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WKSU members are invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes event on Thursday, April 18 from 6 – 8 p.m.

During our State of the Station party, members will get the chance to:

-Take station tours

-Meet on-air hosts

-Receive a thank-you gift

-Enter giveaways

-Purchase WKSU merchandise

-Hear from WKSU General Manager Wendy Turner

NPR's beloved comedy quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! makes a return trip to Northeast Ohio when it triumphantly takes the stage at Blossom Music Center on Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., presented by 89.7 WKSU, 90.3 WCPN ideastream and The Cleveland Orchestra. 

The program will be recorded live and edited for broadcast the following weekend. Audience members will be treated to an inside view of the making of WWDTM, along with additional funny moments that won't make it to the radio. Panelists and celebrity guests will be announced at a later date. 

Here are the drawing winners for WKSU's 2019 Spring Fund Drive:

Monday, March 18: iPad, Josephine from Wellington

Tuesday, March 19: $500 cleaning service from Booking Maid Easy, Chris from Kent

Wednesday, March 20: A pair of Cleveland Indians box seat tickets, Pamela from Cleveland Heights

Thursday, March 21: $750 Southwest Airlines gift card, Allan from Twinsburg

Saturday, March 23: A ride for two on the Goodyear Blimp, Bob from Ravenna

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Leading up to the May primary elections, the Akron Beacon Journal, WKSU and The Devil Strip will host a series of public conversations focusing on the future of Akron. We want to hear from anyone who works, lives or plays in Akron.

The goal of this project is to give Akron residents, voters and workers an agenda-setting voice while engaging with local media. All are welcome to participate in one or more of these free events.

Michelle Henry and her staff at the Akron-based Center for Marketing and Opinion will moderate the conversations.

Reporter Tim Rudell retires from the WKSU newsroom on February 15. He joined the station’s staff in 2009 and has covered stories throughout the region, notably the fracking and auto industries. Tim has also been a go-to for breaking news and Canton events. During his time with WKSU, he has earned numerous awards, including a prestigious Regional Murrow Award from RTDNA and being named Best Reporter in Ohio by the Ohio AP Media Editors.