90.3 WCPN ideastream Extends Live Radio Broadcasts of the City Club Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Calle Andrus, Communications Specialist
216.916.6434 | calle.andrus@ideastream.org

Cleveland (February 28, 2019) — Starting on Friday, March 1, 2019, 90.3 WCPN ideastream, Northeast Ohio’s NPR news and public affairs radio station, extends its live broadcasts of The City Club of Cleveland’s City Club Forum from 30 minutes to one hour. The additional broadcast time allows for expanded coverage of The City Club of Cleveland’s renowned free speech forums, including more time for 90.3 WCPN listeners to hear featured speakers and important community discussions.

With strong listenership and viewership throughout Northeast Ohio, the City Club Forum is hailed as one of the most important non-partisan platforms for open political and civic discussion. For more than a hundred years, all of its speakers — from sitting presidents to community activists — have answered unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from audiences with the goal of creating conversations of consequence that help democracy thrive.

For many years, ideastream has been the City Club’s primary media partner, holding a pivotal role in informing and engaging the region’s communities with the City Club Forum across broadcast and digital platforms. ideastream airs radio broadcasts of the City Club Forum on 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9, Northeast Ohio’s classical music radio station, as well as television broadcasts on WVIZ/PBS, Northeast Ohio’s public television service. ideastream also provides production support, livestreams and digital archives of programs.

“As a trusted and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us, ideastream is pleased to continue and deepen our strong partnership with The City Club of Cleveland,” said Kevin Martin, ideastream President and CEO. “With longer radio broadcasts on 90.3 WCPN, we have the opportunity to address significant national and regional concerns more in-depth with diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio.”

“The City Club’s partnership with ideastream is vital to bringing new ideas, high-profile speakers and conversations of consequence to everyone in the Northeast Ohio community,” said Dan Moulthrop, CEO of The City Club of Cleveland. “We deeply value this partnership and are thrilled that listeners will be now able to hear City Club forums in their entirety.”

Listeners can hear live one-hour broadcasts of the City Club Forum Fridays 12:30–1:30pm on 90.3 WCPN. Recorded audio broadcasts, including featured speeches and question and answer sessions, will continue to air Sundays 10:00–11:00pm on WCLV 104.9. Recorded videos will continue to be televised Sundays 10:00–11:00am on WVIZ/PBS. The City Club Forum will be livestreamed and digitally archived for on-demand use at cityclub.org and ideastream.org. Additional specials from the City Club may be broadcast on select Tuesdays 10:00–11:00pm on 90.3 WCPN.

About The City Club of Cleveland
The City Club of Cleveland is one the nation’s great free speech forums. A product of the Progressive Era, it was founded in 1912 and remains one of the nation’s oldest continuous independent free speech forums, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. For more than a hundred years, all speakers, from sitting presidents to community activists, have answered unfiltered, unrehearsed questions directly from the audience. The mission is to create conversations of consequence that let democracy thrive. More info: http://cityclub.org

About ideastream
ideastream serves the people of Northeast Ohio as a trusted and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us. Publicly supported and locally owned, ideastream is indispensable and highly valued for its unique ability to strengthen our community. ideastream is the consolidation of WVIZ/PBS, with five channels of public television service (WVIZ/PBS-HD, WVIZ/PBS OHIO, WVIZ/PBS WORLD, WVIZ/PBS CREATE and WVIZ/PBS KIDS); 90.3 WCPN, Northeast Ohio’s NPR news and public affairs radio station; WCLV 104.9, Northeast Ohio’s classical music radio station; ideastream Education, with educational resources, services and the award-winning children’s series NewsDepth; and management of The Ohio Channel and the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau on behalf of all Ohio’s public broadcasting stations. For more information about ideastream’s rich legacy of innovation and credible content, visit ideastream.org.

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