WKSU PRESENTS RENITA JABLONSKI AND "YOUR WAY HOME"
DAILY NEWS MAGAZINE PREMIERES JANUARY 30
Wednesday January 25, 2006
In a world that is becoming increasingly homogenized, it is vital for Northeast Ohio to have access to daily news that spotlights issues and events important to our region. On Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m., WKSU debuts "Your Way Home," an original half-hour news magazine focusing on Northeast Ohio and the people and businesses that call it home. Hosted by veteran journalist Renita Jablonski, the program offers 30 minutes of news at the end of the work day and includes stories on business, politics, the arts, the environment and more - all with a regional twist. WKSU News Director Dave Pignanelli and "Your Way Home" executive producer draws reports from the station's award-winning news staff and correspondents from the Ohio Statehouse and the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Additional program information will be available online at www.wksu.org.
WKSU Program Director Vincent Duffy says, "The 'home' in 'Your Way Home' relates both to people who want timely news during their evening commute and to those who live in Northeast Ohio. Along with our other reporters, Renita and Dave have created a program that brings members of our communities the latest news on regional issues that often may be lost in the daily shuffle." Adds WKSU General Manager Al Bartholet, "'Your Way Home' is an exciting opportunity for WKSU to better serve our region with the high quality of news our listeners have come to expect from the station. I am extremely pleased to have someone with Renita's talent and experience to lead the project."
Jablonski joined the WKSU news staff in December as host and producer of "Your Way Home." Previously, she worked at Cleveland's 90.3 WCPN and WVIZ/PBS ideastream where she most-recently hosted "90.3 @ 9." She was named "Television Journalist of the Year" while a student at Ohio University and was recognized with an Achievement in Radio (AIR) Award as Best New Talent in the Market in 2001. She has
also been honored with a National Headliner Award, a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, an Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Award and many awards from the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland.
"I look forward to my role in forming and producing a new regional news program for Northeast Ohio," says Jablonski. "With longer stories, interviews and so much more to tell listeners every day, 'Your Way Home' is something fresh for news lovers." Listeners may send their comments to Jablonski via e-mail to email@example.com.
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, and W298BA 107.5 in Boardman. The WKSU web site is www.wksu.org.
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