COLUMBUS, OHIO, FEBRUARY 25, 2020 – WOSU Public Media has acquired the 91.1 FM frequency in Granville, Ohio previously owned by Denison University. WOSU plans to put the new station, with the call letters WOSX, on the air Monday, March 2 at 3 pm. The move increases the reach of WOSU’s regional radio network to include Granville and portions of Newark and Heath.
WOSU also is announcing a programming change starting March 2 for all of its regional stations covering Marion (91.1 FM – WOSB), Coshocton (91.1 FM – WOSE), Portsmouth (91.5 FM – WOSP) and Mansfield (91.7 FM – WOSV).
Those stations along with WOSX in Granville will now receive global and national news from NPR and Ohio news from the WOSU news team along with the current classical music programming from Classical 101 in Columbus. The stations previously offered an all-classical music format.
Named Ohio’s Best Radio News Operation by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists in 2019, 89.7 NPR News is the only all-day NPR station in Central Ohio, providing local and global news and public affairs programming.
“There is a significant need to bring trusted news to areas of the state that have seen cutbacks at local newsrooms,” said WOSU Public Media general manager Tom Rieland. “As a strong regional news organization and an NPR affiliate, we’re uniquely positioned to deliver balanced, accurate news about our complex world and about Central Ohio.”
The news programming, which will include NPR’s weekday Morning Edition and All Things Considered and Weekend Edition every Saturday, is in addition to the continuing broadcast of Classical 101 throughout the day. Listeners can find 89.7 NPR News and Classical 101 online at wosu.org, on the WOSU Public Media mobile app and on smart speakers.
|WOSU Public Media Radio Network|
|WOSU Columbus||89.7 NPR News||89.7 FM|
|WOSA Grove City||Classical 101||101.1 FM|
|WOSB Marion||89.7 NPR News/Classical 101||91.1 FM|
|WOSE Coshocton||89.7 NPR News/Classical 101||91.1 FM|
|WOSP Portsmouth||89.7 NPR News/Classical 101||91.5 FM|
|WOSV Mansfield||89.7 NPR News/Classical 101||91.7 FM|
|WOSX Granville||89.7 NPR News/Classical 101||91.1 FM|
About WOSU Public Media
The mission of WOSU Public Media is to engage, inform and inspire our diverse community. An NPR and PBS affiliate, WOSU is a noncommercial multimedia organization serving over two million citizens in Central Ohio through broadcast, digital, programming, events and education experiences. A licensee of The Ohio State University, member-supported WOSU Public Media moves its headquarters and studios to the new 15+HIGH District on campus in 2021. Learn more at wosu.org.
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