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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“GIVE Roanoke” stars in new BUZZ on May 18

“GIVE Roanoke” stars in new BUZZ on May 18 900 506 Michael Hemphill

Free HIV testing, delivering food and comfort to Covid-positive homeless individuals, coordinating the statewide 211 Virginia call…

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

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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!

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

BUZZ Premier Party featuring Roanoke Arts Pop!

BUZZ Premier Party featuring Roanoke Arts Pop! 900 506 Michael Hemphill

Join us for a free special evening that highlights the Roanoke Valley’s arts and cultural organizations…

BUZZ Episode 17 previews Roanoke Arts Pop

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In March 2020, Roanoke Arts Pop! was the last big arts event in Southwest Virginia before Covid shut…