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How to Listen to WKSU


You can access Ideastream Public Media and its stations in many ways – from traditional radio and TV to a variety of digital platforms. Here is information for finding your best method for enjoying our wide range of products.

How to listen to WKSU

For News & Information – WKSU and WCPN have joined to expand local journalism in Northeast Ohio. On March 28, WKSU will become the primary NPR news and information station for Northeast Ohio.

On Your Radio – Tune your radio to 89.7 FM. If you’re in the Greater Cleveland Area and do not receive a strong 89.7 signal, tune to 104.9 FM. WKSU is also broadcast on the following frequencies:

89.3 WKRW Wooster
91.5 WKRJ New Philadelphia
89.1 WKSV Thompson
90.7 WNRK Norwalk
95.7 W239AZ Ashland
94.7 W234CX Mansfield

HD Radio – HD Radio is standard in many newer vehicles and is a good choice for in-car listening if your vehicle is so equipped. You can find WKSU on 89.7 HD1 and 90.3 HD2.

You can still hear Folk Alley at WKSU 89.7 HD2.

Smart Speakers – Tell your smart speaker to "Play WKSU".

Streaming – visit WKSU's live streaming page.

Download the WKSU mobile app. In April 2022, the WKSU app will update to become the Ideastream Public Media app, and you’ll be able to stream WKSU, WCLV, and all our HD channels, as well as find live and on-demand video from PBS.

Digital TV: You can access WKSU news and information at 25.7 on TVs that receive our signal over the air.

SMART TV: WKSU news and information is also accessible on smart TVs via the TuneIn app.

How to listen to WCLV

WCLV is moving from 104.9 FM to 90.3 FM. This move enables timeless classical music to reach 1 million potential new listeners.

On Your Radio – Tune your radio to 90.3 FM.

HD Radio – HD Radio is standard in many newer vehicles and is a good choice for in-car listening if your vehicle is so equipped. You can find WCLV on 90.3 HD1 and 89.7 HD3 for All Classical.

Smart Speaker – Tell your smart speaker to “Play WCLV” or “Play 90.3 FM”.

Streaming – visit WCLV's live streaming page.

How to watch WVIZ

Over the air on channels 25.1 (WVIZ MAIN), 25.2 (WVIZ OHIO), 25.3 (WVIZ WORLD), 25.4 (WVIZ CREATE), and 25.5 (WVIZ KIDS), or through your cable provider. View a channel grid here.

Stream WVIZ live at ideastream.org/watchlive, on DirecTV Stream, and on YouTube TV.

Watch many of your favorite PBS shows on-demand for free at video.ideastream.org.

Members can watch even more PBS shows on-demand through Passport.

Download the free PBS Video App to watch shows on-demand and stream WVIZ live.

Stream WVIZ KIDS live online or through YouTube TV.


Online Listening: WKSU offers four distinct audio streams from WKSU.org: general on-air programming, Folk Alley, all-day classical music and 24-hour news and information.

Special seasonal streams, winter holiday music for example, are also available online, along with reports from WKSU News. All can be accessed at any time by clicking the arrow in the right corner of the website page banner.


Mobile Apps: Smart phone and tablet users can stream all Ideastream Public Media content - audio streams, special programming and news stories - from mobile apps for iPhones and Android devices. 

On March 28, 2022, the Ideastream Public Media mobile app can be downloaded for free in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. 

Smart Speakers: WKSU audio streams can be played by voice-command smart speakers, such as Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, Google Home and Google Home Mini, and Sonos One with Alexa.

The audio streams are available through TuneIn. WKSU also has an Amazon Alexa skill to add WKSU's morning newscast to your Flashbriefing. 


HD Radio: Special digitally enabled HD Radios allow you to hear all four WKSU audio streams. Unlike Smart Speakers or Mobile Apps, HD Radio broadcasts do not require an Internet connection. 

Although available to a slightly smaller footprint than WKSU's terrestrial coverage, HD Radio signals are broadcast from all five towers and reaches most listeners in WKSU's coverage area.