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Springfield college radio station partners with classical station


The Springfield area has a new outlet to hear classical music.

Wittenberg University’s student-run radio station, WUSO 89.1-FM, now simulcasts content from Dayton public radio station WDPR from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

The stations first partnered about 12 years ago. Since WDPR’s signal is weak and often can’t be picked up consistently in the Springfield area, this will offer a clearer option.

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The first broadcast was Aug. 28.

In addition to its classical format, the simulcast includes the area’s longest-running morning show in the Dayton region, “Morning Concert,” hosted by Springfield resident Larry Coressel.

Coressel, who is also WDPR’s operations manager, is excited the partnership has been renewed.

“I live in Springfield and the signal comes and goes. I can barely hear my own station, so I’m real excited for the rebirth of that collaboration,” he said.

Coressel also talks on his show about upcoming events in the Springfield arts and culture scene and interviews those involved, such as Springfield Museum of Art Executive Director Ann Fortescue, Springfield Arts Council Executive Director Tim Rowe and people from Clark State Community College.

“I would like to hear from Springfield listeners,” he said.

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In addition, broadcasts of Springfield Symphony Orchestra concerts are featured on the “Live & Local” show at 10 a.m. Saturdays.

The symphony’s 2016-17 season finale concert will be broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 9. There will be six broadcasts of the upcoming season’s shows over the next year.

Springfield Symphony Executive Director Lou Ross is pleased the collaboration will continue.

“We are an organization that has benefited from our relationship with Wittenberg University and WDPR,” he said. “This new arrangement will help strengthen the support that they give the symphony. We are looking forward to seeing how this partnership grows through the coming months and years and the opportunities that this brings for Wittenberg students.”

WDPR also offers Wittenberg students opportunities such as internships and involvement.

Coressel and Ross said the classical simulcast will complement the eclectic variety WUSO’s student disc jockeys offer.

The station, which marked its 51st anniversary in February, has a 120-watt transmitter that allows for a listening radius of approximately 15 miles, covering Springfield and much of Clark County.

Its on-air content can also be streamed at www.wuso.org.



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