Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: November 4, 2009

“Sesame Street” hitting 40? No way! Am I really that old?

If you developed your “Street” smarts with help from Elmo, Oscar, Big Bird and the rest of the gang, let us know your story. What do you remember about growing up with Sesame Street? Place in comments below.

We were lucky a few years ago at WOSU to meet and get to know Carroll Spinney, who is the expert puppeteer for both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Carroll helped us christen our new studios at WOSU@COSI by performing at a special event and bringing Oscar with him and he’s quite a grouch! He was with Jim Henson from the start. Watch the latest version of Sesame Street every day at 11 am on WOSU TV. First Lady Michelle Obama will be the special guest on November 11th.


  • Terisilver

    I started out as an intern at WOSU 820. My last radio airdate was on 820 (December 20, 2008). Irony. But t’s a new dcay and I’m ready for 89.7 (again) … can you use an anchor? :)))) Really …

  • Terisilver

    Make that, a new day. LOL

  • donald138

    I would like to congratulate WOSU about its programming decisions regarding the switch to the FM dial for both classical programming and all news and interview programs.

    Also, I really appreciate having the BBC World News America. It is interesting to get a somewhat different perspective on the news. I found it entertaining that the BBC program spent an entire show reporting on the sentencing of Michael Jackson’s doctor.

  • Bob Batina

    B-o-o-o-o-o ! I am sad to see WOSU am go to 89.7 fm. I listened to Bluegrass Ramble on my 60 year old Crosley floor radio for a long time. Nothing sounds as good as old time radio on an old time radio. Sure, I can pick it up on my Japanese fm radio, but it will never be the same.

  • Debra

    What was the name of the classical piece used as a theme song for “In the Bookstall?