Studio 89

Mondays at 7:00pm

Studio 89 is a live music series that airs in the spring and fall and features musical acts from around town and around the world performing live on the air and in front of a studio audience. 

Studio 89 takes place in the Digitorium of NKU's Griffin Hall.  The Digitorium is a state of the art facility complete with opera box seating, professional lighting, and a 15' x 25' led video wall.

Admission to Studio 89 is free, but there will be a suggested donation of $5.00 per person.  Seating is limited and reservations will be accepted online the Tuesday before each show.  Cut off will be the following Thursday at noon.  Active WNKU Members receive first priority in the order received.  If, by Thursday at noon seats are not filled by members, non-members will be taken in the order received.  Listeners can become members by making a financial contribution to WNKU online or by calling 859-572-6500.

The  Studio 89 line up for spring 2014 is as follows:

2/10 - Rob Fetters

2/17 - Cliftones

2/24 - Kelly Richey

3/3 - Driftwood

3/10 - NO SHOW (NKU Spring Break)

3/17 - Tickled Pink

3/24 - David Wilcox

3/31 - Archers Paradox

4/7 - Eclipse Movement

4/14 - Jimbo Mathus(of Squirrel Nut Zippers)

4/21 - Mark Stuart(of Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart)

4/28 - Noah Gundersen

5/5 - Chicago Farmer

Thanks to Event Enterprises for audio support and Mio's Pizzeria of Mt. Washington for hospitality.



5:03 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Studio 89 Now Airing on KET

This past spring's session of Studio 89 is now showing on KET-KY.  That's channel 192 for Insight Cable subscribers in Northern Kentucky and channel 38-3 in Cincinnati.   Check out the schedule below.

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Studio 89
11:28 am
Fri August 24, 2012

Studio 89 Back for the Fall

Hadden Sayers is in the books as the first artist to play Studio 89 in it's new home in the Griffin Hall Digitorium.

Studio 89 has grown to include both a spring and fall series!  The fall series begins September 17th and will again air Monday nights at 7:00pm.  Each session will include a live studio audience of WNKU members.  Not yet a member?  Become one today or make a donation and become a member on the spot!

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Studio 89
10:24 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Tune in tonight for a Studio 89 finale with the legendary Bill Kirchen

The "Titan of the Telecaster", Bill Kirchen.

Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk.

He performs live on the air tonight at 7pm for the season finale of Studio 89.  Tell a friend and tune in!

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1:07 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Register for the next Studio 89 with Majestic Man

Local indie-rock outfit, Majestic Man, are set to play the next Studio 89 on April 23rd.

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Studio 89
10:15 am
Tue April 10, 2012

WNKU welcomes Pete Dressman and S.U.N. to Studio 89

WNKU welcomes local band, Pete Dressman and Soul Unified Nation to Studio 89 tonight at 7pm.

Tune in to listen live!

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Studio 89
1:00 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Studio 89 welcomes Robin Lacy & DeZydeco

Robin Lacy & DeZydeco perform the next Studio 89.  There are no more seats available, but you can tune in and listen live Monday night at 7pm.

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Studio 89
8:17 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Studio 89 Welcomes Julian Velard

Brooklyn's Julian Velard performs at this year's Studio 89
Rich Pushinsky

Tonight's Julian Velard show at Studio 89 is at capacity.  If you did not receive an e-mail from us confirming your reservation, then you do not have a seat.

As in the past, seating is limited for Studio 89.  We begin taking registrations from the general public on the Tuesday before each upcoming session.  Registrations are accepted until noon on the preceding Friday.  If we receive more requests than we have seating for, a lottery will be held and winners will be contacted via e-mail.  Again, if you do not receive an e-mail from us confirming your reservation, then you do not have a seat.

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Studio 89
1:36 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Studio 89 to replay Hadden Sayers performance on March 5th

With NKU's electronic media students on spring break the first week of March, Studio 89 will take a one week hiatus.  That gives us the perfect opportunity to replay the first session of 2012 with Hadden Sayers. 

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Studio 89
11:55 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Studio 89 welcomes Josh Eagle & Harvest City

Registration is now closed for Studio 89 on Monday, February 27th with Josh Eagle & Harvest City.  A lottery will be held to determine attendees, and you will receive an e-mail on Friday only if your name was selected.  Please R.S.V.P. to the e-mail as soon as possible.  If you do not receive an e-mail, you do not have a reservation.  Of course, you can always listen live Monday night at 7pm on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM or online at

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Music News
12:00 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Studio 89 welcomes Buxton on February 20th

Buxton play Studio 89 on February 20th.
Paul Moore

**2/17/12 - We are no longer accepting reservations for Studio 89 with Buxton on February 20th.  We received more requests for seating than we could accommodate, and a lottery will be conducted to select attendees per policy.  Those selected will be contacted via e-mail this afternoon.**

Remember, Studio 89 is broadcast live each Monday night at 7pm, so you can listen wherever you are on 89.7 FM, 105.9 FM, 104.1 FM, or online at


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