Afternoon Music

Weekdays noon to 3pm

WNKU's Music Director presents a definitive mix of the various styles of music heard every day on 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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Favorite Sessions
6:29 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

KEXP Presents: St. Paul And The Broken Bones

St. Paul and the Broken Bones performed on KEXP.

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 2:08 pm

Paul Janeway's vocal range is some kind of miracle. For the young, Alabama-based soul stirrer and his band St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the sounds of Memphis and Muscle Shoals go marrow-deep. On Half the City, the group's unbelievably mature debut, Janeway channels '60s R&B greats like Otis Redding, James Carr and Al Green, while the band cranks out seriously funky rhythms and soaring melodies.

During a recent on-air performance, the KEXP studio could barely contain the seven-member group and the heat of its tight grooves. Get ready to get saved.

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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

11:07 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

TODAY: Craft Beers and Live Music with Big Head Todd & the Monsters

Join WNKU and Big Head Todd & the Monsters for happy hour at Rock Bottom Brewery today from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.


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A Good Cause
10:46 am
Wed April 17, 2013

John Patrick is Behind Bars...again.

John Patrick behind bars

Well, it's happened again.  WNKU's Music Director and Afternoon Music host, John Patrick, met Johnny Law.   He fought the law and well, you know how the rest of it goes.  At least it's for a good cause this time. 

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In the Studio
11:19 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Irish Lovin' from The Elders

Many laughs were shared when The Elders paid WNKU's John Patrick, a visit last week. The group shared several stories about their annual returns to front-man Ian Byrne's home in Wicklow, Ireland to perform. Byrne and his American counterparts make up the group, The Elders, who greatly enjoy the challenge of describing their unique sound. The Elders have achieved a very unique sound, and an equally difficult task  is describing exactly what it is that they play.

In the Studio
3:21 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Sara Watkins Visits WNKU

Sara Watkins  stopped by the WNKU studio with her brother Sean to play a few songs from her new album,  Sun Midnight Sun. She is on tour currently in support of her second solo release after 20 years with Nickel Creek. Sara even did some work on John Mayer's new album, Born and Raised, released this May.

1:42 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Brett Dennen at WNKU "back in the day"

Just dug this one out of the vault.  Brett Dennen stopped by to visit back in 2007 and Bob the Engineer shot this video.  This was back before we got all fancy with jib cameras and what not.  Enjoy!

2:36 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops opening for Dave Matthews Band

Last week, Riverbend announced that Dave Matthews Band would be returning this summer for a show on May 29th.  Dave has long been known to showcase acts by having them open shows for his band.  More often than not, the bands he showcases are only known to folks like you, the WNKU fan.  This tour is no exception as Dave welcomes along a WNKU favorite, The Carolina Chocolate DropsTickets go on sale March 9th.

Check out this video from the last time they paid us a visit.  It was long ago when our logo was different and we didn't have as many frequencies. 

In the Studio
4:48 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

Todd Snider in the Studio

Todd Snider visits with John Patrick the same day as John Hiatt.  Todd performed at the Southgate House later that night.