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Press Releases

2014 Press Releases

April

4-3-14 New “Mississippi Roads” and “Fit to Eat” to premiere on MPB in April

January

1-13-14 MPB Take Viewers Behind the Music

2013 Press Releases

November

11-22-13 MPB Participates in Emergency Alert Program for People Who Are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing

11-8-13 MAET Board of Directors Meets November 12

11-5-13 "Oxford Sounds" Premieres on MPB TV November 7

September

9-20-13 MPB Joins the Record-Breaking Reading Celebration

9-11-13 MPB Releases Top 25 Poll Week Four Results 

August

8-27-13 MPB’s “Southern Remedy” to Tackle Sports Injuries

July

7-30-13 MPB to Host Annual Holiday Card Contest

June

6-26-13 MPB TV’s Thursday Lineup Explores Health in Mississippi

6-19-13 Student Team from MPB Wins at National Festival in D.C.

6-3-13 MPB Announces Casting Call for New Web Series

6-3-13 MPB Announces Changes to Think Radio

April

4-23-13 MPB News Receives 17 Regional Awards

4-16-13 MAET Board of Directors Meets April 17

4-3-13 MEDIA ALERT: MPB to Kick Off "Ed Said" 2013 Tour in Lee County

4-3-13 Thursdays are Mississippi's Own on MPB TV

4-2-13 MEDIA ALERT: Dropout Prevention Town Hall Meeting Set for April 4

March

3-28-13 MPB Wins Five 2013 Telly Awards

3-15-13 MAET Board Meets March 19

3-13-13 MPB Executive Director Named to National Board

3-1-13 MPB TV to Air State Basketball Championships LIVE

February

2-19-13 MPB Broadcasts the Governor's Arts Awards

2-13-13 MPB to Host Documentary Screenings in February

2-11-13 MAET Board of Directors Meets February 13

2-8-13 MAET Board of Directors Meets February 8

2-5-13 MPB Documentary Nationally Recognized: "Premature Parenthood" recieves award for excellence

2-1-13 MAET Board of Directors Meets February 4

January

1-30-13 MPB TV Premieres Legislative News Magazine Show

1-30-13 Dropout Prevention Town Hall Meeting Set for Thursday

1-24-13 MPB's Job Hunter to Premiere Second Season

1-17-13 MPB to Broadcast State of State Address Live on TV and Radio

1-11-13 MAET Board of Directors Meets January 15

1-7-13 MPB to Host Annual Writers Contest

1-3-13 MPB Holds Sneak Preview of "Downton Abbey Season 3" TONIGHT

2012 Press Releases

December

12-21-12 MPB Announces New Think Radio Linup

12-13-12 MPB to Hold Sneak Preview of "Downton Abbey Season 3"

12-5-12 Music from MPB's "Ed Said" To Be Distributed Digitally

November

11-28-12 Football Championships to be Broadcast Live on MPB TV

11-13-12 State Leaders, Community Advocates, Educators Gather to Address Dropout Crisis

11-6-12 MPB to Host Second Annual Dropout Prevention Summit

October

10-29-12 Morgan Freeman, Robert Plant, Pat Sansone Featured on Mississippi Roads

10-2-12 MPB Unveils Early Childhood Learning Center at JSU

September

9-25-12 MPB to Unveil Early Childhood Learning Center at JSU

9-19-12 MPB to Spotlight Dropout Crisis in 7-hour TV Broadcasting

9-11-12 Mississippi Roads Hits the Road Again in 2012

9-7-12 MAET Board of Directors Meets September 11

9-11-12 Mississippi Roads Hits the Road Again in 2012

9-19-12 MPB to Spotlight Dropout Crisis in 7-hour TV Broadcast

August

8-14-12 MPB Releases State's Top 25 High School Football Poll

July

7-10-12 MPB Launches Youth Movement Through Media

7-6-12 MPB Receives Two Telly Awards for Programming

7-3-12 Teachers Advance the Dialogue on Mississippi's Dropout Crisis

June

6-30-12 "Summer Reading Party" Helps Kids Avoid Learning Loss

6-15-12 MAET Board of Directors Meets June 19

6-12-12 MPB Wins a 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award

May

5-30-12 MPB to Air Special Highlighting Energy-Saving Projects in Mississippi

5-15-12 MPB to Repair McHenry Tower

5-15-12 MPB Nominated for Two Regional Emmy Awards

5-10-12 MPB's Ed Said Recieves Communicator Award of Distinction

5-8-12 CANCELLED - MAET Board of Directors on May 8

5-4-12 Mississippi Legislature Commends Star of MPB's "Fit to Eat"

5-4-12 MAET Board of Directors Meets May 8

5-3-12 MPB to Examine State's Teen Pregnancy Crisis in Five-Part-Series

April

4-26-12 Radio Reading Service Director Appointed to Board for Mississippi Industries for the Blind

4-21-12 MPB News Honored at 2012 Mississippi AP Awards

4-17-12 New App Puts Mississippi News at Your Fingertips

4-12-12 MPB News Receives Five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

4-10-12 MPB's Dinosaur Train to be featured at NatureFEST!

