224 North Washington St. Carbondale, IL. 62901 Studio: 1-618-457-3691 email: wdbx911@yahoo.com
Office: 1-618-529-5900

WDBX Spring Membership Drive Begins!

Six months ago, WDBX was facing the real possibility of closing its doors. With your help, WDBX raised over $30,000 to save the station! Now, it's time to ensure that your hard work isn't wasted-- support WDBX's ongoing future with a donation during our Spring Membership Drive.

WDBX benefits Southern Illinois by holding open a public space on the airwaves-- much in the same way that a park functions as an open public area for the community to gather, WDBX enables our community to join together in a unique radio space.

WDBX is one of just THREE community radio stations in all of Illinois-- a jewel in the Southern Illinois region. Your donations support the diversity of media in our listening area, as well as the efforts of more than 100 on-air volunteers. All donations are tax-deductible.

To donate you may use our GoFundMe page or via PayPal. Donations are also accepted by phone, at 618-457-3691, or by mail to 224 N. Washington St. in Carbondale. Thank you!

WDBX Commemorative Series #1 T-Shirts at Merchop.com!

Support WDBX’s Spring Membership Drive in style with limited-edition t-shirts commemorating your favorite WDBX shows! Commemorative Series #1— exclusively available via Merchop until March 31– features “Under The Skirt,” “Professor Wittman’s Lolly Pop Shoppe,” and “Back To Bluegrass.” Get your favorites, or collect ‘em all! Don’t forget to check out WDBX’s “Ninety-One Point One-Derful” design, a Heather Smith original inspired by “Time Machine” host Mike Mahaf, which will be continually available through Merchop.

WDBX Series 1 Shirts at Merchop

Shop Amazon.com and Help WDBX

If you love WDBX, and you shop online at Amazon.com, you can help WDBX raise money! Everytime you shop online at Amazon.com, use the AmazonSmile link in the sidebar to select WDBX as the charity of your choice. All AmazonSmile-eligible purchases you make will kick back .05% of the purchase price to help fund WDBX!

Music Submissions and Public Service Announcements

Send your public service announcements to wdbx911@gmail.com. All announcements are subject to review and editing, and may not contain promotions for businesses of any type. Sorry, announcements about charitable events held at business locations are not allowed.

Music submissions from artists and labels are accepted for potential airplay and review on an open basis. Artists and labels are encouraged to simply send physical copies in a radio-ready format. Currently accepting submissions in all genres-- surprise us! Multiple copies are not necessary. Mail all music submissions to:

224 N. Washington St.
Carbondale IL 62901 USA


On a sunny, spring afternoon in 1992, Tom Egert drove home to Carbondale from St. Louis propelled by the sounds of reggae and salsa on his car radio. This enlivening musical mix broadcast by KDHX, St. Louis' community radio station, brought Tom happily within 20 miles of his home before he'd driven out of range of the station. Scanning the local radio dial, he could find no comparable musical programming and in that moment of frustration the idea of creating an invigorating, culturally diverse, community radio station in southern Illinois was born. Heterodyne Broadcasting Company, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was founded in 1993 and ground for the station building was broken in the fall of 1995. The first Volunteer recruitment meetings were held February 6, 1996. Over 100 people attended the two meetings that day; from those, 40 completed training and began regular operations about two weeks later. At first the station was on the air from 4-10 p.m. daily and grew quickly from there. Currently, over 100 volunteers produce more than 80 weekly programs. Several have been on the air from the very beginning. Our programming is a mirror of the diversity of our community, with music from across the street to around the world, as well as a vibrant section of local talk programming and more.

In August 2003, thanks to the efforts of our founder Tom Egert, the late US Senator Paul Simon, and the generous contributions of our listeners, we increased our broadcast power from 700 to 3,000 watts. WDBX now covers all of Jackson and Williamson counties, as well as most of Perry and Franklin, and parts of Union, Johnson and Saline counties. In all, our signal can reach over 100,000 southern Illinoisans. In December of 2005, thanks to the efforts of member James Throgmorton and Neon Internet, we began streaming live at wdbx.org. WDBX can now be heard around the world!


WDBX is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors, two of which are permanent members of the Heterodyne Broadcasting Company, and five are elected or appointed for a two-year term at the discretion of the Heterodyne Broadcasting Company Board. The Station Manager is responsible to and appointed by the Heterodyne Broadcasting Company.

The WDBX Board of Directors:

Cathy Creed
Tim Damian
Tom Egert (Ex-officio)
Navreet Kang*
Alex Paull
Jason Shoot (Chairman)
Gene Turk*
Greg Wharton

The Heterodyne Broadcasting Company Board of Directors:

Tom Egert
Navreet Kang
Gene Turk

* denotes permanent WDBX Board Member

WDBX Station Manager: Dave Armstrong



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WDBX Program Guide

WDBX airs the Metropolitan Opera Saturday at 12:00-4:00 p.m. (Dec-May)
Democracy Now

WDBX broadcasts Democracy Now Monday-Friday at 5:30 -6:30 p.m.

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