The Educational Broadcasting Authority was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1963 as a public benefit corporation on behalf of noncommercial educational radio, television and related media as it may consider to be in the best interest of the state.
The Authority holds the licenses for all the West Virginia Public Radio and West Virginia PBS stations in the state. The statute is under West Virginia Code 10-5.
Scott Finn is the Executive Director of the WV Educational Broadcasting Authority.
Current members of the Authority, as appointed, are:
William H. File III, Beckley, Chair
Dr. Bruce Berry (WV Higher Education Policy Commission)
Ann C. Brotherton, Charleston
Dr. Corley Dennison, Huntington
John Dahlia, Fairmont
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (represented by Kay Goodwin, Secretary Education & the Arts)
Dr. James Phares, WV Superintendent of Schools
Mark Polen, Charleston, Vice Chair
Ellen Spears, Elkins
Karen Shuler Stakem, Wheeling
Dr. William M. White (Board of Education)