The KVIE Art Gallery

KVIE has been doing a live televised art auction (245 plus pieces over 3 days) for over 30 years. To support all the artists who donate work for the auction, we decided to open an art gallery in our station. We remodeled unused lobby space. Artists now show and sell work through 6 exhibitions each year. The gallery, open Mon- Fri, requires no additional staffing.

WEDU Be More Awards

The WEDU Be More Awards started 12 years ago as a seasonal initiative to honor nonprofits and volunteers in West Central Florida and was well received, being dubbed the “Academy Awards for Nonprofits” by the Tampa Bay Times. About 5 years ago, WEDU turned the project into an annual initiative that has since grown dramatically — from approximately 40 participating nonprofit organizations to more than 140. This showing has enabled WEDU to become the media branch of the local nonprofit community.

Double Down High School Quiz Show

Double Down, now in its 13th season, is a televised Jeopardy-like half-hour weekly game show for teams of high school students from WCNY’s viewing area. Teams of students compete in matches that consist of four rounds, answering questions on a variety of topics. Each show is recorded without interruption in the television studios at WCNY and shows are broadcast on Sunday nights. The season kicks off in October with a “Qualifying Day” and ends with the Finals Matchup in January.

Minnesota Varsity

Annual Classical Talent contest for Minnesota High school singers, instrumentalists, composers. Part of Classical MPRs social engagement with young musicians. We also do instrument drives and artist in residence programs.

Central New York Makers Awards

In conjunction with the 2013 release of the PBS series, Makers: Women Who Make America, WCNY launched Central New York Makers Awards to honor women making contributions to their communities in WCNY’s viewing area. Nominees are evaluated on their efforts in their own communities that help shape today’s America. The awards ceremony is held at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY — the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement — located near Syracuse.