Broadcast Bits

 By now, you’ve probably heard about the proposed 2018 Federal budget – and its elimination of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).  It’s been all over the news today.

This note isn’t meant to be political.  My purpose isn’t to criticize or cajole…to kindle contempt or commendation.  It’s purely to inform.

WCBE Wins Rusty Hub Cap For Oldest Vehicle Donation!


 WCBE GM Dan Mushalko at the top of this email, attempting to put that "Rusty Hubcap" to use)!

Updated 2017-01-28 11:51

We are having problems with our web stream. It is working now, however we are having intermittent internet outages - taking our web stream temporarily down. There way be a bit of choppiness this weekend. We'll keep you updated as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience!

Updated: 2017-01-23 14:48

We've narrowed the issue to our STL line (a special AT&T line that carries the audio from our studios to LeVeque Tower). Paul's at LeVeque now waiting for an AT&T tech; we're trying to get our trouble ticket escalated, too.

Updated: 2017-01-23 14:31

Finding Resiliency with Gene Smith and Creating Inclusivity with Katie Smith

You Inc. Episode Three, Segment One


Find out how Gene Smith, master of OSU Athletic Dpt. finds Resiliency for himself, his family, and his staff, even using emojis! And receive practical, easy ways to increase your ability to be resilient through any challenge!

Links and book resources for segment one.

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Unleashing Creativity with Jami Goldstein and Welcoming Challenge with Gregg Dodd

You Inc. Episode Two, Segment One

Jami Goldstein and Unleashing Creativity- Find out how to get back your highly creative self and the capacity to trust your creative instincts. Hear how Jami does this in her own life and brings it to her mission for creative capacity for all.

Links and book resources for segment one.

From holiday party etiquette to classic Christmas tales, and quirky holiday music - WCBE is your jolly Yuletide companion this Christmas weekend! Take a little peek at our special shows coming up soon - is your favorite show on WCBE's great programming list?

Harnessing Dreams with Cheryl Harrison and the Gift of Giving with Josh Miller

You Inc. Episode One Segment One 

Cheryl Harrison and Harnessing Dreams- Listen to how you can harness your dreams through Lucid dreaming and hear Cheryl’s recurring dream and what it means.

Links and book resources for segment one.

Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams

Fetal Dreams 

While you’re preparing your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, we invite you to feast your ears, as well!  We have a great line-up of special programs through the day…including the pilot for a local show for which we’d love your feedback.

WCBE will be providing live election coverage from NPR. Our regularly scheduled programming will be pre-empted Tuesday evening from 8pm - Midnight.

 Join us for the Trekkie Trivia Challenge! WCBE is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek's first episode airing (The Man Trap, Sept. 8, 1966, NBC). Later today, at 2:00 PM, we'll play Star Trek themed songs, and we'll have our first Trekkie Trivia Challenge - where you will have the opportunity to ask our Alpha Geek trivia questions about the show. We'll also be live streaming the Trekkie Trivia Challenge via Facebook!  It'll be more fun than a barrel of tribbles! Live long and prosper! 

WCBE is currently not broadcasting from our Newark transmitter. We have several complicating factors, that have lead to our Newark signal being off-air;, however, two main factors plague us at the moment.

One is our tower lease in Newark.  There's a payment glitch we're working on with our owner (Columbus City Schools).  We are hopefully that this issue will be resolved resolved by August 23rd.

Another issue is our physical transmitter there.  It's over 25 years old now, far beyond its design life.  Getting a new transmitter is the ultimate solution for this element.

Weather permitting, WCBE will be off the air later this morning maintenance work needs to be completed a the top the LeVeque Tower,where 90.5's transmitter resides.

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 wcbe.org. 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. 

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

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

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!

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

Selected Shorts: Going to Extremes with Guest Host David Sedaris

November 22nd at 7am

"Pilgrams" by Julie Orringer performed by Jill Eikenberry

"The Life You Save May be Your Own" by Flannery O'Connor performed by Lois Smith

Selected Shorts: John Updike Redux with Guest Host Janes Kaczmerek

November 15th at 7am

"Unstuck," by John Updike, performed by Jane Kaczmerek

"Playing with Dynamite," performed by Sally Field