WCBE

Heather Anderson

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

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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.

Serves 6 

Ingredients

For the sauce 

• 3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce 
• 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
• 3 tablespoons light soy sauce 
• 2 tablespoons Sriracha
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 1 teaspoon sesame oil
• 1 1⁄2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
• 2 tablespoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves) 
• 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 

For the filling

AUGUST

SUN. AUG. 7TH - STEEPWATER BAND @ WOODLAND'S TAVERN

MON. AUG 8TH -  BRONCHO @ THE BASEMENT - PRESENTED BY WCBE!

THURS. AUG. 11TH - BEN MILLER BAND @ WOODLAND'S TAVERN

THURS. AUG. 11TH - CURTIS SALGADO @ NATALIE'S - PRESENTED BY WCBE!

FRI. AUG. 12TH - THE ACCIDENTALS @ RUMBA CAFE

FRI. AUG. 12TH - - CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM @ EXPRESS LIVE

SAT. AUG. 13TH - ADIA VICTORIA @ RUMBA CAFE - PRESENTED BY WCBE!

TUES. AUG. 16TH - DAVINA & THE VAGABONDS  @ NATALIE'S - PRESENTED BY WCBE!

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  

http://originsgamefair.com/origins-by-night/

Save the date and share this event with your friends!!

The heart of Small Change Day is right here outside our studios on the Fort Hayes campus off Jack Gibbs Boulevard in downtown Columbus.

Weather permitting, WCBE will be off the air later this morning maintenance work needs to be completed a the top the LeVeque Tower,where 90.5's transmitter resides.

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

It's that time of the year again! The BIG WCBE Yard Sale is coming up Saturday, May 28th!

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. 

Central Ohio's NPR station is joining public radio stations from the country in a short, but special, tribute to musician and composer Prince tonight.

Dark Star Jubilee Music Fest & Campout Ticket Giveaway (9am-3pm) 

PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:  
 

  • Two tickets to Dark Star Jubilee Music Fest (Dates: MAY 27, 28, 29, 2016)

Description: Camp out and enjoy the sounds of a variety of artists at The 5th Annual Dark Star Jubilee Music Fest & Campout at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio happening May 27th-29th. 

 Jam-Packed Package from Clintonville Outfitters
 

Bunbury Music Festival Ticket Giveaway (9am-3pm)

PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:  
 

  •  Two tickets to  Bunbury Music Festival (Dates: Jun 3 - Jun 5, 2016). The Bunbury Music Festival is a 3-day music festival in Cincinnati, Ohio at Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove on the banks of the Ohio River.

Jam-Packed Package from Clintonville Outfitters
 

Nelsonville Music Festival Ticket Giveaway (9am-3pm) 

PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:  

• Two tickets to  Nelsonville Music Festival (Dates: Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2016)
Description: The Nelsonville Music Festival is an annual four-day music festival located at the Historic Village of Robbins Crossing at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio in Southeastern Ohio.

• Jam-Packed Package from Clintonville Outfitters

April 13th (Wednesday) Staycation - 7am-9am, 3pm-7pm

·        “Staycation”

-Package includes one night stay at The Lofts luxury hotel in downtown Columbus – free valet parking & breakfast for 2

-Gateway movie passes

-Shadowbox passes

-Two passes for PromoWest Fest 

-No donation required; all donations made during sweepstakes automatically registered.

-Call 614-365-5711 or donate to register.

PRIZE PACKAGE INCLUDES:  

Two tickets to Bonnaroo (Dates: Jun 9 - Jun 12, 2016)

Health Day - 7am-9am, 3pm-7pm 

Health Day Package Sweepstakes Includes

- CoGo Bike Share - 5 single-day passes, a t-shirt and a water bottle  

- Open Sky Spa - $50 certificate 

- Native Cold Pressed Juice Bar - $20 certificate 

- Health From Within - $60 Nutritional Exam 

- Yoga on High - 11 class pass (more info on card)

- MISCELLANY:  

- Both donations made online & on the phone are eligible 

- Random winner selected, will be notified Wednesday, April 13th

Welcome to 90.5 FM’s Pet Day! Consider this Pet Wars! We want to see which furry or not-so-furry companion reigns supreme when you donate in the name of animal pal. Plus, when you donate at the $90.50 level or above, you can receive a limited edition, limited-availability WCBE pet tag! This way your pet can show off their love for WCBE, too!

Puzzle & Games Sweepstakes (midnight to midnight)

This fun sweepstakes includes:

The New York Times Will Shortz’s Favorite Puzzlemakers

- The New York Times Will Shortz’s Favorite Puzzlemakers features 100 crosswords made by the best in the business; plus who they are and how they do it!

- 4 (Four) Origins Game Fair 5 Day Passes 

Provided by GAMA (Game Manufacturer’s Association)

Dates: June 15 – 19, 2016

Here are some quick details about the Prairie Home Companion Sweepstakes!

-The sweepstakes runs from 12AM Saturday, April 9th - 11:59PM Sunday, April 10th. 

-2 tickets (Will Call) to The Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, on June 11th at 4:45 p.m. CT (last PHC show is July 1st)

-No donation necessary

-Both donations made online & on the phone are eligible

-Random winner selected, will be notified Monday, April 11th

It’s that time again when we request our volunteers for their wonderful enthusiasm to help out in the phone room during WCBE’s Spring 2016 Fund Drive! The dates of the drive are Thursday April 7th – Friday April 15th. Please view the phone shift schedule below and contact volunteer coordinator Jon McKnight if you'd like to volunteer one or more shifts. When submitting your requested dates please note the following:

1. List your preferred shifts in order of preference (rate them with 1 being the most desirable).

MARCH
 Pigeons Playing Ping Pong St. Patrick's Day Bash   -   Thurs. March 17th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Vance Joy/Blind Pilot  -   Mon. March 21st @ Express Live!
 Pete Yorn  -  Wed. March 23rd @ The Newport
 Dr. Dog/Wild Child -  Tues. March 29th @ The Newport
 APRIL
 Steve Kimock  -   Fri. April 1st @ Woodland's Tavern
 Larry Keel - Sat. April 2nd @ Woodland's Tavern

2015 SAS Report

Feb 18, 2016

1. Describe your overall goals and approach to address identified community issues, needs, and interests through your station’s vital local services, such as multiplatform long and short-form content, digital and in-person engagement, education services, community information, partnership support, and other activities, and audiences you reached or new audiences you engaged. WCBE's mission statement is outwardly directed:  "To be a catalyst for community..."  Our overall goals, therefore, ultimately lead us to answer community issues, needs, and interests.

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