Kathy Costello

Host / Producer

Kathy Costello has been WNKU's Celtic music host for nearly two decades.  She also produces and hosts WNKU's daily environmental feature, the Earth Calendar.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 26th and September 27th

Batteries Plus in Dayton, Ohio wants to lend its support to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center during National Dog Week, September 24th – 30th.  ARC representatives will be on hand from Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th at 3515 York Commons Boulevard in Dayton to provide information on dog licenses, microchips and dog healthcare. They will also bring abdoptable dogs who are looking for forever homes.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon September 24, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 24th and 25th

Nutrient pollution, also known as nitrogen and phosphorus pollution, is one of the most pervasive and elusive forms of water degradation in the United States.  Within our borders, there are approximately 101,000 miles of nutrient-impaired rivers and streams – a distance great enough to encircle the globe… four times over!  These rivers and streams represent only a fraction of the more than 15,000 water bodies across the U.S.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Earth Calendar September 21st and September 22nd

Looking for a new project? Fall is a great time to join a citizen science program, where you can share your own observations about nature with scientists. Citizen science volunteers can collect far more data than science researchers can alone, playing an important role in scientific discovery!  Volunteers are needed to monitor weather.  Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) volunteers learn how to measure precipitation using a rain gauge and hail pad, record their data and report their measurements online.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 19th and September 20th

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is generally considered anything that plugs into a wall or accepts batteries. E-waste has surfaced as an important issue, because it can be dangerous if disposed of improperly.

The 2012 Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste sponsored Computer and TV Recycling Drop-off Program is now open, with a NEW location. 

Bring proof of Hamilton County, Ohio residency such as a driver's license or utility bill to: 

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 17th and September 18th

Help Pick the 7 Endangered Wonders of the World!  Make your voice heard in a fun way and take part in a new initiative designed to bring increased attention – and ultimately protection – to some of the world’s most endangered animals. The Alliance for Zero Extinction’s (AZE) new 7 Wonders campaign asks conservation-minded people like you to help select seven sites from around the globe to highlight the plight of species on the brink.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 14th and September 15th

We all know cleaning is a chore that just has to get done but why does picking a safer cleaning product also have to be a burden? The scary fact is, ingredient labels aren't mandatory for cleaning products. Some companies don't list anything, while others list just one or two ingredients or use vague terms.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 12th and September 13th

The public is invited to an all day, free benefit concert dedicated to the preservation of Southwest Ohio's healthy trees.  TreeAid will include 8 hours of continuous music, food vendors, green industry professionals, educational booths and demonstrations.  Sunday, September 16th  Noon - 8:00 pm at Bethel's Burke Park

Music Lineup:

noon-1:15    Acoustic Edge

1:30 - 2:45    Tracy Walker

3:00 - 4:15    Acoustic Heroes

4:30 - 5:45    Bryon Cox    

6:15 - 8:00    HearSay

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 7th and September 8th

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service asks the public to be on the lookout for the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB)! Since the spread of ALB to Stonelick Township from the Bethel area, citizens are encouraged to become familiar with the signs ALB could be present in trees on their property. Adult beetles are most active during the summer and early fall, making September one of the peak times for emergence of this invasive pest. They can be seen on trees, branches, walls, outdoor furniture, cars, sidewalks, or even caught in pool filters.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Earth Calendar for September 5th and September 6th

There are 25 million reasons why it's important to reduce school bus idling and the key to reducing idling is us! Clean School Bus's National Idle Reduction Campaign helps communities take action toward a cleaner, healthier environment. It recognizes the important role of the school bus driver as a professional who is responsible for the safety and security of kids.

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