We have a new more functional Contact Listing system here.

These old listings below are still available while we make the transition.

Bands | Venues | Stores | Labels | Studios | Media | Calendars

Print Media | On-Air Media | Online Media

Unless otherwise noted, the city is COLUMBUS, the state is OHIO, the zip is probably 43201 and the area code is (614). For corrections, updates and additions to the directories, contact CRINGE at:

133 W. 6th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43201 USA
[email protected]
or (614) 421-7589

Print Media | On-Air Media | Online Media

So you've booked a show. Or maybe you're trying to get someone to write about your band, recording or favorite hair gel. For the purposes of shows, most, if not all, of the clubs above get shows listed for free in the major alternative papers (Alive, Other) and the Dispatch. Some even take out additional adds. If ya wanna make sure yer show gets listed, are having a special event, or wanna be reviewed, you can mail, fax, e-mail and maybe even phone in a little Press Release. (Be forewarned, most papers ask you to submit a week to ten days before the publication date). Press Releases can be a strange animal, but usually contain a very short (one or two lines) synopsis and the words Press, Immediate and/or Release at the top. The body can have long er explanations and descriptions. The closing usually contains another short synopsis/reminder with contact information ... at least this the model I commonly see and use. As for content, it's yer PR.

Aural Innovations (space rock newsletter)
"Columbus Ohio's source for space rock exploration"
Jerry Kranitz / 1364 W. 7th Ave. Apt. B / Col. OH 43212
Phone: 486-2840 (after 6pm)
[email protected]

Columbus Alive (alt paper)
P.O. Box 15309 / 17 Brickel Street
Col. OH 43215
Phone: 221-2449 Fax: 221-2456
Arts/Calendar Editor: Kim Leddy

Columbus Blues Alliance (bimonthly)
P.O. Box 82451 / Col. OH 43202 / 470-2CBA (2222)

Cringe (this local music zine/site)
421-7589 / 133 W. 6th Ave.
[email protected] /

The Dispatch (Columbus daily paper)
34 S. 3rd St. / 461-5000
Music: 461-5029 Fax: 461-7571

Guitar Digest (bimonthly)
P.O. Box 1252 / Athens. OH 45701 / 592-4614 / 797-3351

The Lantern (OSU student weekdaily)
Journalism Building, Room 271
242 W. 18th Ave. / Col. OH 43210
Newsroom 292-5721 / Fax 292-3722
Arts Editor: changes quarterly
[email protected] /

The Other Paper (alt paper)
P.O. Box 29913 / Col. OH 43229
5255 Sinclair Rd. / 847-3800 Fax: 848-3838
Arts Editor: Jenny Mullin
Calendar Editor: Canaan Faulkner
[email protected]

Print Media | On-Air Media | Online Media

It was tempting to leave this area blank, but there actually is some local music getting played on the Columbus airwaves; it just tends to be restricted and minimal. You can follow most of the same guidelines as found in the above PRINT MEDIA directory prologue, with an ear toward, well, radio/TV.

101.5 FM / "the rock" /
[email protected]
Cowan Hall
Otterbein College
Westerville, Oh 43081
rock line: 823-1015
business line: 823-1557

The Chance Chants Page
Comments: This is a page by/for the host of the Chance Chants music show on the community access TV station ACTV (see below fer more ACTV).

Cow TV (community access TV)
470-2803 / [email protected]
Any bands that might want exposure on our show? Just let us know. - Gavin

In Your Ear (community access TV)
292-4063 day / Producer: Jerri Shafer
P.O. Box 3518 / Col. OH 43210
[email protected]

Underground, the / 91.1 FM / UNITS 41?
[email protected] /
Ohio Union / 1739 N. High St. Suite 15-S/ Col. OH 43210
Requests - 688-4287 / Fax - 688-5788 / Bus. - 292-0436
This is the low power/cable radio station at OSU

WBZX / The Blitz (hard rock/metal)
1458 Dublin Rd. / Col. OH 43215
Bus. Office: 481-7800 / On Air: 821-9970
Toll Free: 1-800-821-9970 / Fax: 481-8070
[email protected]

WCBE 90.5 FM (adult alternative)
540 Jack Gibbs Blvd. / 365-5555 / (800) 459-9223 / [email protected] /

WAZU / 107.1 FM / The Big Wazoo
2 Nationwide Plaza/ 10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 233-9208 buisness line
(614) 821-1071 request line

