WKSU RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE CHARLES E. & MABEL M. RITCHIE FOUNDATION
Tuesday May 25, 2010
WKSU has once again been awarded a grant from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation, FirstMerit Bank, Trustee. The station received $4,000 that will be used for promotion by WKSU for concerts presented by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and Tuesday Musical Association at the organizations' discretion. Along with promotional announcements on WKSU, Tuesday Musical and the Akron Symphony will be featured in web articles on WKSU.org and in E-Notes, the station's award-winning E-newsletter. WKSU also airs recordings of ASO concerts during "In Performance," a program airing Sundays at 3:30 p.m. that spotlights regional classical music.
WKSU reaches 170,000 listeners in 22 Ohio counties and parts of Western Pennsylvania each week over five towers and two repeater signals. Since 1950, the station has broadcast the best in classical music and currently produces more than 60 hours of original, classical-based programming weekly. The Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation awards grants for organizations involved in educational, civic, cultural, and charitable purposes in Summit County.
WKSU broadcasts NPR & Classical Music at 89.7 FM, and is a service of Kent State University. WKSU programming is also heard on WKRW 89.3 FM in Wooster, WKRJ 91.5 FM in Dover/New Philadelphia, WKSV 89.1 FM in Thompson, WNRK 90.7 in Norwalk, W298BA 107.5 FM in Boardman, and W239AZ 95.7 FM in Ashland. The station broadcasts three HD Radio channels – adding WKSU-2 Folk Alley and WKSU-3 The Classical Channel to the analog broadcast schedule. The Classical Channel can also be heard in Cleveland at 107.3 HD-3. The WKSU website is www.wksu.org.
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