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WOSU celebrates 90 Years!

WOSU celebrates 90 Years!

| April 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

On April 24, 1922, Ohio State President William Oxley Thompson stepped to a microphone and said the first words heard on a radio station in Columbus: “We are starting tonight the first of a series of programs of entertainment and instruction for the citizens of Central Ohio. These programs will be of the highest type, [...]

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Celebrating Columbus History – Looking back to our Centennial

Celebrating Columbus History – Looking back to our Centennial

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

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The Untold Story of Jesse Owens

The Untold Story of Jesse Owens

| December 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

WOSU presents a new half hour documentary: Jesse Owens: Enduring Spirit airing nationally on the Big Ten Network this Tuesday night at 9 pm  following the Ohio State basketball game on BTN.  If you miss it, tune in to WOSU TV for our premiere of the documentary on Sunday, February 12th at 6:30 pm.  It [...]

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Announcers Gather to Remember WOSU AM

Announcers Gather to Remember WOSU AM

| December 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

A dozen past staffers of WOSU AM reminisced about the old days of AM radio in Columbus. Fred Andrle moderated two recordings with the announcers.

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WOSU AM Listeners should switch to 89.7 FM

WOSU AM Listeners should switch to 89.7 FM

| November 30, 2011 | 5 Comments

Effective December 9, 2011, WOSU Public Media will no longer broadcast its NPR and local news programming schedule on 820 AM, which has been duplicated over the past year on 89.7 FM in central Ohio. Listeners should switch over to 89.7FM to continue receiving the quality news programming they have come to expect such as [...]

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Sale of AM820 is Bittersweet

Sale of AM820 is Bittersweet

| September 9, 2011 | 7 Comments

Folks, here is an excerpt from a WOSU press release issued this afternoon.  This is bittersweet in that 820AM has been part of WOSU and Ohio State since 1922, but we’ve planned for years to move our focus to FM to grow our listenership and this completes the circle. – WOSU Public Media announced today [...]

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Scioto Mile – Wet and Wonderful

Scioto Mile – Wet and Wonderful

| July 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Scioto Mile riverfront premiered last night and with it the AEP Fountain in Bicentennial Park covering 15,000 square feet, holding 110,000 gallons of water, and shooting jets 75 feet into the air from its circular center blossom.

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Three Retirements = A loss of 115 years of Experience

Three Retirements = A loss of 115 years of Experience

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

WOSU lost three of its stellar staff to retirement this week – Phyllis Madry, Tom Lahr and Sheri Walker.

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Chautauqua Celebration focuses on Old and New Media

Chautauqua Celebration focuses on Old and New Media

| June 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was privileged to be asked to give a “Lecture in the Tent” about the coverage of news using the medium of radio, television, iPod, twitter and other technology in the 21st century at the 4th annual Chautauqua Celebration of Lifelong Learning.

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89.7 FM – Your New All Day NPR News Station!

89.7 FM – Your New All Day NPR News Station!

| January 5, 2011 | 42 Comments

We had one historic occasion on December 15th with the sign-on of Classical 101 and now we have another tomorrow, January 6th, as we provide the first all day NPR/Local News station on FM in Columbus history. 89.7 FM will provide our all news service with simulcast, for the time being, on WOSU AM 820. [...]

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