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In Memoriam 2015

Dec 31, 2015

Many musical voices fell silent in 2015. We lost soul singers and opera stars, blues and folk guitarists, saxophonists and percussionists, plus composers, conductors, producers, and other visionaries. Explore their musical legacies here.

Diane Charlemagne

Feb. 22, 1964 — Oct. 28, 2015

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Catie Curtis Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night with Six String Concerts with Chad Elliott at the Columbus Performing Arts Center!

Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!

Colin Gawel will join us Live From Studio A in advance of his "Best Of" solo record release show that night at Woodland's Tavern where he'll be accompanied by his band The Lonely Bones!

Tune in for live local music and conversation!

It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!


This award winning songwriter has written for television and Movies.

His new downloadable single is "Spinning Around", and the release show for his upcoming EP will be at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington the evening of December 17th.

Hear what else TJ George has been up to, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music




Trying to tell, but the words don't come,
Hiding behind a wall that I built myself,
Hoping this will end, I'm pushing against me,
Trying to change who I think I might be, 
Scared of what I might become,
Wanting to be unseen and unheard, 
I  hide behind the glass,
Carefully choosing, constantly thinking 
what I look like to them.

Wayne Horvitz is one of those musicians who does almost everything — from leading a small group of improvisers to conducting a big band, and from composing for symphony orchestra to running a nightclub. The Seattle-based keyboard player turned 60 this year, and he's celebrating by adding even more to his schedule: playing birthday concerts on both coasts.

It's the most wonderful time of the year to Drink, Dance, and Be Merry...For The Kids! Join us as we raise money for children in Central Ohio pursuing their passion for music!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of San Fermin Live From Studio A!

Gabe Dixon, the Pop/Rock artist out of Nashville will play a few songs Live From Studio A during the Global Village!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of super rock legends The Fleshtones to play Live From Studio A!

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Swimming

Dec 1, 2015

Dick & Jane Song of the Week: Green Light

Nov 24, 2015

"The song is about your young life before you become more social and you make the next step into your life."

"I think it’s crazy, and it’s just like wow. like now, if my mom or somebody that knows, and I’m in the car or somewhere with them, I can be like ‘I wrote that.’ ‘Me and my friends wrote that.’ and that was our work."

As a little kid 

We all live that slow life 
While we're getting older 
Waiting for that green light 
Do what we gotta do 
Not even think twice 
Green light 
Waitin’ for that green light 

Moon Hooch
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Moon Hooch will perform a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern with Electric Orange Peel and Devil's Lettuce on New Year's Eve!

Sinkane will be making a stop at WCBE before the show that night at Skully's with Steven A. Clark and Jenny Arcade!

The Brooklyn band is led by Ahmed Gallab, who spent time in Sudan as a child before moving around the U.S.,... Columbus being one of the cities he lived in.

Every month on All Things Considered, Christian McBride sits down with host Audie Cornish to discuss, dissect and deconstruct just about everything in jazz.

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: Follow Our Crowd

Nov 17, 2015

We’re gonna rock the house 
And not follow the crowd 
We’re gonna start the game and finish it 
And we already know we're winning it 
And we know right now 
They’re gonna follow our crowd 

They’ll block our path in many ways 
We twist and turn to see a good day 

Even through the strife we feel alive 
Our dreams are far but we know who we are 

This is our town 
We’re in it together now 

I’m not the perfect person 
My hair doesn’t always stay in place 

Note: NPR's audio for First Listens comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify playlist at the bottom of the page.

You either get The Grateful Dead or you don't, to the point where it's virtually impossible to explain. So why bother?

The Werks will return to WCBE to play Live From Studio A and feature some songs from their new release Inside A Dream.

Tune in for a mix of Psychedelic, Dance, Jam, Funk and Rock during the Global Village!

It's live music and conversation and it's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org!


This Central Ohio based band has recorded a self-titled EP.

The cd release show is coming up at Brothers Drake Meadery the evening of November 20.

Jared Mahone, and Brave Weather will also play at that show.

Also coming up is a performace at Casa Nueva in Athens, Ohio.

This Michigan based singer-songwriter will be in Central Ohio to play at the Columbus Performing Arts Center Shedd Theatre with Diana Jones, part of the Six String Concert Series' 28th season.

You can also listen to an interview Mike just did with Doug Dangler here.

Better yet, tune in to hear him play a few songs live from studio A.