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!
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!
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.
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.
The Comunity Festival arrives this week. It's a landmark celebration of community. And this year, WCBE will celebrate, too, with a ComFest special this Friday night. Host Maggie Brennan will be at Goodale Park chatting with guests, musicians, and organizers so you can learn more about the festival's history, purpose, and spirit...adn we'll weave in lots of music and bands performing this year. That's the 90.5 ComFest special, this Friday night from 7pm to 10pm. Tune in and catch the spirit!
Origins By Night - Thursday, June 16, 2016 The podcast is broadcast from Big Bar On 2 in the Hyatt during Origins. Recording live at Big Bar On 2 beginning at 8pm! Hosted by: Mike Selinker, Lone Shark Games, James Ernest, Cheap Ass Games, and Paul Peterson, Game Designer
JUNE Trampled By Turtles/David Wax Museum - Fri. June 10th @ The Newport Will Hoge - Fri. June 10th @ Rumba Cafe The Blasters - Tues. June 14th @ Rumba Cafe James McCartney - Thurs. June 16th @ Rumba Cafe Billy Joe Shaver - Fri. June 17th @ Woodland's Tavern Mutual Benefit - Sat. June 18th @ The Basement Blitzen Trapper - Tues. June 21st @ A&R Music Bar HoneyHoney - Thurs. June 23rd @ The Basement Robert Ellis - Mon. June 27th @ Rumba Cafe
Wed. May 18th - Andy Frasco & The U.N. @ Woodland's Tavern Thurs. May 19th - Plants & Animals @ The Basement - Presented by WCBE Fri. May 20th - O.A.R. w/ Rusted Root @ Express LiveFri. May 20th - Son Lux @ The Basement - Presented by WCBE Sat. May 21st - Lindi Ortega @ Rumba Cafe Sun. May 22nd - The 1975 @ Express Live Wed. May 25th - Islands @ Skully's Sun. May 29th - Cave Singers @ Skully's Mon. May 30th - Rising Appalachia @ Rumba Cafe - Presented by WCBE Tues. May 31st - Dustbowl Revival @ Woodland's Tavern
WCBE's broadcast signal, 90.5 FM, is currently down due to a technical outage involving our transmitter line. Technicians are currently troubleshooting the issue. Our webstream is still broadcasting at wcbe.org. You can also access our webstream by using the NPR App, or via TuneIn Radio. Please visit our website and Facebook page for updates. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.