Akron’s WEAO Launches Weekly Business Show

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Plain Dealer

WEAO Channel 49 introduces “NEOtropolis,” a new half-hour weekly program focusing on the business and economy of Northeast Ohio. “NEOtropolis,” hosted by Thomas Mulready, publisher of CoolCleveland.com, premieres 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, Channel 49 and repeats 5:30 a.m. Saturdays. “NewsNight Akron,” which formerly aired at 9 p.m. Fridays, moves to 9:30 p.m.

The show will spotlight the economic challenges and opportunities unfolding in this area.


The premiere episode explores the biomedical technology industry and its impact on our entire region,” said Duilio Mariola, Western Reserve Public Media executive producer, in a statement.

“‘NEOtropolis’ will offer timely information about the region’s business and economy in a fast-paced yet in-depth format,” Mariola said. More…