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WCBE blog entries

There are a lot of myths about public radio.  Big mahogany desks.  Limousines.  Gold-plated microphones.  None of these are here at WCBE.  In an effort to correct these myths, WCBE has produced this series of our fiscal facts and foibles to set the record straight.

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My Experience at WCBE

Aug 2, 2013

My name is Nadia Cummings. I am a junior at Eastmoor Academy High School. My favorite subjects in school are math and gym. I plan on attending a four year college in Atlanta after I graduate high school. although I'm not sure what I want to major in yet. Some things I enjoy doing outside of school are hanging out with my friends, going to church and volunteering. I also love to play Softball. I have been playing for 3 years as a first baseman and occasionally the pitcher.

Internship Experience At WCBE

Jul 26, 2013

Hi, my name is Greg Tomaszycki.  I'm 22 years old and I live in Ohio.  I am currently attending Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI.  Some of the things I enjoy doing are hunting, writing, playing ping pong, and video games.  I also enjoy listening to music.  Some of my favorite artists are the Beatles, Who, Styx, and Queen.

We're celebrating this week Talk of the Nation's 21 years of news, conversations and stories, as well as those who brought the show to air each weekday afternoon. Others are saluting the program right alongside us. Highlights magazine wanted to do something special as well.

Reason #0.32 To Love NPR

Apr 23, 2013

It doesn't take much, but it means a lot. The yearly federal contribution to public radio per American is $0.32.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

The Curious Listener: Ringing In The Laughter

Apr 22, 2013

Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi are a dynamic duo with a reputation for irreverent banter served alongside advice on automobiles and other of life's paramount dilemmas.

Each week you can hear the best of the past 25 years of their show on public radio stations and online. But some audience members hope for a different kind of listening experience.

NPR Generation Listen: Join The Tribe

Apr 21, 2013

Were you a backseat baby? Were you strapped into your car seat and forced to listen to NPR in the 80's and 90's? If so, high fives to your smart parents.

If you weren't force-fed, how did you discover us? We want to know. It's high time we got to know you in an intentional and meaningful way.

Join us on a new on-ramp to NPR that is quietly gaining speed: Generation Listen.

An Open Letter To Backseat Babies Everywhere

Apr 21, 2013

Dear Backseat Baby,

Hey. Yeah you, in the backseat! I know you're trying to pretend like you're not listening to whatever it is Mom or Dad have droning on through the car speakers, but you should listen up. It might not seem terribly important at the moment, but there are a lot of us working on the other side of that radio, and some day, you might too.

When you listen to NPR on your local Member Station, the audio always sounds so pleasant and calm. The programming floats along, bouncing seamlessly from one topic to another, from one program to another, going off without a hitch.

Except when it doesn't.

Over the last 42 years, there have been plenty of glitches, snags, slip-ups and utter meltdowns when it comes to using the technical tools for recording and playing audio. A few employees agreed to tell us about some of these less-than-perfect moments.

An Entire Show, Cut to Bits

Free music, air conducting contests, pub-love and original illustrations (of Beethoven nonetheless). Oh, and more free music.

My Week-Long Internship At WCBE

Apr 12, 2013

My name is Patrick Lenzotti. I am 15 and I live in Ohio. I am currently a freshman in high school and I have a lot of my life ahead of me. I run track and cross country, I play the viola and I like to listen to music. My favorite artists are Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, the Smiths, the Strokes, Bruno Mars, Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys, Tyler the Creator, and I listen to a whole lot more.