WKSU ADDS TRANSLATORS IN BOARDMAN AND ASHLAND
STATION COVERAGE EXPANDS TO YOUNGSTOWN AREA AND ASHLAND COUNTY
Wednesday April 26, 2006
WKSU is now broadcasting to the Boardman/Poland area over 107.5 FM from W298BA and to the Ashland area over 95.7 FM from W239AZ. Both of these low-power frequencies rebroadcast WKSU's main 89.7 signal.
Boardman's 10-watt translator antenna is located on a 300 ft. tower and reaches an area with an approximately six-mile radius, while the extended Ashland community is being served by an 80-watt antenna on a State Highway Patrol tower. The new transmitters join WKSU's main tower in Copley Township and repeater stations in Wooster, New Philadelphia, Thompson and Norwalk in broadcasting the best in NPR news, classical music, folk music and other public radio programs throughout Northeast Ohio.
WKSU General Manager Al Bartholet says, "Our new translators in Boardman and Ashland offer listeners in the Youngstown area and North Central Ohio access to WKSU's quality public radio offerings. We are excited to bring WKSU's award-winning programming to a wider audience."
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, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman, and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
PR06.04 ### 4/26/06
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