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BUZZ in Birmingham Watch Party

All are invited to our free “sneak peek” watch party on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Sidewalk Cinema for our four BUZZ in Birmingham episodes starring the nonprofits:

  • Children of Slain Police Officers provides college scholarships to children whose parents were killed in the line of duty while serving in the Birmingham Police Department.
  • Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank each month distributes more than 150,000 free diapers and other essential products to 3,300 low-income families in Central Alabama.
  • Studio by the Tracks is a studio and gallery for adult artists with autism, providing a social network and a career path that enriches artists’ lives and betters the community.
  • Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama is a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino families in Alabama.

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Martin Advertising and Swell Fundraising provide the pro bono marketing “buzz” for the nonprofits in the show.

The Watch Party will include light hors d’oeuvres, Bloody Mary’s, mimosas and coffee … and an opportunity for the greater Birmingham community to meet and greet the stars in our shows and learn more about their missions.

The episodes will air later in December on Alabama Public Television.

Questions: contact BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill by email here.


About BUZZ in Birmingham:

Launched in 2020, BUZZ airs on public television in Virginia – and on YouTube – and features the great work that nonprofits do in our communities, and the marketing pros who donate their time and talent to help these life-giving organizations attract more donors, volunteers and clients to their cause.

A native of Birmingham, BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill worked with a team from his alma mater, Birmingham-Southern College, to produce the show in his hometown. We thank the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation for underwriting our production costs.

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The Hokie Way kicks off Season 4

As originally broadcast October 4, 2023, on Blue Ridge PBS …

Virginia Tech sports fans are understandably passionate about how its teams perform on the field and court. But for nonprofits throughout Virginia there’s as much enthusiasm for what the Hokies are doing outside of the games to further their missions in the community.

That’s due to another nonprofit in and of itself: The Hokie Way. The Hokie’s Way mission is to create opportunities for Virginia Tech student-athletes to leverage their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in support of charitable organizations.

On today’s episode of BUZZ, we will feature head football coach Brent Pry, women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks, and two of our favorite Hokies: Liz Kitley and Sean Pedulla, in hopes we can help The Hokie Way score more buzz of its own.

Funding for this episode is generously provided by Partners in Financial Planning and EvolutionHR.

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BUZZ kicks off Season 4 featuring The Hokie Way

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September 25, 2023 (Roanoke, Va.) – Virginia Tech star basketball players Elizabeth Kitley and Sean Pedulla – along with Hokies football coach Brent Pry and women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks – are featured in the Season 4 premier of BUZZ on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. on Blue Ridge PBS.

Airing every Wednesday, BUZZ features the great work of nonprofit organizations in Southwest Virginia, and the marketing professionals affiliated with the American Advertising Federation of Roanoke who donate their time and talent helping charities attract more people to their cause.

The Season 4 premier – the 36th episode of BUZZ – stars The Hokie Way, a nonprofit that creates opportunities for Virginia Tech student-athletes to leverage their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in support of other charitable causes, such as Feeding Southwest Virginia, LifeRing Foundation, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. 

“Since launching in 2020, we’ve been fortunate to feature nearly 50 organizations that represent the breadth and depth of charitable work in our communities: arts and culture, homelessness, literacy, outdoors recreation, suicide prevention, intellectual disabilities, and now college athletics,” said Michael Hemphill, BUZZ creator and host. “Our communities are strong because of nonprofits. We’re honored to share their missions on public television throughout Virginia and provide them with valuable marketing resources to help them create more buzz.” 

Other Season 4 BUZZ episodes in development are Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary in Floyd County; RAMP (Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program); and Arts Connect Neighbors in Roanoke.

All BUZZ episodes are available on demand at buzz4good.com/episodes. Hemphill also hosts the weekly radio show Buzz4Good! – interviewing nonprofit leaders throughout Southwest Virginia – on Saturdays at 4 p.m. on WFIR. Previous episodes are available on buzz4good.com/podcast.

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BUZZ Watch Party starring The Hokie Way

Join our free watch party on Sept. 21 at McClain’s at First & Main in Blacksburg for our Season 4 premier of our newest BUZZ starring The Hokie Way!


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About the episode:

Virginia Tech sports fans are understandably passionate about how its teams perform on the field and court. But for nonprofits throughout Virginia there’s as much enthusiasm for what the Hokies are doing outside of the games to further their missions in the community.

That’s due to another nonprofit in and of itself: The Hokie Way.

The Hokie’s Way mission is to create opportunities for Virginia Tech student-athletes to leverage their Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in support of charitable organizations.

On today’s episode of BUZZ, we will feature head football coach Brent Pry, women’s basketball coach Kenny Brooks, and two of our favorite Hokies: Liz Kitley and Sean Pedulla, in hopes we can help The Hokie Way score more buzz of its own.

This episode airs Oct. 4, 2023, on Blue Ridge PBS and our YouTube channel.

Funding for this episode is generously provided by Partners in Financial Planning and EvolutionHR.

 

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BUZZ Watch Party featuring Alta Mons

All are invited to our Season 3 finale “sneak peek” watch party starring Alta Mons on August 23, 2023, at 6:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Salem, Va. The episode airs August 30, 7:00 pm, on Blue Ridge PBS.


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Alta Mons is best known for its four weeks of summer camp where kids can disconnect from their technological lives and engage with nature’s beauty.

But what about the other 48 weeks of the year? The 850-acre nonprofit in eastern Montgomery County, Va., wishes more people knew about its year-round offerings: RV and tent camping, dining and lodging facilities, swimming, fishing, hiking, ropes courses and much more. It’s an ideal setting for church and corporate retreats, family reunions, weddings, even a music video!

BUZZ seeks to turn this “best kept secret” into a must-see destination with the help of another nonprofit, Friends of the Blue Ridge, and the tourism marketing expertise of EddyAlexander.

Funding for this program comes from:
James A. Meador Foundation
Eastmont Community Foundation