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Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will anchor PBS coverage of the Conventions starting August 27th. The first all-female anchor duo in Convention history!
August 8, 2012

If you’re watching commercial television over the next few months, you’re likely to grow weary of being bombarded with political advertisements.  Yet another distinction of WOSU is that we will not accept political ads.  Come to us for a safe haven from the “super PAC” spots! And stay with us if you want the real [...]

Two NPR Shows premiering on 89.7

Ted Radio
The Ted Radio Hour premieres on 89.7 FM Saturdays at 2 p.m.
May 29, 2012

Starting Saturday, June 2nd, 89.7 NPR News will pilot two new summer programs from NPR.    The TED Radio Hour (2 pm Saturdays) explores ideas, astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, and new ways to teach and learn.  Each year, TED hosts conferences that bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers to give the [...]

WOSU Providing New Public Radio Service for Coshocton

88.3 FM NPR News Coschocton
88.3 FM will provide 24-hour NPR programming to Coshocton for the first time.
May 8, 2012

A public radio news service that will bring popular NPR programs to the city of Coshocton will debut on 88.3 FM this Friday May 11 at 2:30 pm. WOSU Public Media is providing the service through a radio translator approved by the FCC earlier this year. We’re very excited to provide this new 24-hour NPR [...]

WOSU AM Listeners should switch to 89.7 FM

Radio Announcer at WOSU AM - 1930s
30, 2011

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 [...]

Knell brings experience and creativity to NPR

Gary Knell joins NPR as President and CEO
October 3, 2011

Welcome to NPR – Gary Knell…a successful and creative force in the world of public media! Gary E. Knell, the longtime President and CEO of Sesame Workshop, will become President and CEO of NPR, Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards announced on Sunday.  Knell was the unanimous choice of the NPR Board.  “I’m thrilled to [...]

9/11 America Remembers: Special Programming from WOSU

9/11 aftermath
9/11 Aftermath
8, 2011

Most of the broadcast and cable networks will be remembering back 10 years ago this weekend.  Everyone has a story about that day. Unfortunately, it seems the tragic days are the ones that we can recall instantly. One of my clear memories of youth was the day President Kennedy was killed. Our 2nd grade recess [...]

Celebrating 40 Years of NPR on WOSU!

9, 2011

It was 40 years last week that NPR’s All Things Considered premiered on educational radio stations across the country, including WOSU AM 820.

House Approves Bill to Defund NPR

17, 2011

The House passed the bill today to defund NPR by disallowing any direct federal funding to NPR and any funds from local stations going to either NPR or any other national distributor of programming (PRI, Am. Public Media, BBC, etc.). The vote was 228 to 192. It was not exactly down party lines as 7 [...]

Legislation to Defund NPR coming Thursday

14, 2011

On Thursday, March 17th, the House will consider legislation that addresses funding for NPR. This legislation will, • prohibit direct federal funding of NPR; • prohibit the use of federal funds provided to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for payment of dues to NPR or for any external national program provider This will have dire [...]

New Poll – Most Voters Oppose Ending PBS Funding

1, 2011

A national survey undertaken by the bipartisan polling firms of Hart Research and American Viewpoint indicates overwhelming public opposition (69% to 27%) to proposals to eliminate government funding of public broadcasting, with voters across the political spectrum opposed to such a cut, including 83% of Democrats, 69% of independents and 56% of Republicans. More than [...]