MRVTV adds new member to its board of directors

Mad River Valley TV, the Valley’s public access TV station, is filling out its board of directors by adding Genny Knight to the board. Knight is a long-time resident of the Mad River Valley and has spent much of her career working in the Vermont public schools. She was an English teacher for many years and is now the librarian at the Harwood Union Middle/High School. She has an active interest in television and video production. “Genny brings her connection to the public schools and video production to the board” said Rob Perry, executive director. She lives in Waitsfield with her family.

The MRVTV has a board of nine directors and, though full today, is always looking to connect with candidates should positions open. Email Rob Perry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on joining the board.



Kia Winchell is the new co-host of the Morning News Service on WDEV.

Kia Winchell has joined WDEV as the new co-host of the Morning News Service. Winchell has been employed by the Radio Vermont Group since 1980. Initially hired as a copywriter, for the past 35 years Winchell has served as traffic director.

Listeners are already familiar with her as the voice of the Party Calenda, a role she has held for decades as well as host of the Bonus Edition of the Trading Post on Saturday mornings. “Kia is a vital part of WDEV. During her tenure here she has gained the support and trust of listeners. The Morning News Service was a logical next step,” said station owner Ken Squier. The Morning News Service with Lee Kittell and Kia Winchell airs Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on WDEV AM and FM and streaming at


Rood offers Silver Linings

Bobbie Rood will be facilitating a five-week-long discussion group, Silver Linings, for residents 60 and over.

Sponsored by Hanna’s House, in partnership with Mad River Valley Senior Citizens and the Joslin Memorial Library, the group is free to any community member over 60.

It takes place over five Fridays during December and January, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; at the Joslin Memorial Library, Waitsfield.

For more information, or to sign up at no charge: email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 802-496-9715.

As per CDC guidelines, masking is strongly recommended in group settings. Masks will be available.