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.

Every weekday afternoon at 2:55pm, you can also hear "The Writer's Almanac", hosted by Garrison Keillor.

Ways to Connect

Currently touring the eastern United States in support of her new release, "Midnight", her central Ohio stop will be at the LC Pavilion the evening of the 9th.

Rayland Baxter will open most of her upcoming shows in October.





Huntertones...the Brooklyn based Jazz, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Gospel, R&B, Rock group will be playing a few songs in advance of their special two night performance and live recordings at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza on Wed. and Thurs., Oct. 7th & 8th!

Tune in for live music and conversation with Huntertones on WCBE!

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

The Austin, TX outfit The Band Of Heathens will return to WCBE and play a few songs during the Global Village!

Alternative Folk Pop group Fairground Saints will play a few songs during the Global Village

Indie/Folk musician Austin Plaine will perform a few songs Live From Studio A on Monday, October 5th at 11AM! 

Osage... the local funk/rock band will play a few songs during the Global Village!

This musical act is currently doing a series of radio interviews before they embark on their next tour in mid October.

The Saint Johns is the project of Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith, Florida natives who are now based in Nashville.

A few highlights of their career so far include an appearance on the Letterman Show, and some shows with The Lone Bellow, Delta Rae, Stephen Kellogg and Drew Holcomb.

Tune in for a live session during the Global Village with one of Scotland ‘s premier traditional bands... the Tannahill Weavers!

That night you can catch them at Natalie's in Worthington!

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

Pure Bathing Culture will play a few songs during the Global Village before they head out of Columbus to their next gig in Cleveland at the Beachland Ballroom.

The indie pop band from Portland, Oregon are gearing up to release their new CD Pray For Rain on October, 23rd on Partisan Records and you'll get a little preview on WCBE!

Coming up Wednesday, October 14th,  The Rumba Cafe will host a benefit event for WCBE! Performing musicians include Lydia Loveless, Todd May, Angela Perley, and Jesse Henry & Erica Blinn!

The Oslo, Norway indiepop outfit Highasakite will play a few songs during the Global Village!

Shilpa Ray will perform a few songs during the Global Village in advance of the show at The Rumba Cafe with EZTV and Connections!

Warren Haynes, the driving force behind Gov't Mule, will return to WCBE during the Global Village for a live session ahead of the show that night at The Newport Music Hall with ChessBoxer and Gill Landry

These guys are currently out on tour supporting Warren Haynes. Their Columbus show the evening of the 24th  has been moved from the LC Pavilion to The Newport Music Hall.

ChessBoxer is the project of Matt Menefee and Ross Holmes from the band Cadillac Sky, joined by Royal Masat on Bass.

Named after two characters from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov, this Seattle based band will perform at Skully's Music Diner Sunday September 27, 2015.

After that, they will stay in town long enough to perform live in studio a before their show the evening of the 28th at Motr Pub in Cincinnati.

Their new release, "It's All Just Pretend"  is out now

Hear what these guys have been up to since their last visit to studio a back in April of 2013.

Shaun Fleming is perhaps best known as Foxygen’s drummer, but he also fronts a side project under the name of Diane Coffee and he'll play a few songs during the Global Village!

A three time Kerrville New Folk finalist, Angela has a new release, "Common Law Wife".

She gets help on this cd from Fats Kaplin and Will Kimbrough.

Bob Edwards has interviewed her, and she has also appeared on Michael Feldman's Whad'ya Know.

Byrds cofounder Roger McGuinn once described her as "a bright shining star on the horizon".

Joining her will be guitarist Brandon Turner, who plays in her band.

Jeff German and The Blankety Blanks return to Central Ohio for a show Friday night at King Avenue 5, 945 King Avenue in Columbus.

Get a preview of the show that morning as Jeff appears "Live From Studio A" in the 11am hour during Ante Meridiam.

Don't miss another WCBE exclusive:  Jeff German, "Live From Studio A" Friday, September 18 at 11am on 90.5FM WCBE, 106.3FM in Newark, and Apple Music.


Legendary Bluegrass musician Peter Rowan will return to the WCBE studios to share his music and stories during the Global Village!