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Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Wed. Oct. 3rd @ Ace Of Cups


The Revivalists - Wed. Oct. 3rd @ Express Live


Lucero w/ Brent Cowles - Thurs. Oct. 4th @ Skully's


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Thurs. Oct. 4th @ Express Live


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Sat. Oct. 6th @ The Newport




Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Wed. Oct. 3rd @ Ace Of Cups


The Revivalists - Wed. Oct. 3rd @ Express Live


Lucero w/ Brent Cowles - Thurs. Oct. 4th @ Skully's


Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Thurs. Oct. 4th @ Express Live


Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Sat. Oct. 6th @ The Newport


Jennifer Knapp - Sat. Oct. 6th @ Rumba Cafe


Supersuckers -  Sun. Oct. 7th @ A&R Music Bar


Exclusive spa day for WCBE listeners at Replenish in Historic Downtown Columbus, nestled on the skirt of Franklin Park and Topiary Garden behind the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library and sculpture garden. Enjoy a mini-seminar on Boundariesled by our very own host Ria Greiff of You Inc. & YouTune, our weekly locally produced shows about emotional intelligence with guest interviews.

Our lives may have become more automated with technology, but the human touch remains here at WCBE. We are passionate about the stories, music and programs 90.5 offers because YOUR passionate about this too. Your donations in the past made it possible for your preferred content to come to your ears.                                                  


Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles - Tues. Sept. 11th @ Skully's

GIVERS - Tues. Sept. 11th @ The Basement

Todd Rundgren - Wed. Sept. 12th @ Express Live

Cody Jinks/Nikki Lane - Thurs. Sept. 13th @ Express Live

Courtney Marie Andrews - Fri. Sept. 14th @ The Basement

Guided By Voices - Sat. Sept. 15th @ Skully's

Israel Nash - Sat. Sept. 15th @ Rumba Cafe

Charley Crockett - Sun. Sept. 16th @ Rumba Cafe

The Decemberists - Tues. Sept. 18th @ Express Live

Mat Kearney/Atlas Genius - Tues. Sept. 18th @ The Newport

Kavanaugh hearings begin: Opening statements are underway in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Watch the hearing live.

Let’s get a little graphic! WCBE is presenting a graphic art design contest to central Ohio artists. We’re looking to feature a piece created specifically for WCBE 90.5 at our studios! Read on for contest requirements and winner prizes. Deadline for submissions is August 27th at 5pm.


Contest requirements for WCBE’s Get Graphic Content

Size: 5ft x 4ft, but can be sized down to 5in x 4in

Jack Marchbanks, WCBE Jazz Sunday Co-host, traveled to Cleveland this summer to once again participate in one of the most entertaining musical festivals in the world: the Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) JazzFest. The festival was presented Thursday evening, June 28th, through Saturday evening, June 30th, in the beautiful theatres of Cleveland's Playhouse Square.  In its 39th year, the Tri-C JazzFest was sponsored by KeyBank and boasted a stunning array of jazz legends, including opening night headliner National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Innovative Leaders features interviews of thought leaders and academics combined with executives in a range of industries to identify their biggest issues and discuss the innovative approaches they are using to turn turbulence into a business advantage. We present concepts and tools that have been proven to improve organizational success and discussions about how you can apply them to drive success in your organization.

Lindsey Stirling - Wed. Aug. 8th @ Express Live

Stu Larsen - Sat. Aug. 11th @ Rumba Cafe

Nikki Hill - Wed. Aug. 15th @ Natalie's

The Artisanals/Cicada Rhythm - Wed. Aug. 15th @ Rumba Cafe

Nicole Atkins/Ruby Boots - Thurs. Aug. 16th @ The Basement

311/Gym Glass Heroes - Thurs. Aug. 16th @ Express Live

Jon Stickley Trio - Thurs. Aug. 16th @ Woodland's Tavern

Ruthie Foster - Wed. Aug. 22nd @ Natalie's

Cults/The Shacks - Sun. Aug. 26th @ Rumba Cafe 

The 2nd Annual Cruise the Fort car show is taking place on Sunday August 26th, 2018.  This is an all  class car show - cars and light trucks from all generations are encouraged to enter. This includes antiques, hot rods, muscle cars, exotics, one-of-a-kind vehicles and more, both foreign and domestic! The Cruise the Fort takes place on the Fort Hayes Campus at  546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Kevin Gordon - Fri. July 13th @ Natalie's


The Felice Brothers - Mon. July 16th @ Rumb Cafe


Walter Trout - Tues. July 17th @ Natalie's


Brent Cowles - Wed. July 18th @ A&R Music Bar


Freekbass & The Bump Assembly - Fri. July 20th @ Woodland's Tavern


Blackberry Smoke/Magpie Salute - Tues. July 24th @ Express Live


Ween - Wed. July 25th @ Express Live


Vanessa Collier - Thurs. July 26th @ Natalie's


Join Dr. Paul Sutter, astrophysicist & host of locally produced Space Radio, for a WCBE stargazing fundraising event at the new John Glenn Astronomy Park on Friday, July 13th! We hope to see you at our first Space Radio Cosmic Cookout!

As you clean out your garage, attic and closets this Spring, you may find yourself under a pile of items you no longer have a use for.

