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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).

MARCH
 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
 APRIL
 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!

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.

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

It’s that time again when we request your wonderful enthusiasm for WCBE’s Fall 2015 Membership Campaign: Thursday, October 15 – Friday, October 23, 2015.

WCBE conducts on-air fundraisers twice a year. Volunteers are needed to answer telephones and take pledges for these events. 

  • Morning, day, evening and weekend hours are available.
  • Training is provided at the start of each shift. Please arrive 1/2 early for training.
  • Refreshments & food are always provided!

Please take a look at the shift schedule below.

The Membership Director helps listeners understand the importance of becoming donors to keep WCBE on the air.  Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Membership Director shapes, produces, and is responsible for listener-based fundraising – particularly our big Spring and Fall on-air fund drives, including the accompanying direct mail and e-mail campaigns, theme development, premium design and production, staff pitch guidance, and volunteer coordination.  The Membership Director also develops other fundraising efforts; the more creative, the better!

Listeners responded generously during WCBE's Fall fund drive, helping us raise over $195,000! We're $44,919 short of our goal, but there's a way you can help 90.5 FM, an help households have food in their kitchens.

For every donation WCBE is given from now through the end of December, GreenBEAN Delivery will donate two pounds of fresh produce to Mid Ohio Food Bank.

Please help with you donation online, or by check payable to The WCBE Fund, 540 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215.

Thank you!

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

Listeners responded generously during WCBE's Fall fund drive, helping us raise over $195,000! We're $44,919 short of our goal, but there's a way you can help 90.5 FM, an help households have food in their kitchens.

For every donation WCBE is given from now through the end of November, WCBE will give five cans of non-perishable groceries to food pantries in the 90.5 FM listening area.

From all of us at WCBE: THANK YOU! You donated over $195,000 during our Fall on-air fundraiser. That will go a long way in helping us keep your favorite programs on the air through the spring. And for those of you who didn't have the chance to give, it's not too late to donate!

The drive fell about $69,000 short...so you can still make a difference. Just send a check to:

The WCBE Fund
540 Jack Gibbs Boulevard 
Columbus, OH 43215

Calling All Pets Who Love Public Radio - It's Your Day!

Oct 22, 2014

From 9am - 3pm today during Pet Day, hosts Mike Taylor  and Maggie Brennan will play songs and bands with an animal theme.  WCBE listeners can donate in honor of their pet - give us their names, and we'll thank your pets on the air as well! Call 614-365-5711 to donate!

This contest is now closed. Stay tuned to hear the winner of the bike!

We are excited to announce our sweepstakes for a new iGo Titan Model Electric Bicycle, courtesy of Orbit City Bikes! This electric bicycle features dual suspension, front and rear disc brakes, and three modes of direct drive. The light-weight battery will drive this bike approximately 37 miles on each charge. This model is yellow, and you can learn more details about the bicycle specifications here.

We're going vintage this fall, and we're bringing back one of our listeners' favorite WCBE t-shirts, with a twist!

When you donate at our Signature Level at $90.50, you can receive a red t-shirt with the WCBE "Keep It Local" logo in black print on the front.

Whether you're looking to expand your WCBE t-shirt collection, or simply become a new member - donate today!

This fund drive, we're freshening up our premiums and adding a few new ones too!

Multimedia Sponsorship ($450)
Includes: A business or personal web banner ad displayed at wcbe.org for one month and five on-air announcements.

Personal OR Non-Profit Day Sponsorship ($360)
Includes: Seven on-air announcements on the day of your choice.

The WCBE Super VIP membership is available for a donation of $270. Read on for more details!

  • UNDECIDED VIP MEMBERSHIP 

All VIP members receive a “Keep It Local” tee shirt – black print on red tee . Undecided VIPs may choose to redeem their VIP membership at any time during the next year. 

We’re trying a new experiment for the Fall fund drive: shaving off a day for every $25,000 raised by midnight this Wednesday night (10/15).  And you’ve already shaved one day!

Our fund drives run nine days.  Fall’s is scheduled to roll from Thursday, 10/16 through Friday, 10/24.  Thanks to listeners like you who’ve made early donations, though, we can shave off Thursday.  The fund drive will now run Friday to Friday.  UNLESS…

  It’s that time again when we request your wonderful enthusiasm for WCBE’s Fall 2014 Membership Campaign! 

Please take a look at the shift schedule below. The number in parentheses is the number of individuals needed for that specific shift. When submitting your requested dates, please note the following:

1. List your preferred shifts in order of preference.
2. Indicate how many shifts you are willing to work.

Here are the remaining shifts:

Friday 10/17
> 8:30am - 11:30am (2 seats)

 Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members in August & September!

 

 Thanks for supporting WCBE at our VIP membership level. The following tickets are available to current VIP members in June & July!

June 2014

It's finally complete.  Our big Spring on-air fund drive came to a close at 7pm on Friday, April 11.

Perhaps complete isn't the correct word; we truly do need to raise a full $258,000 before our fiscal year comes to a close.  Thanks to the 1,400 dedicated listeners who donated during our fundraiser, we raised a remarkable $183,915.  That leaves $74,085 yet to earn before the fund drive is truly complete.

And the winner of the final WCBE iPad Giveaway sponored by Rife's Auto Body is...WCBE member Robert Marx! Congratulations! His name was randomly selected from all of the registrations for the giveaway. From Robert:

I'm very excited to be able to donate to WCBE. It's my source for good, unbiased reporting and news, and it's  my source for new music and genres. That's how I get new music - by searching for new works by the artists I hear.

Today, April 10th, from 4 pm - 5 pm only, Yogi Hidreath (via his best friend, Ann) will donate an extra $1,000 to WCBE if other dog-loving listeners donate at least $1,000 by 5pm!

This hour from 1 pm - 2 pm  (Thursday, April 10th), our renewing members will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,500!

This hour from 10 am - 11 am  (Thursday, April 10th), our renewing members will match your pledge dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,500!

And the winner of our final Nelsonville Festival Giveaway is...Calvin Tribby! His name was selected at random from everyone who registered for the giveaway. From Calvin: 

I think its important to support local broadcast radio. I'm very excited about Nelsonville!

Make a donation today by phone at (614) 365-5711 between  9am-3pm and you'll automatically be entered into our Festival Ticket Giveaway, which includes a pair of tickets to the Nelsonville Music Festival!

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