Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: March 7, 2017

WOSU 2016 Community Report Cover

Find out how WOSU Public Media’s content and services impacted the community in 2016.

Our 2016 Community Report is now available and the piece truly shows the breadth of your dynamic local public media organization.

Our success last year in reaching a greater audience for all our media channels was especially remarkable at a time when you have so many media choices literally at your fingertips.

For example, our average annual listener growth over the past six years for 89.7 NPR News and Classical 101 is 18 percent and 12 percent, respectively. And how about this one: the average percentage growth of video views on our wosu.org website is over 140 percent. That’s for every year since 2010!

A major challenge in 2016 was the departure of our TV studios and production center from the COSI Science Center. We hosted debates, forums, performances, and more at WOSU@COSI – a remarkable space that brought the community together. While WOSU has moved all its television studios into the OSU Fawcett Center, an exciting opportunity is on the horizon.

WOSU Public Media plans, with individual and corporate support, to move its headquarters to a new building as part of the 15th & High University District. This vision may take some time, but we’re thrilled with the potential it offers to expand our programming and service reach and grow our ability to “engage, inform and inspire” all the citizens of central Ohio. Look for more to come on the WOSU 15th & High project.

We hope you enjoy surveying some of what we do to make this a better community to live and work. Thank you for your support!

Read the 2016 WOSU Community Report.