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Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story, Reviews

“Seven years ago, a young guy walked into my office on a Friday afternoon with a CD called I Want! I Want! and two tickets to the studio release at the Mockbee,” said WNKU’s station manager Aaron Sharpe, addressing a Taft Theatre crowd so densely-packed that extra security had to be called in to keep...

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

WVXU-HD2 aims to fill the gap left by WNKU

Cole Grecco, News Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under Featured Story, News

Cincinnati Public Radio announced today that 91.7 WVXU-HD2 will play the AAA (adult album alternative) music format, “In an effort to fill the gap the loss of WNKU leaves behind.” Richard Eiswerth, Cincinnati Public Radio’s president and general manager, said in a release that they also lament...

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Featured Story, News

Faced with shrinking state funding and a potential seven-figure subsidy to WNKU, the NKU Board of Regents voted Tuesday to negotiate the sale of the radio station. The station received an offer from Bible Broadcasting Corporation for $1.9 million. NKU will maintain the WNKU call letters. In addition, the uni...

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

WNKU’s Catfish Ball honors past rock stars with a tribute concert

Michael Stegner, Reporter

October 26, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

The musical minds at WNKU have gathered eleven of their favorite local artists for a Halloween party at the Southgate House Revival unlike any other concert. The event, called The Catfish Ball, is named after the term for when a person pretends to be somebody else online, and will take place Oct...

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

GALLERY: WNKU showcases commitment to local music at MidPoint

Michael Stegner, Contributor

September 27, 2016


Filed under A&L Features, Arts & Life, Featured Story

Just slightly removed from the MidPoint Music Festival’s main stage, a smaller performance space was set up in the adjacent parking lot. The stage belonged to WNKU, a local radio station with a focus on showcasing music based out of the Greater Cincinnati region. WNKU sponsored one of four stages at...

‘Save WNKU’ petition fights station’s potential sale

‘Save WNKU’ petition fights station’s potential sale

Mackenzie Manley, Abby Anstead, News Editor, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, News

  She thinks WNKU has been taken for granted, and now that the local radio station’s future is uncertain -- she’s fighting to save it.   Along with her staff, Courtney Phenicie, editor-in-chief of CincyMusic.com, assembled the petition ‘Save WNKU’ in an attempt to save the decades-old station. Since May, the petiti...

NKU to explore sale of WNKU

NKU to explore sale of WNKU

Matt Sexton, Political Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Featured Story, Kentucky News, News

Proposed cuts to Northern Kentucky University’s state funding has caused the university to examine whether to continue subsidizing WNKU.NKU President Geoffrey Mearns announced Tuesday in an email that the university should explore the possibility of selling WNKU-FM and its assets.Since 1985, WNKU has o...

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