Membership News

We are excited to announce two new incentives offered with our Signature Level ($90.50) and our Premium Level ($125)! Read more...

This hour from 1pm - 2pm (Friday, April 4th), our renewing members will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar!

And the winner of the Nelsonville Festival giveaway is...WCBE member Jennifer Belemu! Jennifer's name was selected at random for the giveaway. Congratulations!

The winner of this giveaway is Matthew Warner! Congratulations! His name was selected at random for the giveaway. From Matthew:

I usually listen to NPR in my car just because it always has news I'm interested in, and music to discover. I really like world music, and jazz - I listen to NPR quite a bit. I'm really excited to win these tickets!

Today (April 3rd) during Morning Edition, an anonymous family foundation will MATCH your donation! The foundation will give WCBE 1 dollar for every dollar you pledge IF we're able to reach our fundraising goal of $5,000 before 9am.

That means $50 turns into $100; $100 turns into $200. We have a limited number of matching offers throughout the drive, so if you're considering a donation to WCBE don't wait! Your donation this morning will help us earn an extra $5,000 - that's an additional dollar for each dollar given to WCBE over the next two hours!


VIP members receive a WCBE branded 2GB flash drive, a VIP member key chain, and a pair of tickets to an upcoming station partner’s event. Our fall partners include Shadowbox Live, the Gateway Cinema, COSI, Columbus Museum of Art, and Promowest Productions.

Further details about making a donation at our VIP Level can be directed to our membership dept at (614) 365-5555.

As you renew your support to WCBE or give for the first-time, consider directing your donation to our member match pool.

Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members: Gaelic Storm, Temples, Sam Roberts Band and more!


In support of WCBE’s winter fundraising campaign, just over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce is being donated to those struggling with hunger

We LOVE our members, and this Valentine’s Day weekend we’d like to share our love of public radio with other WCBE listeners at our Member Appreciation Party.

It’s time for our 4th annual dinner at Alana’s! WCBE invites you to join our staff for an evening of delicious dining featuring cuisine made from local, seasonal ingredients sourced from Ohio farms - on Monday, January 27th at Alana’s Food and Wine


Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members: Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, and more!


Every holiday season Central Ohio communities and businesses come together to help those in need. And this season we invite you to join WCBE's local effort to fight hunger. Now through December 31, GreenBEAN Delivery will donate two pounds of fresh produce to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank for every donation WCBE receives.  
UPDATE: Between 12/22 - 12/28, GreenBEAN Delivery will increase their donation to FOUR POUNDS of fresh produce for every donation WCBE receives.


Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members: Papadosio, The Wailers, Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams, and Infamous Stringdusters w/Paper Bird.

Come celebrate a Buckeye victory with WCBE Ohio State Alumni!

Join us on Saturday, November 30th from 9am-5pm at Woodlands Tavern for OSU v. Michigan! The game will be up on multiple big screen tv’s, and there will be a complementary all-you-can-eat pizza buffet from Mikey’s Late Night Slice.


Congratulations to renewing member, Daniel Gideon! He is the winner of our iPad Mini Giveaway, held on Friday, October 18 during on our fall on-air fundraiser.  

Dan writes, "Normally, I wait until the eleventh hour at the end of the year to donate to WCBE.  Also, I don’t normally spend too much time listening during fund drives.  This time I listened more than usual, and I learned a lot about the station and the various programs that need support.  

WCBE has a wide variety of programs, from All Things Considered and BBC World News, to Blue Collar, Global Village, World Café, there’s programming for different tastes and different moods.  People in this area are truly blessed to have such an eclectic, informative, and entertaining radio station.  

I was swept up in the enthusiasm of the station reaching its goal, and I had the added incentive of possibly winning an iPad Mini.  I never expected to win, but I’m very glad that I did.  Keep up the good work, WCBE!  Thank you very much!"

The staff at WCBE thanks each listener, volunteer, and business who supported us during our recent membership campaign. We are proud to announce we hit our fall membership goal, raising $265,000. 

Donations like yours help the NPR news and eclectic music you rely thrive. If you didn't have a chance to give, please do so today! 

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Congratulations to renewing member, Bill Hoza! 

Bill writes, "You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” ― Woody Allen

"Needless to say I'm not reaching a 100 because I'm not giving up WCBE (coffee and beer are also excluded) in favor of hours of repetitive Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber classics -- it is my guess that you would have to be crazy not to support WCBE."

Antczak McCuen/WCBE

This giveaway is for all you procrastinators out there! Today is the last day of our on-air fundraiser, and as of this morning we have $39,268.99 left to raise by 7pm today. McTigue & McGinnis Law Firm has once again come forward to inspire you to donate by giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky listener. 

Give at our Premium Level and you’ll receive 1 pound of ‘CBE Special Blend full-bean organic coffee, and a 'CBE coffee scoop.