Richelle Antczak McCuen

Independent Consultant

After an exciting, challenging and very eventful career at WCBE, I have chosen to step-down from my position as full-time membership director. I will continue to support the station as an independent consultant.

I have enjoyed my 13+ years at WCBE and appreciate having had the opportunity to help facilitate over $6 million dollars in donations from listeners.  I will miss my colleagues, our members, volunteers and the station overall.

Dr. Seuss is quoted as saying, "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." That's exactly how I feel right now. Thank you for all the smiles over the years - the many, many smiles!

Membership related questions can be directed to the WCBE Membership department at or by phone at 614-365-5555. As an independent consultant to the station, I can still be reached at


Community Event
12:10 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

WCBE Invite: CCS Board Meeting Presentation

Credit Columbus City Schools

UPDATE: If you missed the Feb. 5, 2013 Board of Education meeting including WCBE's presentation - you can listen to the audio hereThe beginning of the presentation begins at 20 minutes in with an introduction from Dr. Harris.

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Benefits: Tax Information
3:54 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Fair Market Value of WCBE Benefits

Credit 401K / FLICKR

For tax purposes, the IRS stipulates that a charitable gift is deductible only to the extent that it exceeds the fair market value of any premium or benefit you receive in return.  Thank-you gift fair market values are as follows:

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Holiday Fundraising - RESULTS
5:45 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery to donate 4,277lbs of fresh produce to Mid-Ohio Foodbank

Following three successful food drives, organic produce and natural grocery delivery service gives back to those in need in Columbus.

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Membership News
4:25 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

First Half - Fiscal Year Membership Goal Met

At central Ohio's NPR station, fundraising is a team effort and the most important members of our team are... YOU!

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Fitness Promotion
12:01 am
Wed January 2, 2013

It's a New Year! Time for a new YOU.

Help keep public radio AND yourself fit in 2013!

It’s a New Year, time for a new you.  This month only (January 1-31,  2013), the first 125 listeners who donate to WCBE will receive a complimentary one-month pass to Metro Fitness Gyms and two one-day tickets to the Arnold Fitness EXPO, March 1-3.  

Give your money a workout; donate online today to the WCBE Fund and help keep public radio AND yourself fit in 2013. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Upcoming VIP Events
12:44 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Dec. 2012 - Feb. 2013 VIP Concerts Announced

Credit WCBE 90.5FM

Eleven new ticket offerings are available to current VIP members including The Werks, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Keller Williams, George Clinton and more!

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Holiday Fundraising
4:07 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

WCBE 3rd Annual Food Drive

Credit Janet Adams | Business First

NEW: December 17 - 26th, GreenB.E.A.N Delivery will INCREASE their donation to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank from 2 pounds to 4 pounds of fresh produce for every donation given to WCBE!

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery and WCBE-FM kick off third annual food drive to benefit Mid-Ohio Food Bank 

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2:31 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

"Buckeyes Beat Michigan" WCBE Fundraising Bash

Support local businesses, great public radio & the Buckeyes all in one day with “Buckeyes Beat Michigan” WCBE Fundraising Bash!

Join WCBE Ohio State alumni as we cheer the Buckeyes to victory on Saturday, November 24th at Woodland’s Tavern in Grandview. 

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6:43 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Fund Drive: It's Over. Or is it?

$48,129.50 remains between us and our goal.

The fall fund drive is over. Well, we hit the 7pm mark on our scheduled last day with $48,129.50 left to raise. So then, it's not really least for the staff of WCBE.

We plan to take a few days to re-coop, crunch the numbers and then formulate a plan. Plan? What type of plan??

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Fall 2012 Fundraiser
9:22 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Fund Drive: Is It Almost Over? You Decide.


UPDATE: 10/17/12 @7pm
The drive is now over and we still need $48,129.50 in listener donations. Check back soon to hear how this shortfall will affect WCBE listeners.

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Mobile Matching Gift
4:00 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Mobile Donations Matched Until 10pm

Donate through our new mobile donation form and your dollars will be matched!
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WCBE’s fall fund drive is almost over, and if you haven’t made a donation yet - what are you waiting for? You’re probably busy driving home from work, making dinner, or working out and are telling yourself “you’ll donate, but later”.

