Heather Anderson

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

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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 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) 


  • 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)


  •  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) 


• 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.


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)


- 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).

 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
 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.

Soak up your Sunday with the sounds of local!

Join us for a taste of Blues, Bluegrass & Celtic tunes on February 21st at Byrnes Pub for a concert to benefit WCBE 90.5 FM!

Gaelic Storm -  Fri. Feb. 19th @ The Newport Lotus - Sat. Feb. 20th @ Express Live! - presented by WCBE! Whitey Morgan & The 78's/Cody Jinks - Sat. Feb.

Update: 12/15/2015 @11:09AM

WCBE's broadcast stream has been restored. Thank you for your patience!

This holiday season, WCBE partners with DNO Produce to help feed families throughout the central Ohio community. For every donation made to WCBE up through December 31st, DNO will donate 2 lbs of fresh produce to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Your support helps this radio station, and also helps those less fortunate. Donations can be made on our website here or by mail; WCBE's mailing address is:

Due to maintenance work being done on LeVeque Tower, WCBE will be broadcasting at low power from approximately 1:30pm-2:30pm Wednesday, December 9th. Listeners may have trouble hearing the signal outside of the 270 outer belt. Our on-air broadcast is always available on our webstream, just click on the play button at the top of the page!

It's the most wonderful time of the year to Drink, Dance, and Be Merry...For The Kids! Join us as we raise money for children in Central Ohio pursuing their passion for music!

Happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to get a heapin' helping of satisfying NPR programming this Thursday on 90.5FM!

Come celebrate a Buckeye victory with WCBE Ohio State Alumni! FREE admission!

Are you ready to tailgate but stay Toasty-Warm? Then join us on Saturday, November 28th from 9am-5pm at Woodlands Tavern on 3rd Avenue in Grandview for our third annual "Beat Michigan" party! The game will be powered up on multiple big screen tv’s (inside and outside)! Watch the BIG-GAME rivalry between O-S-U and Michigan with us and enjoy free catering from Great Point Kitchen!

Doors open at 9AM and the game kicks-off at noon.

It’s that time again when we request your wonderful enthusiasm for WCBE’s Fall 2015 Membership Campaign: Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 23, 2015.

WCBE conducts on-air fundraisers twice a year. Volunteers are needed to answer telephones and take pledges for these events. 

  • Morning, day, evening and weekend hours are available.
  • Training is provided at the start of each shift. Please arrive 1/2 early for training.
  • Refreshments & food are always provided!

Please take a look at the shift schedule below.





The Membership Director helps listeners understand the importance of becoming donors to keep WCBE on the air.  Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Membership Director shapes, produces, and is responsible for listener-based fundraising – particularly our big Spring and Fall on-air fund drives, including the accompanying direct mail and e-mail campaigns, theme development, premium design and production, staff pitch guidance, and volunteer coordination.  The Membership Director also develops other fundraising efforts; the more creative, the better!

Coming up Wednesday, October 14th,  The Rumba Cafe will host a benefit event for WCBE! Performing musicians include Lydia Loveless, Todd May, Angela Perley, and Jesse Henry & Erica Blinn!

Serves 8-10
· 6 skin-on, bone-in chicken drumsticks or other pieces of your choice, about 1 1/2 lb (750 g)
· 2 yellow onions, cut into chunks
· 1 large Garnet yam, peeled and cut into chunks
· 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and cut into chunks
· 1 bunch fresh dill, roughly chopped
· Splash of white wine (optional)
· Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

We asked authors, actors, politicians, philanthropists, scientists, musicians and others to tell us their five all-time favorite books to read to their children. We'll be posting a few entries each week (and we'd love to hear from you, too).