Membership News


Congratulations to renewing member, Rachel Clark! She is the winner of our iPad Mini Giveaway, held on Monday, April 22nd during on our spring on-air fundraiser.  


Today (April 22) during All Things Considered, an anonymous family foundation will MATCH your donation! 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 7pm.

Make a donation today before 3pm and you’ll automatically be entered into our iPad Mini Giveaway, sponsored by Chornyak & Associates.  

Mike Wallace

Everyone's talking about living a more sustainable life. We’d all like to have less of an impact on the environment, and here’s a way to do just that AND support the programs you love on WCBE…become a Sustaining Member


Chornyak & Associates encourages listeners to donate to WCBE from 4-7pm today. When you do they will double your donation with a matching gift of $5,000. This is a dollar-for-dollar offer for any donation made by phone during this time. (614) 365-5711.

Our League of Leaders are on a mission to usher WCBE into a new era of sustainability, growth, and service to the denizens of Central Ohio! And today, a select few have joined forces in a challenge to our listenership. From noon - 1pm today, this mighty team of listeners will match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1400. 

Carlos Porto

Rev. Molly from the Columbus Center of Spiritual Living hears the music she loves on WCBE! And, the center has chosen to support WCBE with their matching dollars today from 9am - 10am because they value the service we provide to our community.

All Good Music Festival
All Good Music Festival

Congratulations to WCBE member, Michael Castello! He won this morning's Festival Ticket Giveaway which included a pair of 4 day passes to the All Good Music Festival & Campout, and was held this morning 4/18 during Ante Meridiem!

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.

DVII Productions

Artist Philip Cheaney/NPR Calendar

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.

Tax Photo

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.

WCBE stays on the air and remains a strong voice in the central Ohio community when listeners pay for the programs they listen to. Our fall fundraiser comes to an end in just two days and if you haven’t given yet, it’s important that you give now because its listener support that makes everything we do possible.

This contest has closed. Thank you.

Winners will be notified by phone and email on October 24. Packages will be ready for pickup at WCBE on October 30, 2012