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.
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: