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.[citation needed][1]

CityCarbondale, Illinois
Broadcast areaMarion-Carbondale, Illinois area
Frequency91.1 MHz
BrandingCommunity Radio for Southern Illinois
OwnerHeterodyne Broadcasting Company
First air date
February 6, 1996
Technical information
Facility ID27099
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT40.0 meters
Transmitter coordinates
37°43′43.00″N 89°12′57.00″W / 37.7286111°N 89.2158333°W / 37.7286111; -89.2158333
Webcastno 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 91.1 MHz 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.

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

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