Volunteers Like You

We are just a few days away from FESTIVAL 2016. It’s a major pledge drive for us here at UNC-TV and most everyone at the station gets involved in some fashion. However, one of the most crucial elements of a successful FESTIVAL is the volunteer quotient. Eager volunteers are vital to a live television event like this and we are always looking for viewers like you to become volunteers like you.

On a personal note, some of my fondest memories here at UNC-TV are from past FESTIVALs, where I ran camera, answered phones and generally just hung around and helped out. Even though I’m on staff, I would volunteer much of my time because it was important and so much fun. I got to meet viewers, volunteers and even some staff members I did not normally interact with.

If you’ve ever had a desire to see the inside of a television studio, see behind the scenes at UNC-TV or meet others who share your love for public broadcasting, volunteering is a great way to make those aspirations come true. We train you, feed you and thank you – three things essential for any volunteering experience, in my opinion. And when all is said and done you may have formed a few fond new UNC-TV memories of your own.

To volunteer for FESTIVAL at UNC-TV (located in the Research Triangle Park), click HERE or visit our website for details. If you cannot help us out during this pledge drive, rest assured that UNC-TV can use volunteers all year long at events on and off site. You can make a difference at UNC-TV in more ways than viewing.

Hope to see you on the FESTIVAL set!

Yay Us!

I’m always quick to point out any time PBS gets nominated for something nice so I’d be remiss if I didn’t get a little self-congratulatory and mention that UNC-TV and its partners received 13 nominations for the 30th annual Midsouth Emmy Awards, to be held February 27 in Nashville.

Congratulations to all of our staff and associates on these well-deserved nominations!

Here is a complete list of the nominees, as reported by Shannon Vickery, UNC-TV Director or Production.

Documentary/Cultural:  (All of these programs are produced by independent producers.)
David Holt’s State of Music, Will and Deni McIntyre
First Language— The Race to Save the Cherokee, Neal Hutcheson and Danica Cullinan
The Highline, an American Treasure, Rob Van Camp

Historical/Cultural Program Feature/Segment:
Our State:  Hart Square, Morgan Potts, Mike Burke, Steve Price, Karen Pearce, Grant Dennis, Mike Milstead, Brian Faulkner, Fred Story, Amy Pasquini
Skunk Train, Rob Van Camp (Independent Producer)

Magazine Program:
Our State 707:  Dorton Arena, Wild Horses, Flag Man, David Hardy, Morgan Potts, Mike Burke, Kenneth Hackney, Grant Dennis, Glenn Abbey, Karen Pearce, Brian Faulkner, Steve Price, Fred Story, Laura Casteel, Heather Dollar Continue reading

Fair Play

If you’re in the western part of the Tar Heel State this weekend, drop by the Mountain State Fair in Fletcher and visit the UNC-TV booth in the Davis Event Center.

UNC-TV staffers and volunteers will be there through Sunday, ready to meet and greet and talk about all your favorite programs.


Also, bring us your new or gently used middle school books to donate to the United Way of Asheville Buncombe County.

Celebrate the heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains with us at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair!