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Motherfolk - Fri. Feb. 1st @ Rumba Cafe


Lindsay Beaver, Sean Carney & Hadden Sayers - Tues. Feb. 5th @ Natalie's


Greensky Bluegrass - Wed. Feb. 6th @ Express Live


SIMO - Tues. Feb. 5th @ Rumba Cafe


The Steel Woods - Thurs. Feb. 7th @ The Basement


Joshua Headley - Sat. Feb. 9th @ Rumba Cafe


Ellis Paul - Sat. Feb. 9th @ Shedd Theatre


Davina & The Vagabonds - Wed. Feb. 13th @ Natalie's


Columbus Division of Police

Updated: 7:00 pm Jan 29, 2019

Friends and family of a missing Columbus woman will continue their search tomorrow, as Columbus police continue to investigate the disappearance of 28-year old Amber Evans.

Heather Anderson / WCBE-FM

Despite the bitter weather Monday, hundreds of people turned out for celebrations in Columbus honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. 

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the month of love with your beau or friends? Join us on February 7th at the Gateway Film Center for the Cinema Classics Rom-Com Happy Hour. John DeSando and Johnny DiLoretto will record a LIVE  episode of Cinema Classics with a Q&A afterward.  The show starts at 7:30pm with the happy hour before hand starting at 6:30 in the Gateway Theater Lounge. Purchase tickets here

For every $10 you get one entry to win a pair of tickets to the sold out Kacey Musgraves show taking place on Tuesday, January 29th at EXPRESS LIVE! You must register by Friday, January 25th at 1pm. Winner will be selected at random and notified within 24 hours post sweepstakes.

Click here for tickets.



Get ready for a night of Johnny Cash! On Saturday, Feburary 23rd, 8 of Columbus' best local acts will take center stage and play all songs Cash for one night only! The show starts at 7pm at Woodland's Backyard, located in Grandview. All proceeds will go to support central Ohio's NPR station, WCBE 90.5 FM. TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT.

Mary Gauthier, Eliza Gilkyson, Gretchen Peters - Sat. Jan. 12th @ Columbus School For Girls


C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band - Thurs. Jan. 17th @ Natalie's


The Detroit Cobras - Sat. Jan. 19th @ Woodland's Tavern


G. Love & Special Sauce - Sun. Jan. 20th @ A&R Music Bar


H.C. McEntire - Sun. Jan. 20th @ Rumba Cafe


Wayne Hancock - Sun. Jan. 20th @ Woodland's Tavern


Rayland Baxter - Wed. Jan. 23rd @ The Basement


This December, you can help feed the Ohio community and support public radio at the same time. When you give to WCBE 90.5 FM, DNO Inc. — a purveyor of locally sourced fresh produce — will donate 3lbs of fruits and vegetables to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.











This November, the Endeavor Taproom will be hosting a fundraising partnership with 90.5 FM called Broadcast & Brews! Every Wednesday, $1 from every beer purchase will donated to central Ohio's NPR station. Endeavor Brewing, located at  909 W. 5th Ave in Grandview, creates internationally inspired and locally produced craft brews. There will also be weekly activities each Wednesday night, check out the schedcule below for details.

Lake Street Dive - Fri. Nov. 2nd @ The Newport 
The Tillers - Fri. Nov. 9th @ Woodland's Tavern 
Elle King w/ Cordovas - Fri. Nov. 9th @ Rumba Cafe 
Tenacious D. - Sat. Nov. 10th @ Express Live 
Ha Ha Tonka - Tues. Nov. 13th @ Rumba Cafe 
Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul - Wed. Nov. 14th @ The Newport 
Aaron Lee Tasjan - Thurs. Nov. 15th @ Rumba Cafe 
YMSB - Sat. Nov. 17th @ A&R Music Bar 
Front Country  - Sat. Nov. 17th @ Woodland's Tavern 
Emse Patterson - Tues. Nov. 20th @ Ace Of Cups 



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


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: