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Written by: Marketing Communications Team
Date: October 16, 2015

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In response to the recent Federal Communications Commission’s Public Notice regarding the upcoming Spectrum Auction, which will impact television broadcasters across the country, WOSU Public Media is posting the following statement from The Ohio State University, which owns our broadcast license. We’re pleased Ohio State recognizes the educational and cultural impact of non-commercial PBS programming and our local public television content provided to more than 2.6 million people in central Ohio.

“For nearly 60 years, WOSU-TV has served central Ohio with the region’s only noncommercial, public television station. We remain committed to continue to provide quality educational programming in the future. The FCC announcement triggers a lengthy sequence of events for some 2,200 television stations across the country. We will engage in an inclusive, deliberative process to explore the options presented through this FCC procedure for WOSU.

WOSU is a treasure of our community and serves an important role at the university — and we remain committed to WOSU and the continuation of the quality educational content so many enjoy. The greater Columbus community benefits daily from the art and science programming that WOSU so adeptly offers while Ohio State students, faculty and staff frequently take part in programming opportunities. WOSU-TV’s mission is to enrich lives through content and experiences that engage, inform and inspire and any action we take will be considered through this lens.”

For more information view a fact sheet about the Spectrum Auction, or watch this brief video developed by PBS for an overview.