WCBE was a fan of American sports and civil rights hero, Jackie Robinson, before being one was "cool."
Back in early winter 2007, WCBE music history reporter Jack Marchbanks researched, wrote and produced a retrospective on Jackie Robinson to note the 60th anniversary (April 15, 2007) of Robinson breaking the "color barrier" in major league baseball.
The WCBE Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 1st starting at 8am in front of our studios at the Fort Hayes Campus, located at 540 Jack Gibbs Blvd in Columbus. You can donate Goodwill acceptble items beforehand for the sale from May 27th through May 31st. All proceeds benefit WCBE! Any items not sold at our yard sale will be given to Goodwill. Don't forget to mark your calendar! See you there!
Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3pm on America Abroad, it's an update of a previous program. While largely Muslim today, the Middle East is also the birthplace of Christianity, Judaism, and other religions. They're in the minority, along with many Muslim sects. With the rise of Islamist political parties, what rights and protections can minority religious groups expect? We'll look at the Alawites of Syria, Jewish life in Tunisia, Christians and Baha'is in Egypt, and more this Saturday, May 11th at 3pm, on 90.5 FM, WCBE Columbus!
Coming up this Saturday, March 2nd at 3pm, it's "Life in 2030": Robots that fight fires, cars that drive themselves, clothes that prevent illness—are they the stuff of science fiction? Or are they more likely than we think? “Life in 2030,” a one-hour special from the radio series Engineers of the New Millennium, explores the latest discoveries to give listeners an idea of how technology will shape our lives in the not-too-distant future.
Coming up on the next America Abroad: From unrest in the Middle East, to a rising China, to Europe's economic woes, the next Obama administration will face a series of foreign policy challenges. As President Obama's second term gets underway, we'll examine the major foreign policy issues on his plate.
Tune in for this edition of America Abroad this Saturday, February 23rd, on 90.5 FM WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark!
We're back in Newark! After years of searching, researching, and wrangling, WCBE is on the air in the Newark/Granville area once again. Our return required a frequency move: we're now broadcasting there at 106.3 FM.
The geography of the area blocks our main frequency of 90.5 FM. When we had to power down several years ago due to interference with a new rock station in Columbus, listeners in that "blacked-out" region could no longer tune in to our dulcet tones and tunes. We're persistent broadcast buggers, though, and we've kept working at the issue ever since.
Coming up this Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, it's The Blue Note Sound! It's our third special for African-American history month. The Blue Note record label attracted many of the true giants in jazz, bringing African-American artists into the attention of the mainstream, changing the direction of jazz forever.
Join us thisSaturday, February 9th, at 3pm for this hour-long Black History Month radio program. This special features milestone conversations with Maya Angelou and lauded African Americans who tell the stories of a culture through the entertainment industry, award-winning music, opportunities for philanthropy and the pursuit of peace. Join a Grammy, Emmy, Academy Award, Golden Globe and Nobel Prize winning group of voices with the poetic, historical commentary of Maya Angelou. Guests include:
Coming up this Monday, Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen co-hosts with Ira Glass as This American Life explores cases of doppelgangers, doubles, evil twins and not-so-evil twins. Tune in for This American Life Monday night at 7pm, on 90.5 FM!