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.

Premiering in 2020 on Blue Ridge PBS – and on our social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram – BUZZ launched Season 2 in September 2021. We are currently reviewing nonprofits and funding opportunities for new episodes in 2022. 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.

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Announcing our new Radio show: Buzz4Good!

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We are thrilled to announce our next big thing to feature the great work that nonprofit…

BUZZ Season 2 Premiers with C.A.T.S.

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“I don’t want to say insurance doesn’t care, they just don’t understand. If it doesn’t affect…

Christiansburg Institute wraps 1st season of BUZZ

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BUZZ concluded its first season in August 2021 with a special two-part episode featuring the Christiansburg…

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NEWS RELEASE: BUZZ celebrates 1st Anniversary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2021 (Roanoke, Va.) – BUZZ – the inspiring television show featuring…

Celebrate BUZZ Anniversary on Aug. 3

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It’s hard to believe that BUZZ made its Blue Ridge PBS debut on Aug. 5, 2020, with episode 1 featuring…

C.A.T.S. to be featured on upcoming BUZZ

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We are BUZZing to announce that we start production later this month on a new episode…