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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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.

In the Studio
4:43 pm
Fri October 7, 2011

John Hiatt in the Studio

John Hiatt stops by the WNKU studios to chat with John Patrick prior to his concert at the Taft Theater with Big Head Todd & The Monsters.

In the Studio
12:00 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Mason Jennings In The Studio

Mason Jennings visits John Patrick at WNKU on September 29, 2011.

In the Studio
12:00 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Tommy Emmanuel and Anthony Castro In The Studio

Tommy Emmanuel and Anthony Castro drop by WNKU studio and visit with John Patrick before their show at the Aronoff Center on September 23, 2011.