I want to write the networks. What is the address for PBS and NPR?
Public Broadcasting Service
2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
National Public Radio
1111 North Capitol Street, NE,
Washington, DC 20002 (at the corner of L Street)
How do I get to WOSU Public Media?
WOSU Public Media is located just east of Ohio State’s campus at:
1800 N. Pearl St.
Columbus, OH 43201
View our location on the Ohio State campus map or get detailed driving directions.
How do I become a WOSU volunteer?
If you would like to become a WOSU volunteer, please fill out the form on this page.
How can I get a copy of a story I heard on 89.7 NPR News’ All Sides with Ann Fisher?
We keep All Sides episodes available for free on the All Sides with Ann Fisher page.
How can I get a Public Service Announcement on WOSU?
WOSU does not run public service announcements but does take information by mail, e-mail, or fax for consideration as a possible news story. Check out our address, e-mail address, and phone numbers on our Contact WOSU page.
Where can I purchase recordings heard on Classical 101 FM?
WOSU recommends our online partner Public Radio Music Source, ArkivMusic, or Amazon, both of whom return a percentage of the proceeds to WOSU Public Media.
What is HD Radio?
WOSU was the first radio station in Columbus to “go digital” with 89.7 FM. This “HD” digital radio service provided through HD Radios offers crystal clear digital reception of 89.7 NPR News at HD-channel 1 and Classical 101 at HD-channel 2 in central Ohio.
WOSU has invested in digital transmitters for its regional stations in Marion, Mansfield, Coshocton and Portsmouth to provide HD Radio service including the all-classical service on HD Radio at channel 1 and NPR News at HD Channel 2.
Where can I listen to Classical 101?
- If you live in Columbus, tune into 101.1 FM (Grove City/Columbus).
- If you live in the northern part of the Columbus area or in Marion, tune into 91.1 FM.
- If you live into Coshocton or Granville, tune into 91.1 FM.
- If you live in Portsmouth, tune into 91.5 FM.
- If you live in Mansfield, tune into 91.7 FM.
Additionally, Classical 101 can also be heard with an HD Radio in Columbus on 89.7 HD2. You can also listen to our audio streams online, or by downloading the free WOSU Public Media Mobile App for iPhones/iPods, iPads or Android devices.
How can I improve my reception of Classical 101?
- Try moving the radio to the side of the room or building which points south toward Grove City, which is where the station’s tower is located.
- Use a dipole antenna, which you can purchase at electronics retailers. Place in or near a window facing south toward Grove City.
- If that doesn’t work, try buying a powered indoor antenna. These are sold at various department and electronics stores.
- If that doesn’t work, you will need to try an external (outdoor) antenna in the attic or on the roof. This may help.
After trying the tips above, what if I still can’t get reception?
WOSU will work with listeners on specific reception problems pertaining to Classical 101. Please contact us at 614.292.9678, or email us if you require further assistance.
Listen to live streaming audio of Classical 101 through the WOSU Public Media Mobile App for iPhones/iPods, iPads or Android devices. Many listeners have told us they have downloaded the app and then connected their smartphone or tablet to a stereo, docking station or wireless speaker to be able to enjoy Classical 101.
Since Airfare magazine does not have all your music listed, how can I find out what is playing today on Classical 101 FM?
Classical 101 FM offers a playlist archive with current and past playlists. Select the date to view the playlist.
Why do you change regular programming so much for fundraising?
WOSU TV is a public broadcasting station that relies on viewer support for more than 40 percent of the funding required to air the programs you enjoy. While we try to limit the interruptions to regular programming, we hope that our viewers will understand the need to do so and that they take the opportunity to invest in their public television station.
Where can viewers purchase copies of PBS programs?
Viewers can contact Play PBS at 1.800.752.9727 to purchase DVD copies of programs offered on WOSU TV, or you can visit ShopPBS.org. For specific product offers, contact Audience Services at WOSU: 614.688.4355.
Where can viewers get copies of WOSU productions?
