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.
|Broadcast area||Greater Cleveland|
|Slogan||Cleveland's FM Alternative|
|Owner||Cleveland State University|
First air date
|May 10, 1976|
Call sign meaning
|Cleveland State Broadcasting|
|HAAT||62 meters (203 ft)|
Public license information
WCSB began broadcasting on May 10, 1976.
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.
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.