WOSU (AM)


WOSU (AM)

Infobox Radio Station
name = WOSU


area = Columbus, Ohio
branding = WOSU 820 AM
slogan =
airdate = June 3, 1922 (originally experimental 8XL 1920-22)
frequency = 820 kHz
format = NPR
Talk radio
Sports
power = 5 kW "daytime"
790 watts "nighttime"
class =
former_callsigns = WEAO (1922-33)
owner = Ohio State University
website = [http://www.wosu.org/ www.wosu.org]
callsign_meaning = Ohio
State
University

WOSU is an AM radio station in Columbus, Ohio, located at 820 kHz. WOSU is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission as a daytime and nighttime radio station, operating with a non-directional power of 5 kW during the day, and dropping to 790 watts at night, to protect clear channel WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas. The current license holder is the Ohio State University.

WOSU is the oldest radio station in Columbus that is still currently broadcasting. WOSU's origins trace back to 1920 when Ohio State University was granted an experimental license on April 20, 1920. On June 3, 1922, the station received the call letters WEAO (Willing Energetic Athletic Ohio). In 1933, the call letters were changed to WOSU.

Today, WOSU is primarily an NPR member station. However, it also broadcasts programs from American Public Media and Public Radio International. WOSU is also home to the Ohio State ice hockey and women's basketball broadcasts. On weekend evenings the station features 12 hours of bluegrass music on a program called The Bluegrass Ramble hosted by a group of three rotating announcers.

In addition to its sports and news coverage, the station also produces an award-winning talk show, "Open Line" with host Fred Andrle during weekday mornings.

ee also

* WOSU-FM
* WOSU-TV

External links

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