1. How Do I Listen to WKSU?
WKSU broadcasts at 89.7 FM. The signal can also be heard on WKRW at 89.3 in Wooster, on WKRJ at 91.5 in New Philadelphia, on WKSV at 89.1 in Thompson, on 90.7 WNRK in Norwalk, and on in the Ashland area over translator 95.7 FM from W239AZ.
Or, tune in online via one of the links at the very top of this page or on our listen
2. What Time is My Favorite Show Broadcast?
A complete list of shows currently aired on WKSU can be found on the Program Schedule
3. What Are WKSU’s Business Hours?
WKSU’s business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Where Are the WKSU Studios Located?
The main WKSU broadcast facility is located on the corner of E. Summit St. and Loop Rd. on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, OH. The station also operates news bureaus in Cleveland in the Hanna Building and in Canton’s Cultural Center for the Arts.
View a map with driving directions to WKSU
5. How is the Station Connected to Kent State University?
WKSU is a service of Kent State University
in the division of University Relations and Development
. The station began broadcasting from the campus on Oct. 2, 1950.
6. What is Public Radio?
WKSU is a non-profit radio station that relies on support from listeners and the Northeast Ohio community. The station is affiliated with National Public Radio (NPR)
, Public Radio International (PRI)
, and the Associated Press (AP)
7. How Do I Support WKSU?
Basic membership begins at $60 per year with discounted memberships available for students and seniors. Find additional information on the Support Us
8. How Do I Get in Touch with the Station?
To reach WKSU by phone:
(330) 672–3114, general office line
(330) 672–4107, general fax line
(800) 672–2132, toll-free line (within Ohio only)
All mail should be sent to:
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242-0001
The Broadcast Center’s street address:
1613 E. Summit St.
Kent, OH 44242
9. How Can I Reach WKSU Staff Members?
All staff can be reached through the general office number (330–672–3114) or via email at
Click here for a complete listing of WKSU staff
10. How Do I Find Out More About a News Story That I Heard On WKSU?
Visit the WKSU News page
for the latest in national and regional news. Stories from the WKSU Newsroom may also be found in the archives
by subject, or by using the search box at the top of every page. Other stories produced by NPR may be found on the NPR web site at npr.org
11. How Do I Find Out About a Piece of Music I Heard on WKSU?
Previously broadcast classical and folk music selections may be found listed in the playlist section of the Classical
pages of wksu.org. Information on purchasing selections can be found by clicking on the title of the piece.
For information on music heard during broadcasts of NPR’s All Things Considered
or Morning Edition
, visit the show page at npr.org and click the link for the date you heard the music. Each song is listed, along with a list of national stories aired. For other shows, please visit the WKSU Programs page.
12. How Do I Find Out More About an Event I Heard Promoted on WKSU?
Visit the ArtsLink
page for additional details on all arts and cultural events promoted on WKSU. For information on other area events, find links to organizations throughout the region in the Arts & Cultural Organizations
section on ArtsLink.
Information on events presented by WKSU, including Member Nights Out at the Movies, can be found on our Events page
13. How Do I Find Out More About Kent State University?
Visit the Kent State web site at kent.edu
or call (330) 672-3000.
14. How Do I Find Out More About The Akron Roundtable?
WKSU broadcasts monthly addresses by guest speakers at The Akron Roundtable at 8 p.m. the week after the speech--typically airing the 4th Thursday of the month. For a list of up-coming speakers or to listen to archived material, visit akronroundtable.org
or call (330) 836-7275.
15. How Do I Contact Western Reserve PBS (formerly PBS 45 & 49)?
Although both broadcast organizations are located in Kent, WKSU and WNEO/WEAO are not affiliated. For more information on Western Reserve PBS (formerly PBS 45 & 49) visit westernreservepublicmedia.org
or call (330) 677-4549.