Monday January 24, 2005
WKSU has moved the station's Cleveland Bureau from Playhouse Square to the studios of WKYC-TV, an NBC affiliate broadcasting in Cleveland on Channel 3. The Cleveland Bureau opened in 1998 to provide WKSU a production studio in Cuyahoga County. Reporter/Producer Kevin Niedermier continues to manage the bureau, maintaining office space and sharing production studios at WKYC. The award-winning Niedermier was named Reporter of Year by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in 2004. He is a resident of South Euclid.
WKSU's Cleveland Bureau extends the station's capability to quickly report on events in the Northeast Ohio counties along Lake Erie. WKSU General Manager Al Bartholet says, "Our Cleveland Bureau has given WKSU access to breaking stories that require a quick response from our newsroom. Kevin's move to the WKYC studios further strengthens WKSU's commitment to serve all of the stationís listeners with quality, timely news coverage." WKSU has outfitted the new Cleveland Bureau with state-of-the-art equipment and direct access to the stationís computer network, giving reporters the ability to make audio files immediately available for broadcast.
The WKYC broadcast facility became fully operational on Jan. 29, 2001. Located at Lakeside Ave. and East 13th St., the 80,000 square-foot building houses separate news and production studios and offers views of Lake Erie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Browns Stadium. WKYC Vice President for News Dick Moore says, "We are pleased to be providing WKSU with facilities for their new Cleveland Bureau in this partnership."
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson and WNRK 90.7 FM in Norwalk. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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