Tag: 89.7 FM

89.7 FM is a Bluegrass Haven

89.7 FM is a Bluegrass Haven

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since 1980 WOSU has been a big part of the bluegrass music scene in central Ohio. Our region has a high concentration of bluegrass music enthusiasts, but sometimes we’re still surprised at the reach of the music.

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NPR’s President Resigns

NPR’s President Resigns

| August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

WOSU listeners – I’m passing on the unfortunate news of the resignation of Gary Knell as President and CEO of NPR. Gary has been a dynamic leader for NPR, but is leaving after two years with the network. He will be missed. I wanted to share a portion of his letter to NPR stations today.

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WOSU 89.7 NPR News – AP Outstanding Radio News Award

WOSU 89.7 NPR News – AP Outstanding Radio News Award

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

89.7 NPR News swept just about every reporting category and was named the Outstanding Radio News Operation by the Ohio Associated Press over the weekend.

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Boston Tragedy Covered Thoroughly on 89.7 NPR News

Boston Tragedy Covered Thoroughly on 89.7 NPR News

| April 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was an unprecedented day of breaking news last Friday after a night of violence and chaos in Boston.  WOSU’s  89.7 NPR News provided live programming from NPR and the Boston NPR affiliate WBUR throughout the day and into the night. 

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Talk of the Nation To Be Discontinued

Talk of the Nation To Be Discontinued

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Like most of America, public radio stations learned this morning that the over two decade run of  Talk of the Nation will end in a few months. WOSU will be considering all options in replacing the program, which airs from 2-4 pm daily on 89.7 FM.

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Celebrations and Thanks!

Celebrations and Thanks!

| October 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

The WOSU staff celebrated two events on Friday with an assist from a generous contribution by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams.

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The Political Junkie Road Show comes to Columbus

The Political Junkie Road Show comes to Columbus

| October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Want to actually have fun talking politics?  You won’t want to miss this special opportunity, but you have to reserve your seat.  Join NPR’s Talk of the Nation Host Neal Conan and Political Junkie Ken Rudin for an evening of politics, trivia, puzzles…and bad jokes. WOSU presents the Political Junkie Road Show at 7 pm. [...]

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Civil War African American Soldiers Get Grave Markers

Civil War African American Soldiers Get Grave Markers

| June 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you didn’t catch Sam Hendren’s piece on WOSU 89.7 FM today, you need to listen to this story from Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus where volunteers and students are working to identify African American Civil War veterans and mark their gravesites. Organized as a non-profit in 1848, Green Lawn represents a vast treasure for [...]

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Welcome to Columbus NCAA!

Welcome to Columbus NCAA!

| March 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

A good friend recently received an award and roughly quoted Jack Benny – “I don’t deserve this, but I also don’t deserve the arthritis in my left knee and I need to accept both.”  It’s a good line and reminded me of my arthritic knees as we watch the amazing athletes on display at the [...]

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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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