4-03-12 New MPB TV Series Teaches Mississippians Healthy Cooking Habits

March

3-05-12 WMAU-Bude Intermittently Off the Air to Allow for Tower Upgrades Requried by the FAA

February

2-29-12 Documentary About Mississippi High School Basketball Team Airs on MPB TV

2-29-12 National Honor Awarded to Mississippi Public Broadcasting

2-23-12 WMAH Radio-Biloxi Will Be Off the Air on February 23 to Allow for Tower Upgrades Requried by the FAA

2-13-12 WMAH-Biloxi Will Be Intermittently Off the Air to Allow for Tower Upgrades Required by the FAA

2-01-12 Black History Month to be Celebrated Through MPB Programming

January

1-26-12 Friends of MPB to Host Screening of Film Featuring Ole Miss

1-26-12 $259,533 Grant Awarded to MPB to Enhance Education in the Classroom 

1-23-12 MPB Broadcasts Live Governor Bryant’s State of the State Address

1-13-12 MAET Board of Directors Meets January 17

1-09-12 MPB Provides Satellite Feed for Governor’s Inauguration

1-09-12 MPB’s Gulf Coast Radio Channel Experiencing Technical Difficulty

 

2011 Press Releases

November

11-22-11 High School Football Championships to be Broadcast Live on MPB

11-18-11 Childhood Obesity Examined on Southern Remedy

11-15-11 MPB Aims to "Stop the Drop"

11-1-11 MPB’s Ed Said Awarded a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award

October

10-14-11 MAET Board Elects Bob Sawyer as 2012 Board Chairman

September

9-7-11: MPB Announces News Alert System for MPB TV

August

8-31-11: MPB Adds 29 New Classrooms to “Between the Lions” Literacy Program

8-31-11: MPB Announces New Kids Fall Lineup

8-24-11: New Episode of “Southern Remedy: Mississippi’s Big Problem” to Air August 31

June

6-22-11: MPB Launches New Website www.mpbonline.org - New Site Features Improved Navigation, Searching, and Information on Your Favorite Programs on Television and Radio

6-20-11: MPB Hosting Telethon to Raise Money for Flood and Tornado Victims “Rise for Relief” to Benefit Victims in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee

May

5-20-11: "Between the Lions" Nominated for Four Emmy® Awards

5-6-11: MPB Nominated for Two Emmy® Awards - “Writers: Katrina” and “Ed Said” nominated

5-6-11: MAET Board of Directors Meets May 10 - PLEASE NOTE:  The May 10th meeting has been CANCELLED.

5-5-11: Southern Remedy Health Expo in Belzoni CANCELLED Due to the Threat of Rising Floodwaters in the Delta

April

4-26-11 : MPB’s Newest Documentary Explores Race, Religion, Reconciliation “Divided We Stand” follows 18 students on a five week trip across three continents for one incredible journey

4-22-11: MPB Wins Four Edward R. Murrow Awards

4-15-11 : MAET Board of Directors Meets April 19

4-5-11 : MPB’s Writers Receives 2011 Bronze Telly Award

March

3-31-11 : The House Lights Raise on Sucarnochee Revue on MPB TV

3-29-11 : MPB’s Quorum Wraps up the 2011 Legislative Session

3-21-11 : MPB’s Quorum Focuses on Higher Education in Mississippi

3-15-11 : MPB’s Quorum Focuses on Mississippi’s Electoral Redistricting

3-10-11 : Mississippi’s Top Spellers Compete March 15 Live on MPB TV

3-7-11 : MAET Board of Directors Meets March 8

February

2-23-11 : State Basketball Championships Live on MPB TV

2-17-11 : Statement of MAET Board Chairman Bob Sawyer

2-8-11 : The Choctaw Culture Thrives in the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians—MPB Documentary Highlights Choctaw Culture

2-7-11 : USM Professor is Featured on National PBS Television Series

January

1-31-11 : MPB’s Quorum Focuses on Mississippi’s Public Health Issues

1-31-11 : MPB to be Honored as 2010 KIDS COUNT Success Story—Between the Lions Preschool Literacy Initiative Wins Award

1-28-11 : New MPB Radio Schedule Adds to the Marketplace of Ideas

1-27-11 : Mississippi Public Broadcasting Wins 2010 NETA Award

1-24-11 : MPB’s Quorum Focuses on Mississippi’s Economic Issues

1-7-11 : MAET Board of Directors Meets January 11

1-6-11 : MPB to Broadcast State of the State Address Live on TV and Radio

 

See Archives for press releases dated prior to 2011.

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