This week celebrates National Radio Day. It also marks back to school at The Ohio State University as 60,000+ students begin another year as a Buckeye.
We recognize both occasions with a reflection on WOSU Public Media and its impact on both campus and community.
For nearly 100 years, WOSU has aired programs; first on the radio, followed by television, and now digitally. The evolution of the station was documented by WOSU General Manager Tom Rieland in his new book, Sparks Flew: WOSU’s Century on the Air. Not only did WOSU lead the way in educational broadcasting at the time of its founding — it continues to hold a clear vision for how public media can build community by engaging, informing, and inspiring.
WOSU is a trusted source for news. It’s a safe place for children to learn and an accessible provider of content that spans the arts, culture, history, and more. WOSU is also a convener. They elevate the people and places that make Central Ohio and the larger region unique. They celebrate diversity and welcome ideas. And they do all of this commercial free.
Public funds support WOSU but so do you, the listener, the viewer, the believer. They have a broad base of support because of the impact on lives that the station and its talented team create. We can’t wait to see how their new headquarters on High Street furthers their ability to engage the community.
We are proud partners with WOSU, especially at this time of extraordinary change.
Article by: Kerri Laubenthal Mollard, Founder & CEO