Musical Pictures was for younger students, generally grades 1-3.  Each consisted of a narrative story–“word pictures”–interspersed with segments of mostly classical music.  Students were encouraged to use their imaginations during the programs and then create pictures, drawings, stories or poems based on what they “saw” in the “Gardens of Their Minds,” as Fred Rogers, of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, would later call it.   Many of these programs were rewritten and/or rebroadcast in subsequent years

Know Your State / Exploring Your State / Your State was for older students, generally grades 4-6.  Each program was a story of a West Virginia history event, place or historical figure. 

Our Musical Heritage, a series of nine programs, was apparently broadcast only once or twice in the 1960’s, and focused on various influences on the music of the Alleghenies and West Virginia in particular


August 30, 2022 — Scherherazade is now available and working!

May 10, 2020 — Glad Tidings! The site has a different look, and acts a little differently than before, but everything is back and usable! (except for the Scherherazade program, for some reason)




[From Musical Pictures teacher guides:]

Musical pictures radio and education


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