Mountain Stage

  • Saturday 3-5pm
live performances

Mountain Stage, a national treasure, is one of the longest running live music performance show on radio. Spanning two decades of production and musical evolution, this live performance radio show has created and maintained it's own unique identity and audience. It has always been three shows in one: a live performance stage concert for those who attend in person, both a state broadcast as well as a nationally distributed radio show, and a television program. Mountain Stage made its debut in 1981 in the mountains of West Virginia at the Charleston Cultural Center, with a huge patchwork quilt as a stage backdrop. The universal language of music has been expressed by performers from a multitude of cultures sharing their talent. The best of the best have performed on this stage--too many to mention here.

The unique sound of Mountain Stage broadcast live from the mountain state of West Virginia is on WHFR every Saturday from 3 to 5 PM. For nearly 40 years, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio, produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, hosted by Kathy Mattea, and distributed by NPR Music.