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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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.

Join us for an Independence Day celebration on Classical 101 for Fourth of July music. Listen to American music and selections inspired by our nation's birthday. Symphony at 7 with John Rittmeyer will be all-American with Star-Spangled Symphony, American Suite and Song of the Liberty Bell. Get the perfect accompaniment to the fireworks on your radio, computer or the WOSU mobile app. Have a happy and safe holiday!

Join WOSU Public Media, Classical 101 and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for a day of musical activities, crafts and a free performance open to the Columbus community. Youth and Family takes place Saturday, May 10 from 12:30-4 p.m at WOSU@COSI. A concert with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and local youth will take place at 3 p.m. Also, come say hi to your favorite Classical 101 hosts. Join us for this great event.

PROGRAM: Kronos Quartet & Superhuman Happiness: Suite from How to Survive a Plague (world premiere) Kronos Quartet, Abena Koomson & Sahr Ngaujah: Fela Kuti, "Sorrow, Tears and Blood"