Listen

The Global Village

Weekdays, Noon - 3pm

Maggie Brennan is your tour guide for a 3-hour musical journey starting in your very own backyard and reaching the ends of the earth. Live "Studio A" performances and interviews in the 2 o'clock hour, top of the hour news updates from National Public Radio.

Ways to Connect

Parker Louis
Kris Misevski Photography

Tune in for a Live From Studio A session with Parker Louis and his band during the Global Village!  His new release is All Good Things, Pt. One and the celebration for it is that night at Skully's with Souther and Effee!

Lincoln Durham
Robyn Van Swank

Lincoln Durham will perform Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the Rumba Cafe presented by WCBE!

He's out on the road with his latest release And Into Heaven Came The Night and we're looking forward to his stop in Columbus with The Ghost Wolves!

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are out on the road with the brand new release Years and will be making a stop in Columbus! 

First, they'll perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in the 2PM hour and that night over at the Ace Of Cups with Thelma & The Sleaze!

The Memphis band Southern Avenue is an American five-piece blues and soul blues band that will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at Natalie's presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

Tune in to listen to Radnor & Lee perform in Studio A during the Global Village!

Josh Radnor and Ben Lee are out on the road with their self-titled debut and made a stop in Josh's hometown of Columbus!

We're lucky they made the time to drop by to share their stories and their music!

LISTEN HERE!

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Matt Monta & The Haymakers to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their CD release show for Restless Disposition on Friday night at the Rumba Cafe!

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

Kim Richey will perform Live From Studio A in advance of her show that night at Natalie's in Worthington.

She's out on the road with here brand new release Edgeland.

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

This trio will be stopping by WCBE before their CD release show at Woodlands Tavern on Saturday April 28th.

Joining them for this event are opening acts Embers Of Arson and Clemens & Co.

The music will start at about 8pm.

WCBE is looking forward to Tempest returning to studio A.

They're celebrating their 30th year of playing music this year.

Their new release "Thirty Little Turns" is now out.

It's available for purchase here.

Their current tour will make a stop at Byrne's Pub the evening of the 26th.

Liza Anne
Brett Warren

Liza Anne will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of her show at The Basement presented by WCBE!

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

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

Nick Moss with Dennis Greunling
Erik Hagen

WCBE will be hosting the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling Live From Studio A on Friday, April 20th in advance of the show that night at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza & Live Music!

They're out on the road with the brand new release The High Cost Of Low Living and we're happy that they'll be making a stop in Columbus!

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

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

He just released "Running Dream" on April 2.

It's available for purchase here.

The Columbus CD release show will be at the Rumba Cafe on Saturday April 14.

Also appearing will be Zach Little from the band Saintseneca, and Adam Remnant.

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Curtis Harding Live From Studio A in advance of his show that night at the A&R Music Bar!

He's out on the road with his second full-length release Face Your Fear and you can catch him right here in Columbus!

Drift Mouth
Ryan Miller

Columbus group Drift Mouth will return to WCBE to perform Live From Studio A in advance of their CD release show for Little Patch Of Sky on Saturday, March 31st at the Rumba Cafe!  Also performing that night... Sam Brown, Todd May and Feversmile!  

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Langhorne Slim to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village!

He's out on the road with his latest release Lost At Last Vol. 1 and will be making a stop in Columbus to play the Rumba Cafe!

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

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

Soul music savant Leon Bridges has announced a new album, Good Thing, and with it, two new tracks.

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


Every band needs to refresh and reconsider its sound sooner or later, no matter how sharp it's gotten over the course of a long career. Creative stagnation comes for us all — even The Decemberists, a band whose records have always come bursting with verve and verbosity.

Tune in for a Zydeco party during the Global Village when CJ Chenier And The Red Hot Louisiana Band perform Live From Studio A!

They'll perform that night at Natalie's in Worthington for another sold out event presented by Crazy Mama's Concerts and WCBE!

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

WCBE is looking forward to the return of Gangstagrass to perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village

That night you can catch them over at the Rumba Cafe with Ray Goren!

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

WCBE is looking forward to hosting Melvin Seals & JGB Live From Studio A during the Global Village!  

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

Seun Kuti was just 14 when he became the lead singer of Egypt 80 — the Nigerian band that had carried the infectious groove of Afrobeat worldwide under the direction of Seun's father, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The musician says keeping the band together after Fela's death in 1997 was a way of sustaining his message — which often included railing against government corruption and social injustice.

Caroline Rose will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of her show that night at the Rumba Cafe with The Nude Party!

She's out on the road with her second release Loner and you'll get to hear all about it on WCBE!

This singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist was a mere teenager the last time he played live at WCBE.

Actually, he's still in his teens, but he's already worked with folks like Leon Russell, Buddy Guy and B. B. King.

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

Guitarist Adam Schlenker will perform Live From Studio A during the Global Village in advance of his CD release show for A Matter Of Time on Saturday, March 3rd at Natalie's in Worthington!  

The Oh Hellos will perform Live From Studio A in advance of their show that night at The Newport with Lowland Hum!

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

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

Pages