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Coming up this Saturday morning at 10am on WCBE, Car Talk  will air a tribute show this weekend in which Ray will share news of Tom's passing with listeners and remember some of his brother's most spectacular moments on air. 

And the winner is...Ryan Martyn! Congratulations, Ryan! Ryan's name was selected at random as the winner of this giveaway!

And the winner of the Delbert McClinton cruise is...Brent Pettiford! Congratulations, Brent!

Listeners responded generously during WCBE's Fall fund drive, helping us raise over $195,000! We're $44,919 short of our goal, but there's a way you can help 90.5 FM, an help households have food in their kitchens.

For every donation WCBE is given from now through the end of November, WCBE will give five cans of non-perishable groceries to food pantries in the 90.5 FM listening area.

Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members in October!


From all of us at WCBE: THANK YOU! You donated over $195,000 during our Fall on-air fundraiser. That will go a long way in helping us keep your favorite programs on the air through the spring. And for those of you who didn't have the chance to give, it's not too late to donate!

The drive fell about $69,000 short...so you can still make a difference. Just send a check to:

The WCBE Fund
540 Jack Gibbs Boulevard 
Columbus, OH 43215

This contest is now closed. Stay tuned to hear the winner of the bike!

We are excited to announce our sweepstakes for a new iGo Titan Model Electric Bicycle, courtesy of Orbit City Bikes! This electric bicycle features dual suspension, front and rear disc brakes, and three modes of direct drive. The light-weight battery will drive this bike approximately 37 miles on each charge. This model is yellow, and you can learn more details about the bicycle specifications here.

We're going vintage this fall, and we're bringing back one of our listeners' favorite WCBE t-shirts, with a twist!

When you donate at our Signature Level at $90.50, you can receive a red t-shirt with the WCBE "Keep It Local" logo in black print on the front.

Whether you're looking to expand your WCBE t-shirt collection, or simply become a new member - donate today!

This fund drive, we're freshening up our premiums and adding a few new ones too!

Multimedia Sponsorship ($450)
Includes: A business or personal web banner ad displayed at wcbe.org for one month and five on-air announcements.

Personal OR Non-Profit Day Sponsorship ($360)
Includes: Seven on-air announcements on the day of your choice.

The WCBE Super VIP membership is available for a donation of $270. Read on for more details!


All VIP members receive a “Keep It Local” tee shirt – black print on red tee . Undecided VIPs may choose to redeem their VIP membership at any time during the next year. 

  It’s that time again when we request your wonderful enthusiasm for WCBE’s Fall 2014 Membership Campaign! 

Please take a look at the shift schedule below. The number in parentheses is the number of individuals needed for that specific shift. When submitting your requested dates, please note the following:

1. List your preferred shifts in order of preference.
2. Indicate how many shifts you are willing to work.

Here are the remaining shifts:

Friday 10/17
> 8:30am - 11:30am (2 seats)

WCBE is currently broadcasting with our old analog transmitter while we await repairs on the new digital unit. You may hear a bit of static on the signal.

You can still listen to our broadcast via iTunes Radio, on our website at wcbe.org, and on the NPR News App. Android users can listen via the TuneIn radio app as well. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will update soon. Thanks!

 The WCBE Fall Fund drive is coming soon, and we've got big news: for every $25,000 received on or before October 15th, we will eliminate a day of on-air fundraising at the beginning of the drive! So your donation is key!  

Thanks to listener support, WCBE has been able to provide you with the finest news, information, entertainment, and music available on radio today. Each week, nearly 80,000 prove that when they tune in to 90.5 FM.

Ed Miles/Courtesy of the artist / NPR Music

Join NPR Music and WCBE for a live video webcast of Robert Plant and his new band The Sensational Space Shifters, Sunday, September 28, at 8:45pm on wcbe.org! The performance is part of the Nonesuch At BAM festival, from the Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The former Led Zeppelin frontman will perform songs from his new albumlullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, released earlier this month.

Summer is Gone, fall is upon us. Join John Diliberto in the changing of seasons for an Echoes Autumnal Equinox soundscape.  We’ll be hearing music for the passing of summer and sounds celebrating the changing of colors and the coming harvest as we begin our descent into winter. That's coming up on Echoes, Tuesday, September 23rd, starting at 10pm, on 90. FM WCBE.

And the lucky winner is...Kevin Legates! Congratulations, Kevin! Stay tuned to 90.5 FM for the next Monthly Music & More Giveaway!

This Missing Adult Alert has been canceled.

UPDATE: Ms. Fisher has been located safe by law enforcement.

UPDATE: This Missing Adult Alert has been canceled. Mr. Leftridge returned home safe.

Emily Hanford

Not every high schooler wants to go to college - and nearly half of our jobs don't require a bachelor's degree. So, many education experts say it's time to bring vocation education back in full force instead of following a "college is for everyone" philosophy in our schools. We'll explore how vocational programs have changed, and are reshaping debates about the purpose of public schools.

Coming up Saturday, September 20th at 3pm on 90.5FM WCBE.