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WQPT Imagination Station Tickets On Sale Now

October 9th, 2023
WQPT Imagination Station Tickets On Sale Now

MOLINE, IL – WQPT PBS’ largest children’s event of the year, Imagination Station, is back, and you’re invited to attend. It will be held Saturday, October 14, on the Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus. The event is free, however, each person attending must have a ticket. Tickets will be available at www.wqpt.org, on Monday, October 2, at 8:00 a.m. “Typically, tickets “sell out” the first day, with a total of 4,000 tickets distributed to either the morning or afternoon sessions,” said WQPT Director of Education and Outreach Melissa Gravert, “we respectfully request... Read More

Quad-Cities PBS Station WQPT Wins Regional Emmy Award

October 4th, 2023
Quad-Cities PBS Station WQPT Wins Regional Emmy Award

WQPT was honored on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Mid-America Emmy Awards, taking home a prestigious Emmy for their locally written and produced historical documentary, Snapshots: Your Dutch Friend. This documentary tells the story of how two young sisters, Juanita and Betty Wagner of Danville, Iowa became pen pals with Anne Frank and her sister Margo, just as Amsterdam was occupied by Nazi Germany on May 10, 1940. The letters that united these four young girls are now owned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Station Museum in Danville, Iowa, is the only remote location... Read More

Tickets For WQPT Imagination Station Available Oct. 2

September 27th, 2023
Tickets For WQPT Imagination Station Available Oct. 2

MOLINE, IL – WQPT PBS’ largest children’s event of the year, Imagination Station, is back, and you’re invited to attend. It will be held Saturday, October 14, on the Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus. The event is free, however, each person attending must have a ticket. Tickets will be available at www.wqpt.org, on Monday, October 2, at 8:00 a.m. “Typically, tickets “sell out” the first day, with a total of 4,000 tickets distributed to either the morning or afternoon sessions,” said WQPT Director of Education and Outreach Melissa Gravert, “we respectfully request... Read More

Moline’s WQPT Nominated For Regional Emmys

August 30th, 2023
Moline's WQPT Nominated For Regional Emmys

Two of WQPT’s locally written and produced programs have been nominated for a Mid-American Regional Emmy Award, one of the most prestigious awards in television. The Categories for which WQPT was nominated include: DOCUMENTARY – HISTORICAL: Snapshots: Your Dutch Friend ­ The story of how two young sisters, Juanita and Betty Wagner of Danville, Iowa became pen pals with Anne Frank and her sister Margo, just as Amsterdam was occupied by Nazi Germany on May 10, 1940. The letters that united these four young girls are now owned and displayed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, CA.... Read More

Moline’s WQPT Nominated For Mid American Regional Emmy Awards

August 23rd, 2023
Moline's WQPT Nominated For Mid American Regional Emmy Awards

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – Two of WQPT’s locally written and produced programs have been nominated for a Mid-American Regional Emmy Award, one of the most prestigious awards in television. The Categories for which WQPT was nominated include: DOCUMENTARY – HISTORICAL: Snapshots: Your Dutch Friend ­ The story of how two young sisters, Juanita and Betty Wagner of Danville, Iowa became pen pals with Anne Frank and her sister Margo, just as Amsterdam was occupied by Nazi Germany on May 10, 1940. The letters that united these four young girls are now owned and displayed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center... Read More

Have an Adventure at the Davenport Public Library

August 5th, 2023
Have an Adventure at the Davenport Public Library

HAVE AN ADVENTURE WITH US! Join WQPT PBS this summer when they visit Davenport Public Library (Fairmount). Their FREE Summer of Adventure “stops” feature awesome activities, including storytime, special presentations, PBS KIDS character visits, videos, stories, make-and-take activities, fun take-home materials & more! Children receive a PBS KIDS Summer Activity booklet and tools that will allow you free access to PBS KIDS online resources. WQPT PBS—your regional public broadcasting station—serves a diverse audience throughout Eastern Iowa and West-Central Illinois. Learn more: wqpt.org  Read More

Moline’s WQPT Holding Summer Of Adventure Tour At Iowa And Illinois Libraries

June 4th, 2023
Moline's WQPT Holding Summer Of Adventure Tour At Iowa And Illinois Libraries

This summer, join WQPT for the Summer of Adventure Tour! WQPT PBS is making guest appearances at libraries throughout the region during early childhood story time and at other events throughout the community. Your family will have the opportunity to watch a PBS KIDS program, listen to a story, and do a fun craft activity. PLUS, each child will receive a PBS KIDS Summer Activity booklet and tools that will allow you access to free online resources on PBS KIDS. Communities we’re visiting include Cambridge, Clinton, Colona, Cordova, Davenport, Dixon, East Moline, Eldridge, Galesburg, Geneseo, Le... Read More

Illinois PBS Station WQPT Celebrating 40 Years Tonight

April 21st, 2023
Illinois PBS Station WQPT Celebrating 40 Years Tonight

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT, the locally owned and operated PBS station is getting ready to celebrate their 40th anniversary serving eastern Iowa and western Illinois.  The station is holding a Gala on April 21 at Old Oaks Winery in Milan and tickets are available to attend by visiting wqpt.org/40. Special Guests include Whitney Reynolds of “The Whitney Reynolds Show,” and Jim Mertens, host of “The Cities.” What began as a vision by a small group of dedicated citizens in 1983—with just four hours of daily programming—now reaches more than 800,000 viewers in Iowa and Illinois 24/7. Viewers... Read More

Illinois PBS Station WQPT Looking For PBS Ambassadors

April 2nd, 2023
Illinois PBS Station WQPT Looking For PBS Ambassadors

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – Regional College students have been making a difference for years as WQPT/PBS Ambassadors, an elite volunteer group representing WQPT throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The Ambassadors are a more highly trained extension of the WQPT volunteer force representing the station at fairs, community and fundraising events and on television.  It is also a way for students to fulfill their school’s volunteerism requirements while making a difference in the community. This year WQPT will be bringing in “Hero Elementary” character, Lucita Sky to appear at WQPT events... Read More

Illinois’ PBS Station WQPT Bringing Back Ready To Learn Early Childhood Conference

March 8th, 2023
Illinois' PBS Station WQPT Bringing Back Ready To Learn Early Childhood Conference

WQPT, Quad Cities PBS is bringing back the “Ready to Learn Early Childhood” Conference. The event is offered in partnership with Star Net regions I and III, Western Illinois University, with support from the Grad Center – providing current and relevant information on a variety of topics related to early childhood education, including Equity and Access and is scheduled for Saturday, April 29. The “Ready to Learn Early Childhood” conference was last offered in 2018. WQPT’s director of educational outreach, Melissa Gravert – a former teacher – wanted to relaunch the conference to provide... Read More