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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WCBE Exclusive
7:44 am
Thu March 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Caroline Smith Live From Studio A Fri. March 7, 2014@11am

Credit Reginaald VanNurden

She is currently touring in support of her new release, "Half About Being a Woman". 

Her Columbus stop will be at Woodlands Tavern.

Listen to a live performance and chat from Caroline Smith, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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WCBE Exclusive
12:48 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

WCBE Presents Juanito Pascual Live From Studio A Wed. March 5, 2014@11am!

Credit Juanito Pascual

This flamenco guitarist and his trio will be paying a visit to WCBE's studio a to perform live, and talk about the new cd, "New Flamenco Trio".

This group will also be performing at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza In Worthington later that night at 9pm, as a part of the cd release tour.

Rounding out Juanito Pascual's Trio is percussionist Tupac Mantilla, and bassist Brad Barrett.

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Monthly Music & More
11:08 am
Tue March 4, 2014

WCBE's Monthly Music & More: Temples w/Drowners & a Swag Bag!

Attention Music Lovers: the WCBE Monthly Music & More Giveaway is back, and running now through March 31st! This month, the giveaway includes a prize package with a pair of concert tickets to see the band Temples and their show with Drowners on April 28th, plus 3 WCBE t-shirts and many CDs to expand your music library, with artists like Beck, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and much more! A donation is not required, but every donation made between now and March 31st will get you automatically registered!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:41 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

WCBE Presents Noah Gundersen Live From Studio A Fri. March 7, 2014 @ 2PM!

Noah Gundersen will perform Live From Studio A

Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen will play a few songs for us during the Global Village before his show that night at The Rumba Café with Kris Orlowski!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:31 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

WCBE Presents Cyro Baptista's Banquet Of Spirits Live From Studio A Thurs. March 6, 2014 @ 2PM!

Cyro Baptista's Banquet Of Spirits will perform Live From Studio A

Cyro Baptista a Brazilian musician, teacher, and recording artist specializing in percussion in the genres of jazz and world music will play a few songs live during the Global Village with his quartet Banquet Of Spirits!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:25 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

WCBE Presents Lake Street Dive Live From Studio A Wed. March 5, 2014 @ 2PM!

Lake Street Dive will perform Live From Studio A

The Brooklyn based Lake Street Dive will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of their show that night at Skully's with Midnight Moxie!

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Music
7:09 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

WCBE Presents Nick D' & The Believers Live From Studio A Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 @ 2PM!

Nick D' & the Believers will perform Live From Studio A

Local group Nick D' & The Believers will play a few songs during the Global Village! You'll hear about their latest EP Throwing Stones that was released last Fall and what's on the horizon for the them!  They'll perform this Sat. March 1st @ The Garden Theatre with Forest & The Evergreens for the event Prohibition Night!

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Music
5:44 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

WCBE Presents Fox N Hounds Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb. 27, 2014 @ 2PM!

Fox N Hounds will perform Live From Studio A

Local group Fox N Hounds will play a few songs for us during the Global Village ahead of their CD release show for Whiskey Diary at Dick's Den on Sat. March 1st!

Steven Fox, Adam Schlenker and Caleb Powers will give a little preview of the new CD and tell us what's to come on Sat. night!

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:22 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

9th Annual Townes Van Zandt tribute night - a benefit for WCBE! Fri. March 7th @ Dick's Den!

Townes Van Zandt Tribute and Benefit for WCBE!
Credit Courtney Riley

Please join us for The Ninth Annual Townes Van Zandt Tribute & Benefit For WCBE!

We celebrate the life and music of Townes Van Zandt on the day of his birth, March 7th.

So many talented local songwriters and musicians will grace the stage at Dick's Den to pay tribute. The money will be recycled back into our community by benefiting your favorite Public Radio station, 90.5 - WCBE

Always a blast. Bring yer Flyin' Shoes.

Hosted by the awesome Eric Nassau!