WBZX / The Blitz / 99.7 FM
[email protected]

WLVQ / 96.3 FM / Q-FM-96 (rock/classic rock)
2 Nationwide Plaza/ 10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 227-9696 buisness line
(614) 821-9696 studio line
(614) 821-7625 concert line
[email protected]

WSMZ / Z103 / 103.1 FM
510 E. Mound St.
Columbus, OH 43215

WTVN / 610 AM
1301 Dublin Rd. / Col OH 43215
486-6101 / [email protected]

WWCD / 101.1 FM / CD 101 (popalt)
503 S. Front St., Suite 101 / Col. OH 43215
Requests - 221-1011
Office - 221-9923 / Fax - 227-0021 / [email protected]

Print Media | On-Air Media | Online Media

This section has the potential to be huge - so I'm not exacly sure where it's headed. Also check through the Home of Cringe and any media/web/online sections of past issues of Cringe.

New site for Columbus and midwest underground/alternative shows.


Athens Musician Network
[email protected]

Audio's Home Recording Studio
Home recording, independent music, links to manufacturers' sites, magazines, books and other resources.

A DIY/home recording zine and website.

Breakthrough Connections (music promotions)
470-4745 /

Chamber Music Concert Calendar
An updated Cols. chamber music concert calendar.

Campus District


Central Ohio Musician's Clipboard
A web site to help musicians find other musicians. It's a free service.

College Music

Columbus City Web (Columbus links)

Columbus Punk Site & Cool-Ass Links Page

Columbus Symphony Musicians

Columbus City Search
[email protected]
Local music web site specializing in MP3s

1350 W. Fifth Ave / Col, Ohio 43212 / 487-7404

Cosmic Hermit Productions
1780 N 4th St / 299-5493 / [email protected]
Promotion/Recording Services

Cow TV
Channel 21 / 470-2803

Cowtown Music
[email protected]

Cowtown Swing

Cringe (this local music zine/site)
421-7589 / 133 W. 6th Ave.
[email protected] /

EBay - Columbus

ele mental (electecho pages)
470-0929 / [email protected]

Gig SwaP / [email protected]
[email protected]

Greater Columbus Freenet
Free resources for indie bands: online band flyers, gig listings, and music classifieds. Click on in and enter bands, shows, indie labels and venues in the Columbus area into the database for free and spread the word. Also offering free email aliases ([email protected]), cheap web hosting (, and great deals on banner advertising.

Indiebiz Mailing List (indie music biz)



Kathode Ray Music / [email protected]
1487 W Fifth Ave / Suite 205 / Col, OH 43212
Radio promotion for independent bands and artists.

Live Shows list (e-calendar)
421-7589 / 133 W. 6th Ave.
[email protected]

Moo (online Ohio alt music mag)
1688 Northwest Blvd. / Col. OH 43212
Editorial: 486-6666 Ads: 486-6669
Fax: 481-8038 (to Tony/MOO)
[email protected] /

Music Central (local band pages)
Hosts Chief Johnny Lonesome, Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers, Donna Mogavero, Roundhead Ranglers.

The Music HyperBanner Network
A NEW FREE Service, for only Music related web sites, dedicated to help you advertise YOUR music site.
designed to help bands build a following outside their local area. offers a free service to assist your band in networking with other bands across the country which can better help you book successful tours and perform with bands with styles similar to your own.

Nash (rootry e-mag)

Ohio Musician Magazine
Phine: 266-1088
Fax: 431-0059
201 E. North Street
Worthington, Ohio 43085
General Information: [email protected]
Sales: [email protected]
Customer Support: [email protected]
Editorial: [email protected]
Webmaster: [email protected]

Ohio Show List

OSU Dance & College of the Arts Calendars (OSU arts events)

Out Of Order
The music review e-zine dedicated to the Central Ohio Original Music Scene

Record Finders
An on-line, means of locating the "music of the past". We have the largest on-line selection of collectible, out-of-print recordings available. From 1900 to 1990's. We also buy collections, and provide a means for you to sell your collection world-wide, thru our consignment area. This means $$$$$$$ for you.

Regional Radio Links (guess)

Royal Fuzz

Lots of Ohio music stuff - Dan Piercy

Spore Collective's Ohio Shows List

[email protected]

Wayne Allen - [email protected]

United Music Associates
We will post your music news items at our site, if you like. We have many readers, both on the net and off.