Ante Meridiem

Weekdays, 9:15am - Noon

Mike Taylor starts your musical day with a generous serving of world music followed by a variety of Triple A music, including singer songwriters, rock, blues, jazz, reggae and more. Listen to Pulse of the Planet (9:30 am), and on Fridays at 11:55 am, listen here for the Dick & Jane Project - Song of the Week.

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5:53 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Sea Wolf Live From Studio A Mon. June 3, 2013 @ 2PM!

Sea Wolf will perform Live From Studio A

Alex Brown Church who goes by Sea Wolf will do a live session during the Global Village ahead of the show that night at Ace Of Cups.  

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1:10 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Kenny Roby Live From Studio A June 3, 2013@11am

Credit Taylor Hirstein

His show in town is at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington on June 2.

A former member of Six String Drag, Kenny Roby is currently playing shows all over the eastern U.S.

Memories & Birds is his new release.

That's on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, and 106.3 FM in Newark, and online at

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4:13 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Bumper Jacksons Live From Studio A May 30, 2013 @ 2PM!

Bumper Jacksons will perform Live From Studio A

The Baltimore based duo Bumper Jacksons will bring their traditional jazz and ragtime sounds to WCBE's Studio A. 

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1:08 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

Satellite Live From Studio A May 28, 2013 @ 2PM!

Satellite will perform Live From Studio A


Tune in for a session with Satellite during the Global Village!

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9:54 am
Thu May 23, 2013

First Listen Live: Queens Of The Stone Age, '...Like Clockwork'

Nora Lezano/Courtesy of the artist via

Queens of the Stone Age are performing a sold-out show at The Wiltern tonight in Los Angeles, but WCBE can provide you with a front-row seat!

World Cafe
9:02 am
Tue May 21, 2013

The National On World Cafe

The National.
Diedre O'Callaghan Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:50 pm

The National's rise has been slow and steady, to match the growth and evolution of its dour but beautiful rock sound. In this installment of World Cafe, the band tells host David Dye how sleep deprivation led its members to craft more straightforward songs on their new album, Trouble Will Find Me.

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8:04 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Aoife O'Donovan Live From Studio A May 22, 2013 @ 2PM!

Aoife O'Donovan will perform Live From Studio A

Tune if for a live session with Aoife O'Donovan during the Global Village. 

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6:30 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Ray Manzarek, Founding Member Of The Doors, Dies

Ray Manzarek (far right) stands with fellow members of The Doors Jim Morrison (from right), Robby Krieger and John Densmore in 1968. Manzarek died Monday in Germany. He was 74.
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Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist and a founding member of The Doors, died Monday in Germany. He was 74.

A statement from publicist Heidi Ellen Robinson-Fitzgerald said Manzarek died in Rosenheim, Germany, after a long battle with bile duct cancer.

Manzarek and Jim Morrison founded the iconic band after meeting in California. The Doors went on to become one of the most successful rock 'n' roll acts of the 1960s — and continues to have an impact decades after Morrison's death in 1971.

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5:03 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Futurebirds Live From Studio A May 20, 2013 @ 2PM!

Futurebirds will perform Live From Studio A

The Athens, GA. based band Futurebirds will bring their psychedelic country sounds to the WCBE studios the day after their show at The Basement.

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8:21 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Della Mae Live From Studio A Fri May 17@2pm!

Credit David McClister

This quintet out of Boston will grace WCBE's studio A as they pass through Columbus.

Currently on tour, they'll be performing at Woodlands Tavern later that night.

Their second release won't be out until May 28th, but you might get to hear some stuff from that release before it comes out.

That's Della Mae on 90.5FM and HD Columbus, 106.3FM in Newark, and online at

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WCBE Exclusive
9:30 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Chris Trapper Live From Studio A Fri May 17@11am!

A member of The Push Stars, He's now performing solo.

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5:36 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Peter Rowan Live From Studio A May 15, 2013 @ 2PM!

Peter Rowan will perform Live From Studio A

Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan will play a few songs during The Global Village ahead of his show that night at Woodland's Tavern

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4:34 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

The Lonely Wild Live From Studio A May 10, 2013 @ 1PM!

The Lonely Wild will perform Live From Studio A

The L.A. based quintet The Lonely Wild will play a few songs for us during the Global Village! 

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4:44 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

New Music From The Polyphonic Spree, Jon Hopkins, Eleanor Friedberger, More

Clockwise from upper left: Goat, Eleanor Friedberger, The Polyphonic Spree
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue May 7, 2013 2:33 pm

This week, All Songs Considered goes big with massive, heart-thumping new music from the gloriously exuberant, sprawling pop group The Polyphonic Spree, and the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band Akron Family. We also check out a gritty album from a Swedish group known as Goat, whose music is part prog-rock, part Afro-pop and undeniably awesome.

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11:16 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Trixie Whitley Live From Studio A May 8, 2013 @ 2PM!

Trixie Whitley Live From Studio A

Tune in for a session with Trixie Whitley ahead of her show at The Basement with Johnny Nicholson and Erica Blinn! 

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7:37 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Richard Dumas Matador Records

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 5:16 pm

In this installment of Heavy Rotation — where we bring to you public radio's new favorite songs — we collaborated with KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif., to bring you an exclusive track from British singer Laura Mvula's session on Morning Becomes Eclectic, plus enjoy a download from rising post-punk band Savages, courtesy of WXPN in Philadelphia.

This week's panel includes:

  • Anne Litt, a DJ at KCRW in Los Angeles.
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12:16 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Nora Jane Strothers Live From Studio A May 6 @11am!

Credit Nora Jane Strothers

She's in town to perform at Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza on Sunday May 5, and will stay in Columbus to perform the following morning on WCBE.

Hear the Americana music of singer-songwriter Nora Jane Strothers.

That's on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, and 106.7 FM in Newark.

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4:02 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings

Iron and Wine's new album is titled Ghost on Ghost.
Craig Kief Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 5:48 pm

It's kind of surprising that Iron and Wine's Sam Beam has ended up making his living in music. Early on, he received a cautionary lesson from his dad.

"My father used to book Motown bands in college," Beam says. "And he imparted some wisdom on me that it's an easy gig to lose your shirt in."

Beam grew up in South Carolina; he studied art in college, then got into making movies. Music was just something he did on the side, for fun.

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11:51 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Murder By Death Live From Studio A May 2, 2013 @ 2PM!

Murder By Death will perform Live From Studio A

Out of Bloomington, IN., Murder By Death will drop by WCBE to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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11:15 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Langhorne Slim & The Law Live From Studio A May 1, 2013 @ 2PM!

Langhorne Slim & The Law will perform Live From Studio A

Langhorne Slim & The Law are touring  in support of their latest CD The Way We Move and they'll be making a stop at WCBE before their show that night at The Bluestone with Lucero! 

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