New for March 2019

Pinefield Farm is proud to become an underwriter of

WOBO 88.7FM is an independent, nonprofit, listener supported public radio station broadcasting music from a variety genres and decades, from Bluegrass, Country and Gospel to Big Band, Swing, Jazz and more.

 The content is driven by the community and supporters. Today you can hear WOBO both on your radio when in SW Ohio and Online.

WOBO is a proud supporter of Bluegrass Music by hosting an annual Bluegrass Bash at the Clermont County Fairgrounds at the beginning of the summer, featuring national and award winning musicians. WOBO’s Facebook page has all the details, check it out.

The FCC decided in 1941 to reserve part of the radio spectrum for community and other noncommercial broadcasters. Boasting a 70‐year record, community radio enriches the U.S. communication system by broadcasting content ignored or underrepresented in mainstream media and by facilitating public access and participation in media production.

WOBO is one of the most unique radio stations in the United States. Located in Clermont County, just east of Cincinnati, Ohio, the station went on the air as WCNE in the early 1970’s, and was operated by students of the Clermont Northeastern School District. In 1986, the Clermont Northeastern Board of Education withdrew from the operation and Educational Community Radio, Inc. was incorporated to undertake complete operation of WOBO. Operation of WOBO is a labor of love for all of their volunteers, trustees, and officers.

Additional Reading Resources 

  • The Past and Present of US Community Radio
  • History of WOBO 88.7FM