WCBE has a timely solution for you.

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11:08 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Avoid Future Interruption

Cash, check, credit cards - we accept all types of donations, large and small.

WCBE stays on the air and remains a strong voice in the central Ohio community when listeners pay for the programs they listen to. Our fall fundraiser comes to an end in just two days and if you haven’t given yet, it’s important that you give now because its listener support that makes everything we do possible.

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Membership Sweepstakes
12:52 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

This contest has closed. Thank you.

Winners will be notified by phone and email on October 24. Packages will be ready for pickup at WCBE on October 30, 2012

12:33 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Public Radio Funnies
Millard Draudt

We LOVE this public radio rap uploaded to you tube by cadamole (featuring J. Sullivan)! And, these comics designed especially for WCBE by local comic, Millard Draudt.

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Member Portal Incentive
8:39 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Earn WCBE an Extra $25

Update or create your member profile today!

As listenership grows, so does WCBE’s membership base. Every listener plays an important role in WCBE’s success and we’d like to keep in touch with you.

If ever given a gift to WCBE, then you’re in our database. This week (10/11-10/17/12), you can help us reach our goal by going online to and updating your member profile through our newly released member portal. 

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Fall 2012 Fundraiser
12:59 am
Thu October 11, 2012

You Make It Possible!

Our coffee blend was created by our dear friend and die-hard 'CBE fan, Thatcher Ely. We remember him fondly with every cup.
Credit Vanessa Prentice

There are many things you can trust will happen each day.  There will be chores to do, places to go, calls to make, and meals to enjoy. While you’re going about your life, you want to know what is happening in the world around you.

When it comes to keeping up with your world and community, WCBE 90.5FM is your trusted source! You know when you tune in everyday; you can count on receiving up to the minute news, interesting perspectives from around the world, and music you enjoy.

What motivates this kind of coverage?  Your trust.  And what makes it possible?  Your gift of financial support.

For 56 years, WCBE has served the central Ohio community with quality public radio programming: world, national and local news, diverse music, and a variety of other shows that entertain, inform, and keep you in touch with the world around you.

We invite you to help grow and sustain our cultural and educational landscape through a donation to The WCBE Fund. Our fall fund drive begins today.  It’s an opportunity to speak directly to listeners about WCBE and our mission to be your trusted source for all things public radio.  Like you, we want to get back to normal programming as quickly as possible.  Your gift of  $90.50, $150, $365, or any amount you can provide will help WCBE 90.5FM get that much closer to the goal of finishing the drive successfully and returning to the trusted, uninterrupted, music and news you count on.

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Upcoming VIP Events
2:29 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Fund Drive VIP Perks Announced

Undecided VIP Membership
Undecided VIP Members may choose to redeem their VIP membership at any time during the next year.

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Station News
7:05 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

WCBE Voted Best of Columbus Media

WCBE is a reader favorite in the 2012 This, That or The Other Poll.

Two "Best of's" in one year, we're flattered! Recently, WCBE received word we took home a title in the Other Paper's This, That or The Other Poll. The category was Best of Columbus: Media.

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3:20 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Newest Member Tee: Color Chosen By Fans

The winning color and design of our newest member tee!
Credit Gildan

The votes from our "Help Us Choose" Facebook poll have been tallied!

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12:56 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Thinking Beyond Fixed-Income Investments

I hope you enjoy my video this month on fixed-income investments. Back in the old days, people would say, "Well, as we approach retirement, we have more in bonds and CD's because that provides us with a steady flow of income." Well today, with interest rates as low as they are, you can't survive on income that's in the 1.5 to 2% range. I believe that you have to look at alternatives. I'd be glad to speak to you personally about your financial investment needs and concerns. Please contact me at 614-888-2121 or send an e-mail to
Today, with interest rates at 60-year lows, it's extremely difficult to get the income that we need from traditional types of fixed-income investments. For example, dividend-paying stocks may provide an income stream that is higher than today's fixed-income bonds. You can't just look at income in a vacuum, you have to consider the impact of inflation and taxes.