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April 13, 2012
WDBJ 7 is the most watched television station in Southwest and Central Virginia . We offer custom advertising solutions for all different sizes of businesses with results that WORK. Contact us at (540) 344-7000 to see how the power of WDBJ can work for you! WDBJ serves 26 counties in Southwest and Central Virginia. We are the CBS affiliate for areas including the Roanoke Valley, the Lynchburg Area, the New River Valley, the Smith Mountain Lake area, Southside including Martinsville and Danville and the Alleghany Highlands.
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September 24, 2012
Requests for newscast DVDs can be made by telephone: Call  540-344-7000 during our business hours M-F 8:00am to 5:30pm to place an order.  You will need the specific date of the newscast, specific time of the newscast (Mornin', WDBJ7 at 6, WDBJ7 at 11, etc.), and the specific topic of news items you are interested in receiving. Frequently asked questions: 1.    How much are the DVDs? DVDs are $35 each and this includes shipping and tax. 2.    How can I pay for the DVD?
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February 27, 2012
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 19, 2012
Eastern Divide made their debut on WDBJ7 Saturday morning. They've been playing together for about four years and are from the Roanoke Valley. For more information on the band and how to order a CD, contact Donna Francisco at 384-6118 or 598-8390. You can also check out the band's Facebook page here . They performed the songs "Wagon Wheel" and "Foggy Mountain Breakdown. " To see their performances, see the videos above.
NEWS
July 13, 2012
WDBJ7 will air the episode of "Jeopardy!"that was interrupted by President Obama's speech Friday night. Your Hometown News Leader, WDBJ7, will air the episode at 1:38 a.m.    
NEWS
February 18, 2012
Leijiah launched her singing career back in 2002 on WDBJ7 and today she made her return. You can find her on Facebook, just search for Leijiah. You can also purchase some of her music here . To see 2 of her performance on WDBJ7 Saturday morning, see the videos above.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
WDBJ7 and First Alert weather are teaming with Eton Corporation to give away emergency weather radios. The radios are solar and hand-crank powered. You can even use them to charge your digital device. They receive AM and FM stations and all of the NOAA National Weather Service frequencies. We're giving away these radios on WDBJ7 Mornin' and at Noon through Wednesday
NEWS
January 10, 2012
All eyes will turn to Richmond on Wednesday night as the General Assembly convenes, starting with the Governor State of the Commonwealth address. You can watch that live on your Hometown Station, WDBJ7, beginning at 7 p.m. We're also be live streaming here on WDBJ7.com. Jean Jadhon will be anchoring our coverage from the state capitol, joined by News7 political reporter Joe Dashiell.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | March 11, 2013
WDBJ7 is airing the ACC men's basketball tournament this week, and has to alter its programming. Your Hometown News Leader will start airing the tournament at noon Thursday. There will not be a noon newscast on Thursday or Friday. Also, Thursday's CBS primetime programming (8-11 p.m.) will air on WDBJ7 Saturday night starting at 11:35 p.m. Friday's CBS primetime programming will air on WDBJ7 Sunday night starting at 11:35 p.m. Fifth-seeded N.C. State plays No. 12 Virginia Tech at 2 p.m. Thursday.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | November 19, 2012
The Hokies and the 'Hoos are preparing to go head to head on the football field this weekend. But, already their fans are squaring off in a "bloody" battle. It's for the 7th annual fan challenge blood drive at WDBJ7. This is always a big event. Not only does it draw football fans, but it's also a big event for the American Red Cross. Before the drive started Monday afternoon, 56 people had already signed up. Many of those were decked out in their team's colors.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | June 15, 2013
Your Hometown News Leader scooped up three Emmys at this year's National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter Emmy Awards ceremony. Assistant News Director Greg Baldwin and Producer Melanie Crabtree represented the station at Saturday's event in Baltimore, Maryland. WDBJ7's 5 p.m. news took home an Emmy for "Best Daytime Newscast. "  Our 11 p.m news was awarded an Emmy for "Best Evening Newscast. " In the category of "Team Coverage," WDBJ7 was awarded an Emmy for its reporting on an Interstate 81 accident.
