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CD 102.5 Is Officially Off The Air

For 30 years, CD 101 and 102.5 have been filling the airwaves with alternative hits here in Columbus.

Over the weekend, that legacy came to an end. The alternative station went off the FM airwaves at 12:01 a.m. on November 1 due to the fact that the station was unable to reach an agreement with the owner of the FCC License.

Although you can’t tune in on the radio anymore, you can still listen to CD 102.5. The station will be broadcasting digitally now, which you can stream via their website.

The final seconds of CD 102.5 FM.

End of an era. RIP to CD102.5 on terrestrial airspace. from r/Columbus

You can read the full statement from CD 102.5 below…

Things are getting weird around here, and they’re about to get weirder.

2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent history, and CD102.5 has faced its share of challenges. Recently, we were unable to reach an agreement with the owner of the FCC License, and at 12:01am on November 1st, CD102.5 will leave the FM airwaves. Make no mistake: we plan to move forward and continue broadcasting in the digital realm.

For decades, CD101 was a favorite radio station to many. When the license that allowed us to broadcast was sold, we moved our frequency to 102.5. Together, for 30 years, CD101 and CD1025 have been synonymous with the Columbus music scene and alternative music.

With the connectivity of the internet in cars and homes, with smart phones and smart devices, the digital world is the future.

As we move exclusively to the digital realm, we will have more freedom to play the music that YOU want to hear—to promote local artists, to engage with the community, and to do all of the things that we’ve always done—but better!

We will continue to support the arts community and nonprofits in Columbus. CD1025 For The Kids will continue to help local charities, and add to the over $1,000,000 that it has donated over the years.

So, join us as we help curate all the same great music you have loved, and will love, for decades to come.

Follow us to hear bands that would otherwise not get the chance to be heard or to find your new favorite band from Columbus, from around the country, and from around the world.

If you’ve loved us on the FM dial, you’ll love us even more online. Listen at, and keep connected on socials below.

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