the WVPT Public Media viewing area, remember times when the human spirit triumphed in adversity, open pages of little-known area history, and promote that which is "Virginia" and of which we can all be proud.