The leaves are changing and so is WNKU's program line up. First and foremost, we're dedicating more hours of the week than ever before to locally-produced programming.  Secondly, The Real Mary Peale is going back to her roots and returning to Sunday nights where she hosted the Jelly Pudding Show for so many years. We're also excited to welcome our newest host, Sledge, to the mix.  Many of you remember Sledge from his days with 97X ("Baam! The future of Rock 'n Roll.").

Joe Mitchell: From a musical standpoint no one’s really doing what we’re doing

Joe Mitchell and his Indie rock band the Mitchells along with Cincinnati’s world-renowned chamber orchestra Concert: Nova have collaborated on an adaptation of Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s Die Schone Mullerin and Winterreise.

 Mitchell says the collaboration is unique but different than a rock band like Metallica playing with the Boston Philharmonic which has been done .

Cheri Lawson

There was a time, not long ago, when the topper on a wedding cake was a bride in a white dress and a groom in a tux. But marriage has evolved and gender is no longer a defining attribute.Society’s increasing acceptance of gays and lesbians and the Supreme Court ruling in June that legalized same-sex marriage have focused attention on sexual orientation.When men and women who have been in heterosexual marriages come “out of the closet,” WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports, the partners they leave behind often find themselves wondering where to turn.

courtesy YPCC

We sing in bars and breweries and parks and invite people who maybe wouldn’t normally come to a choir concert to be exposed to great choral music and have a beer while they’re doing it.

KellyAnn Nelson is artistic director of the Young Professionals’ Choral Collective. The Cincinnati-based group she started with hubby Christopher Eanes (artisitic director of the Cincinnati Boy Choir) is kicking off its fourth season.

courtesy Jody Fernandez

A U.S. District Judge last week ordered Clerk Kim Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses despite her objections to gay marriage. The ruling by Judge David Bunning was the result of a lawsuit against Davis by four couples who were denied marriage licenses.

UPDATE: The clerk is appealing last week’s ruling to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. She also asked for a stay of the judge’s order, which Bunning has effectively granted.

Cheri Lawson

Despite pouring rain hundreds gathered on the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse carrying signs and chanting . The crowd came to the peaceful rally to honor Sam Dubose the 43 year old who was shot in the head and killed by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters earlier in the day announced the indictment of Tensing on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.  Video from a body camera shows the traffic stop during which Sam Dubose was shot and killed.

Saint Motel - My Type Live in Studio89

Jul 24, 2015

Check out our latest Studio89 video with Saint Motel!

courtesy Buffalo Killers

Buffalo Killers one of the bands performing at Midpoint Indie Summer.

Free concerts every Friday, May through September, on Cincinnati’s iconic Fountain Square.

7–11 p.m. | Parking garage under the square | FREE bike parking | Cincy Red Bike | Food/Drink on the square .


MidPoint Indie Summer is part of the PNC Music Summer Series, with concerts held all summer. 



Vision 2015 the organization in charge of Northern Kentucky’s strategic plan unveiled the myNKY plan,the region’s plan for the next 5 years.

Northern Kentucky University President Geoff Mearns is one of the co-chairs. He talked about the new plan and says instead of Vision 2015 the organization’s new name is Skyward.

Cheri Lawson

Ken Ham: Outside of the Disneys ,the Universals the big guys I believe this will be certainly one of the biggest attractions in the world. I think it’ll be the biggest attraction in America ,outside of the big guys.

Ken Ham, of the Christian Ministry Answers in Genesis, is referring to the Ark Encounter a Bible-based theme park and its centerpiece, a  replica of Noah’s Ark.  Construction of the 510 foot-long wooden boat is underway in Northern Kentucky.  Ham says, despite a question of whether the tourist attraction is eligible for tax incentives, it’s being built.



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