WKSU was founded in 1950 as a student-run station. Today it has the largest footprint of any radio station in the state of Ohio – we cover more than 22 counties, the northeast quadrant of the state. The stawtion is Kent State University’s award-winning National Public Radio (NPR) news, classical, and folk music public radio network. WKSU’s mission is to create a shared civic and cultural life that connects communities through a diverse mix of media and extends the heritage of Kent State University. To that end, WKSU is committed to building relationships with communities of listeners, strengthening the station’s role as a media institution for the region, and providing distinctive regional coverage that has national appeal.