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Charlottesville PBS Station to Host Free Open House on Sept. 6

Charlottesville VPM Office

Stop by the Downtown Mall location of VPM, Virginia’s home for Public Media, to learn about the station’s new name/new brand, visit with staff, and enjoy family-friendly activities.

For information: vpm.org/events

Charlottesville, Va. - On August 5, 2019, the local public media company long-known as the Community Idea Stations, changed its name to VPM. To help celebrate the launch of this new brand, local PBS fans of all ages are invited to a special open house at VPM’s Downtown Mall location in Charlottesville on Friday, Sept. 6, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“We are pleased with the positive response we’ve been receiving so far regarding our name change and excited to share the ‘VPM Experience’ with visitors to our open house event on Sept. 6,” said Terri Allard, VPM’s Charlottesville Community Engagement Manager and host of the VPM television program “Charlottesville Inside-Out.” “We’ll have hands-on activities for children, great raffle drawings with prizes for all ages and fun VPM giveaway items. And, of course, who doesn’t love a good photo op in front of a green screen?” 

The open house, which will coincide with the day’s First Friday festivities, will be held in the VPM office on the Downtown Mall located at 225 E. Main St., and in tents along 3rd St. The event is free and open to the public. 

Information about this and future VPM events in the Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Richmond viewing areas may be found at vpm.org/events. Follow VPM on social media @myVPM.

 

About VPM

VPM is the largest locally owned and operated public media company in Central Virginia. As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM provides the best of PBS and NPR programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services designed to make an important impact in the areas of arts, news, history, science and education. Each week, the stations in Richmond, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg are accessible to nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

VPM includes public television stations VPM PBS, VPM Plus, VPM PBS KIDS, lifestyle channel VPM Create and international program channel VPM Worldview.

VPM also includes Richmond public radio stations VPM News (88.9 FM-HD1) and VPM Music (107.3 FM and 93.1 FM-HD2). In the Northern Neck (89.1 FM WCNV) and Chase City (90.1 FM WMVE), listeners receive a combination of the news and music stations.

More information can be found at VPM.org.

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Media Contact:

Sarah Yount
(804) 560-8232
Press@VPM.org