About WKSU

WKSU is Kent State University’s award-winning NPR News and Classical Music public radio station. Serving more than 20 Ohio counties and parts of Western Pennsylvania, 89.7 WKSU operates from the station’s broadcast center in Kent and via repeater stations at 89.1 WKSV in Thompson, 89.3 WKRW in Wooster, 91.5 WKRJ in New Philadelphia, 90.7 WNRK in Norwalk, and via translator stations 95.7 W239AZ in Ashland and 94.7 W234CX in Mansfield.

Click to find out more about the History of WKSU.

WKSU brings you world and national news from NPR through programs including Morning Edition and All Things Considered; regional news reports from our award-winning news staff; entertainment programs like Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!, Live from Here, The Moth Radio Hour and This American Life—as well as the best in classical and folk music online via this website and over HD Radio. The station also airs programming from PRI, APM, PRX and the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau.

Click to read WKSU’s Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Guiding Principles, and Core Values.

Interested In Volunteering At WKSU? More than 150 WKSU listeners support 89.7 by contributing time and energy to the station. It’s a great way to show your support of WKSU and to meet other people from Northeast Ohio who share your interests.

To become a volunteer, or if you have any questions about volunteering at WKSU, please look HERE or e-mail our Membership Department at volunteer@wksu.org.

For a list of current Job Opportunities at WKSU, go HERE, or apply at jobs.kent.edu.

Contact WKSU:

Office Hours – 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

PO Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001

(330) 672–3114

(800) 672–2132


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Find answers to other questions in the WKSU FAQ.

FCC Online Public Inspection File

Any person with disabilities with issues related to the content of the FCC online public inspection file can contact Judy Yasenosky at 330-672-3114 or yasenosky@wksu.org.