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"We Don't Want to Survive; We Want to Thrive"

Dr. Morakinyo Kuti, appointed Tenth President of Central State University, reminds us:

"anybody that knows me knows what I believe... that whatever we do is because of our faculty, staff and students.

Therefore, we'll be investing in faculty, staff and students to make sure we achieve the optimum outcome."

Here from WCSU-FM are some key moments from this press conference presentation.

The meeting continued with press questions, most about incoming
students, enrollment, and most critically, retention. So, what is the
way to prepare students for graduation, and a career?

Dr. Kuti states: “We have to make sure we provide programs and
activities that have students create what we call ‘a sense of
belonging on campus.’"
The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization Citizens Not Politicians is an organization leading efforts for a citizen-led, independent redistricting process “for creating fair voting maps.” Ohio NAACP President Tom Roberts discusses gerrymandering, the proposed ballot initiative, and its potential impact on registered voters.
Trent Darby brings you upbeat jazz to energize your morning at 9 AM. Funky Friday's are back!
Take note about how you receive your news! The latest from NPR and The Real Deal Press is available here!
Shonda Sneed, a former Greene County Board of Elections staffer, discusses what college students, particularly ones attending Central State and Wilberforce Universities, need to know about voting in upcoming Ohio elections, particularly if they are from outside of the state, or region where they attend school. Sneed also talks about new voting rules, and their impact on Ohio citizens.
Naykishia Darby, Thee Cardigan Professor, reads excerpts from some of her favorite (and topical!) poets and authors. Presented by
WCSU FM joins the Ohio Black Media Collective in advancing news and information that inspires and empowers.

WCSU joins the OMBC in advancing, inspiring and sharing empowering news and information!
Research Connection Podcast focuses on research activities and projects that are occupying the attention of CSU research faculty and students. You can listen to this and other Extension podcasts on W. Garland College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture (JWGCESTA)/1890 Land-Grant Program
Financial literacy, mortgage, lending- all topics covered in L.I.F.E. with DJ! Find out more below.
Pledge Drive 2022 is over... but donations are welcome! Donations ensure new programs, equipment and readiness for 2023. Join us and be a part of the station that's here for you, WCSU-FM, 88.9 Jazzy!
Brush Row Book Reviews - Turn The Page ... covers classic, contemporary and uncovered literary wonders!—————if you are interested in being a guest on this program, please email Wade:
Wynton Marsalis speaks with Trent Darby on the Mid-Morning Jazz Brunch program, describing the richness of genius that is jazz music, as well as his musical history.
Una Great Movie, a film by Jennifer Sharp, is available now on Amazon streaming. The movie has many twists and turns and is not your usual popcorn fare! Listen below:
The Central State University Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Alex Johnson as Interim President, effective July 1, 2023. This is his conversation with Cheryl Durgans of The Yellow Springs News, recorded before Fall semester began.
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Current Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts at Central State University, Jennifer Cruz, participated in a fireside chat with author Hanif Abdurraqib at the University Student Center, Room 201, on September 20th at 6:30pm. Mr. Abdurraqib is a 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, the author of nine books and numerous poems, a contributor to the New York Times, and the NPR host of "Small Joys." His poetry, essays, and criticism focus on Black culture, music, and identity. He is a Columbus native and currently resides in his hometown. Students and staff were welcome to attend. In this segment, Wade T of WCSU-FM speaks with Jenny Cruz about a number of Hanif's books and chosen topics. A link to the livestream of Hanif's prose, poems and the fireside chat is available in our news story above!
Stories From Central State University!
Central State University celebrated, virtually, 134 years of Academic Excellence on March 2, 2021. Listen to honorees stories below!
Listen to the latest news from WCSU, Central State University and our surrounding counties at our Soundcloud page. Audiobites featuring WCSU hosts and guests!
The Ohio Business Spotlight is a new initiative designed to highlight strong businesses that can serve as examples of Ohio’s economic potential. Ohio businesses start at the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, so there is a special opportunity to empower new entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to succeed in the Buckeye state. Each month, Secretary LaRose will select various businesses around the state that share a common theme.
The Ohio Legislative Black Caucus seeks to promote, foster, and sponsor education, civic, and political activities that enrich and improve African American communities across the state of Ohio through the efforts of the members of Ohio Legislative Black Caucus. This is further accomplished through active legislation in the statehouse and community partnerships with other elected officials and constituents in and around the districts we represent.
Money Making Conversations is a talk show hosted by Emmy Award-Winning Producer Rushion McDonald where he interviews celebrities, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders on their Secrets To Success.
Quitting tobacco is a process. Whether you are thinking about quitting, are not yet ready to quit, or have already quit, Ohio Tobacco Quit Line can help you with each step of the way.
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The Real Deal Press is the premier fully digital news organization in Northeast Ohio targeting the news and information needs of the more than 400,000 African American residents of our area.

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Café Jazz is a mix of original vinyl recordings with contemporary jazz releases on CD.  The show is energetic, classic and classy. The show also features the very best of the Bebop era and Straight Ahead jazz.

Formerly hosted by Richard (Gene) Knight...

Rest in Peace.
-the staff of WCSU
Highly successful businesses understand the importance of underwriting as well as the importance of social responsibility. What if you could do both and save money?
Download the WCSU Public Radio App. The WCSU Public Radio App allows you to conveniently listen to your favorite jazz and news programs on your favorite mobile device.
Student-run and Marauder-powered, On Our Own Radio can be heard via 88.9fm HD2 from Wilberforce, Ohio, and around the world at!
Brother Ronald L. Murray, Your Soldier For The Lord, will get you up and moving with the best in traditional, contemporary and inspirational music.
You will hear stories about how our lives, all living beings and our living systems are intertwined: big and small, close and far, including us, human beings.
"Catch the Flo" is a weekly music show hosted by contemporary jazz keyboard artist, Marcus Johnson. "Catch the Flo" features jazz music, both straight and smooth.
Learn more about our Board of Trustees.
“As a filmmaker, my goal is to inspire the audience to reflect on life and personal questions while entertaining them and making them laugh at the same time.” - Jennifer Sharp

Our WCSU interview with Jennifer is here- scroll below and listen to our Community Conversation on an exciting and beautiful piece of film!