RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS Podcast: Erik Schrader


Some 40% of Cleveland DMA homes don’t have access to digital broadband access, according to officials with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. As such, offering online classes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is problematic.

Gray Television station came to the rescue, offering the 9am hour each weekday to the school district. Since April 20, teachers have been the local TV stars, with a virtual classroom beamed across Cleveland’s home for The CW Network.

In this RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast, Erik Schrader, VP/GM, WOIO-19 & WUAB-43 in Cleveland, shares how “CMSD on CW43” came to be, and why it’s another example of how local over-the-air television has served as a vital asset during a time of emergency.

Listen to “Episode No. 12: Erik Schrader – WOIO & WUAB” on Spreaker.

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