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On Air Channel

WKSU On Air offers the schedule of shows as heard live over the radio at 89.7 and through repeater stations in Wooster, Thompson, New Philadelphia and Norwalk. Weekdays, enjoy NPR and classical music, with folk music and shows like Car Talk and A Prairie Home Companion on weekends.

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News Channel

WKSU's News Channel creates a full day of shows focused on news and information including stories from WKSU's award-winning newsroom aired during NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered while adding insight from programs like The World, and news from the BBC.

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Classical Channel

WKSU 3 - The Classical Channel offers music lovers a full day of symphonies and concertos, orchestras and string ensembles representing the spectrum of classical music with favorite WKSU hosts and other on-air personalities featuring music from Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky and other great composers.

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All Folk, all the time

Folk Alley is WKSU's 24-hour folk music stream, playing the best in folk, traditional, celtic and world music.

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listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University