Fall Membership Drive Starts August 15th
This Fall, show your support for community radio by making an ongoing donation to WDBX-FM! Ongoing donations are simple-- just tell us how much you'd like to give each month, and we'll do the rest. It saves you money each month, and gives WDBX the sustaining power necessary for planning and growth. Plus, you don't even have to write a check, or find a stamp!
Still Need a T-Shirt?
Our Series #1 Commemorative T-Shirts are ALL gone, but you can still get a "Ninety-One Point Wonderful" t-shirt from Merchop.com!
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 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.
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
WDBX Station Manager: Dave Armstrong