Heather Anderson

Website Administrator/ Graphic Designer/ Co-Intern Coordinator/ Substitute Host/ Operations Support/Weekend Announcer

Ways to Connect

While you’re preparing your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, we invite you to feast your ears, as well!  We have a great line-up of special programs through the day…including the pilot for a local show for which we’d love your feedback.

Here are some fabulous and festive ways to support WCBE this holiday season!

Be sure to check out WCBE's NEW Online store for your favorite public radio fan (see below)! 


Amazon.com! Not only are there tens of thousands of items to get your holiday shopping done quickly and easily - you can also support WCBE too! In order for your purchase to register under WCBE's Amazon account, please click on the image above.


Here's a recipe for laughter and new memories with your friends: it's WCBE's First Holiday Cooking class on Sunday, December 4th at The Commissary in Columbus. This hands-on class is directed by professional chefs. You'll leave with your own freshly baked goods for this holiday season. The class is $60, and all proceeds benefit Central Ohio's NPR station!

Details regarding pre-registration will be available soon.

Are you ready to tailgate, but stay toasty-warm? Then join WCBE for our 5th annual “Beat Michigan” party! On Saturday, November 26th, we’ll power up the big screens at Woodlands Tavern on W. 3rd Avenue in Grandview. Watch The Big Game between OSU and Michigan, with us inside.  We’ll also share tailgate food from Great Point Kitchen, play trivia, and more! Doors open at 10am, and the game kicks off at noon! 

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WCBE will be providing live election coverage from NPR. Our regularly scheduled programming will be pre-empted Tuesday evening from 8pm - Midnight.

Come out to Wolf's Ridge brewing Thursday, November 10th for WCBE's Game Night! Games like Aerodome, Ralpartha, and Chaos Wars will be available, but you can bring your own games (and friends). Admission is $5 at the door and a cash bar available with portion of the beer proceeds going to WCBE.

Get in the spirit for a little Halloween fun!  

Spirits Night for WCBE will haunt Saint James Tavern on North Fourth Street in Columbus this Sunday afternoon from 4 until 7.

You’ll have a ghoulishly good time with tarot reading from Willow Niemela and Tony Clark
All clairvoyant proceeds will benefit central Ohio’s undead NPR station.

See you this Sunday at Saint James…if you dare!

sparkspace™ Giveaway  

Contest Breakdown:


  1. $1,000 voucher for meeting space

  2. Must be used for business and non-profit organization meetings only - Not for graduations, baby showers, wedding receptions, etc.

  3. Listeners who donate at the Multimedia Level Sponsorship ($450) on THURSDAY (10/20) will be automatically entered, although…

  • LEAGUE OF LEADERS ($1,000)

- Donors of $1,000 or more – one-time or throughout our fiscal year (July 1 through June 30)- Individual or individual + 1- Dinner or lunch with General Manager Dan Mushalko at a Cameron Mitchell      restaurant  


Business or personal web banner ad displayed at wcbe.org for one month and five on-air announcements 


Seven on-air announcements on the day of your choice 









The more money raised during the Warp Drive means less time used for the Fall on-air fundraiser. The concept is simple: a full day of on-air pitching will be eliminated for every $38K raised in advance. When WCBE achieves this goal, the station can get YOU back to what's important -- the shows you love to listen to, such as Morning Edition, Fresh Air,  The World Cafe, and Afropop Worldwide, all interruption free.

It's our birthday, and you're invited! On September 26th, 1956, WCBE went on the air for the first time - for an entire hour. So this Monday (September 26th), we're celebrating our sixtieth anniversary with an open house. Come on by 90.5's studios between 4pm and 8pm. We'll have local pop from Rambling House Soda, snacks from Pattycake Bakery, and tours of our studios! Stop by to say "hi!"

Join WCBE as we launch our 60th birthday celebrations at YOUR favorite music venues, with a night of music, to support WCBE: We’re Strummin’ At 60! On Friday, September 23rd , head for The Rumba café, Woodlands Tavern, Skully’s, Natalie’s, Dick’s Den, and Ramblin’ House. You’ll hear from Sue Harshe, Roots Of Creation, Emily Syring Quartet, The Clarks, Honey And Blue, Fox N Hound, and many many more! It’s a night of great music for a great cause – keep the music alive on 90.5. That’s Friday, September 23rd!

 Join us for the Trekkie Trivia Challenge! WCBE is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek's first episode airing (The Man Trap, Sept. 8, 1966, NBC). Later today, at 2:00 PM, we'll play Star Trek themed songs, and we'll have our first Trekkie Trivia Challenge - where you will have the opportunity to ask our Alpha Geek trivia questions about the show. We'll also be live streaming the Trekkie Trivia Challenge via Facebook!  It'll be more fun than a barrel of tribbles! Live long and prosper! 

UMPHREY'S McGee - Thurs. Sept. 8th @ Express Live!

THE AVETT BROTHERS - Fri. Sept. 9th @ Express Live!

WILD CHILD - Sun. Sept. 11th @ The Basement

ALLAH-LAS - Mon. Sept. 12th @ The Basement

STURGILL SIMPSON - Wed. Sept. 14th @ Express Live!

THE FELICE BROTHERS - Thurs. Sept. 15th @ Rumba Cafe

LEFTOVER SALMON - Fri. Sept. 16th @ Park Street Saloon

AMANDA SHIRES - Fri. Sept. 16th @ Rumba Cafe

  WCBE is excited to announce our Deep Roots Giveaway! Featuring acts like Greensky Bluegrass, Jamey Johnson, Leftover Salmon, Blackberry Smoke and many many others, The Deep Roots Mountain Revival takes place September 15th-18th in Masontown, WV. The giveaway ends on August 26th, 2016 at midnight!

The grand prize winner will receive:

WCBE is currently not broadcasting from our Newark transmitter. We have several complicating factors, that have lead to our Newark signal being off-air;, however, two main factors plague us at the moment.

One is our tower lease in Newark.  There's a payment glitch we're working on with our owner (Columbus City Schools).  We are hopefully that this issue will be resolved resolved by August 23rd.

Another issue is our physical transmitter there.  It's over 25 years old now, far beyond its design life.  Getting a new transmitter is the ultimate solution for this element.

Storm The Fort 5k!

Aug 16, 2016

You run through the numbers. You run things by your boss. Now run to support WCBE 90.5 FM. On Sunday, September 25th, central Ohio’s NPR station presents, “#StormTheFort,” a 5k run to benefit 90.5! The running route winds through our home: the historic #FortHayes campus in downtown Columbus. Established as a Civil War army base in 1863, the Fort has been WCBE’s home over 25 years. All proceeds from the run benefit your favorite public radio station.

The fastest runner from each of the age groups listed below will receive a medal.