Helping Expand Public Radio in Northeast Ohio

Public Media Company worked with Ideastream Public Media in Cleveland, Ohio, and WKSU-FM in Akron, Ohio, to analyze and architect how the two stations could leverage their broadcast assets to amplify the work of local public media journalists in the Akron – Cleveland metropolitan areas.

The two stations recognized that if they pooled their broadcast signals, they could have one large signal for the local news and information station for Northeast Ohio and a much larger signal broadcasting classical music to the region as well.

Here’s a snapshot of how the stations will come together:


The newsrooms are being combined as well, and as a result, Ideastream Public Media will operate one of the largest journalism newsrooms in Northeast Ohio.

Public Media Company’s thoughtful analysis helped formulate an ambitious plan for public media in Northeast Ohio.

Read the full press release;  view the new coverage maps in detail.

To ¬†learn more about Public Media Company’s experience analyzing potential partnerships, collaborations and mergers, please email Alison Scholly, Managing Director, Public Media Company.