Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: May 8, 2012

A public radio news service that will bring popular NPR programs to the city of Coshocton will debut on 88.3 FM this Friday May 11 at 2:30 pm. WOSU Public Media is providing the service through a radio translator approved by the FCC earlier this year.

We’re very excited to provide this new 24-hour NPR News service for Coshocton at 88.3 FM to go along with our all-day classical music station at 91.1 FM.  It’s rare for any community to have access to both of these quality public radio services, but Coshocton listeners and local foundations have been very supportive of our efforts. The primary coverage area of the signal will extend this new service to about 20,000 residents.

Programming will be provided by WOSU’s Columbus station 89.7 FM NPR News including regular NPR programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered, along with Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation, On Point and popular weekend programs such as Car Talk, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, This American Life and more. Local programming from the WOSU studios includes regular news broadcasts, the radio talk program All Sides with Ann Fisher, and weekend music from the Bluegrass Ramble. WOSU’s news team has been named the top radio news organization in Ohio for the past two years by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Funding for the new service was provided by the Coshocton Foundation, The Montgomery Foundation, and The Simpson Family Foundation with special assistance from former Friends of WOSU Board President and Coshocton resident David L. Baker.