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Akron Civic, Western Reserve PBS host Downton Abbey event
As fans of the popular series eagerly await the fifth season premiere in January, Western Reserve PBS and the Akron Civic Theatre will host a free screening of the new season's first episode at A Downton Abbey Evening presented by the Akron Civic Theatre Women's Guild on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. at the Civic.

Published in Record Publishing weekly papers, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014


YSU’s DePoy elected chairman of PBS station’s board
Bryan DePoy, dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication at Youngstown State University, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, which owns and operates Western Reserve Public Media and PBS station WNEO.

Published in The Vindicator, June 3, 2014


Western Reserve Public Media chairman to step down from post
Western Reserve Public Media, which operates Western Reserve PBS (WNEO channel 45/WEAO channel 49), announced attorney David Hunter will step down as chairman of the board of directors, effective June 30.

Published in Record-Courier, May 4, 2014


Greenburg calls Netanyahu enthusiastic PBS travel guide
Greenberg and Netanyahu spent a total of a week traveling around Israel preparing for “The Royal Tour,” a broadcast airing on public television in the next few months.

Published in Cleveland Jewish News, March 19, 2014


'Downton Abbey Evening' benefits Western Reserve PBS
Merry Old England came alive at the Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls for A Downton Abbey Evening on Friday night. Toni Kayumi chaired the fundraiser for Western Reserve PBS, and fans came from all over the viewing area to spend an evening in the Downton Abbey tradition.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal, Feb. 16, 2014


Stambaugh to screen 'Downton' preview
“Downton Abbey” fans can watch a sneak preview of the first hour of the two-hour first episode of Season 4 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave.

Published in The Vindicator, Oct. 25, 2013


"Downton Abbey" Season 4 premiere gets Youngstown preview
"Downton Abbey" fans in Northeast Ohio who are eagerly awaiting the show's Season 4 premiere can enjoy a free one-hour exclusive sneak preview of the new season on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Western Reserve Public Media and Stambaugh Auditorium are co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

Published on Ohio.com, Oct. 23, 2013


HeldenFiles: DirecTV difficulties, 'Bible Challenge' auditions, more
DirecTV subscribers who watch public-television station WNEO/WEAO (Channels 45/49) have been having problems getting the channel because of connection issues between the satellite-program service and the station.

Posted on Ohio.com, Sept. 6, 2013


Seiberling documentary to premiere on PBS
“A Tree Grows in Washington: The John F. Seiberling Story” will premiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1).

Published in The Vindicator, Sept. 2, 2013


TV network stands alone as competitors go low-brow; Rebirth of PBS
Western Reserve Public Media, which serves Northeast Ohio, including the Mahoning Valley, has also noticed the increase in viewership.

Published in The Vindicator, July 30, 2013


Renowned artist Joseph O'Sickey dies
Joseph O'Sickey was the subject of the Western Reserve PBS documentary "Joseph O'Sickey: The Art of Life," which premiered in May.

Published in The Record-Courier, Thursday, July 25, 2013


Western Reserve Public Media receives $6,300 donation
Home Savings Charitable Foundation has donated $6,300 to Western Reserve Public Media to support such PBS shows as “Masterpiece” and “Sesame Street.”

Published in The Vindicator, Wednesday, July 3, 2013


UA Steel Drum Band concert airs May 21 on Western Reserve PBS
Caribbean and calypso music by The University of Akron Steel Drum Band airs on Western Reserve Public Media (formerly PBS 45 & 49) at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.

Published in www.akronist.com, Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Local attorneys lend a hand to residents without a will
For nine years, Roetzel & Andress has teamed up with the Summit/Portage/Medina chapter of the nonprofit organization LEAVE A LEGACY, participating in its “Write a Will Month” to help more people get this vital document drawn up. This year, the two entities are partnering with Western Reserve Public Media in Kent, which is providing the space where residents can come and get assistance from one of several Roetzel & Andress attorneys free of charge.

Published in Akron Legal News, Monday, May 13, 2013


Local businesses offering Write a Will Day
Western Reserve Public Media and LEAVE A LEGACY® Summit/Portage/Medina, partnered with Roetzel to sponsor Write a Will Day next week.

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal, May 13, 2013


'May 4th Voices' play on Channel 49, and other TV highlights for the week
"May 4th Voices" (10 p.m. Friday, WEAO Channel 49): This is a video production of the stage play inspired by first-person narratives about the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University.

Published in The Plain Dealer, April 28, 2013


The To-Do list — week of April 28
"Voices" sneak preview — A video production of the play May 4th Voices will get a free sneak preview at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kent Stage and then be televised by WNEO/WEAO (Channels 45/49) at 10 p.m. Friday.

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal, April 26, 2013


Kent artist featured on Western Reserve PBS May 3
A documentary about Kent artist Joseph O'Sickey will premiere on Western Reserve PBS (WEAO 49.1) on Friday, May 3, at 9 p.m. The production showcases the remarkable life of the 94-year-old artist, who will receive the 2013 Ohio Governor’s Award for the Arts on May 15.

Posted on Kent Patch, April 15, 2013


The Kent Stage to screen "May 4th Voices"
A preview of the video production “May 4th Voices” will be held on Thursday,May 2, at 7 p.m. at the Kent Stage. The production will premiere on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) on Friday, May 3, at 10:30 p.m.

Posted on the Kent State University website on Monday, April 8, 2013

Kent State tragedy told in film and book
David Hassler’s play “May 4th Voices,” which is about the 1970 student protest at Kent State University that turned deadly, premiered on the campus in 2010.

Published in The Vindicator on Thursday, April 25, 2013


Artist Joseph O'Sickey to be Profiled in Western Reserve Public Media Documentary
Kent-based artist Joseph O'Sickey is the subject of an upcoming Western Reserve Public Media documentary.

Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Akron Area Arts Alliance


Western Reserve Public Media is helping to get 'Every Citizen Online'
Western Reserve Public Media in Kent is helping to bring area residents struggling with computer technology up to speed through a free educational course.

Published Monday, April 1, 2013, Record-Courier


PBS offers Earth Day shows in April
Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) will celebrate Earth Day — April 22 — with the following TV programs about the the natural world, environmental change and green technology.

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, Youngstown Vindicator




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