DVDs of WOSU-produced documentaries and programs including Columbus Neighborhoods, John Glenn: A Life of Service and Ohio State University Commencement ceremonies are available for purchase through our online shop.
Why can’t WOSU sell/give me a copy of PBS programs?
As a PBS member station, WOSU TV is granted broadcast rights for programs, but not the right to sell copies of programs. PBS holds the rights to duplicate programs/series for sale.
When will you know upcoming TV schedules?
Future program schedules are finalized at least six weeks in advance. However, all schedules remain flexible and can be changed at any time. All TV listings also appear in WOSU Public Media member magazine, Airfare, and in your local and regional newspapers, as well as on the WOSU TV schedule page.
Why doesn’t WOSU TV broadcast some programs when they are scheduled nationally by PBS?
PBS member stations determine their own broadcast schedules based on the needs of the communities they serve.
I saw an advertisement on TV about workshops that you offer. What are those?
You saw the spot for Ohio Ready to Learn workshops. They are a series of five workshops targeted to home-based child care providers for children ranging in age from birth to two.
The workshops focus on nurturing the young child with books, music, and age-appropriate activities, including the careful choice of segments from public television programs for children. The length of each workshop is one-and-a-half hours.
For schedules, call 614.294.0775.
Why do my local newspaper’s TV listings and TV Guide sometimes differ from what you have listed on the WOSU website?
In an attempt to remain current and responsive to the needs of our community, it is sometimes necessary to make changes to the WOSU TV broadcast schedule. For this reason, printed material and electronic TV listings can be dated. For the most up-to-date TV listings for WOSU, visit the WOSU TV schedule webpage.
Where do I need to aim my satellite dish to best pick up WOSU TV’s signal?
Our TV tower is located in Westerville, about three miles north of downtown Westerville on SR 3.
How can I receive your over-the-air broadcast?
Just like regular TV, WOSU TV/DT can be received using an antenna. Depending on where you live, you will be able to use a set-top antenna. If you live in an area that experiences bad reception for regular television, you may need an outdoor rooftop or attic-mounted antenna. The only way to find out is to experiment. Digital signals can be quirky. Your neighbor may have a perfect signal, and yet you may receive no signal at all.
Since the conversion to all-digital broadcasting, some over-the-air viewers trying to watch WOSU TV’s three broadcast channels have had problems receiving our signal inside buildings, or even receiving the signal at all. WOSU has solved some of those problems; it has more than doubled our broadcast power (from 250kW up to 503kW!). If you are still not able to get our signal, you may need to rescan for channels on your converter boxes.
Does my cable company carry WOSU TV?
WOSU has negotiated with central Ohio-area cable companies to carry digital carriage. View a listing of where you can find WOSU’s TV channels on different cable systems. Several options may serve your needs:
- A digital upgrade supplying a special set-top box allowing you to receive all WOSUTV/DT standard-definition programs
- A special HDTV Digital set-top box possessing an output connection for a HDTV set, allowing you to see high-definition and multicast programming from WOSUTV/DT without an antenna.
Do I need special equipment to watch WOSU in HD?
WOSU HD is only available to digital cable customers with high-definition-ready televisions equipped with a high-definition set-top cable box. In addition, those with high-definition televisions and digital receivers capable of watching WOSUHD over-the-air on channel 34 can receive WOSU HD.
Existing digital cable customers with HD-ready televisions can exchange their current set-top box for the high-definition model. Contact your digital cable provider for more information.
What do we get for our membership?
With a gift of $60 or more, you will receive a full year of membership plus a one-year subscription to our monthly TV program guide, Airfare and WOSU Passport. WOSU Passport provides members with extended access to an on-demand video library of PBS and WOSU programs.
My thank-you gift hasn’t arrived, who should I contact?
The mailing of our thank-you gifts generally takes four to six weeks from the conclusion of a pledge drive. If you want to check on the status of your gift, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.855.868.9678.
I’m interested in a job at WOSU Public Media. What should I do?
Check out our jobs page for all current job openings as well as details on how to apply.