ABN Radio To Move Onto OSU Campus
September 23, 2008 at 5:26 AM (PT)
OHIO farm news network ABN RADIO inks a partnership deal with WOSU PUBLIC MEDIA, which will see the network move into WOSU's facilities at the FAWCETT CENTER on OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY's campus in early 2009. ABN, which is heard on over 65 stations, will occupy studios formerly used by WOSU/COLUMBUS, which moved to a new digital radio complex in the same building.
WOSU GM TOM RIELAND said, "This partnership is a perfect match for WOSU and ABN and supports the mission of both of our media operations and OHIO STATE. It's a unique opportunity that could lead to many interesting programming collaborations in the future."
"Prior to owning ABN, we began at the network as student employees, so we place a high value on student interaction and training," said ABN CEO ANDY VANCE. "This partnership will allow us to open our facilities to students for tours, hands-on training and internships, making it a learning laboratory."
"With this new partnership, we look forward to developing even stronger ties between the college and ABN Radio in supporting agriculture in the state of OHIO," said OSU VP/Agricultural Administration and Dean ANDY MOSER.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to enrich the academic preparation of our students with-hands on experience," said OSU President E. GORDON GEE. "As a land-grant university, OHIO STATE was founded with agriculture at its core, and this collaboration strengthens and extends our mission in tangible ways."