Colleges and universities face a new challenge: fewer potential students. They’ve been told for years to brace for a decline in prospective students as the number of high school grads was expected to decline. WOSU talked with some industry experts to find out how they’ve prepared to compete for scholars.
December Membership Specials
It’s time for the WOSU TV December membership drive and it all starts on Saturday, November 24. As always we have some great music specials for you to look forward to! The My Music folks have put together two brand new specials for this December. “Doo Wop Discoveries” brings back many favorite doo wop tunes with new live and never before broadcast performances, and rare archival gems from the vaults of the world. Featuring The Del Vikings, The Clovers, Jerry Butler, The Drifters and many more in this last all original “classic” doo wop special of rare performances lost in time. Next up is “Motown: Big Hits and More”, the My Music team have spent the last year in the Motown vaults assembling a new CD set of original Motown classics from 1958 to 1968. This all new PBS exclusive collection features many first time extended stereo mixes of Motown’s biggest hits, b-sides, album cuts and radio classics from The Temptations, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, The Miracles and more.
For the Pink Floyd fans, “Brit Floyd: Live in Liverpool” is back and we have tickets to their upcoming Columbus concert as thank you gifts if you become a member. Celebrating the release of Pink Floyd ‘Best Of’ album, A Foot In the Door, the Brit Floyd performance includes all of Pink Floyd’s best work, in its entirety and as selected, personally, by Pink Floyd band members themselves. As an extra bonus, Brit Floyd’s show will also include a full 23 minute show-stopping rendition of Echoes, taken from Pink Floyd’s classic 1971 album, Meddle.
In addition to the great music specials there’s a new program from Brenda Watson and Dr. Fuhrman is back with his 3 easy steps. If you can’ t wait for season three of “Downton Abbey” tune in Sunday night at 8pm for “Downton Abbey Revisited”. In this special you’ll savor great moments from the series’ first two seasons, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what’s in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties.
I hope you’ll tune in during our December membership drive for any one of these great specials and think about becoming a new member or renew your membership for another year. Your favorite BritComs, Antiques Roadshow, Lawrence Welk and all the regular programming you enjoy will return to the schedule Wednesday, December 5 when we conclude the membership drive.