The Dial Log

12:02 am
Fri October 18, 2013

WCBE: We're Constantly Broke Everyday

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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The Dial Log
12:43 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

My Experience at WCBE

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.

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The Dial Log
3:33 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Internship Experience At WCBE

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.

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12:16 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

NPR In The News: The Neal Conan Highlights Edition

Highlights magazine saluted Talk of the Nation with this "Check... and Double Check" game featuring Neal Conan.
Highlights magazine

Originally published on Thu June 27, 2013 11:03 am

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.

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This Is NPR
4:14 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Reason #0.32 To Love NPR


Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 2:35 pm

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

This Is NPR
11:07 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

The Curious Listener: Ringing In The Laughter

Katie Burk NPR

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 5:31 pm

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.

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This Is NPR
5:14 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

NPR Generation Listen: Join The Tribe

Betsy Martin NPR

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 6:12 pm

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.

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This Is NPR
5:08 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

An Open Letter To Backseat Babies Everywhere

Masks created for NPR's Friday Night Spin party, featuring journalists (l-r) Melissa Block, Ken Rudin, Carl Kasell and Ari Shapiro.
Jess Schreibstein

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 5:15 pm

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.

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Behind the Stories
10:25 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Forty Years Of Oops: A Look Back At Some Of NPR's Greatest Goofs

Reel-to-reel NPR audio tapes from the mid-1990s.

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 2:41 pm

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

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Station Stories
10:23 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Public Displays Of Affection: Artists & Fans Celebrate Local Music Stations

Maxine Frost Classical KING FM

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 5:55 pm

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

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The Dial Log
11:42 am
Fri April 12, 2013

My Week-Long Internship At WCBE

WCBE high school intern, Patrick Lenzotti, records a promo for on-air.

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. 

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