Tom Rieland Archives For March 2013

Talk of the Nation To Be Discontinued

Neal Conan, long time host of NPR's Talk of the Nation and frequent guest of WOSU in Columbus.
March 29, 2013

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.

Sunday Night Worth Watching on WOSU TV

27, 2013

Call the Midwife Season 2 and Mr. Selfridge premieres this Sunday night on WOSU TV.

Central Ohio crazy for PBS Kids!

PBS Kids
The PBS Kids website had over 2.5 million visits from central Ohio residents in 2012.
March 20, 2013

As you may know, WOSU TV carries 12 hours of PBS Kids programming Monday through Friday.  What you and I didn’t know until now is how much traffic to the web version of PBS Kids is generated in central Ohio. 

Free TV with No Monthly Bills!

Recent Ad in Columbus Dispatch offering "Free TV." No need for hyperbole, it's as simple as buying an antenna.
14, 2013

A recent paid ad in the Columbus Dispatch made me laugh out loud.  The full page ad blares a headline “Public gets Free TV with no monthly bills” as if this was a revolutionary new concept. WOSU TV PBS has been serving Columbus for free for 56 years. 

From The Top tapes national show at the McCoy Center

Classical 101 Team with Christopher O'Reilly of From the Top
The Classical 101 Team joins FROM THE TOP host Christopher O'Riley (second from right) at the McCoy Center taping of the national show. It will air on May 19th, Sunday at 7 pm on Classical 101 (101.1 FM) in Columbus.
11, 2013

Last Friday night, the NPR program From The Top came to the McCoy Center for the Arts in New Albany. WOSU was the media sponsor for the evening. 

Shouting Out to New WOSU Members

WOSU Friends Board members shouting out to new WOSU members to say thanks and talk about our programming. Ed Lentz in the foreground was the honorary winner for the evening with the most member calls.
7, 2013

Our WOSU Friends Advisory Board is a group of avid volunteers who help WOSU in many ways – advocacy, fundraising, promotion, outreach and more.  After the board meeting this past Wednesday, they took to the phones to help us say THANK YOU to recent contributors.  Nearly 700 calls were made over a 90 minute period!  [...]

WOSU hosts Columbus Education Commission

Community leaders gather at WOSU@COSI to reimagine education in the city of Columbus. WOSU hosted the Columbus Education Commission on March 6th.
6, 2013

We consider WOSU@COSI space a public square for the major issues facing our community.  That’s why we are proud to host members of the Columbus Education Commission as they continue the work to reimagine education in the city of Columbus.  The Mayor and City Council President appointed the Commission, which is working toward recommendations on [...]

WOSU hits Capitol Hill as Sequestration hits all Public Media

cap hill
WOSU's Tom Rieland and Friends Board President Dale Heydlauff were on Capitol Hill last week to advocate for federal support of public media. They were joined on the Hill by about 50 other public station leaders from across the country.
1, 2013

I would just as soon we never had to learn the meaning of this new word in our vocabulary: Sequestration. But there it is, this unlucky 13 letter word that is dominating the news and impacts the fiscal health of all federally funded organizations including all of public broadcasting.  At WOSU Public Media, we receive [...]