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City Cleveland, Ohio
Broadcast area Greater Cleveland
Branding WCSB 89.3
Slogan Cleveland's FM Alternative
Frequency 89.3 MHz
First air date May, 1976
Format College/variety
ERP 630 watts
HAAT 62 meters
Class A
Facility ID 65553
Transmitter coordinates 41°30′12.00″N 81°40′30.00″W / 41.5033333°N 81.6750000°W / 41.5033333; -81.6750000
Callsign meaning W "Cleveland State Broadcasting"
Owner Cleveland State University
(Cleveland State University)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wcsb.org

WCSB (89.3 FM) – branded WCSB 89.3 – is a non-commercial educational college/variety radio station licensed to Cleveland, Ohio. Owned by Cleveland State University, the station serves Greater Cleveland and is student-run. The WCSB studios are located at Cole Center on the campus of Cleveland State in Downtown Cleveland, while the station transmitter resides atop Rhodes Tower.


WCSB began broadcasting in May, 1976.[1]

Station Events[edit]

WCSB holds an annual party every year on the Saturday following Halloween. The Halloween Masquerade Ball began in 2009 as a 'thank you' to the station's listeners and their undying support. This event has always been held at the Cleveland Public Theater in the Gordon Square district of Cleveland.

Current programming[edit]

WCSB airs a wide variety of music, including blues, noise and experimental, electronic jazz as well as traditional jazz, Eastern Bloc punk, outlaw country, heavy metal and grindcore, hip hop, turntablism and acid rap. The station also airs news and information oriented toward many of the ethnic groups represented in Greater Cleveland: Latin, Hispanic, German, Hungarian, Polish, Irish, Macedonian, Arabic, and Slovenian. Weekly public affairs programs focus on a range of topics, from social justice to space exploration.[2]


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