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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, in the Ashland area on 95.7 FM from translator W239AZ, and in the Mansfield area on 94.7 from translator W234CX.

Or, click on the "play" button at the top of this page, or (just about) any page on our website.  To see other stream choices such as WKSU Classical, click the down arrow "expander" near the right side of the page to see more choices.

2. What Time is My Favorite Show Broadcast?

A complete list of shows currently aired on WKSU can be found on the Program Schedule page.

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.

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?

It’s easy to support WKSU! Donations of any amount are welcomed and accepted. Find additional information on the Support Us page.

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. What Is Your Comment Policy?

WKSU welcomes your thoughts on stories appearing on WKSU’s digital platforms.  WKSU hopes comments on its digital platforms will inspire civil discourse about the reporting appearing on www.wksu.org and the social media platforms on which it engages.  WKSU welcomes critical comments.  However, personal attacks, profanity or hate speech are among those that will not be accepted. 

All comments are reviewed by WKSU staff who will determine whether to accept or decline a comment.  Approved comments will appear as they are submitted, without editing.

WKSU staff closely monitors its social media accounts and reserves the right to remove any comment and block individual accounts it deems inappropriate. 

The decisions of the WKSU news staff on these matters are final.


10. How Can I Reach WKSU Staff Members?

All staff can be reached through the general office number (330–672–3114) or via email at letters@wksu.org.

11. 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 by using the search link in the navigation at the top of every page. Other stories produced by NPR may be found on the NPR web site at npr.org.

12. How Do I Find Out About a Piece of Music I Heard on WKSU?

Previously broadcast classical selections may be found listed in the playlist section of the Classical playlist page of this website. 

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.

13. 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.

14. How Do I Find Out More About Kent State University?

Visit the Kent State web site at kent.edu or call (330) 672-3000.

15. 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.

16. 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.