Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: January 5, 2011

We had one historic occasion on December 15th with the sign-on of Classical 101 and now we have another tomorrow, January 6th, as we provide the first all day NPR/Local News station on FM in Columbus history. 89.7 FM will provide our all news service with simulcast, for the time being, on WOSU AM 820.

Unprecedented in the country, WOSU is also providing, as of tomorrow, a new network of five FM stations with an all-classical music service.

Classical 101 in Columbus will begin feeding 24/7 classical programming to our stations in Marion/Delaware, Mansfield, Coshocton and Portsmouth, providing the sole classical music service for those communities. Classical music radio has proven to enhance the success of local performing arts organizations and improve the quality of life or as some call it, the “cultural economy” of a region.

If you have a question or issue related to our new station programming or technical issues contact WOSU Audience Services. You might first look at our website for information at http://www.wosu.org/radiofaqs/ or you can email classical101@wosu.org or call us at 292-9678.

For more information, read the press release (PDF) about the programming changes.