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The heart of Small Change Day is right here outside our studios on the Fort Hayes campus off Jack Gibbs Boulevard in downtown Columbus.

Trampled By Turtles/David Wax Museum - Fri. June 10th @ The Newport
 Will Hoge - Fri. June 10th @ Rumba Cafe
 The Blasters - Tues. June 14th @ Rumba Cafe
 James McCartney - Thurs. June 16th @ Rumba Cafe
 Billy Joe Shaver - Fri. June 17th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Mutual Benefit - Sat. June 18th @ The Basement
 Blitzen Trapper - Tues. June 21st @ A&R Music Bar
 HoneyHoney - Thurs. June 23rd @ The Basement
 Robert Ellis - Mon. June 27th @ Rumba Cafe

It's that time of the year again! The BIG WCBE Yard Sale is coming up Saturday, May 28th!

Wed. May 18th - Andy Frasco & The U.N. @ Woodland's Tavern
Thurs. May 19th - Plants & Animals @ The Basement - Presented by WCBE
Fri. May 20th - O.A.R. w/ Rusted Root @ Express LiveFri. May 20th - Son Lux @ The Basement - Presented by WCBE
Sat. May 21st - Lindi Ortega @ Rumba Cafe
Sun. May 22nd - The 1975 @ Express Live
Wed. May 25th - Islands @ Skully's

Sun. May 29th - Cave Singers @ Skully's
Mon. May 30th - Rising Appalachia @ Rumba Cafe - Presented by WCBE
Tues. May 31st - Dustbowl Revival @ Woodland's Tavern

Dark Star Jubilee Music Fest & Campout Ticket Giveaway (9am-3pm) 


  • Two tickets to Dark Star Jubilee Music Fest (Dates: MAY 27, 28, 29, 2016)

Description: Camp out and enjoy the sounds of a variety of artists at The 5th Annual Dark Star Jubilee Music Fest & Campout at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio happening May 27th-29th. 

 Jam-Packed Package from Clintonville Outfitters

Bunbury Music Festival Ticket Giveaway (9am-3pm)


  •  Two tickets to  Bunbury Music Festival (Dates: Jun 3 - Jun 5, 2016). The Bunbury Music Festival is a 3-day music festival in Cincinnati, Ohio at Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman's Cove on the banks of the Ohio River.

Jam-Packed Package from Clintonville Outfitters

Nelsonville Music Festival Ticket Giveaway (9am-3pm) 


• Two tickets to  Nelsonville Music Festival (Dates: Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2016)
Description: The Nelsonville Music Festival is an annual four-day music festival located at the Historic Village of Robbins Crossing at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio in Southeastern Ohio.

• Jam-Packed Package from Clintonville Outfitters

April 13th (Wednesday) Staycation - 7am-9am, 3pm-7pm

·        “Staycation”

-Package includes one night stay at The Lofts luxury hotel in downtown Columbus – free valet parking & breakfast for 2

-Gateway movie passes

-Shadowbox passes

-Two passes for PromoWest Fest 

-No donation required; all donations made during sweepstakes automatically registered.

-Call 614-365-5711 or donate to register.


Two tickets to Bonnaroo (Dates: Jun 9 - Jun 12, 2016)

Health Day - 7am-9am, 3pm-7pm 

Health Day Package Sweepstakes Includes

- CoGo Bike Share - 5 single-day passes, a t-shirt and a water bottle  

- Open Sky Spa - $50 certificate 

- Native Cold Pressed Juice Bar - $20 certificate 

- Health From Within - $60 Nutritional Exam 

- Yoga on High - 11 class pass (more info on card)


- Both donations made online & on the phone are eligible 

- Random winner selected, will be notified Wednesday, April 13th

Welcome to 90.5 FM’s Pet Day! Consider this Pet Wars! We want to see which furry or not-so-furry companion reigns supreme when you donate in the name of animal pal. Plus, when you donate at the $90.50 level or above, you can receive a limited edition, limited-availability WCBE pet tag! This way your pet can show off their love for WCBE, too!

Puzzle & Games Sweepstakes (midnight to midnight)

This fun sweepstakes includes:

The New York Times Will Shortz’s Favorite Puzzlemakers

- The New York Times Will Shortz’s Favorite Puzzlemakers features 100 crosswords made by the best in the business; plus who they are and how they do it!

- 4 (Four) Origins Game Fair 5 Day Passes 

Provided by GAMA (Game Manufacturer’s Association)

Dates: June 15 – 19, 2016

Here are some quick details about the Prairie Home Companion Sweepstakes!

-The sweepstakes runs from 12AM Saturday, April 9th - 11:59PM Sunday, April 10th. 

-2 tickets (Will Call) to The Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, on June 11th at 4:45 p.m. CT (last PHC show is July 1st)

-No donation necessary

-Both donations made online & on the phone are eligible

-Random winner selected, will be notified Monday, April 11th

It’s that time again when we request our volunteers for their wonderful enthusiasm to help out in the phone room during WCBE’s Spring 2016 Fund Drive! The dates of the drive are Thursday April 7th – Friday April 15th. Please view the phone shift schedule below and contact volunteer coordinator Jon McKnight if you'd like to volunteer one or more shifts. When submitting your requested dates please note the following:

1. List your preferred shifts in order of preference (rate them with 1 being the most desirable).

 Pigeons Playing Ping Pong St. Patrick's Day Bash   -   Thurs. March 17th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Vance Joy/Blind Pilot  -   Mon. March 21st @ Express Live!
 Pete Yorn  -  Wed. March 23rd @ The Newport
 Dr. Dog/Wild Child -  Tues. March 29th @ The Newport
 Steve Kimock  -   Fri. April 1st @ Woodland's Tavern
 Larry Keel - Sat. April 2nd @ Woodland's Tavern

Matthew Spurlock

The Warp Drive has returned! 

The concept is simple:  the more money we raise during the Warp Drive, the shorter we can make the regular Spring on-air fundraiser.  Some public radio stations who tried this experiment were able to cancel all but one day of their on-air fundraiser.  In WCBE’s case, we can cancel a day of on air fundraising for every $28,000 raised in advanced. 

Soak up your Sunday with the sounds of local!

Join us for a taste of Blues, Bluegrass & Celtic tunes on February 21st at Byrnes Pub for a concert to benefit WCBE 90.5 FM!

Gaelic Storm -  Fri. Feb. 19th @ The Newport Lotus - Sat. Feb. 20th @ Express Live! - presented by WCBE! Whitey Morgan & The 78's/Cody Jinks - Sat. Feb.

This holiday season, WCBE partners with DNO Produce to help feed families throughout the central Ohio community. For every donation made to WCBE up through December 31st, DNO will donate 2 lbs of fresh produce to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.

Your support helps this radio station, and also helps those less fortunate. Donations can be made on our website here or by mail; WCBE's mailing address is:

Come celebrate a Buckeye victory with WCBE Ohio State Alumni! FREE admission!

Are you ready to tailgate but stay Toasty-Warm? Then join us on Saturday, November 28th from 9am-5pm at Woodlands Tavern on 3rd Avenue in Grandview for our third annual "Beat Michigan" party! The game will be powered up on multiple big screen tv’s (inside and outside)! Watch the BIG-GAME rivalry between O-S-U and Michigan with us and enjoy free catering from Great Point Kitchen!

Doors open at 9AM and the game kicks-off at noon.