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NEWS
Joe Dashiell and Reporter | June 13, 2013
A small bell and a simple ceremony carry huge significance for the patients and staff of Blue Ridge Cancer Care. Marking the end of her chemotherapy treatments by reading a verse and ringing the bell was a moment Susan has focused on since she learned she had cancer. "I'm blown away. I'm blown away. I'm so overjoyed," Susan told us. "I'm so happy, and excited. I've been looking forward to doing this from the very beginning," she said. And so were members of her medical team.     Jolee Preston is a nurse practitioner.
HEALTH
LaRell Reynolds and WDBJ7 Blogger | May 25, 2013
Erik Chopin is a man that people called an inspiration. Eric appeared on the third season of 'The Biggest Loser.' His starting weight was at 407 pounds and he managed to lose 214 pounds. After the cameras stopped rolling and he was out of the eye of expectations, he gained the weight back. He weighs around 350 pounds.   I read his story today and also the comments. One person stated a shocking statistic, 95% of dieters gain their weight back. This is shocking to me. How can a person gain all their weight back?
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Melissa Gaona and WDBJ7 Multimedia Journalist | May 22, 2013
The American Red Cross has 400 Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV) in the country. During Sandy, the entire fleet deployed. Each ERV can distribute up to 300 meals at a time, so usually it's breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The vehicles are packed with supplies such as food, water, cleaning kits, hygiene kits, and comfort kits for both children and adults. Right now, the American Red Cross has 30 ERV's deployed to Oklahoma. If you'd like to donate or volunteer with the American Red Cross, click here .  
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 21, 2013
LIVE CHAT: A look back at the Civil Rights movement in Danville DANVILLE, Va. -- WDBJ7 is holding a live web chat on Tuesday afternoon about the civil rights history in Danville. This year is the 50th anniversary of Bloody Monday in Danville, when demonstrators were beaten by police and jailed. Reverend William Avon Keen, the state president of the SCLC, and WDBJ7's Justin Ward will discuss civil rights history at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. To join or follow the conversation, click in the box above.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 19, 2013
WDBJ7 is tagging along as a team of meteorology professors and students are using the Midwest as their classroom this week. Chris Hurst is with them for the next two days. He and photojournalist Andy May met up with them late Saturday night as they were following a huge storm cell near Nebraska. The team from Virginia Tech is thinking south and east later on Sunday will see the greatest threat around the country for tornadoes and severe weather. And their track record is very precise.
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Chris Hurst and WDBJ7 Anchor/Reporter | May 17, 2013
WDBJ7 is on the road in the Midwest trying to catch up with the Hokie Storm Chasers. WDBJ7 anchor Chris Hurst and photojournalist Andy May started their journey late Thursday night. At 6 p.m. Chris and Andy were outside of Peoria, Illinois, about half way to their destination for Saturday, somewhere around North Platte, Nebraska. That's where a team of meteorology students and professors from Virginia Tech are going to be Saturday. It's part of a two-week trip for them chasing severe weather and seeing first-hand the impact Mother Nature can have on our communities.
NEWS
Joe Dashiell and Reporter | May 17, 2013
Miss the marker out front, and you might confuse the building for just another office on Nashville's Music Row, but step inside the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, and you'll find the studio that gave us many of country music's most historic recordings. Don Cusic is a Professor of Music Business at Belmont University. Counting the floor tiles between the control room and the studio's sweet spot,  he explains it was here that Roger Miller recorded King of the Road, Johnny Cash cut Ring of Fire, and Patsy Cline polished all of her hits with producer Owen Bradley.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | May 16, 2013
A country legend is sharing her plans for the future in an interview you will only see on WDBJ7. Your Hometown News Leader is the only local station to sit down for a one-on-one interview with Dolly Parton.  She talked about her theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennesse and the impact she's having on that community. Dolly has co-owned her park for almost 30 years and in that time she's helped turn her sleepy mountain hometown into a bustling resort community. She doesn't take credit for all the growth, but she is proud to have played a role in it.  She said the success of the community is a team effort.
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WDBJ7 Web Staff | May 10, 2013
Last Friday I planted the majority of the seedlings in the garden. And throughout the weekend, I felt how I imagine mothers feel the first time they are away from their kids. I found myself wondering how they made it through the rain; whether the groundhog ate any of them; and how they did during the frost Sunday night. Luckily, they all seemed to have survived the first weekend. However, I seemed to have planted the seedlings a little too close together. I'm particularly worried about the cucumbers, because I had no idea that they grow on vines!
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