Ann VerWiebe

Communication Specialist

Ann followed a circuitous path to the WKSU Marketing and Public Relations Department that involved a decade working in professional costume shops and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from The University of Akron. Her duties at WKSU since joining the staff in 1998 include writing and editing E-Notes (the station's national award-winning email newsletter), various print newsletters and articles, and numerous press releases.  She also coordinates WKSU's social media efforts, creates online content and writes newsletters and press releases for and the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann also enjoys working with the newsroom on awards submissions and earning prizes for the deserving WKSU staff.

Among these awards are several prizes Ann picked up for press release and email newsletter writing from Ohio Professional Writers, Inc. and that organization's parent, the National Federation of Press Women. You might recognize from her booth duty at events such as EarthFest, the Cleveland International Film Festival and WKSU nights with many local arts organizations, or from the sales table at the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann lives out the single woman cliché by driving a sensible Honda Fit and insisting on putting her cats' names on her holiday cards. Along with being an active Unitarian-Universalist, her interests include sewing, reading, gardening and shopping.

Kent State University:

  • Angela Rye, principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, will join the university in celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Ms. Rye offers regular on-air commentary for several media outlets including BET, CNN, MSNBC and TV One.


Cleveland Orchestra:

Live From Here Bingo

Jan 15, 2019

Now, you can have EVEN more fun listening to Live From Here each Saturday! Along with the outstanding musical guests and comedy - including Out in America with Tom Papa - you can play Live from Here Bingo. Download one or all of the Bingo cards below and play along as you're listening. Play a card alone, or share as teams to see who can win first. When you have a winner, tag #LFHBINGO and tweet a picture of your winning card to @WKSU and @livefromhereapm. We'll retweet your card! 

M.L. Schultze is an award-winning journalist with nearly four decades of service to Northeast Ohio, including 25 years at The Repository in Canton where she was managing editor for nearly a decade. For the past 11 years, Schultze was a tireless driving force in the WKSU newsroom, first as news director and then as digital editor, before her retirement in mid-2018. As a news analyst, she has been heard on NPR and C-SPAN and programs including Here and Now, The Takeaway and Ideas, WVIZ ideastream’s weekly reporter roundtable (where she continues to offer her insights). 

Listen to "A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols" on WKSU on Christmas Eve - Monday, Dec. 24 - beginning at 10 a.m. The program leads off WKSU's holiday programming for 2018. See the full Holiday Program Schedule HERE

An annual and beloved Christmas tradition, “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” is an extraordinary and memorable live service of word and music from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, England.

WKSU celebrates Christmas and Kwanzaa with a variety of spoken word and musical special programming beginning on Monday, Dec. 24. See below for the full schedule. Find out more about Streaming Holiday Music HERE.

Happy holidays and enjoy!