July 20, 2016 •

State and Federal Communications Teams Up with WKSU to Cover the Conventions!

State and Federal Communications is proud to sponsor WKSU’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions!

State and Federal Communications is proud to sponsor WKSU’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions!

WKSU Convention Ad

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May 4, 2015 •

John Hockenberry Is Coming to Akron!

State and Federal Communications is proud to be a sponsor of the WKSU John Hockenberry event, which is coming to Akron and Kent on May 7! The award-winning journalist and host of The Takeaway will be appearing at WKSU for […]

State and Federal Communications is proud to be a sponsor of the WKSU John Hockenberry event, which is coming to Akron and Kent on May 7! The award-winning journalist and host of The Takeaway will be appearing at WKSU for the morning broadcast of the radio program and at the Actors’ Summit in Akron at 7:30 p.m.

 

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October 28, 2014 •

State and Federal Communications Sponsors WKSU Election Coverage

State and Federal Communications is always a supporter of our Northeast Ohio treasure, WKSU. This year we are proud to be a sponsor of WKSU’s coverage of Election 2014! With each election, the company’s President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz encourages […]

WKSU Election 2014

State and Federal Communications is always a supporter of our Northeast Ohio treasure, WKSU.

This year we are proud to be a sponsor of WKSU’s coverage of Election 2014!

With each election, the company’s President and CEO Elizabeth Bartz encourages greater voter-turnout: “Exercise your right to vote! It is your personal opportunity to be heard!”

The WKSU Election 2014 page aptly says: “Even though 2014 is not a Presidential Election year, there are many important races throughout Northeast Ohio and across the state. The WKSU newsroom will offer in-depth coverage of the races and issues that affect the region.”

 

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May 30, 2013 •

WKSU Invites Elizabeth Bartz to Its Akron Studio

May 21, 2013

WKSU 89.7 FM invited Elizabeth Bartz, President and CEO of State and Federal Communications, to record a radio spot congratulating the station for awards it has received this year. She had a great time doing it and brought along five of her interns so they could see the magical inner workings of WKSU’s Akron studio.

State and Federal Communications is a proud sponsor of WKSU. It is a great radio station and a treasure for Northeast Ohio. Their motto is “NPR. Classical. Other smart stuff.” Elizabeth’s testimonial falls under the category of “Other smart stuff.”

Take a look!

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August 13, 2012 •

Sponsoring Local NPR Coverage of the National Conventions

State and Federal Communications is proud to sponsor WKSU’s 2012 Democratic and Republican Convention Coverage!

DNC 2008WKSU reporter M.L. Schultze will be covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida starting on August 27. Reporter Mark Urycki will be covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina starting on September 3.

Elizabeth Bartz, president and CEO of State and Federal Communications, has been a long supporter of the station, which is an NPR affiliate and a treasure of Northeast Ohio.

Bartz had this to say: “We are super-psyched to be the sponsor! It is important that our local NPR station has the ability to attend the national conventions.”

Photo of the Democratic National Convention in 2008 by Qqqqqq on Wikipedia.

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March 15, 2012 •

NPR’s Eric Nuzum Speaks at Akron Roundtable

The event was held at the Quaker Station at 12:00 PM.

Eric NuzumEric Nuzum, Vice President for Programming at National Public Radio, spoke today at The Akron Roundtable. In his presentation – “Dare to Listen” – Nuzum gave the audience a bit of his background from his days attending Kent State University and working at WKSU before heading to Washington D.C. to work for NPR. He also spoke about the importance and resilience of radio at a time of great changes in media.

As public and political discourse has often become polarizing, extreme, and perhaps even uncivil, Eric Nuzum stressed the need for each of us listen to each other and especially to listen to those who may have a different perspective than our own.

Thank you Eric and thank you Akron Roundtable for offering us such an energizing and uplifting talk!

The presentation will be broadcast tonight at 7:00 PM on 89.7 WKSU.

Eric Nuzum and Elizabeth Bartz
Eric Nuzum and Elizabeth Bartz
John Perry and Elizabeth Bartz
Elizabeth Bartz with her first boss John Perry, former General Manager of WKSU!
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November 8, 2011 •

Regina Brett Talks about Giving Thanks

State and Federal Communications visited with the author and radio host about an upcoming broadcast.

Regina BrettRegina Brett has delighted readers with her book, God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours. A cancer survivor with a terrific world view, Regina’s regular column in The Cleveland Plain Dealer has reached scores of people over the years.

Yesterday, I visited with Regina about “The Regina Brett Show,” a weekly call-in radio show she hosts on Northeast Ohio’s NPR affiliate station, WKSU 89.7 FM. On November 16, the topic of her show is Giving Thanks. State and Federal Communications is proud to be the sponsor of the show that evening. Don’t miss it!

For those readers who are new to your show, would you tell us about The Regina Brett Show?

I say it is a show that is more about the internal affairs, the inside things that people are concerned about – relationships, education, health, marriage, and children. We’re not a public affairs show. There are a lot of public affairs shows out there. This is more of an internal affairs kind of thing.

Your subjects range from large issues to personal ones, from the serious to the whimsical. How do you pick the subject matter for your shows?

You know, it’s kind of a group effort with the producer and the sound technician.  We brainstorm and we ask, “What are people concerned about?” And it’s a little tricky because you want to do something that is current events. So we ask, will it still be current a week, or two weeks from now? We try to think of things that are kind of evergreen, that are going to always matter.

The show on November 16 explores Giving Thanks. Can you tell us who your guests will be?

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July 7, 2011 •

State and Federal July Photo Scrapbook

Here are some fun pictures from recent events.

Jean Cantrell, Elizabeth Bartz, and Nancy Bukar
Jean Cantrell, of Phillips, Elizabeth Bartz, and Nancy Bukar, of Sodexo at the NCSL Spring Forum Conference in Washington, D.C.

 

Elizabeth Bartz with friend Barbara Spyridon Pope
Elizabeth Bartz met up with friend, Barbara Spyridon Pope, former United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) at the retirement ceremony of CAPT William J. Bartz, Chaplain, USN in Washington, D.C.

 

Richard Smucker and Elizabeth Bartz
Here in Ohio, the Smucker name is royalty. Elizabeth met up with Richard Smucker at a reception at the local NPR affiliate, WKSU.
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