Blue Ridge PBS

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

The primary station, WBRA-TV (channel 15) in Roanoke, signed on for the first time on August 1, 1967, originally affiliated with the National Educational Television (NET), before that organization was replaced by PBS in 1970.

Over the years, WBRA established two satellite transmitters -- WSBN-TV (channel 47) in Norton was activated in 1971 and WMSY-TV (channel 52) in Marion began operations 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, 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.

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