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CityCleveland, Ohio
Broadcast areaGreater Cleveland
BrandingWCSB 89.3
SloganCleveland's FM Alternative
Frequency89.3 MHz
First air dateMay 10, 1976
ERP630 watts
HAAT62 meters
Facility ID65553
Transmitter coordinates41°30′12.00″N 81°40′30.00″W / 41.5033333°N 81.6750000°W / 41.5033333; -81.6750000
Callsign meaningW "Cleveland State Broadcasting"
OwnerCleveland State University
(Cleveland State University)
WebcastListen Live

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 on May 10, 1976.[1]

Station Events[edit]

WCSB holds an annual party 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. Until 2016, this event was 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, ambient, electronic jazz as well as traditional jazz, Eastern Bloc punk, outlaw country, reggae, soca, synthpop, darkwave, new wave, minimal wave, electronica, IDM, heavy metal and grindcore, hip hop, turntablism and soul. The station also airs late night talk radio, as well as news, information and music oriented toward many of the ethnic groups represented in Greater Cleveland: Latin, Hispanic, German, Hungarian, Polish, Irish, Arabic, and Slovenian. Weekly public affairs programs focus on a range of topics, from social justice to space exploration.[2]


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