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City Carbondale, Illinois
Broadcast area Marion-Carbondale (IL) area
Branding Community Radio for Southern Illinois
Frequency 91.1 MHz
First air date Feb. 6, 1996
Format Variety
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 40.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 27099
Transmitter coordinates 37°43′43.00″N 89°12′57.00″W / 37.7286111°N 89.2158333°W / 37.7286111; -89.2158333
Owner Heterodyne Broadcasting Company
Webcast no web streaming as of July, 2015
Website [1]

WDBX (91.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Carbondale, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Marion-Carbondale (IL) area. WDBX is owned by Heterodyne Broadcasting Co., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation.[citation needed] [1]


  1. ^ "WDBX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

WDBX is a non-profit, community radio station founded by Tom Egert and Gene Turk serving southern Illinois at 91.1FM since February 1996. Currently, over 100 volunteers aged 11 to 72 produce 80 weekly programs of a wide variety of music and information. WDBX is located in Carbondale, IL. With a 3,000-watt signal, WDBX covers all of Jackson and Williamson counties as well as parts of Perry, Franklin, Union, Johnson and Saline counties. As of July, 2015, the station quit streaming live on the web.

WDBX holds two annual membership drives, each April and September as well as several fund raising special events including the annual Ball held the second Saturday of February at the Carbondale Civic Center. They also offer underwriting opportunities for local businesses to help support the station.

WDBX is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors including three permanent members of the Board of Directors of Heterodyne Broadcasting Company and seven members elected from amongst the membership. The WDBX Board sets station policy and supervises the sole employee, the Station Manager, who is responsible for operating the company and selecting and supervising the volunteer staff.

WDBX Community Radio for Southern Illinois 91.1FM 224 N. Washington St. Carbondale, IL 62901 618.529.5900 (business) 618.457.3691 (studio)

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