Paula Balish 7:00pm To Midnight



Paula Balish credits her father for her career in radio. He gave Paula her first transister radio at age six and continued to buy her radio gifts as she was growing up. Paula’s love for music grew as she did, and following her graduation from Mentor High School in 1980, she jetted down to Florida, enrolled in The Connecticut School of Broadcasting and landed her first job at WNHY, a big band station in Riviera Beach, Florida.

After working at several Florida stations, her ultimate dream came true – returning home to Cleveland to work at her favorite rock station – WNCX. In 1992, a change in Program Directors sent Paula to Youngstown’s WNCD. Three years later, Paula came back to WNCX to host the evening shift. Paula continues to host evenings on WNCX and represents the station at numerous appearances, events and activities in the community.


Win Steve Hackett Tickets

Listen to Paula Balish weekday evenings for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Steve Hackett at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park!


Photo Courtesy of Bud Ramkey

Steam Came To Cuyahoga And Lake Counties Thursday

Steam locomotive No. 765 made it’s way through Cuyahoga and Lake Counties today, on it’s way to Youngstown.

98.5 WNCX–07/23/2015

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Winning Lottery And Being Struck By Lightning, One Canadian Man Did Both

Peter McCathie was struck by lightning when he was 14 years-old, now the Nova Scotia native recently won $1 million in a local lottery. McCathie’s daughter was also struck by lightning a few years ago in […]

98.5 WNCX–07/22/2015

Louis Niksick

Benefit For Louis Niksick: Sunday July 19th, 2015

Come help raise some money for a family in need. Food, Drinks, Desserts, 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction and a main door prize.



Rock 4 Russell Dice Run Memorial Event

Rock 4 Russell Dice Run Saturday, July 11th 2015 Memorial Event for Russell King Jr. Breakfast and Registration 9 AM at Diamond Back Grill 34471 Vine Street, Eastlake Last vehicle out by 10:30 AM Ride […]


Photo Credit: JR Eaton/CBS Radio Cleveland

Graham Nash Talks Upcoming CYO Performance

The legendary Graham Nash sat down with our own Paula Balish to talk about June 5th’s CYO performance, new music, CSNY, Joni Mitchell and more!



Operation S.T.A.T. Standing Tall For American Troops

Operation STAT is hosting an open house/military appreciation day cookout on May 16th at the Eastlake VFW.


Photo by: Paula Balish

Paula Balish’s “Twist & Shout” Burger

Loaded with mac and cheese and bacon! Want to try it? All you have to do is go to The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. It’ll be featured now until Sunday March 8th. Don’t forget, they’re open 24/7.


Vegetable Beef Chowder

Paula’s Recipes: Vegetable Beef Chowder

Ground beef, vegetables and barley, a very hearty, warming, chowder for this wintertime freeze.


Heroes Behind the Scenes - winner pic


Please join Values-in-Action Foundation (Project Love) February 12th, as we honor the TOP 10 Heroes Behind the Scenes in Cleveland.