Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: August 8, 2012

If you’re watching commercial television over the next few months, you’re likely to grow weary of being bombarded with political advertisements.  Yet another distinction of WOSU is that we will not accept political ads.  Come to us for a safe haven from the “super PAC” spots! And stay with us if you want the real story of what’s going on in this heavily contested political year.

WOSU will carry PBS’s coverage of both conventions, which will differ from other national networks in that we will show all of each evening’s proceedings unedited and commercial free.  WOSU is repeating the previous night’s convention coverage on the WOSU PLUS digital channel the following night. And PBS will be making broadcast history during the conventions – co-anchors Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will be the first all-female team in news broadcast history to spearhead a network’s convention coverage.  Hard to believe it took this long, but true!

89.7 NPR News will broadcast each convention day from 8 pm to 11 pm, when proceedings are scheduled to wrap and will include live podium speeches; expert analysis; and interviews with newsmakers, delegates, and NPR reporters and editors inside the hall.  Once again, you can count on central Ohio’s all day NPR station for unbiased, noncommercial coverage.

The political season will be in full boil across Ohio in the coming weeks and you can get up-to-date through our award winning weekly TV program, Columbus On The Record and through the guests on All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89.7 NPR News. We hope you tune in!