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

Fall Membership Drive Goal-- $16,000

WDBX relies on listener support to continue our mission of providing community radio in Southern Illinois. Your gift directly supports the efforts of over 100 volunteers at creating great music, interviews, and public affairs programming heard throughout Southern Illinois. Donations to community radio also indirectly support other organizations such as For Kids' Sake, the Varsity Theater, Art Starts, S.A.F.E., Girls Rock Camp, and the Boys & Girls Club by providing free airtime for public service announcements and in-studio appearances to get the word out about upcoming events. When you give to WDBX, you're also helping the fight against shrinking media ownership-- did you know many of the AM & FM stations heard in Southern Illinois are ultimately owned by just two companies? When you support community radio, you're ensuring that other voices and viewpoints can be heard. This strengthens our community, benefitting everyone.

Call 618-457-3691 right now to make your pledge to support community radio. You may also donate online, with our PayPal or GoFundMe options. Or, just send an e-mail to wdbx911@yahoo.com with your pledge amount, and a secure invoice for online payment will be e-mailed back to you!

Series #2 Commemorative T-Shirts are here!

The Series #2 adds Greenhouse Rebellion, The Louisiana Gumbo Pot, and The Electric Blues Hours to the collection-- plus, a brand-new WDBX logo shirt available in many colors! Exclusively available for purchase through Merchop.com, the WDBX Series #2 Commemorative t-shirts sale benefits WDBX. The Series #2 shirts will only be available through September 15th, with delivery or pickup available after that date. The new logo shirts will be available through Merchop.com on an ongoing basis, as well as at many WDBX events! Be sure to visit Merchop.com to see all the colors and sizing options!

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!

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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.


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:

Tim Damian
Tom Egert (Ex-officio)
Navreet Kang*
Alex Paull
Jason Shoot (Chairman)
Joe Swank
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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