Nick Houser

Chief Content Director - Digital Media

Nick Houser leads the digital media team and oversees all things digital, including,, digital content, the WOSU Public Media Mobile App, social media, enewsletters, podcasts and on-demand video.

Nick has extensive experience in the journalism, digital and communications fields. He came from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business where he served as web content manager and before that he was the college’s public relations coordinator.

Prior to joining Ohio State, he was an Associated Press Society of Ohio award-winning journalist at the Xenia Daily Gazette, The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria and the Delaware Gazette. Nick holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

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Painting of a dog at a piano
Wikimedia Commons

Classical 101 celebrates our favorite furry friends during National Dog Day on Wednesday, August 26. Join the fun!  We’ll have 13 hours dedicated to honoring classical music’s canine companions.

Anna Vinnitskaya
Columbus Symphony Orchestra

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra Masterworks season comes to its end with two monumental works for orchestra. Join Classical 101 and host Christopher Purdy for the broadcast of the season finale at 1pm on Sunday, June 7. 

A new episode of Reveal, is on 89.7 NPR News at 7pm Friday.

Jennifer Zmuda

BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang will join Boyce Lancaster on Classical 101 this Thursday at 9:00am to talk about the new BalletMet production of Cinderella, set to Prokofiev’s music.

Billie Bibow talks at the Newark Think Tank of Poverty
Tom Borgerding / WOSU News

As Ohio considers early release for some inmates convicted of non-violent felonies, a pair of state lawmakers has introduced a bill to improve odds of them getting work. In Newark, a non-profit is actively backing the proposed legislation as a means to combat poverty and help ex-felons from returning to prison.

Clayton Luckie in court
Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker’s second request for early release from prison.

Tommy Thompson
U.S. Marshal's Office

A deep-sea treasure hunter who spent years as a fugitive has returned to Ohio to face the investors he’s accused of bilking out of millions of dollars in gold.

A judge in Ohio will handle the criminal contempt charge filed against Tommy Thompson after he went missing in the midst of demands he appear in court.

Federal court documents said the 62-year-old Thompson and his longtime companion, Alison Antekeier were in the state Wednesday. The two had been held in Florida where they were apprehended in January.

Friedemann Wuettke playing a guitar
Courtesy of the artist

The next Fretworks program this Saturday at 7 pm, will feature a guitar concerto by Haydn, sort of… Franz Joseph Haydn never actually wrote a guitar concerto, but German guitarist Friedemann Wuettke took it upon himself to make an arrangement of the String Quartet, Op. 2, No. 2 for guitar and strings. He’ll be the soloist with the New Moscow Chamber Orchestra.

In a move that is sure to set off a new round of debate over how the U.S. should fight ISIS, the Obama administration has sent Congress a request for formal authorization to use military force against the extremist group.

It’s always nice to look back on seasons past and relive many special musical moments. Each Sunday afternoon during November and December, join Classical 101 and Boyce Lancaster for a new season of recorded performances by Columbus’ ProMusica Chamber Orchestra (PMCO). PMCO’s 35th season was the debut of only the second Music Director in ProMusica history—David Danzmayr. Plan now to join Boyce Lancaster for great music, old and new, from ProMusica’s anniversary season, every Sunday from 1–3pm on Classical 101.