WOSU Public Media
WOSU Public Media consists of The Ohio State University’s community-supported, nonprofit,
noncommercial public radio and television stations. 89.7 NPR News, broadcasting public
affairs programming and in-depth news coverage, is the only 24-hour NPR News station in
Central Ohio. And Classical 101, at 101.1 FM, is the only 24-hour classical music radio
station in the area. WOSU-TV, a PBS affiliate which has 11 hours of children’s programming
daily, provides content in high-definition, along with digital channels, WOSU Ohio and WOSU Plus.
Since 1922, WOSU has been a key part of the land grant mission of The Ohio State University--providing
lifelong learning well beyond the boundaries of the campus. Through funding from OSU Athletics, WOSU
produces programming for the Big Ten Network; every commencement is streamed online; many of the
performances by the School of Music air on one of WOSU services; and faculty are often featured on the
daily public affairs radio show, All Sides with Ann Fisher.
Dedicated to enriching people’s lives through programming and community services that educate, inform,
entertain, and inspire, WOSU reaches more than 1.3 million people a week and serves as a gateway to
nonprofit educational and cultural resources in the Central Ohio community. WOSU Public Media also
extends innovative learning opportunities to the community through unique collaborations. These include
“Ready to Learn” workshops for early childhood caregivers, and a recent partnership with Weinland Park
Elementary School to experiment with tablet technology during afterschool programs. WOSU works closely
with arts organizations across the community and with COSI, where broadcast studios, a learning lab and
public space have been developed.
For more information about membership opportunities, please visit
WOSU’s membership page.
If you have questions: Please contact a staff member.
WOSU Public Media Annual Fund
Fund Number: 303227
Supports WOSU, central Ohio's donor supported public broadcasting stations, which enriches people's lives through programming and community services that educate, inform, entertain and inspire
WOSU Children's Programming Fund
Fund Number: 313297
Support the quality children's programming on WOSU-TV. Helps provide over 11 hours of daily programming for children in central Ohio.
WOSU Classical Music Fund
Fund Number: 313295
Support for Classical Music in Central Ohio provided by WOSU Public Media. Helps sustain classical music radio programming and local concert performance coverage
WOSU News and Public Affairs Fund
Fund Number: 313296
Support of award winning news and public affairs on WOSU Public Media. Helps provide for NPR and local news and public affairs programming on radio, television and at www.wosu.org