WKSU members are the people who have made a commitment to keeping public radio strong in Northeast Ohio with their financial support. Enjoy this series of profiles introducing you to listeners who make a difference.
WKSU MEMBER: Gwen Howze
CURRENT CITY: Massillon, OH
HOMETOWN: Pittsburgh, PA
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN LISTENING TO WKSU?: 35+ Years
WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO BECOME A WKSU MEMBER?: When I moved to Northeast Ohio I immediately looked for the local NPR station
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAM ON WKSU?: The Moth
WHAT TIME OF DAY IS "YOUR TIME" TO LISTEN TO WKSU?: Saturday afternoon
IF YOU WERE TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR WITH SOMEONE YOU HEAR ON WKSU, WHO WOULD BE YOUR FIRST PICK?: Steve Inskeep
CAN YOU NAME A SPECIAL MEMORY YOU HAVE OF LISTENING TO WKSU?: Planet Money: The Big Pot of Money. I listened to it over and over until I began to have an understanding of the core events that led to the financial crisis of 2008.
CAN YOU NAME ALL OF THE DEVICES YOU USE TO LISTEN TO WKSU?: Alexa Speaker, iPad, iPhone, Computer, Car Radio
WHAT DO YOU HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC RADIO AND WKSU?: I would love for WKSU to host The Moth Main Stage or other Moth event. To attend these now, I have to travel to Pittsburgh.