John Patrick

Host / Music Director

I was born and raised in Peru, Indiana, along with musician Cole Porter and basketball player Kyle Macy, but not at the same time. They were a bit older. Cole’s niece was in love with me in the 1st grade. Little did I know, she was one of the heirs to his publishing fortune, or I might have shown more interest. Hind sight is 20/20, especially in the 1st grade.

I didn’t know what I wanted to do after high school and today I’m still not sure. I started in radio in Peru, right out of high school in 1983. I spent most of the late '80s and early '90s in the world’s greatest college town, Bloomington, Indiana, which has an incredible local music scene. I was Music Director at WTTS during this time, back when they were a great new Triple A station.

I’ve done just about every job in radio, even Sales and Management, which are ok, but being able to play great music every day is best. I think it’s safe to say that no one has had more luck or more fun than me.

There’s always more than one great song on a album!

Thanks for listening to WNKU.

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News from WNKU
12:38 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

WNKU to Compete in Veggie Race Today

WNKU's Music Director & Afternoon host, John Patrick, has been training for weeks with a regular regiment of exercise and a steady diet of healthy vegetables.  He's now set to squash the competition at the 2nd annual go Vibrant Veggie Race - a kick off event for the 36th Annual Taste of Cincinnati.

"My mom always told me two things - 'eat your vegetables,' and 'don't play with your food,'" said Patrick.  "I'm setting out to prove you can do both and be a champion."

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In the Studio
12:31 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Hold Steady LIVE In The Studio with John Patrick

The Hold Steady recently released their 6th album, Teeth Dreams, and will be at Bogart's tonight with Deer Tick.  The Hold Steady put on one of the better live shows you'll see, but before they take the stage tonight at Bogarts, they'll be in the studio with John Patrick sometime in the 1 o'clock hour.  Tell your friends and stay tuned!  In the

CD of the Month
8:32 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Hard Working Americans, "Hard Working Americans"

The CD of the Month for February comes to you from Hard Working Americans, a new band formed by Todd Snider, Dave Schools (from Widespread Panic!), Duane Trucks, and more. It's titled "Hard Working Americans"

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From HardWorkingAmericans.com:

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CD of the Month
2:15 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Toad the Wet Sprocket, "New Constellation"

The CD of the Month for December comes to you from Toad the Wet Sprocket. It's titled "New Constellation"

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From Rolling Stone Magazine (rollingstone.com):

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CD of the Month
3:20 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Los Lobos, "Disconnected in New York City"

The CD of the Month for November comes to you from Los Lobos. It's titled "Disconnected in New York City"

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From LosLobos.org :

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CD of the Month
12:43 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Over The Rhine, "Meet Me At The Edge Of The World"

The CD of the Month for September comes to you from Over The Rhine. It's titled "Meet Me At The Edge Of The World"

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From pastemagazine.com,

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CD of the Month
12:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Michael Franti and Spearhead, "All People"

The CD of the Month for August comes to you from Michael Franti and Spearhead. It's titled All People.

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CD of the Month
12:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Stephen Kellogg, "Blunderstone Rookery"

The CD of the Month for July comes to you from Stephen Kellogg. It's titled Blunderstone Rookery.

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CD of the Month
12:00 am
Sat June 1, 2013

John Mellencamp, Stephen King, & T Bone Burnett - "Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County"

The CD of the Month for June comes to you from Various Artists. It's titled Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

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From ghostbrothersofdarklandcounty.com:

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In the Studio
3:11 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

The Lone Bellow Stops By To Visit WNKU

The Lone Bellow recently stopped by the WNKU studio to talk to John Patrick and perform on the air! Check out what they had to say and listen to a song (or two!) here!

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