The Northerner

Review: Day two of Midpoint Music Festival

Walk the Moon frontman Nicholas Petricca donned a multicolored button-down for the night's closing set.

Jude Noel, Social Media Editor

September 25, 2017

“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 will play the AAA (adult album alternative) music format in response to the sale of WNKU.

Cole Grecco, News Editor

February 16, 2017

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...

Student: ‘I can’t imagine not having it anymore’

WNKU's sale was announced in February. It went off air this morning.

Hannah Hagedorn, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2017

Mitchell Sellars said he was disappointed to see Northern Kentucky University part with something so unique. “Not many other universities have their own radio station, and now we won’t either,” Sellars said.   The Northern Kentucky University Board of Regents announced the sale of WNKU Tuesday; a decision tha...

Board of Regents votes to sell WNKU

Steve Felix of WNKU speaks to the Board of Regents.

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017

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

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

Huntington hard rockers Ona put on an incredible performance for their fans at the WNKU stage at MidPoint Music Festival this year.

Michael Stegner, Contributor

September 27, 2016

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

WNKU's general manager, Sean O'Mealy.

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

September 3, 2016

  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, assembled the petition ‘Save WNKU’ in an attempt to save the decades-old station. Since May, the petiti...

NKU to explore sale of WNKU

WVXU-HD2 will play the AAA (adult album alternative) music format in response to the sale of WNKU.

Matt Sexton, Political Editor

April 6, 2016

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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