90.5 FM WCBE's Profile

About me:WCBE is a public radio station that exists to serve the cultural, information, and educational needs of Central Ohio and beyond. We fulfill this mission utilizing all available audio media: radio broadcasting, web streaming, content provision, and any other media existing or emerging which will help us enhance our community.

Our goal is to provide a broad base of the Central Ohio community with services going beyond the stereotypical "heritage" formats of public radio. We shall mix public radio news and cultural mainstays with a truly eclectic blend of local and world music, a commitment to local news coverage, and efforts to serve our audience in both traditional and nontraditional ways.

WCBE has provided superior public radio programming for residents of Columbus and adjacent areas since 1956. The station currently serves the region from Marion to the north, to Chillicothe in the south, east to Zanesville and west to Springfield. WCBE estimates roughly 100,000 listeners tune weekly to our signal.


Station: WCBE FM

Frequency: 90.5 FM Columbus

Watts: 12,000

Market: Columbus, OH

Owner: Columbus Board of Education
Member Since:March 14, 2008
Last Login:July 27, 2009
Location:Columbus, OH
Birthday:September 26
Music means to me:WCBE airs a truly eclectic blend of local and world music. In the radio business, our musical format is called Adult Album Alternative.


Source: Wikipedia (edited)

Adult album alternative (also triple-A, AAA, or adult alternative) is a spinoff from the album-oriented rock format; its roots established sometime during the 1960s from what was called freeform and later progressive. The radio format has a diverse playlist; musical selection includes alternative rock, alternative country, jazz, folk, world music, reggae, celtic, native american, cajun, singer-songwriter, bluegrass and blues.


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90.5 FM WCBE's Journal

Death Cab For Cutie
Wed 7/9/2008 8:05PM
Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard is still inspired

Album: Narrow Stairs
by Geoffrey Himes