Heather Anderson

Website Administrator/ Co-Intern Coordinator/ Substitute Host/ Operations Support/Weekend Announcer

Ways to Connect

Joe Pug - Thurs. March 8th @ Rumba Cafe

Mary Gauthier - Fri. March 9th @ Columbus Performing Arts Center

Cory Branan/Two Cow Garage - Sat. March 10th @ The Basement

Mevlin Seals & JGB - Wed. March 14th @ Woodland's Tavern

CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band - Thurs. March 15th @ Natalie's

Gangstagrass - Thurs. March 15th @ Rumba Cafe

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Fri. March 16th @ Woodland's Tavern

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Sat. March 17th @ Woodland's Tavern

Hello soon-to-be WCBE member!

Tax Info for 2017

Feb 1, 2018

Your donation made a huge impact last year by bringing on-location coverage of major news events, entertainment and musical discovery for all of Central Ohio! WCBE 90.5 thanks you for support and on January 31, 2018 tax deductible donor receipts were provided via email.

Are you unable to find your donation receipt? Follow the steps below to receive your documentation.

· Please check your “junk” or “spam” folder. If the documentation can’t be found please email our Director of Donor Experience, Caitlin Farkas at and she will promptly email you a receipt.

Umphrey's McGee w/ Marcus King Band - Thurs. Feb. 1st @ Express Live

Lotus - Thurs. Feb. 8th @ Express Live

They Might Be Giants - Thurs. Feb. 8th @ The Newport

The Dustbowl Revival - Fri. Feb. 9th @ Woodland's Tavern

Lucy Kaplansky w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche - Fri. Feb. 9th @ Shedd Theatre

Fruition  - Sat. Feb. 10th @ Woodland's Tavern

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Sun. Feb. 11th @ Natalie's

ZZ Ward w/ Black Pistol Fire - Mon. Feb. 12th @ The Newport

The Ghost Of Paul Revere w/ Parsonsfield Tues. Feb. 13th @ Rumba Cafe

Let's ring in the New Year with a day of holiday favorites and new specials on WCBE 90.5 FM! 

9am: Space Radio Special - Space Radio is your weekly guide to the universe, featuring the latest news in astronomy, physics, space travel, and discussions on the nature of science and the relationship between science and society. The best part: answers to your questions about space and time! Hosted by Paul Sutter.

Noel King talks to Larry Lieberman of the organization Charity Navigator, who explains why the increase to the standard deduction could cause a drop in charitable giving.

Happy Holidays from WCBE! We've got programming this Christmas sure to make your day merry and bright!

Join Space Radio’s Dr. Paul Sutter for a stargazing experience like no other: an expedition to the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, one of the driest places on Earth and home to some of the darkest skies you can experience.  




Turkuaz - Wed. Jan. 10th @ Skully's


Keller Williams - Thurs. Jan. 11th @ Woodland's Tavern - SOLD OUT!


 G. Love & Special Sauce - Thurs. Jan. 18th @ A&R Music Bar


Rebelution - Thurs. Jan. 18th @ Express Live


The Green - Sat. Jan. 20th @ A&R Music Bar


Richard Shindell -  Sat. Jan. 20th @ Shedd Theatre


Davina & The Vagabonds - Sun. Jan. 21st @ Natalie's


Hackensaw Boys - Thurs. Deb. 7th @ Ace Of Cups

Matisyahu - Thurs. Dec. 7th @ The Newport 

Will Hoge - Sat. Dec. 9th @ Skully's

Giving Tuesday

Nov 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. 

Let WCBE Be A Feast For Your Ears!

Thanksgiving Day Schedule

9am: Space Radio -Space Radio is your weekly guide to the universe, featuring the latest news in astronomy, physics, space travel, and discussions on the nature of science and the relationship between science and society. The best part: answers to your questions about space and time! Hosted by Paul Sutter.

Ted Leo - Mon. Nov. 13th @ Skully's

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Tues. Nov. 14th @ The Newport

Lucero - Tues. Nov. 14th @ Skully's

Overcoats -  Tues. Nov. 14th @ Rumba Cafe

Ghost Note/The Nth Power - Tues. Nov. 14th @ Woodland's Tavern

The Mountain Goats - Wed. Nov. 15th @ The Newport

Travelin' McCourys - Wed. Nov. 15th @ Woodland's Tavern

JD McPherson - Wed. Nov. 15th @ Skully's

Ryan Montbleau - Thurs. Nov. 16th @ Woodland's Tavern

Are you ready to tailgate, but stay toasty-warm? Then join WCBE for our 5th annual “Beat Michigan” party! On Saturday, November 26th, we’ll power up the big screens at Woodlands Tavern on W. 3rd Avenue in Grandview. Watch The Big Game between OSU and Michigan, with us inside. We’ll also share tailgate food from Great Point Kitchen, play trivia, and more! Doors open at 10am, and the game kicks off at noon!

12am-1am - Midnight Audio Theater Local (Cathy Rinella)  

1am-7am -  BBC BBC/PRI 

7am-8am - Documentary Block Varies 

8am-10am - Weekend Edition Saturday 

10am-11am - Only a Game

11am-12pm  - Dinner Party Download 

12pm-1pm - Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me 

1pm-2pm - The Splendid Table 

2pm-2:30pm - Space Radio Local (Paul Sutter) 

2:30pm-3pm - You, Inc. Local (Ria Greiff) 

3pm - 4pm - ISN/Kickin’ It Local (CCS)

4pm-6pm - Toss the Feathers Local (Anna Oscard)

6pm-8pm  - Live From Here with Chris Thile 

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Wed. Oct. 11th @ The Newport
 Spafford - Thurs. Oct. 12th @ A&R Music Bar
 Jessica Lea Mayfield - Thurs. Oct. 12th @ Rumba Cafe
 My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult - Wed. Oct. 18th @ Skully's
 Big Something - Thurs. Oct. 19th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Humming House - Fri. Oct. 20th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Willie Watson - Sat. Oct. 21st @ The Basement
 Wayne Hancock - Sat. Oct. 21st @ Woodland's TavernElizabeth Cook - Mon. Oct. 23rd @ Rumba Cafe

Webstream Outage

Sep 24, 2017

WCBE's webstream is currently down due to an internet outage. Our host internet provider had been contacted. The webstream may not be back online until Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Volunteer For WCBE

Sep 21, 2017

WCBE relies on volunteers for a variety of tasks such as answering telephones during our fund drives, stuffing mailers, or representing WCBE at local concerts, community events and other fundraisers. 

As a volunteer, you'll get to see our on-air studios, meet like-minded people who share your passion for public radio, and become even more part of the WCBE family.

Have you noticed anything different this Autumn?

You haven’t been hearing about our usual Warp Drive leading into our Fall fundraiser. Instead of Warp Drive, WCBE is part of The Columbus Foundation’s Big Give. When you donate to 90.5 October 10th and 11th through the Foundation, one hundred percent of your gift will go to WCBE, and is amplified with a pro-rata share of their 1.3 million dollar “matching” pool. Any gift becomes a Big Gift through The Big Give!

NO PURCHASE NESSECARY. Entries start on 9/20/17 and end on October 6th. Open only to members taking the survey. Winner will be picked at random on October 9th.  Odds of winning depend on the number of completed surveys.

The winner will receive one pair of tickets to see David Sedaris, on October 28th at The Ohio Theatre at 8pm. For more information email Caitlin Farkas, WCBE Membership Director at

This is a public service announcement from WCBE: It's a myth that drinking alcohol is okay if you're pregnant. Drinking while pregnant puts your baby at risk for learning disabilities and birth defects, problems that last a lifetime. So when it comes time to have a baby, stay clear of beer, wine, and other alcohol. To learn more, call 800-66-NO-FAS.

  The Wild Reeds - Mon. Aug. 7th @ Rumba Cafe
 Lake Street Dive - Thurs. Aug. 10th @ The Newport
 Jon Stickley Trio - Thurs. Aug. 10th @ Woodland's Tavern
 Dick Dale - Fri. Aug. 11th @ Park Street Saloon
 Luke Winslow King - Fri. Aug. 11th @ Rumba Cafe
Culture - Fri. Aug. 11th @ Alrosa Villa Davina & The Vagabonda - Sat. Aug. 12th @ Natalie's Will Hoge - Sat. Aug. 12th @ Rumba Cafe
Youssou N'Dour - Sun. Aug. 13th @ Express Live

WCBE listeners and friends:

For the second year in a row, WCBE Jazz Sunday Co-Host Jack Marchbanks was called to the North Coast (i.e. Cleveland) to help emcee the Tri-C JazzFest. This annual feast of fine jazz is produced by the Cuyahoga Community College's performing arts team and is presented in the beautiful theater venues of downtown Cleveland's famous Playhouse Square.

Trasmitter Update

Jul 18, 2017

(Update 7/28/2017): We're back up to full-power! Thanks for your support and patience!

(Update 7/24/2017): Our low-power transmitter is broadcasting at 1,000 watts! The small transmitter was installed on Friday, and is now providing better quality audio. While the low-power transmitter carries our signal farther out, we still need parts for our regular transmitter. With our regular transmitter up and running, we can reach across central Ohio. We estimate that our full-power transmitter will be installed an operational later this week. 

(Update 7/20/2017): After a careful analysis of our transmitter site, our engineers have determined that the damage from the lightning strike was more extensive than originally thought. Additional parts have been ordered to replace fried parts.  There are also several issues with the infrastructure in our transmitter room that need to be patched up. That being said, WCBE won’t be fully operational until next week.

However there is good news! Our backup transmitter will be installed this Friday. It will allow us to broadcast at 1,000 watts - covering much more of our listening area, and bringing back great sound quality.

Thanks for your continued patience and support!

Salary: $23.81 - $33.01 Hourly
Location: Columbus, OH|
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Communications & Public Relations
Job Number: 17-5852-NC1
Closing: 7/28/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

Underwriting Sales Associate

(CCS Title: “Underwriting/Marketing Associate”)

Your core duties are twofold:

1)      Obtain business underwriting to support Central Ohio’s NPR station (it’s second only to listener donations as our biggest source of operating funds!); and

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

The Nelsonville Music Festival is an annual four-day music festival located in the Historic Village of Robbins Crossing at Hocking College in Nelsonville (Southeastern Ohio).

SP17 Warp Drive Membership Levels


  • LEAGUE OF LEADERS ($1,000)

- Donors of $1,000 or more – one-time or throughout our fiscal year (July 1 through June 30)

- Individual or individual + 1

- Dinner or lunch with General Manager Dan Mushalko at a Cameron Mitchell      restaurant


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