Studio 89 rocks again
WNKU-FM folks were really rocking and rolling behind the scenes this week bailing out Monday’s season debut of “Studio 89,” when the Katie Reider Band canceled earlier this week. Station folks tell me she was upset the show would not be videotaped for KET, as it has in past years. So ’NKU folks scrambled to get the Rumpke Moutain Boys to open the fifth season at 9:04 p.m. Monday on WNKU-FM (89.7) and the web (www.wnku.org).
For the first time, the concerts will be available the next day as podcasts. Or you can see the show live at 305 Landrum Academic Center on the NKU campus in Highland Heights by making reservations at www.wnku.org The studio audience should be seated by 8:30. Booked for the 13-week series are Greg Johnson (“Save Yourself”), Danny Tate, Ellery, the Hiders and Pieta Brown. The full list is posted on the web.
20 Years on WAIF
When Cynthia Dye Wimmers proposed doing a two-hour radio show in 1986 devoted entirely to local musicians, the program director at WAIF-FM questioned whether she could find enough material and put her on at 6 a.m. Well, finding enough local music was never a problem. Wimmers celebrates her 20th anniversary of the “Kindred Sanction” show 8-10 p.m. today on WAIF-FM (88.3). She hosts the first Thursday of each month, and shares the show with long time co-host Jerry Adams (second Thursday each month), Tom Willis (third Thursday), Jennifer Sullivan (fourth Thursday) and Lynne Wilson (any fifth Thursday).