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


4:55 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

New VIP Perks Announced

20th Century Design Market runs Sept. 28-30.
Columbus Museum of Art

Three new ticket offerings are available to current VIP members.

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Music Events
11:36 am
Sun August 5, 2012

Goodale Park Music Series: Spikedrivers Canceled

Today's show has been canceled due to severe storm alerts. We're so sorry and will see you back at the park next Sunday with Mary Adam 12. Details...

5:10 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Membership Perks for VIPs

VIP Members will be on a guest list or provided with tickets for the event they choose to attend. Register by contacting our membership director, Richelle Antczak McCuen

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2:36 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

New VIP Concerts Announced

VIPs receive great benefits!

WCBE is excited to offer our VIP members a chance to attend the following sponsored concerts:

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WCBE Event
5:15 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Charity Happy Hour for WCBE

Join us for happy hour at the Hills Market.
Hills Market

Every Wednesday a guest bartender joins us on The Hills Market Veranda to help support a charity or organization of his or her choice. Stop in for wine, beer and $7.99 large one-topping pizzas. Proceeds from the sale of all pizzas between 6 and 8:30 p.m. will be donated to the bartender’s chosen charity; in this case - WCBE. No reservations are required.

This week's bartender is Dan Mushalko representing WCBE!

WCBE Event
5:04 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Cinema Classics Kickoff Party

Cinema Classics Kickoff Party
Cinema Classics

Cinema Classics Kickoff Party
Friday, August 03, 2012 
(6:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Gateway Film Center

Celebrate the launch of Cinema Classics with WCBE's own Johnny DiLoretto and John DeSando at 6 PM on Friday, August 3 before the premiere of DR. STRANGELOVE at 7 PM. Talk with John and Johnny about your favorite classic films while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Bar tended by celebrity bartender & WCBE staff member, Jim Coe.

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WCBE Event
3:50 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Big Easy Express + Festival Express

The Big Easy Express will screen at Studio 35 on Monday, August 13.

Join WCBE as we climb on board for a vibrant, raucous, musical railway adventure on Monday, August 13, 2012 for WCBE + Big Easy Express.

Doors open at 5pm, with a screening of our opening film, Festival Express, at 6pm. Join us for these two films and your chance to win tickets for the Mumford & Sons sold-out show.

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4:40 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Volatility: the New Reality

In my recent travels I've spoken with portfolio managers, analysts, and researchers from a wide variety of disciplines. The consensus of opinion is that we will continue to face market volatility as we move forward. Active portfolio management emphasizes diversification, focus, and a long-term perspective. ~ Joseph Chornyak, Sr.
While it may appear as though though there's a buy-and-hold strategy behind portfolio strategies today, what's really happening is that sound investing principles, those principles that have stood the test of time, are still in play.
4:27 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

New venue for All Good music festival

Julie Ellis, Huntington resident, has been to All Good the last five years and says that the festival is more than just music it is a community too.
For its 16th annual music and camping event, All Good Festival will find a new home in Thornville, OH. July 19-22 nearly 50 bands and hundreds of music lovers will gather for a weekend for a diverse blend of rock, bluegrass, funk, electronica, hip-hop and unforgettable memories.
2:21 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Readers' Poll: TV, Radio & Web

Columbus Monthly Readers' Poll 2012
Columbus Monthly

Thanks WCBE 90.5 FM listeners and Columbus Monthly Magazine readers for voting us BEST PUBLIC RADIO STATION in the CM Best of Poll! Here are the results.

3:09 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Attend the Hottest Concerts of the Summer as a WCBE VIP

Here is a complete concert listing of upcoming VIP events for summer 2012. Concerts include Gomez, Blind Pilot, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Left Over Salmon and more. 

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2:35 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? mourns the passing of beloved announcer, Jim Packard

The cast and crew of Whad’Ya Know? are devastated by the loss of our dear friend, Jim Packard. “Jim was my only successful long-term relationship,” Feldman said. “He was simply the best and irreplaceable,” he concluded.
Jim Packard started his WPR career as a news reader in 1981. For nearly thirty years listeners enjoyed his work on Larry Meiller and Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? He will be dearly missed. On the Loss of Our Friend and Colleague Jim Packard Wisconsin Public Radio is sad to announce the death of our longtime friend and colleague, Jim Packard.
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Station News
12:41 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

New Website Announcement

WCBE is pleased to announce the release of our new website.  

By updating our site,, we’ve been able to improve navigation, connect listeners with our staff, and provide an enhanced online companion to our on-air signal.

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11:19 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Spring Membership Drive Falls Short

WCBE completed our spring membership drive which fell behind goal. If you donated, THANK YOU!

If you missed your chance to support the news and eclectic music, please consider helping us raise the remaining $80,000 needed by June 15th to pay for the programs you love to listen to.

You can donate online at anytime…and thanks in advance for doing your part to support independent public radio.

Upcoming VIP Events
5:15 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Spring + Summer 2012 VIP Events

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

  • VIP events will be announced on the website as they are organized and confirmed.  Email addresses are required for event updates.
  • Valid for 1 year from the date of donation.
  • VIP members also receive a WCBE branded 1GB flash drive, and VIP member key chain.

Below is a list of available VIP events member can choose from.


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Movie Reviews
12:51 pm
Fri December 7, 2001


"Dad wanted to make Legos out of wood for me, but he only made two pieces."

I lived in a cooperative in the mid-seventies -? it was not pretty: dirty dishes and not-so-free love were the ties that died daily. Nobody would respect a schedule for cleaning, and no one would admit that the idea of faithful mates was a good thing. I suspect Sir Thomas More and Nathaniel Hawthorne found this out as well in "Utopia" and "Brooke Farm." Maybe not the dishes, but for sure the free love.

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Movie Reviews
12:05 pm
Fri December 7, 2001


Steve Martin in \"Novocaine\"

Helena Bonham Carter on the loose to bilk dentists of their drugs is the best fear generator of the film.

Maybe a touch of laughing gas would have helped me understand if "Novocaine" is supposed to be a black comedy, film noir, or just a mouthful of decay. The last item is where I lean -? I longed for the "Marathon Man"?s clean horror, not this wimpy plot with turns barely qualifying for twists.

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