Stations and Services
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), offers some of the highest quality educational, cultural, news and information programs to Northeast Ohioans. Every day, WVIZ/PBS provides trusted programming that is uniquely different from commercial broadcasting, sharing an in-depth understanding of local, regional and world events that cannot be found anywhere else. The schedule includes a variety of PBS programs featuring arts and drama, nature and science, history, home and hobby, news and information, public affairs and educational children’s programming, in addition to locally produced specials. WVIZ/PBS empowers its viewers with knowledge and inspiration they can act on within the community.
90.3 WCPN helps Northeast Ohioans connect with their world. The schedule includes news, talk, information and variety programs, complemented by arts and cultural coverage and musical offerings with an emphasis on jazz. Whether people tune in for award-winning, locally produced reports on the important news events in Northeast Ohio, or they hear national and international news coverage or talk shows from trusted sources like NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media or Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, listeners know the news and information programming on 90.3 WCPN will be intelligent and balanced, delivered by diverse voices with a range of perspectives.
Established in 1962, WCLV 104.9 has gained an international reputation as a leading classical music broadcaster, producer and distributor of culturally oriented programming. In 1965, WCLV 104.9 began radio broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra, now heard twice weekly on WCLV 104.9 and distributed worldwide. WCLV 104.9 was one of the first FM-only commercial stations to carry the Metropolitan Opera live from New York. Becoming a public radio station in 2013, WCLV 104.9 continues to be dedicated to the preservation of classical music on the radio in Northeast Ohio.
The Ohio Channel
The Ohio Channel is a service of Ohio's public broadcasting stations. A new concept in public affairs programming, The Ohio Channel combines Statehouse coverage with locally produced PBS programs to give a statewide perspective on issues that affect the lives of all Ohioans. Using live Statehouse programming supplied by Ohio Government Telecommunications and distributed by eTech Ohio, and packaging this programming with Ohio PBS station public affairs programming and documentaries, The Ohio Channel provides the most comprehensive coverage of state government issues. Watch The Ohio Channel live online.
Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau
The Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau was founded in 1980 to provide educational, comprehensive coverage of legislation, elections, issues and other activities surrounding the Statehouse to Ohio's public radio and television stations. To this day, the Statehouse News Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to in-depth coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest. The Statehouse News Bureau is funded through eTech Ohio and is managed by ideastream on behalf of all Ohio’s public broadcasting stations. The reporters at the Statehouse News Bureau follow the concerns of the citizens and voters of Ohio, as well as the actions of the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Supreme Court and other elected officials. The Statehouse News Bureau strives to cover statehouse news, government issues, Ohio politics, and concerns of business, culture and the arts with balance and fairness, and work to present diverse voices and points of view from the Statehouse and throughout Ohio.
Idea Center® at Playhouse Square
The Idea Center at Playhouse Square is the result of a model partnership between ideastream and Playhouse Square. It is located at 1375 Euclid Avenue, in the heart of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square District, between the Allen Theatre and the United Way building. The headquarters for ideastream and the home for Playhouse Square’s arts education programs, the Idea Center is much more than a building. It is a place for creativity and education. It is a place for the arts and technology to come together in new ways. It is a place for learning, rehearsing, performing and broadcasting.