Georgia Public Broadcasting adds programming to university station

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Georgia Public Broadcasting is now airing its statewide programming schedule on university station WVVS in Valdosta, Ga.

GPB’s programming airs 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily on WVVS, which is owned by Valdosta State University, replacing playlists of independent and alternative music. The remaining shows will come from student and academic programs.

Student programming is not being replaced, said Blake Pearce, dean of VSU’s College of the Arts. 

The partnership with GPB aims to introduce a “new student programming model into the evening schedule, and to provide opportunities to integrate this programming into the current curriculum,” Pearce said.

“We also believe that this partnership will support students who may wish to pursue internship opportunities with GPB,” Pearce said.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Valdosta State University to bring GPB Radio programming to the listeners in this area,” said GPB CEO Teya Ryan said in a press release. “As an institution, VSU plays a critical role in the development of ideas and the sharing of information. We hope our partnership will expand those opportunities for both entities.”

WVVS has been broadcasting since 1971.

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