Thu March 29, 2012
Greater Cincinnati's Best Radio Station...again?!
As if we didn't have enough to be thankful for already, the readers of CityBeat Magazine have voted WNKU Greater Cincinnati's Best Radio Station for the 8th time. Check out their Best of Issue here. According to our math, that's more wins for WNKU than for any other radio station in the market.
But it gets better! Our own Mr. Rhythm Man was voted BEST MUSIC-LOVING, FREEFORM-STYLE, IRREPRESSIBLY HIP ROCK-AND-SOUL DISC JOCKEY IN CINCINNATI by the CityBeat staff.
Here's what they had to say:
Mr. Rhythm Man, whose live show on non-profit WNKU-FM at 6 p.m. on Saturdays has become both a joyous institution and a refuge from the awfulness of local commercial rock radio, keeps spinning those platters and improvising the appropriate patter to fill the breaks. Reaching back to the 1950s (or earlier) for the formative R&B of Richard Berry & the Flairs or the early Drifters (“Honey Love”), he’ll move through the decades to newer deeply soulful material by the likes of Alabama 3 or Eli Paperboy Reed. For three hours of weekly popular-music greatness, tune into 89.7, 104.1 or 105.9 FM, wnku.org.
We'll try not to let this go to our heads, but we'd be lying if we said we weren't darn proud of this recognition and of Mr. Rhythm Man. CityBeat readers & staff know their stuff, after all.
So again, thanks to everyone who made a contribution to WNKU during our Spring Membership Drive last week, and now, thanks to everyone who voted WNKU the Best Radio Station in Greater Cincinnati in 2012, as well as 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2001, and 1997!