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Putting the 'Broad' in Broadcasting

WNKU remains a crucial musical alternative on the mostly corporate FM dial

6 Comments · Monday, March 29, 2010
WNKU (89.7 FM) celebrates its 25th anniversary in April, evolving from a Kentucky-centric Folk and Bluegrass station to its current format, known in the radio trade as Triple A (adult/album/alternative). General Manager Chuck Miller, a 30-year public radio veteran of 10 news and music stations, simply defines it as "progressive radio."  

Opening Day Extravaganza Featuring Jake Speed & the Freddies

April 5 • Arnold's Bar and Grill

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 30, 2010
While the Opening Day parade has for decades now been a cool little "uniquely Cincinnati" event folks look forward to every year, there is a newer Opening Day tradition that's beginning to rival it in terms of sheer baseball pomp and pageantry. Local Folk and Americana experts Jake Speed & the Freddies host a baseball-themed show the morning before the Reds season's first pitch downtown at Arnold's, and this spring's version is bigger and better.  

Sonny Landreth

Oct. 3 • St. Xavier High School Performance Center

0 Comments · Monday, September 28, 2009
Sonny Landreth has been plying his trade as "the king of Slydeco" for the better part of three decades, and his singular guitar sound has graced recordings and performances by Bonnie Raitt, John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Little Feat, John Mayall, Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy and a good many others, including a certain British string strangler (who has been variously identified as Slowhand and God), who once referred to Landreth as "the most underestimated musician on the planet and also probably one of the most advanced."  

Cornbread Nation

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 4, 2009
On a recent Sunday night episode of 'Music from the Hills of Home,' the radio show I host with Wayne Clyburn on WNKU (89.7 FM), a listener brought up an interesting and timely question: 'How do you season an iron skillet?'  

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