WKSU ANNOUNCES PROGRAM CHANGES FOR THE NEW YEAR
"AMERICAN ROUTES" ENTERS FRIDAY LINE-UP
Tuesday March 27, 2007
For immediate release
Contact: Robert J. Burford, WKSU
On March 16, during a ceremony in Columbus, eTech Ohio recognized WKSU with two Ohio Public Broadcasting Awards for work created in 2006. In 2006, The Ohio Public Broadcasting Awards replaced the OET Awards, which had been presented by the former Ohio Educational Telecommunications Network Commission. OETNC merged with Ohio SchoolNet Commission in 2005 to form eTech Ohio. The ceremony was originally to take place on Feb. 14, but was rescheduled due to extreme weather conditions.
WKSU was honored with a first place award in the Public Information – Short Promotions category for a promotional video covering the station's past, present and future. WKSU Public Relations Director Bob Burford headed the effort, which included assistance from WKSU Production Coordinator Joe Gunderman and Kent State University Teleproductions, led by KSU Senior Media Specialist Tracy Baughman. Station representatives use the 20-minute long video in presentations to groups throughout WKSU's extensive coverage area that includes 22 Ohio counties and parts of Western Pennsylvania.
The WKSU web team, including Web Developer Marling Engle and Senior LAN Administrator Chuck Poulton, joined with Folk Alley Programming and Marketing Director Linda Fahey to create Folk Alley’s Open Mic, an extensive feature on FolkAlley.com that allows "undiscovered" musicians to post original music and artist profiles on the website. The project earned an Honorable Mention eTech award.
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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