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June 1st, 2009 By Alex L. Weber | Music | Posted In: Local Music, Live Music

Get Your Summer Folk Fix at 'Studio 89'

Tags: WNKU, Studio 89

We music fans here in the tri-state area may not have the John Peel Show (well, now that the broadcasting icon is deceased, no one technically does anymore), but we do have WNKU’s "Studio 89." If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a seven-years-and-running weekly summer radio program featuring live in-studio performances by local and national Americana, Acoustic and Folk Rock bands and artists.

And thanks to WNKU’s forward-thinking, multiple-platform-friendly approach to music dissemination, you’ve got no excuse for missing a single "Studio 89" set. You can download a Podcast, watch on-demand performances on YouTube, or even tune in to local public television (schedules to come) to catch the show.

Of course, you can always go the old-school route and simply turn your FM dial to 89.7 at 8 p.m. each Monday for the next three months and get the real Studio 89 experience.

And if you really dig what’s going on, you can sign up online and enter a lottery for a ticket to see the performance in person. The suggested donation is a mere $5.

This year’s series kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. with a performance by Cincinnati Folk Rockers Magnolia Mountain. Here’s the rest of the schedule so far:

6/8: Frontier Folk Nebraska (Covington)
6/15: Denice Franke (Galveston, Tex.)
6/22: Los Honchos (Cincinnati)
6/30: Daniel Martin Moore (Cold Spring)
7/6: No show
7/13: Jenn Cristy (Bloomington, Ind.)
7/20: Eleni Mandell (Los Angeles)
7/27: Backyard Tire Fire (Bloomington, Ill.)
8/3: Diane Birch (New York)
8/10: WSNB (Hickory, N.C.)
8/17: Dallas Moore (Cincinnati)

... And a sample to get you motivated—everyone’s favorite Cincinnati darlings the Seedy Seeds live on the show last year:

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