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Music
9:06 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Beck's Long Balancing Act

Beck's new album, his first since 2008, is called Morning Phase.
Peter Hapak Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 8:17 am

Beck was recording his latest album when he encountered an unexpected hazard in the studio.

"I got bit by a black widow in the middle of this recording session," he says laughing. "I was in the hospital, and my arm was all swollen up."

That was only one of the indignities Beck suffered on the way to Morning Phase.

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Music
10:29 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

WCBE Presents Lydia Loveless Live From Studio A Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 @ 2PM!

Lydia Loveless will perform Live From Studio A

Columbus' own Lydia Loveless just released her brand new CD Somewhere Else on Chicago's Bloodshot Records!  

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Music
11:09 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

WCBE Presents San Fermin Live From Studio A Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents San Fermin Live From Studio A

The eight-member outfit San Fermin will bring their Baroque Pop/Indie sounds to the WCBE studios to play a few songs during the Global Village!

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Music
8:13 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

9th Annual Music In The Round @ Via Vecchia And Live From Studio A!

Music In The Round IX

Coming up on Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 Capitol Square Rotary Club will host the ninth annual Music In The Round event benefiting the Rafiki AIDS Orphanage School of Muziki. 

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Music
7:33 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

WCBE Presents Graham Colton Live From Studio A Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Graham Colton Live From Studio A

Oklahoma City's Graham Colton will drop by WCBE and the Global Village to play a few songs for us before his show that night at The Basement

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
2:25 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

WCBE Presents Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers Live From Studio A Tues. Feb. 18, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

WCBE proudly presents Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers on Tuesday, February 18th! 

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WCBE Exclusive
8:16 am
Thu February 13, 2014

WCBE Presents Music In The Round Live From Studio A Thur. Feb. 20, 2014@11AM!

Credit Music In The Round

This year WCBE's music in the round preview will feature Jonathan Vernon, Joe Peppercorn, Erika Hughes and Jessica Wabbit.

All will play one song in studio a, preceding the Music In The Round event at Via Vecchia Winery at 6pm on Saturday February 22.

Hear this special live From studio A performance, on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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Music Reviews
4:00 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Album Review: 'Sun Structures,' By Temples

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 8:00 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Finally this hour, a new perspective on the enduring influence of The Beatles. It comes from another four-piece British rock band called Temples. The group is from the town of Kettering. Critics have been raving about them since last summer. Their debut album, "Sun Structures," has now been released here in the U.S. And hearing it might whisk you away to 1960s Liverpool. Here's our critic, Tom Moon.

TOM MOON, BYLINE: If nothing else, Temples has impeccable timing.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "SHELTER SONG")

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WCBE Exclusive
7:29 am
Fri February 7, 2014

WCBE Presents Sean Carney Live From Studio A Fri. Feb. 7, 2014@11AM!

Credit Sean Carney

Sean will be playing Friday Night at Woodlands tavern.

Also coming up, a special show Sunday night featuring several bands to help Steve Perakis cover some of the expenses from his accident. Steve is recovering well and will be playing at this show.

Hear more about Sean Carney and this benefit show Friday morning on 90.5 WCBE FM and HD Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, and online at wcbe.org.

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
5:22 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

WCBE Presents Alan Evans Trio Live From Studio A Thurs. Feb. 13, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE Presents Alan Evans Trio Live From Studio A

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Alan Evans Trio to Studio A!  They'll play a few songs ahead of their show that night at Brothers Drake Meadery!  They're out on the road in support of their latest release Merkaba and you'll get at taste of it on WCBE!  Tune in for live music, conversation and a chance to win tickets for the show!  It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at

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WCBE EXCLUSIVE
4:54 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

WCBE Presents The Delta Saints Live From Studio A Fri. Feb. 7, 2014 @ 2PM!

WCBE presents The Delta Saints Live From Studio A

Nashville's southern rockers The Delta Saints will play a few songs during the Global Village to get you warmed up for the show that night at The Newport with Blackberry Smoke!

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