Consider donating your gently used items -- tools, electronics, clothes, whatever! -- to WCBE and we'll sell them at our upcoming yard sale!

You can drop off your gently used goods starting Monday, July 9th, at our studio: 540 Jack Gibbs Boulevard in Columbus. Drop-off hours are 9am – 4pm weekdays (call to make arrangements if you need to stop by at another time, our office phone number is 614-365-5555).

Additonal Funding

Jun 19, 2018

WCBE 90.5 FM has implemented Allegiance Traffic Software, thanks to the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council.






General Operation support has been received in part by The Columbus Foundation. 



Emergency transmitter assistance was provided by The Herman Vorys Fund of The Columbus Foundation.



Jack White - Mon. June 4th @ Express Live


Primus - Tues. June 5th @ Express Live


American Aquarium -  Wed. June 6th @ Rumba Cafe


Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers - Thurs. June 7th @ Natalie's


Billy Strings - Thurs. June 7th @ Woodland's Tavern


Billy Strings - Fri. June 8th @ Woodland's Tavern


Red Wanting Blue - Fri. June 8th @ The Newport


Chris Smither - Fri. June 8th @ Natalie's


Chris Smither - Sat. Jun 9th @ Natalie's


Hi WCBE Listener!

As you probably heard, our Spring fundraiser back in March fell quite short.  To raise the needed funds, WCBE will host a 24-hour fundraiser starting this Thursday, May 24.  Called 24 on 24, it’s so important that station manager Dan Mushalko will host on-air the entire 24 hours, supplemented online by Johnny DiLoretto streaming live from the Grandview Theatre and Drafthouse. 

We’re asking for your help in two ways:


Back on April 14th, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum held its 33rd Annual Induction Ceremony. WCBE’s Jack Marchbanks and Mike Foley attended the ceremony in Cleveland. On Saturday, May 5th -- they featured highlights from the induction speeches and celebrated the music of this year's inductees in a three-part miniseries. You can hear each hour of WCBE’s 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Special for a limited time. Thanks for listening. 

Hour 1 - Bon Jovi and Dire Straits (7-8am)

Hour 2 - Sister Rosetta Tharpe and The Cars (11am-noon)

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Wed. May 2nd @ Ace Of Cups


Formula 5 - Wed. May 2nd @ Woodland's Tavern


Ruby The Rabbitfoot - Thurs. May 3rd @ Ace Of Cups


The Weeks/Becca Mancari - Wed. May 9th @ Rumba Cafe


Lincoln Durham - Thurs. May 10th @ Rumba Cafe


The Steel Woods - Fri. May 11th @ The Basement


Patrick Sweany - Fri. May 11th @ Rumba Cafe


Tune-Yards - Sat. May 12th @ Skully's


Har Mar Superstar - Sat. May 12th @ Rumba Cafe


You have the chance to WIN a pair of passes to the upcoming Darkstar Jubilee! All you have to do is donate ANY amount at between now & Sunday at noon.


Darkstar Jubilee will take place May 25-27 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. This music festival features Dark Star Orchestra and many other artists you love to hear on WCBE 90.5!

If you rock out to the Infamous String Dusters (pictured below)….






Here are a few simple and affordable ways you can support WCBE and promote your business, organization or spread the word about your non-profit's mission or event.

Multimedia Sponsorship  $450.00   

  • One Day / 5 promotional spots between prime broadcast hours of 7AM-7PM

  • Plus 30 Day banner ad placement on home page

Non-Profit / Personal DaySponsorship  $365.00

You have the chance to WIN A pair of passes to the upcoming Nelsonville Music Festival! To be automatically entered, all you have to do is donate ANY amount at between now & Sunday at noon.|















Bunbury Music Festival will take place June 1-3, 2018, along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati…and we’ve received a pair of passes to give away to one lucky WCBE donor!

This year’s intimate concert experience will feature two main stages and two side stages for better viewing.

  • SIGNATURE  LEVEL ($8.00 per month Sustaining Membership) or (One Time Donation of $90.50)

 One item:   

  • WCBE branded deck of cards  


Already a Sustainer Member?


Then thank you for supporting WCBE! Your ongoing contribution keeps our mission and content strong.


Update your credit card information - Call 614-365-5555


Change your monthly donation amount


Saturday, March 10 @ 7am- A Beautiful World: Rebels, Renegades, and Wild Women Women throughout history have broken the rules and stepped outside conventional social norms to make history happen.  Writer/Producer Heather McElhatton investigates several women who stand out as the rebels of their time, including female samurai Tomoe Gozen, anthropologist Jane Goodall, and astronaut Mae Jemison.

Local musicians covering Townes Van Zandt all night long on Townes' Birthday: Mar 7 at 8 PM to Mar 8 at 1 AM. $5 at the door at Dick's Den. All money goes to support WCBE - 90.5 FM!

'CBE String Band
Bim Walker
Deckard Croix
Ginny, Riot, Lauren Lever, & Isaiah Sparling
Brian Clash
Lost Orchards
Rob Maccabee and Savannah Freeman
Jeff Straw
Lou Poster and Regan Tonti

and The Townes Van House Band
w/ Julia O'Keefe
Casey Velker
Angela Cleary
Lindsay Jordan
Laura Israel