Station News

This is for news relevant to the whole station. It will be shown on the front page.

Our Studios May Be Closed, But We Are Still On The Air


By Bryan Curtiss, Writer

Last week, it was decided that the Free Press Carriage House would be closed until further notice. What does that mean necessarily? Does it mean that your favorite locally produced show will be going on an extended hiatus? Not quite. The decision to go on hiatus is solely on the producers of a respective show.

WCRS-FM is not the only radio station located at the Free Press Carriage House. WGRN 94.1 FM also records shows in the studio as well. Some shows are not produced in the studios at all, but in people’s homes (or studios), while some other shows that have been recorded at the Free Press Carriage House, including The DJBC Happy Hour, have moved to being recorded at home, and a few other shows will be on hiatus.

The Columbus Free Press Newspaper is also produced in the Free Press Carriage House. However, the Free Press did not print an April Issue, and will not be printing one in May either.

During this Coronavirus Pandemic, there has been a lot of good in the community during all of the chaos of people being laid off, companies being forced to close, and everyone being required to Stay at Home.

Ohio has taken an aggressive approach to the Pandemic, with people helping out others in need. There are the medical personnel, first responders, grocery store team members, bus drivers, and other essential workers who are risking their lives on a daily basis to do their jobs. Thank you.

Through all that, WCRS FM is still on the air, and is not going anywhere. Our show producers are just doing their shows from home, to weather this storm.
We are all in this together.

#InThisTogetherOhio
#HunkerDownAndStayHome

Equity, Prosperity Among Highlights In Ginther's State of The City

Equity and Prosperity were the highlights of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther’s State of the City Address on Thursday night at historic West High School in the Westgate neighborhood in the Hilltop, which was prominently featured in Ginther’s address.

The theme of Ginther’s Address was about equity. As soon as Ginther said, “Equity is the corner stone of my administration,” a protester disrupted the speech by demanding action. Ginther said, “I see you and I hear you, and I look forward to meeting with you, to hear your voices” to quell the protests from further disrupting Ginther’s address in a packed school auditorium.

After the protesters were escorted out of the Auditorium by Columbus Police Officers, Ginther continued his speech by saying, “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”.

In his speech, Ginther talked about equality, from combatting the housing crisis and the opioid crisis, to combatting the racial barriers in our community, such as improving the city’s toxic police/community relations. “It’s time for us to discuss the long-term effects going forward, and to explore Racism as a public health crisis,” Ginther said about the racial inequality in Columbus.

Neighborhoods have been the core of the Ginther Administration from the beginning. Ginther announced big plans for Linden, that are part of the One Linden Plan. Construction is in progress for a new Fire Station 16 on Oakland Park Avenue in North Linden. Homeport will be working on a “Downtown Linden” project at the corner of Cleveland and Myrtle Avenues. $ 20 Million will be invested in an overhaul of the Hudson Street Thoroughfare as part of the One Linden Plan.

Blaeack Mixes - new show on Wednesday Nights at 11PM

We now have a Avant post-grunge/ Dark Ambient, Instrumental (Lo-fi) music show being produced by Saul Bleaeck every Wednesday night from 11pm to 11:30pm - tune in for maximum weirdness or read more at the Blaeack Mixes show page. It is followed by a shorter Future Sabotage from 11:30PM to Midnight.

We'll try to update this more in the future...

Test Blog entry (EAB) 01/27/20

Tom Over heads out into the community to get people's opinions on current conditions on this planet we live on. From environment, social justice, changing climate, economic justice, etc--Tom records comments on it all!

Check out new Try This at Home Merch

Steph from Try This at Home that airs 11pm on Monday nights has created a new t-shirt that you can pre-order at the link below (this is a collab with Columbus artist Khalia Carr)

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/trythisathome

Her Patreon is here: https://www.patreon.com/ttahwcrs

Donate to WCRS FM on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday. Just, what is it anyway? Why give?

Giving Tuesday (which this year is November 27) is the online day of giving this holiday season, where you can donate online to your favorite charity. If you love WCRS-FM and the programs that air on this station, please consider a donation to your favorite community station. WCRS-FM is a low-power FM radio station that is entirely operated by hard-working volunteers. We depend upon your tax-deductible donations to stay on the air and make needed improvements to our operations. Your gift will help WCRS stay on the air and help grow its future.

To donate online to WCRS-FM, go to http://www.wcrsfm.org/donate.

The Bryan Awards Return To WCRS

The Bryan Awards were aired on WCRS over the weekend.

To view a list of the winners, click here.

The 2019 Bryan Award nominations will be announced in July, featuring "The Best of the Decade" Special Categories. The 2020 Ceremony will feature "The Best of the Last Ten Years", with Special Categories honoring the 11th through 20th Bryan Awards.

WCRS To Air Election Night Coverage on November 6

On Tuesday November 6, starting at 7PM EST/4PM PST, WCRS FM will air live coverage from Pacifica Radio of the 2018 Midterm Election Results. WCRS will break in with updates from local races throughout the evening. All regularly scheduled programming for Tuesday evening will be pre-empted to bring you coverage of this important Midterm Election.

Danjir Radio returns to the Columbus Airwaves

The locally produced Somali radio program Danjir News is returning to the Columbus airwaves this Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
It is the only Somali radio program in our community (which features the second largest Somali population in the United States).
The show is entirely in Somali and features a mixture of music and public affairs news. You can tune in at 3pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Witches Brew Haha WCRS Fundraiser October 13th at Dirty Dungarees

Come from 7-10pm October 13th with a donation at the door to a night featuring all female musicians and proceeds benefiting your community radio station WCRS.
Its located at 2586 N. High St (just north of Hudson) - and you can check out the event on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/574867342930111/

Syndicate content