FAQ

Have a question about WVXU or our programming? You may find the answer to your question below. If you need more information, feel free to contact us.

Programming

Website, Online Audio & E-mail

Supporting WVXU

Advertising

Financials

WVXU Station Contacts & Opportunities

Programming

Can I hear again a story I heard on NPR?
The National Public Radio website provides extensive audio archives for their programs. You can listen online to complete programs or individual segments dating back several years.

Can I get a transcript of a story I heard on NPR?
The National Public Radio website has transcripts for many of their programs, as well as individual segments.

What happened to When Radio Was?

WVXU replaced When Radio Was with Q.

We are sorry that this change in schedule may disappoint some listeners. The classic radio programs were repeating often throughout the the year and seemed to have run their course. Plus they are available from a variety of different sources, including online at www.whenradiowas.com; www.radiolovers.com; and www.otr.net. Amazon.com also has an extensive list here.

Locally, you can also listen to old time radio on 89.3 WMKV. You can find out more at www.wmkvfm.org.

With the success of special programs like Radio Lab, Snap Judgment and The Moth Radio Hour, WVXU's audience has demonstrated a desire for more programs with a contemporary and wide-ranging worldview. So, with new exciting programs available, we felt it was a good time to add them to our line-up. The program Q is an energetic daily arts, cultural and entertainment magazine is hosted by broadcaster/writer/musician Jian Ghomeshi.

Radio drama will remain in another form. On Saturday at 8:00 pm we are happy to present LA Theatre Works, theatrical plays recorded live for radio broadcast, featuring some of the best known and most dynamic actors working today. Check the schedule for this week's production.

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Website, Online Audio & E-mail

How do I listen to WVXU online?
There are many options for listening to WVXU online. Based on your internet connection and system capabilities you can choose from Flash, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, iTunes or WinAmp.

For additional help listening online, contact us.

Do you stream using MP3?
Yes, we do have an MP3/iTunes stream available. For more information, click here.

I'm having trouble receiving my e-mail updates or newsletter. Is something wrong?
Spam filters and network outages can sometimes wreak havoc on e-mail communications. Complete our online contact form or reply to one of our previous e-mail publications with a detailed description of your problem, and we will look into the situation.

Due to our volume of e-mail publications as well as technical considerations, please understand that we are unable to individually accommodate spam filters that require senders to reply to an automated message or click on a link to grant access.

How do I subscribe to your e-mail list?
Complete our email registration form to choose the email publications you would like to receive.

How do I unsubscribe from your e-mail list?
All our e-mail publications provide means to unsubscribe at the bottom of the message. You can also unsubscribe by completing our email unsubscribe form or contacting webmaster@cinradio.org .

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Supporting WVXU

I have a question or concern about my WVXU membership. Who do I contact?
We thank you very much for supporting public radio in Cincinnati. Please complete our contact form or call us at 513-352-9170 and choose option 2 from the menu to be directed to our membership department for assistance.

When am I due to renew my membership? When did I last give, and how much?
Our membership department can provide you with detailed records. Please complete our contact form or call us at 513-352-9170 and choose option 2 from the menu to be directed to our membership department for assistance.

How do I inform you of an address change?
Please provide your old and new addresses in our contact form or call us at 513-352-9170 and choose option 2 from the menu to be directed to our membership department for assistance.

How do I change the credit card you use to deduct my membership contribution?
Please call our membership department at 513-352-9170 and choose option 2 from the menu to be directed to our membership department for assistance. Or, you can use our online form to make a change.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
Yes! Your contribution to WVXU is tax deductible, minus the fair market value of any "thank you gift" you accept in return for your contribution. You will receive a statement from WVXU containing the amount of your gift that is tax deductible. For more information, complete our contact form or call us at 513-352-9170 and choose option 2 from the menu to be directed to our membership department for assistance.

Can I give at any time, or do I have to wait for an on-air fund drive?
We encourage you to give today! Your contributions throughout the year will always "buy back" hours that we would spend fundraising on the air.  You can give to WVXU anytime either by using our secure online form or by calling our membership department at 513-419-7155.

Are these on-air fund drives really necessary?
Yes, WVXU's on-air fund drives play an important role in gathering new members, meeting our operating budget and keeping public radio in Cincinnati going strong. While we do air membership drives three times per year (in, roughly, February, May and September), we use detailed research to consistently reduce the hours spent asking for contributions from listeners.

Your contribution at any time throughout the year always helps reduce on-air fundraising hours. You can give to WVXU anytime either by using our secure online form or by calling our membership department at 513-352-9170.

What are the Terms and Conditions surrounding Text2Give?
A one-time donation of $10 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. Message and Data Rates May Apply. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the Cincinnati Public Radio and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy:  igfn.org/p. **Text STOP to 85944 to stop; Text HELP to 85944 for help.**

 

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Advertising

How do I advertise on WVXU?
You can learn all about underwriting on WVXU on our Sponsorships & Advertising page, or you can call our Corporate Sales Department, at 513-352-9170 and choose option 3 from the menu.

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Financials

Who owns the WVXU broadcast license?
On Monday, August 22, 2005 the sale of WVXU and its affiliated stations to Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. was finalized. At this point Cincinnati Public Radio became the official license holder for 91.7 WVXU. Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in 1994 to operate 90.9 WGUC. It is governed by a Board of Directors.

Where does WVXU's money come from?
More than 70% of WVXU's revenue comes from the community-through contributions from individual members and businesses. Additional revenue comes from federal, state and local sources; grants from foundations; and income from events, studio rentals, merchandise sales, etc. A breakdown of WVXU's revenues and expenditures is available online. Learn more about the federal funding received by WVXU.

Is the government discontinuing funding of public broadcasting?
Thank you for your interest and concern about the future of public broadcasting. It is because of listeners like you that WVXU is able to serve the Greater Cincinnati community with the finest in news, information and entertainment programming.

There are members however, who continue to call Congress for defunding public broadcasting. If they are successful, the effort would be devastating to stations across the country.

From time to time, WVXU receives inquiries about an e-mail chain petition that discusses attempts by some members of Congress to eliminate public broadcasting funding. This e-mail petition is not current, but dates back to 1995. At that time, two well-meaning students at the University of Northern Colorado started the petition. For more information about the petition and to view the University's statement regarding this issue, please see the University's web site.

Due to tremendous grassroots support at that time, Congress did not eliminate funding for public broadcasting in 1995. Rather, the appropriation was significantly reduced for a few years.

It's worth noting that a recent Roper poll found that Americans list public radio and television second only to national defense when it comes to rating the value of programs supported by government largess.

You can find out more about CPB's annual appropriations from Congress from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The funds that WVXU receives from the Corporation for Broadcasting amount to 8% of our operating budget. If you are looking for a way to help maintain this funding source, you can write to your representatives in Congress and encourage them to continue to support public broadcasting.

You can also register your support at 170millionamericans.org.

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WVXU Station Contacts & Opportunities

Where are you located?
Our studios are in the Crosley Telecommunications Center at 1223 Central Parkway, Downtown Cincinnati. We are connected by the pedestrian bridge to the back of Music Hall, across Central Parkway.

Can I take a tour of the station?
We do allow groups to tour in limited numbers. Contact Chris Phelps at (513)352-9170 for more information.

Can I volunteer at the station?
We are always looking for volunteers during fund drives. Volunteers answer pledge calls and enter the data directly into a computer. Visit our volunteers page for more information.

Are the job openings at the station?
We list any available positions on the Cincinnati Public Radio website. WVXU is an equal opportunity employer.

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