Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: June 11, 2013

WOSU is on the GO with our new Mobile App for iPhones, iPads and Android devices.  It's free! Check it out. Photo: WOSU

WOSU is on the GO with our new Mobile App for iPhones, iPads and Android devices. It’s free! Check it out. Photo: WOSU

Check us out on your tablet or smart phone through this brand new Mobile App available for free on your iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

The mobile app features live audio streaming of 89.7 NPR News and Classical 101, podcasts of local and national programs that air on those stations, and feeds from WOSU Public Media blogs on wosu.org. The mobile app has news headlines on demand from 89.7 NPR News, as well as podcasts of ‘All Sides with Ann Fisher’ and NPR shows including ‘Morning Edition’, ‘All Things Considered’ and ‘Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!’ with DVR-like controls, audio streams can be paused, rewound, and fast-forwarded.

Listeners to Classical 101 can also hear their favorite composers of classical music with the app – anytime, anywhere – as well as podcasts of ‘From the Top’, ‘Sunday Baroque’ and ‘Performance Today’. You can take Classical 101 with you no matter where you are in the world!

The mobile app allows users to share stories through social media and bookmark a program so they can go back and listen to it at their leisure. There is also MemberCard integration so WOSU members can find a listing of nearby businesses and attractions that offer discounts. WOW!  We’ve had a great team working on this and we’re proud to offer this new service to our audience.

For more details, and to download the app, go to wosu.org/mobileapp.


    The premise is faulty. NPR does not depend on federal funds. Local stations depend on federal funds and that’s where federal funds go. Each local station is governed by its own local community and provides programming for its local community per its local board policies and its community advisory boards, based on local needs and interests. Each station chooses to buy, or not buy, programs from individual production companies and producers, for example, American Public Media, Public Media International, NPR, Association of Independents in Public radio, etc. Each station also produces its own programs. Some local stations, mostly in rural and smaller communities, depend on federal funds for up to 50% of their budget. Stations in the larger markets may get less than 5% federal funds. So to cut federal dollars is to prevent the smallest communities the opportunity to have locally controlled public media. Based on the facts, the discussion is very different from the one being presented.