BUZZ is an inspiring television show that profiles nonprofit organizations and the marketing pros that help them do more, do better, by creating more buzz.

Airing on public television stations across Virginia – and on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram – BUZZ features the great work that nonprofits do in our communities and provides them with pro bono marketing services to attract more donors, volunteers and clients to their cause. Contact us for more info!

Meet our Team

Cast & Crew

Learn more about the people in our HIVE who create the buzz.

Building Buzz

Creator

Learn more about host and creator Michael Hemphill.

They’re not the rich and famous. They don’t run for office, preside over boardrooms, walk the halls of power. In a society seduced by celebrity and status … they have neither. Their capital isn’t financial, but social. Their profit comes not from the thing they sell, but from the good they do.

They are our nation’s nonprofits. The United States has more than 1.5 million nonprofits – from homeless shelters, food banks and rescue squads to children’s choirs, science museums and animal refuges – that employ one out of every 10 Americans. Like any company, nonprofits have salaries and bills to pay, a budget to balance. They require money. And if enough people don’t know about them, don’t believe in them, don’t support them – in short, if they lack BUZZ – they suffer and die.

our news

Learn More Today

Episode 21 features Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia

Episode 21 features Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia 900 507 Michael Hemphill

As originally broadcast June 29, 2022, on Blue Ridge PBS … https://youtu.be/MNorteAaty8 In 1997, 10-year-old Jason…

Buzz4Good Radio Hour talks Gun Control Nonprofits

Buzz4Good Radio Hour talks Gun Control Nonprofits 1024 617 Michael Hemphill

As a professor in Norris Hall, Catherine Koebel’s father would have been a victim of Virginia…

Watch Party June 8 for GIVE Roanoke episode of BUZZ

Watch Party June 8 for GIVE Roanoke episode of BUZZ 900 506 Michael Hemphill

https://youtu.be/EJTlq25c-uA As originally broadcast May 18, 2022, on Blue Ridge PBS … Free HIV testing, delivering…

BUZZ Episode 19 features Tudor House & Virginia Children’s Theatre

BUZZ Episode 19 features Tudor House & Virginia Children’s Theatre 900 567 Michael Hemphill

“It was the most pain you can imagine.” https://youtu.be/gSk-ChMZ8dY Virginia Children’s Theatre is famous for its…

BUZZ Watch Party featuring Virginia Children’s Theatre & Tudor House

BUZZ Watch Party featuring Virginia Children’s Theatre & Tudor House 1024 576 Michael Hemphill

Join us for a free special evening Wednesday, April 13, 6:00-8:00 pm at Grandin Theatre, that…

BUZZ Episode 18 Features Roanoke Arts Pop!

BUZZ Episode 18 Features Roanoke Arts Pop! 1024 588 Michael Hemphill

As originally broadcast on March 23, 2022, on Blue Ridge PBS … Helped by the “buzz”…