WKSU GOES ONLINE WITH WKSU-2 AND WKSU-3
Friday February 24, 2006
On August 8, WKSU expanded the station's online programming by adding two channels of streaming audio. Listeners throughout Northeast Ohio and around the world will still be able visit wksu.org and access WKSU's on-air signal as it is broadcast. Now, WKSU also provides two online program schedules that focus on a single format. WKSU is the first public radio station in Ohio to stream program schedules online that are independent of the station's traditional on-air broadcasts. All three channels are available in the Now Playing area of the homepage at wksu.org. In 1994, WKSU became only the second radio station nationwide to stream live audio over the Internet.
WKSU-2: The News Channel airs reports from the award-winning WKSU newsroom during NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," along with public radio news and information programs not currently available in Northeast Ohio, such as "On Point," "Day to Day," and news from the BBC. Sundays on WKSU-2 offer a range of public radio entertainment shows including "Justice Talking," "The Tavis Smiley Show," "Motley Fool," and "To the Best of Our Knowledge."
WKSU-3: The Classical Channel streams the best in classical music 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. From baroque to modern and Bach to Copland, WKSU-3 brings the online classical audience the music they love – at work or home – anytime they want to listen to orchestras, string ensembles, soloists and everything in between.
WKSU-2 and WKSU-3 join WKSU's FolkAlley.com in giving the public radio audience an online listening experience more targeted to their specific radio preferences. WKSU General Manager Al Bartholet says, "The Internet is an amazing tool for broadcasters and listeners alike. Public radio fans who listen online can access high-quality sound and their favorite shows at their convenience wherever they have a computer. By adding WKSU-2 and WKSU-3 to the station's popular online broadcast of on-air programming, the station is able to super-serve listeners who are looking for only certain formats."
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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