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Dear Members and Listeners

General Manager Dan Skinner
Dan Skinner, Executive Director
and General Manager
Today's media environment is rich and ever changing. With that in mind, WKSU is making changes to meet listeners' needs while continuing to provide award-winning news, entertainment programs and classical and folk music.

Being at the forefront of broadcast and internet technology, WKSU now offers even more of what you want — and it's more than can fit on just one channel. We've now evolved to serve you in multiple ways; utilizing traditional radio, HD radio, online streaming of our four channels, and internet-based information. In addition to our traditional — analog — broadcast signals, which serve 22 counties (all of Northeast Ohio), WKSU's four HD Radio channels bring you additional programming. Our online audio streams also bring these programs to you via your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.

Now, WKSU has taken another step in addressing the changing needs of listeners by adjusting our program schedule to provide a more consistent listening experience. We've expanded our news offerings during weekdays to keep you current on world events, while WKSU's award-winning regional news department thoroughly covers Northeast Ohio. Our new lineup also keeps you company with the best classical music every evening and all through the night, locally hosted by Mark Pennell, Sylvia Docking and David Roden.

New additions to the weekday program schedule include a thoughtful look at the news of the day on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry. You can represent the Northeast Ohio region, express your opinion and join in the conversation about current events by calling in during On Point with John Ashbrook. Also, Jeff St. Clair serves as our local news anchor during a new two-hour version of Here & Now to keep you informed during the midday. On weekends, we've added the TED Radio Hour and Snap Judgment to feed your curiosity with new ideas and insights. The Folk Alley Radio Show with Matt Watroba also joins the weekend lineup.

These changes to WKSU's long-standing broadcast schedule are the result of years of thoughtful, researched consideration and preparation. Before updating our broadcast programming, we wanted to ensure that our listeners would have access to their favorite programs by implementing our HD Radio and online streaming services.

Listeners can find folk music 24 hours a day on WKSU's HD2 and online at FolkAlley.com. Likewise, listeners can hear classical music 24 hours a day on WKSU's HD3 channel, online at wksu.org or via our streaming apps for mobile devices. Our all-news HD4 channel and online streaming expands on the WKSU news programming by offering 14 additional news and information programs including Radiolab, Bob Edwards Weekend, and Travel with Rick Steves.

Our goal is to serve you with high quality news, music and information, whether you are listening on-air, online, reading the news at wksu.org, or interacting with us on Facebook and Twitter. Your support has made it possible for us to keep up with our ever-changing media world and provide you with expanded opportunities to access the quality programming you expect and value from WKSU.

Sincerely,
Dan Skinner
General Manager, WKSU

 


 

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