WDBX (91.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Carbondale, Illinois, United States, the station serves the Marion-Carbondale, Illinois area. WDBX is owned by Heterodyne Broadcasting Co., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation.
|Broadcast area||Marion-Carbondale, Illinois area|
|Branding||Community Radio for Southern Illinois|
|First air date||February 6, 1996|
|Owner||Heterodyne Broadcasting Company|
|Webcast||no web streaming as of July, 2015|
WDBX is a non-profit, community radio station founded by Tom Egert and Gene Turk serving southern Illinois on 91.1MHz 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, Illinois. 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.