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Familiar voices will still be with you on March 28 on WKSU, Ideastream Public Media

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Keith Freund
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Ideastream Public Media
WKSU's new on-air host lineup: (left to right) Amanda Rabinowitz, Jeff St.Clair, Rick Jackson, Amy Eddings and Mike McIntyre

There are some big changes coming to the public radio landscape in Northeast Ohio starting Monday.

As you may have heard, WKSU 89.7 FM will become the sole NPR station for the region, and WCPN, at its new broadcast frequency of 104.9 FM, will rebroadcast WKSU’s signal along with WKSU's six other transmitters and translators. WCLV will move to 90.3 FM, giving a million more people in Northeast Ohio access to classical music.

There are also some changes coming to the anchor chairs. Amanda Rabinowitz will move to afternoons as WKSU's new "All Things Considered" Host. Amy Eddings, who's been Ideastream Public Media's "Morning Edition" host on WCPN for the last five years, will move into the "Morning Edition" slot on WKSU. Amy and Amanda talked on WKSU's "Morning Edition" Thursday about the coming changes and their careers so far in public radio.

WKSU's current "All Things Considered" host, Jeff St.Clair, will be moving to middays on WKSU, where the station will be adding more local news to the lineup. Jeff and Amanda talked about their new hosting responsibilities live on "All Things Considered" on March 25th.

Amanda Rabinowitz and Jeff St. Clair
Jeff and Amanda talk about the hosting changes on WKSU
Amanda Rabinowitz and Jeff St.Clair toast the future.

On the first day, Sound of Ideas joined WKSU's lineup on March 28th, the new lineup of WKSU hosts took part in a wide ranging conversation with Sound of Ideas" host Rick Jackson and Ideastream Public Media Executive Editor Mike McIntyre, who hosts the Friday Reporters Roundtable on the "Sound of Ideas."

Ideastream hosts discuss the new lineup on WKSU

Updated: March 28, 2022 at 11:53 AM EDT
This story was updated on March 28th to add the discussion on Sound of Ideas about the new host lineup.
Updated: March 26, 2022 at 3:49 PM EDT
Jeff and Amanda's conversation from All Things Considered from March 25th has been added to this story.
Andrew Meyer is the Deputy Editor of News at Ideastream Public Media.