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City of license Columbus, Ohio
Slogan "Your Community Radio Station"
Frequency 102.1 MHz
First air date June 29, 2007
Format Community
ERP 54 watts
HAAT 40.6 meters (133 feet)
Class L1
Facility ID 132329
Transmitter coordinates 40°03′48″N 82°53′45″W / 40.06333°N 82.89583°W / 40.06333; -82.89583
Website wcrsfm.org

WCRS-LP is a North American community radio station in the Columbus, Ohio, area. It broadcasts from 3pm-3am seven days a week, sharing the frequency with WCRX-LP, and has an on-line stream available 24/7 at wcrsfm.org. WCRS-LP broadcasts on 102.1 and on translator station W252AY 98.3 FM in most of Franklin County, licensed to Marble Cliff. WCRS is owned by The Neighborhood Network and is affiliated to the Pacifica Radio Network.

The station is a not-for-profit, volunteer, non-commercial community radio station.[1]

The station was assigned the WCRS-LP call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on March 30, 2006.[2]

Among the programs on WCRS are Democracy Now!, Free Speech Radio News, and English, French, Somali, and Spanish-language public affairs programs.[3]


  • June 2007 - WCRS begins operations and returning community radio to Central Ohio.
  • August 2008 - FCC approves expansion of hours from 5 daily to 13 daily.
  • October 1, 2008 - WCRS begins 13 hours of daily broadcast with a crew of 45 volunteers.
  • January 1, 2009 - WCRS begins 24/7 web streaming of both its on-air broadcast and web-only content.


  1. ^ Hambrick, Jennifer (January 2008). "Columbus Community Radio Takes Off in '08". Short North Gazette. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ Pacella, Eric (March 12, 2009). "Local radio station a Columbus niche". The Lantern. 

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