Ann VerWiebe

Communication Specialist

Ann followed a circuitous path to the WKSU Marketing and Public Relations Department that involved a decade working in professional costume shops and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from The University of Akron. Her duties at WKSU since joining the staff in 1998 include writing and editing E-Notes (the station's national award-winning email newsletter), various print newsletters and articles, and numerous press releases.  She also coordinates WKSU's social media efforts, creates online content and writes newsletters and press releases for and the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann also enjoys working with the newsroom on awards submissions and earning prizes for the deserving WKSU staff.

Among these awards are several prizes Ann picked up for press release and email newsletter writing from Ohio Professional Writers, Inc. and that organization's parent, the National Federation of Press Women. You might recognize from her booth duty at events such as EarthFest, the Cleveland International Film Festival and WKSU nights with many local arts organizations, or from the sales table at the Kent State Folk Festival. Ann lives out the single woman cliché by driving a sensible Honda Fit and insisting on putting her cats' names on her holiday cards. Along with being an active Unitarian-Universalist, her interests include sewing, reading, gardening and shopping.

WKSU listeners can use the code WKSU to purchase Lower Reserved tickets for $37.50 ($55 - $65 face value) for Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Goodyear Theatrer in Akron on Friday, Feb. 23 at 8 PM. Tickets are on sale now at the Goodyear Theatre box office or at

Looking for an entertaining (and warm) way to start your March? Enjoy local, national and international cinema during Cleveland's own Short. Sweet. Film Fest. from March 2-4 at the Alex Theatre inside The Metropolitan at the 9. Enter discount code clevelandfilm at to receive 20% off your tickets. Seating is limited!

WKSU listeners are ahead of the curve. You appreciate being the first to know about developing news and events from NPR and WKSU News. Now, support your source for public radio in Northeast Ohio by being among the first to donate to WKSU for the Spring Fund Drive and you can help eliminate fundraising hours.

WKSU listeners can purchase discounted "A" level tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions of the stage adaptation of Stephen King's Misery (Feb. 16 - March 11), Shakespeare's tragic masterpiece Macbeth (March 29 - April 15) and the groovy hit revue Beehive: The 60s Musical (May 4 - May 20).

Use the code KSU when ordering and receive a $10 discount for "A" level tickets for all Great Lakes Theater performances.

Because of changes at American Public Media, WKSU has added APM Reports to its News Channel (heard on WKSU HD-4 and online) on Sundays at 9 PM. APM Reports' in-depth investigations and documentaries strive to raise awareness, trigger debate, and prompt positive change. APM Reports journalists shine light on the truth with distinctive reporting.

APM Reports Broadcast Schedule for January:

Sunday, Jan. 7:  Shadow Class: College Dreamers in Trump’s America

Sunday, Jan. 14:  Keeping Teachers