How to Access Ideastream Public Media Broadcasts

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You can access Ideastream Public Media and its stations in many ways – from traditional radio and TV to a variety of digital platforms. Here is information for finding your best method for enjoying the wide range of products Ideastream Public Media has to offer.

How to listen to WKSU

For News & Information – WKSU and WCPN have joined to expand local journalism in Northeast Ohio. On March 28, WKSU will become the primary NPR news and information station for Northeast Ohio.

On Your Radio – Tune your radio to 89.7 FM. If you’re in the Greater Cleveland Area and do not receive a strong 89.7 signal, tune to 104.9 FM. WKSU is also broadcast on the following frequencies:

  • 89.3 WKRW Wooster
  • 91.5 WKRJ New Philadelphia
  • 89.1 WKSV Thompson
  • 90.7 WNRK Norwalk
  • 95.7 W239AZ Ashland
  • 94.7 W234CX Mansfield

HD Radio – HD Radio is standard in many newer vehicles and is a good choice for in-car listening if your vehicle is so equipped. You can find WKSU on 89.7 HD1 and 90.3 HD2.

You can still hear Folk Alley at WKSU 89.7 HD2.

Smart Speakers – Tell your smart speaker to "Play WKSU".

Streaming – visit WKSU's live streaming page.

Download the WKSU mobile app.

Digital TV: You can access WKSU news and information at 25.7 on TVs that receive our signal over the air.

SMART TV: WKSU news and information is also accessible on smart TVs via the TuneIn app.

How to listen to WCLV

WCLV is moving from 104.9 FM to 90.3 FM. This move enables timeless classical music to reach 1 million potential new listeners.

On Your Radio – Tune your radio to 90.3 FM.

HD Radio – HD Radio is standard in many newer vehicles and is a good choice for in-car listening if your vehicle is so equipped. You can find WCLV on 90.3 HD1 and 89.7 HD3 for All Classical.

Smart Speaker – Tell your smart speaker to “Play WCLV” or “Play 90.3 FM”.

Streaming – visit WCLV's live streaming page.

How to watch WVIZ

Over the air on channels 25.1 (WVIZ MAIN), 25.2 (WVIZ OHIO), 25.3 (WVIZ WORLD), 25.4 (WVIZ CREATE), and 25.5 (WVIZ KIDS), or through your cable provider. View a channel grid here.

Stream WVIZ live at ideastream.org/watchlive, on DirecTV Stream, and on YouTube TV.

Watch many of your favorite PBS shows on-demand for free at video.ideastream.org.

Members can watch even more PBS shows on-demand through Passport.

Download the free PBS Video App to watch shows on-demand and stream WVIZ live.

Stream WVIZ KIDS live online or through YouTube TV.

Ideastream Public Media is committed to keeping our listeners informed and entertained. That’s why we’re offering more programming through HD channels. Find full HD channel schedules here.

HD Channel Lineup

89.7 HD1 - WKSU (same as WKSU analog broadcast):

WKSU’s HD1 channel delivers the same broadcast you’ll hear on terrestrial radio, presented in clear HD sound.

Access on the Ideastream Public Media App, listen online at ideastream.org, and through HD-equipped radios at 89.7 HD1.

89.7 HD2 - Folk Alley:

Enjoy Folk Alley’s flagship 24-7 hosted music stream with its deep and wide eclectic mix of contemporary singer/songwriters, classic folk, roots, Americana, bluegrass & old-time, progressive string bands, acoustic blues, Celtic, and other international sounds.

Access 89.7 HD2 Folk Alley on the Ideastream Public Media App, listen online at ideastream.org, and through HD-equipped radios at 89.7 HD2.

89.7 HD3 - All Classical:

All Classical offers music lovers a full day of symphonies and concertos, orchestras and string ensembles representing the spectrum of classical music with favorite Ideastream Public Media hosts and other on-air personalities featuring music from Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Tchaikovsky and other great composers. All Classical continues with classical music all night long.

Access 89.7 HD3 All Classical on the Ideastream Public Media App, listen online at ideastream.org, and through HD-equipped radios at 89.7 HD3.

89.7 HD4 - News & More:

News & More delivers much of the quality programming you’ll hear on WKSU, and is now the home of local Hungarian and Polish radio hours as well as The Takeaway, Freakonomics, Inside Europe, On the Media, The Pulse, Folk Alley, Sound Opinions, To the Best of Our Knowledge, and On Being.

Access 89.7 HD4 News & More on the Ideastream Public Media App, listen online at ideastream.org, and through HD-equipped radios at 89.7 HD4.

90.3 HD1 - WCLV (same as WCLV analog broadcast):

WCLV’s HD1 channel delivers the same broadcast you’ll hear on terrestrial radio, presented in clear HD sound.

Access on the Ideastream Public Media App, listen online at ideastream.org, and through HD-equipped radios at 90.3 HD1.

90.3 HD2 (same as WKSU analog broadcast):

90.3 HD2 is another home for WKSU’s NPR news, local journalism and your favorite reporters. The 90.3 HD2 channel delivers the same WKSU broadcast you’ll hear on terrestrial radio, presented in clear HD sound.

Access on the Ideastream Public Media App, listen online at ideastream.org, and through HD-equipped radios at 90.3 HD2.

TIP: If you’re experiencing diminished analog reception of 89.7 WKSU and have an HD radio, try tuning in to WKSU through the 90.3 HD2 channel.

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