Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: December 30, 2013

Check out the new WOSU app for smart phone and tablets. And don't buy a used car from this guy.

Check out the new WOSU app for smart phone and tablets. And don’t buy a used car from this guy.

As we enter 2014, we tend to look back to consider what that ole 2013 was all about.  At WOSU, we were especially thrilled in the past few months to create and recently upgrade a new app for smart phones and tablets.  This allows you to listen to 89.7 and Classical 101 nearly anywhere and access all kinds of podcasts, blogs, schedules and more.

A former WOSU board member, Zoe Johnstone, was on All Sides with Ann Fisher recently and came into my office to say hello.  She said her husband Jack had tuned in to All Sides to listen to the show…from China.  He did so using the WOSU app on his smart phone.  Love it!

Have a wonderful week of new year’s fun and I must say Go Bucks and Roll Tide…will explain the latter if asked.



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