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Wade T. Oberlin

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Hailing from Jamestown, Ohio, Wade got his start in  broadcasting while serving with the United States Navy at the Armed Forces Network station Eagle 810 in Yokota, Japan. Broadcasting on AM radio across the Kanto Plain, listenership was shared by both American Forces and a Japanese shadow audience tuning in for American Top 40 and an insight to military operations at home and abroad.

Wade has since developed an affinity for radio, especially when it serves a community and serves-up eclectic mixes of music and news programming. This was reflected in his time spent as a volunteer and later as a volunteer coordinator for KSER in Everett, Washington, which has historic ties to KRAB Seattle, Lorenzo Milam, Pacifica and an encompassing spirit. Wade developed his own "Last Exit" program; at first a freeform variety show with local guests, and later a more straight-ahead jazz program.

Returning home in 2019, Wade is happy to bring his talents and passions to WCSU, Central State University and Greene / Montgomery County. 



  • President Jack Thomas speaks with Head Volleyball Coach Anitra Brockman, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. D'Angelo Taylor and Athletics Communications Director Nick Novy on this monthly program, produced at the campus of Central State University in the studios of WCSU-fm.
  • Current Chair of the Fine and Performing Arts at Central State University, Jennifer Cruz, participated in a fireside chat with author Hanif Abdurraqib at the University Student Center, Room 201, on September 20th at 6:30pm. Mr. Abdurraqib is a 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Award recipient, the author of nine books and numerous poems, a contributor to the New York Times, and the NPR host of "Small Joys." His poetry, essays, and criticism focus on Black culture, music, and identity. He is a Columbus native and currently resides in his hometown. Students and staff were welcome to attend. In the above segment, Wade T of WCSU-FM speaks with Jenny Cruz about a number of Hanif's books and chosen topics. A link to the livestream of Hanif's prose, poems and the fireside chat is available here!
  • WCSU-FM correspondent Kathryn Mobley was recently honored the Philo T. Farnsworth Video Award for Overall Excellence in Public Access Programming, presented by the Central States Region of the Alliance For Community Media. The award recognizes the quality and variety of programming seen on community access stations during the past year. The Central States Region is made up of access centers in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky. The winning video was part of the recent "Save A Life" program, an audio and video series hosted and produced by Kathryn Mobely in conjunction with WCSU-FM and the Miami Valley Communications Commission (MVCC) of Centerville, Ohio.
  • Hall of Fame Classic set for Canton Labor Day weekend!
  • President Jack Thomas speaks with Curtis Pettis, Vice President of Administration and Milt Thompson, Director of Facilities on "Project Innovation" and what it will mean for the future of Central State University- expansion of the campus, non-traditional housing, future tourism prospects and Homecoming 2022.
  • In this first of a two part episode, I breakdown the best practices to obtain business financing.Also, please check out this episode on Youtube for a supplementary presentation:
  • Wade Oberlin discusses Una Great Movie, a film by Jennifer Sharp that is available now on Amazon streaming. The movie has many twists and turns and is not your usual popcorn fare!
  • In episode 9, I recap the first 8 episodes and discuss future options in real estate financing to help people build wealth.
  • Find out more about the Paul Laurence Dunbar House, the storied Victoria Theater, poet Nikki Giovanni and a Celebration that is welcome to all! The Paul Laurence Dunbar Sesquicentennial Celebration is happening Saturday, June 25th at the Victoria Theater, 138 N. Main Street at 5pm. Tickets may be found at
  • In episode 8 I breakdown working for yourself and what it will take to get financing to purchase real estate.