WDBX is growing, and needs your help. Please take a moment to look over our wishlist-- maybe you already have something we could use! As a 501(c)3, your donation may be tax-deductible.
Spring Membership Drive concludes
A huge THANK YOU to all our listener-supporters who donated during Spring Membership Drive. Together, you pledged just over $12,000! If you missed the Spring Membership Drive, remember, you can always donate online via PayPal or download and mail in a pledge form. Again, thank you!
Music Submissions and Public Service Announcements
Send your public service announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
Tom Egert (Ex-officio)
Jason Shoot (Chairman)
The Heterodyne Broadcasting Company Board of Directors:
* denotes permanent WDBX Board Member