Public Affairs

About Public Service Announcements at WOBC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that WOBC air at least two Public Service Announcements (PSAs) every hour.

The FCC defines a PSA as “any announcement (including network) for which no charge is made and which promotes programs, activities, or services of federal, state, or local governments…or the programs, activities or services of non-profit organizations…and other announcements regarded as serving community interests, excluding time signals, routine weather announcements and promotional announcements.”

At WOBC, we work creatively within the FCC’s parameters to disseminate information that is current and relevant to the communities that comprise WOBC’s diverse listenership in Lorain County and beyond. As a freeform college and community radio station, we embrace a wide range of ideas regarding what falls under “serving community interests.”

We welcome submissions and participation from everyone – community and student organizations as well as individuals. Through making PSAs, WOBC hopes to make our resources accessible to the greater Oberlin community and bring new ideas and new faces into the radio station.