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Posted: 3/10/2022 8:23:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AR45fan]
WCPN is combining with WKSU (Kent State University Public Radio).  The combined station will broadcast from KSU on 89.7FM - a 7,500 watt station.  90.3FM will now host WCLV - a classical music station - broadcasting at 50,000 watts!

Now, they are trying to spin this as a win but, get real.  WCPN / NPR, while always to the left, has gone off the deep end the past few years and I think they really dug a grave for themselves.  To put it kindly, the people they were making their programs for were not the ones paying the bills.

Link Posted: 3/11/2022 10:03:38 AM EDT
[#1]
Oh well...

I used to like some of their weekend programing but I have to say that I haven't listened in years.  The "news" shows during the week were a bit much.
Link Posted: 3/12/2022 6:37:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/12/2022 6:40:15 PM EDT
[#3]
Link Posted: 3/12/2022 11:26:46 PM EDT
[#4]
NPR = Not Paying for Radio.

Especially when it's that left-leaning. They can go find other jobs that aren't focused on broadcasting leftist propaganda to Americans. We have enough of that on our major news networks.
Link Posted: 3/14/2022 2:29:12 PM EDT
[#5]
It appears that WCPN, WKSU, WVIZ and WCLV are all a part of Ideastream.  Ideastream is Public Television and Radio.

WCPN and WCLV swapping radio stations looks like internal restructuring.  Don't celebrate their demise just yet.
Link Posted: 3/17/2022 10:26:47 AM EDT
[#6]
IIRC Ideastream was created because the individual companies were not sufficiently financially sound enough to exist independently.
It will be nice when the classical station has a better signal.
My pet theory about public radio is that a big chunk of listeners are car commuters. When the country switched to working from home those listeners disappeared and are not coming back.
Link Posted: 3/31/2022 4:36:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
IIRC Ideastream was created because the individual companies were not sufficiently financially sound enough to exist independently.
It will be nice when the classical station has a better signal.
My pet theory about public radio is that a big chunk of listeners are car commuters. When the country switched to working from home those listeners disappeared and are not coming back.
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My theory is they aimed their programming at a demographic that doesn't listen to public radio.
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