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Welcome to The BobCast MOV
With Rick and Bob

The Heartbeat of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Based out of Wood County, West Virginia, our podcast is all about the issues that affect Parkersburg and the Mid-Ohio Valley area. There is a lot going on in our community that most of our residents are unaware of, and we hope to generate in others as much pride in our community as we feel.

Wood and Washington Counties have a lot of really remarkable history, as they were the gateway to the Northwest Territory. Many of our first settlers migrated down the Ohio River from Fort Pitt in Pennsylvania and then moved up the Little Kanawha River into the heart of what would one day become Wood County or westward from Marietta up the Muskingum River into the Northwest Territory. When West Virginia left Virginia in 1863 to become a free state, our first Governor, Arthur I. Boreman, was from Parkersburg, and the first free Black school south of the Mason/Dixon line (Sumner School) was in Parkersburg.

Be sure to watch or listen and message us to interact with the hosts and guests as we discuss some little-known history about our area and some of the issues that directly affect us now.

Let’s put our heads together and work to make a great community even greater!

Listen in:

  • Click HERE for our live podcast while we’re streaming.
  • Click HERE for the most recent BobCasts.
  • Subscribe to us on YouTube.
  • The audio version of our BobCasts are now available here and wherever you get your podcasts.


Our About page contains more information about the BobCast and its hosts as well as some interesting factoids[1] about our area communities.

Contact Us

Our Contact Us page contains several ways to reach us. We look forward to hearing from you. Let us know what you think about what’s going on in Parkersburg and the Mid-Ohio Valley. Message us while we’re “on air” to interact with our hosts and our guests. This is your community, so let your voice be heard.


Our News page contains Tidbits of local news that we think will be of interest to the community.


Be sure to check our Volunteer page for information about organizations who are looking for volunteers, and people who are looking for opportunities to volunteer.


Look for upcoming events of interest on our Calendar page.


This page contains links to just a few of the special resources that are available to MOV residents.


Our Links page provides external links to local (or not-so-local) resources you may or may not know about.


Our Frequently Asked Question page seeks to answer questions about the BobCast and about our community.


Our Episodes page contains links to BobCast episodes.


If anything interesting comes up pertaaining to our LLC, we’ll post it here.

The Legal Stuff

Of course, to keep the lawyers away we have also included the legally mandated Privacy Policy, Cookies Policy, and Terms and Conditions.

  1. Factoid: a brief or trivial item of news or information; an assumption or speculation that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact. [RETURN]