PBS Western Reserve presents a collection of stories that are singularly focused on the region that we all call home. Here you can explore the people, places, history and events that make Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania so special.
Entertainment & Music
The Angie Haze Project Presents: The Bigger Picture
Rising star Angie Haze brings her dynamic musical talents to the Miller South School for the Performing Arts in Akron. Premiered in 2017.
Around Akron with Blue Green
AROUND AKRON shines a spotlight on all of the good things that Akron has to offer. 2016-Current.
The Arts & COVID-19: What Now?
This digital project examines the creative ways that artists and arts organizations are staying relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Premiered in 2020.
A Canton Symphony Orchestra Celebration
The magical connection between the Canton Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann is told in this PBS Western Reserve production. Premiered in 2006.
It's wacky. It's weird. It's the combine demolition derby at the Columbiana County Fair. Premiered in 2010.
Gospel Meets Symphony: Celebrating 16 Years!
PBS Western Reserve chronicles the history of the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s annual Gospel Meets Symphony event. Premiered in 2009.
Gospel Meets Symphony: Let Freedom Ring!
Highlights of the Akron Symphony Orchestra’s 2009 Gospel Meets Symphony concert with Maestro Christopher Wilkins. Premiered in 2009.
Hammer on Steel
The history and heart of steel drum music and its journey from tropical Trinidad to The University of Akron’s music school. Premiered in 2011.
If You're Not Dead, Play!
This production documents the second wave of Akron garage bands that continued in the tradition of the Akron sound that began with bands like Devo. Premiered in 2005.
It’s Everything, and Then It’s Gone
Take a look back at the Akron "garage band" movement of the 1970s and 80s that launched the careers of several rock bands, including Devo. Premiered in 2003.
Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play
PBS Western Reserve and the Akron Art Museum present Montreal artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s ingenious kinetic sculptures. Premiered in 2008.
Ken Nordine: Video for the Ear
This local production profiles renowned voice-over and recording artist Ken Nordine. Premiered in 2019.
Polka Across America
The Chardon Polka Band celebrates summer with a fun virtual road trip. Premiered in 2021.
A Polka Christmas with The Chardon Polka Band
The Chardon Polka Band offers a zany and heartfelt holiday program. Premiered in 2021.
Radio Daze: Cleveland’s FM Air Wars
Follow the dramatic rise of Cleveland’s FM rock scene, from its early days to its rise to a billion-dollar entertainment industry. Premiered in 2008.
Séances and Slot Machines: The Story of Brady Lake Park
Trace the history of popular Brady Lake Park, located near Kent, Ohio. Premiered in 2014.
Studio C Sessions
Studio C Sessions performances capture artists and audiences connecting in the closest of confines. STUDIO C SESSIONS is a collaboration between PBS Western Reserve and The Summit FM. 2015-Current.
Turn Blue: The Short Life of Ghoulardi
Ernie Anderson was the creator of the unique Cleveland TV character, Ghoulardi. Premiered in 2009.
Who Shot Rock & Roll: Akron Art Museum
Go behind the scenes of the Akron Art Museum's exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present. Premiered in 2010.