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 FolkAlley.com 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 go to FocusFeaturesScreenings.com and use the code Hour8259 to download a pass for two for a promotional screening of 'Darkest Hour' on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7 PM at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights. Passes must be exchanged at the box office for tickets. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and having a pass does not guarantee admission. 

WKSU listeners can go to Amazonscreenings.com and use the code Wheel897Cedar to download a pass for two for a promotional screening of 'Wonder Wheel' on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 PM at the Cedar Lee Theatre in Cleveland Heights. Passes must be exchanged at the box office for tickets. Please arrive early. Seating is limited and having a pass does not guarantee admission. 

Listening to the WKSU and Folk Alley streams is easy on your voice-activated Smart Speaker Device - such as Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, Google Home or Mini, or Sonos One with Alexa. All of these devices play WKSU's TuneIn streams through a WIFI connection, giving you instant access to all of WKSU's streaming content, including special seasonal streams. WKSU's primary streams are also available through iTunes and can be played through your Apple TV and Apple Homepod. 

You can benefit WKSU effortlessly while shopping at Amazon.com. If you enter Amazon through smile.amazon.com, choose Friends of WKSU as your charity and part of your purchase price will find its way back. It's amazing how quickly these small donations can add up to something significant!

Learn more about Amazon Smile HERE!

WKSU Members can receive a $12 discount on B-Level seats to specific Apollo's Fire concerts in Akron. Discount tickets may be purchased in person or by phone at 216-320-0012 or 800-314-2535 ext. 1. Currently, the discount is available for the following performances:

Three Duels and a Wedding
Thursday, February 8, 7:30 PM
First Untied Methodist Church, Akron

Bach's Coffeehouse Orchestra
Saturday, March 17, 8 PM
Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Fairlawn

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