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Message from the General Manager

June — it’s when summer unfolds, families plan vacations, children look forward to life outside the classroom, and gardens bloom with fresh bounty.

Here at are WGBY, things are equally bright and exciting. The month marks the last in our fiscal year. So, we’re working hard to engage our viewers for year-end support that will carry us into the next budget cycle.

We’re kicking the month off with the WGBY Asparagus Festival, which brings together thousands, with more than 100 local vendors for a day of family fun, music, and food on the Hadley Town Common.

Then, we’re introducing a number of key programs with related ticket opportunities. The sensational guitarist Pavlo will be picking and strumming live in Northampton at the Iron Horse, and WGBY has tickets to give away. Just tune in to watch Pavlo: Live in Kastoria to learn how you can attend.

Old-school pop fans can see a star-studded performance by the Happy Together tour also performing in Northampton, this time at the Calvin Theater. For this opportunity, you’ll have to tune in to watch The ’60s Generation (My Music).

WGBY relies on its donors and supporters to provide quality, educational, and enlightening programming designed to better connect our diverse communities. Our local Connecting Point public affairs series and Presencia, our bilingual (English-Spanish) series are prime examples. These WGBY productions bring local thought-leaders, business heads, politicians, and caring citizens together to exchange ideas and forward progress.   

This summer, as you tip back in your chair on a warm day to enjoy a cold glass of iced tea or lemonade while watching a WGBY performance, news broadcast, documentary, or PBS Kids show, give yourself a smile and feel good about supporting public television.

After all, we couldn’t do all this without you.

Anthony V. Hayes,
General Manager