Membership News

All Good Music Festival
All Good Music Festival

Make a donation today by phone at (614) 365-5711 before 12pm and you’ll automatically be entered into our Festival Ticket Giveaway, which includes a pair of tickets to the All Good Music Festival & Campout.


Today begins our spring on-air fundraiser! We'd like to kick off the drive with a matching donation from an anonymous family foundation. The foundation will give WCBE 50 cents for every dollar you pledge IF we’re able to reach our fundraising goal of $5,000 before 9am.

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Since 1956, WCBE has served the central Ohio community with quality public radio programming: world, national and local news, diverse music, and a variety of other shows that entertain, inform, and keep you in touch with the world around you.


Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members: Lucero,Todd Rundgren, The Avett Bros., Dropkick Murphy's, Dawes w/ Shovels & Rope, Alabama Shakes.

Please contact our membership director for complete information at (614) 365-5555 x 251.


The following tickets are available to current VIP members and include: JJ Grey & Mofro, Jim James, and Victor Wooten. Please contact our membership director for complete information at (614) 365-5555 x 251.

All concerts are at the Newport Music Hall.

It’s that time again when we request your wonderful enthusiasm for WCBE’s Spring 2013 Membership Campaign: Thursday, April 18 – Friday, April 26, 2013.

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, March 18th at Alana’s Food and Wine. *This event also qualifies for our VIP BOGO offer.*

Four new ticket offerings are available to current VIP members including: Ryan Bingham, JJ Grey & Mofro, Jim James, and Victor Wooten. Please contact our membership director for complete information at (614) 365-5555 x 251.

Columbus City Schools
Columbus City Schools

UPDATE: If you missed the Feb. 5, 2013 Board of Education meeting including WCBE's presentation - you can listen to the audio hereThe beginning of the presentation begins at 20 minutes in with an introduction from Dr. Harris.

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For tax purposes, the IRS stipulates that a charitable gift is deductible only to the extent that it exceeds the fair market value of any premium or benefit you receive in return.  Thank-you gift fair market values are as follows:

Following three successful food drives, organic produce and natural grocery delivery service gives back to those in need in Columbus.

At central Ohio's NPR station, fundraising is a team effort and the most important members of our team are... YOU!

It’s a New Year, time for a new you.  This month only (January 1-31,  2013), the first 125 listeners who donate to WCBE will receive a complimentary one-month pass to Metro Fitness Gyms and two one-day tickets to the Arnold Fitness EXPO, March 1-3.  

Give your money a workout; donate online today to the WCBE Fund and help keep public radio AND yourself fit in 2013. HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Eleven new ticket offerings are available to current VIP members including The Werks, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Keller Williams, George Clinton and more!

Janet Adams | Business First

NEW: December 17 - 26th, GreenB.E.A.N Delivery will INCREASE their donation to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank from 2 pounds to 4 pounds of fresh produce for every donation given to WCBE!

Green B.E.A.N. Delivery and WCBE-FM kick off third annual food drive to benefit Mid-Ohio Food Bank 

Support local businesses, great public radio & the Buckeyes all in one day with “Buckeyes Beat Michigan” WCBE Fundraising Bash!

Join WCBE Ohio State alumni as we cheer the Buckeyes to victory on Saturday, November 24th at Woodland’s Tavern in Grandview. 


The fall fund drive is over. Well, we hit the 7pm mark on our scheduled last day with $48,129.50 left to raise. So then, it's not really over...at least for the staff of WCBE.

We plan to take a few days to re-coop, crunch the numbers and then formulate a plan. Plan? What type of plan??


UPDATE: 10/17/12 @7pm
The drive is now over and we still need $48,129.50 in listener donations. Check back soon to hear how this shortfall will affect WCBE listeners.



WCBE’s fall fund drive is almost over, and if you haven’t made a donation yet - what are you waiting for? You’re probably busy driving home from work, making dinner, or working out and are telling yourself “you’ll donate, but later”.

WCBE has a timely solution for you.