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.

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BUZZ Season 3 premier features Grandin Theatre Film Lab

BUZZ Season 3 premier features Grandin Theatre Film Lab 900 504 Michael Hemphill

As originally broadcast August 10, 2022, on Blue Ridge PBS … https://youtu.be/SSQ9YUi7ZUo Since 2016, Grandin Theatre’s…

BUZZ features Roanoke’s Healing Arts to conclude Season 2

BUZZ features Roanoke’s Healing Arts to conclude Season 2 900 506 Michael Hemphill

As originally broadcast July 27, 2022, on Blue Ridge PBS … https://youtu.be/jRQqQ9RmEqg Throughout his life, Dr.…

NEWS RELEASE – BUZZ kicks off Season 3 with Happy Hour and Watch Party

NEWS RELEASE – BUZZ kicks off Season 3 with Happy Hour and Watch Party 900 506 Michael Hemphill

July 25, 2022 (Roanoke, Va.) – To celebrate the premier of Season 3 of BUZZ, all…

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…