WWCD (CD 92.9)/Columbus Set To Sign Off Central Ohio Airwaves After 33 Years

January 5th, 2024

WWCD LTD. Alternative WWCD (CD 92.9)/Columbus, OH announced today (1/5) it will be ending its radio broadcast as of January 31st. The longtime Alternative station had similar issues at the end of 2020 and quickly returned to the airwaves as CD 92.9 with simulcast signals in Delaware and Maryville, OH.

Randy Malloy, President/Owner of WWCD, said, “After extensive discussions, the FCC licensees (ICS Communications, Inc. and Delmar Communications, Inc.) and WWCD, Ltd. dba CD 92.9 were unable to finalize an agreement that would have allowed us to continue broadcasting on the FM dial. While it pains me to once again announce our departure from the airwaves, the WWCD radio brand, along with CD 92.9 merchandise, will remain available on our website, www.cd929fm.com.” 

The WWCD brand (CD101, CD102.5, and CD 92.9) was established in 1990 in Columbus, OH, as an independently owned and operated, Alternative station. Throughout its 33-year history, the station has remained committed to and has been a vital component of the Columbus community. The WWCD brand has been a strong partner of Columbus nonprofit organizations, providing arts, culture, and social-service organizations promotional support to reach key target audiences. The station’s nonprofit foundation, CD102.5 for the Kids, has donated more than $1 million to children’s charities over the past 33 years. The station’s intern program has helped hundreds of young adults learn essential skills and make invaluable contacts, helping land them careers both in and out of the music industry. All of these impacts stemmed from Malloy’s fervent belief that radio done right is about more than charts and ratings—it’s about community, and it’s about people.