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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First Listen
4:55 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

First Listen: First Aid Kit, 'Stay Gold'

First Aid Kit's new album, Stay Gold, comes out June 10.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg first made their names with feather-light chamber-folk confections that echoed the soaring sweetness of Fleet Foxes. A cover of that band's "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" even helped launch the then-teenagers to YouTube fame back in 2008. But in 2014, styles have changed and so have the Söderbergs: First Aid Kit's major-label debut, Stay Gold, moves well beyond the portentous prettiness of the pair's 2012 breakthrough, The Lion's Roar.

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Music
4:38 pm
Sun June 1, 2014

WCBE Presents Old 97's w/ Lydia Loveless Fri. June 6, 2014!

WCBE Presents the Old 97's with Lydia Loveless!

WCBE proudly presents Dallas' Old 97's with local great Lydia Loveless and her band at The Newport on Friday, June 6th! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:46 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WCBE Presents Blitzen Trapper Live From Studio A Tues. June 3, 2014 @ 2PM!

Blitzen Trapper will perform Live From Studio A

Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper will be playing a few songs during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at The Basement with The Parkington Sisters!

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Music
5:25 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Jack White's 'Lazaretto': The All Songs Interview

Mary Ellen Matthews Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 12:29 pm

  • Listen To Jack White On All Songs

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First Listen
3:54 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

First Listen: Lee Fields, 'Emma Jean'

Lee Fields' new album, Emma Jean, comes out June 3.
Danny Miller/Leon Michels Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed June 4, 2014 11:55 am

Press play on any of the songs from Lee Fields' new album, Emma Jean. It'll take just a few moments for you to connect his sound to that of decades past — but in all fairness, he's lived through it. Now 63 years old, Fields has been pumping out soul, funk and Southern blues since he was a teenager.

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WCBE Exclusive
1:28 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WCBE Presents Bootstraps Live From Studio A Fri. May 23, 2014@11am!

Credit Bootstraps

This project of Jordan Beckett has had songs on TV and cinema. Currently touring the USA, their Columbus show will be that evening at the Rumba Cafe.

Listen to music from Bootstraps, on 90.5 WCBE FM And HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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Music
4:42 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

WCBE Presents Devil's Lettuce Live From Studio A Thurs. May 22, 2014 @ 11:30AM!

Devil's Lettuce will perform Live From Studio A

Local group Devil's Lettuce will play a few songs for us ahead of their upcoming set at the Dark Star Jubilee coming up May 23-25th at Legend Valley! 

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:39 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

WCBE Presents Ben Miller Band Live From Studio A Wed. May 21, 2014 @ 2PM!

Ben Miller Band will perform Live From Studio A

Tune in for a live session with the Ben Miller Band ahead of their American Whiskey Wednesdays event that night over at Park Street Patio from 6-9PM (FREE EVENT)!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
6:37 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Keller Williams & More Than A Little Live From Studio A Fri. May 23, 2014 @ 1PM!

Keller Williams will perform Live From Studio A

Keller Williams & More Than A Little will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village before they head on over to The Dark Star Jubilee at Legend Valley!

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Music
5:29 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Neulore Live From Studio A Fri. May 23, 2014 @ 2PM!

Neulore will perform Live From Studio A

Nashville's Neulore will be joining us for a live set at WCBE ahead of their show that night at The Rumba Café with Bootstraps and Spencer Saylor

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:17 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Drivin' N' Cryin' Live From Studio A Thurs. May 22, 2014 @ 2PM!

Drivin' N' Cryin' will perform Live From Studio A

Atlanta's Drivin' N' Cryin' will be playing a few songs for us during the Global Village before their show that night at The Rumba Café

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WCBE Fundraiser
9:36 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Rumba Cafe Presents A Benefit for WCBE on May 27th!

The Rumba Café is supporting WCBE again by holding a benefit on Tuesday, May 27th with a night of performances by many amazing local musicians including:

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
3:49 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

WCBE Presents Rodney Crowell Live From Studio A Wed. May 14, 2014 @ 2PM!

Rodney Crowell will perform Live From Studio A

Legendary songwriter and singer Rodney Crowell will return to WCBE to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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Music
6:04 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Rob Drabkin Live From Studio A Mon. May 12, 2014 @ 2PM!

Rob Drabkin will perform Live From Studio A

The Denver, CO. native Rob Drabkin is currently out on the road for a radio tour in support of his latest release Little Steps and will be making a stop by WCBE!

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Music
5:38 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Americana Whiskey Wednesdays @ Park Street Patio

WCBE Presents Americana Whiskey Wednesdays at Park Street Patio

WCBE presents Americana Whiskey Wednesdays every week at Park Street Patio

These are FREE events and will take place from 6-9PM!

Park Street Patio is located at 533 Park St. Columbus, OH  43215

Artist Schedule:

5/7     Holy Ghost Tent Revival

5/14   Rice Bros. w/ Clear Blue Sunday

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Music
2:23 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

WCBE Presents Max Frost Live From Studio A Tues. May 6, 2014 @ 2PM!

Max Frost will perform Live From Studio A

Austin's Max Frost is doing a radio tour in support of his new Low High Low EP and will be making a stop by WCBE!

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Monthly Music & More
10:36 pm
Sat May 3, 2014

WCBE's Monthly Music & More Giveaway: Forecastle Package!

*Congratulations to WCBE listener Andrea Craig!  Andrea was randomly selected as the winner for the Forecastle Giveaway. Stay tuned for more details for the the next Monthly Music & More Giveaway!*

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:14 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

WCBE Presents Holy Ghost Tent Revival Live From Studio A Wed. May 7, 2014 @ 2PM!

Holy Ghost Tent Revival will perform Live From Studio A

The Greensboro, NC group Holy Ghost Tent Revival will play a few songs during the Global Village ahead of the kick off night for Americana Whiskey Wednesdays at the Park Street Patio!

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First Listen
4:59 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Pacifika, 'Amor Planeta'

Pacifika's new album, Amor Planeta, comes out May 6.
JP Carousel Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 3:20 pm

The music of Pacifika draws you in almost immediately: The Vancouver trio's musicianship is superb, buoyed by a voice that stopped me in my tracks the first time I heard it. Pacifika's sound has been labeled as world fusion, but that label is more of a restriction than a description. The group's acoustic base and subtle electronic flourishes provided a great way to start its musical journey, but Amor Planeta raises the stakes with an electric-guitar bite that adds a crucial dimension.

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First Listen
4:54 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

First Listen: Lykke Li, 'I Never Learn'

Lykke Li's new album, I Never Learn, comes out May 5.
Josh Olins

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 12:14 pm

Lykke Li is a pop star looking to change the pop conversation. The Swedish singer's new third album, I Never Learn, forms the final installment in a conceptual trilogy — and it's extraordinary as both a collection of songs and a tactical re-wiring of her genre's circuit board.

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