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W.Va. Public Broadcasting to rebuild Beckley studio

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Beckley’s West Virginia Public Broadcasting studio will be invigorated with a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The money will be used to rebuild its television studio in Beckley and create a mobile studio.

“This will allow us to do a much better job telling the story of southern West Virginia,” said Scott Finn, executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. “We’re excited to be able to bring the Beckley studio back to life.”

The studio was decommissioned more than a decade ago, in part because the broadcast agency did not have the funds to upgrade the facility from analog to digital production. Among other upgrades, the federal funds will pay cameras, editors and control equipment.

The grant also will assist with the production of children’s television show “Abracadabra” in Beckley…

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