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Local Discovery of the Month

At WNKU, we’re committed to local music. In addition to playing at least one local artist every hour of every day, we shine a spotlight on one local musician or band every month with interviews, online features, and of course, a whole lot of play on the radio.


06 Mar Local Discovery of the Month: Leggy

WNKU’s Local Discovery for the month of March is the Cincinnati's Leggy. Véronique Allaer, Kerstin Bladh, and Christopher Campbell bang out fun, two-and-a-half minute garage pop songs they describe as "lush punk." Check out their version of "Kick the Habit" in Studio 89. Thanks to Rebel Pilgrim for...

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WNKU’s Local Discovery for the month of February is progressive soul artist, JSPH (pronounced "Joseph"). Inspired by artists such as James Blake, D'Angello, and The Weeknd; this Northern Kentucky native is able to create his own unique sound blending elements from gospel, soul, and electronic music. Lately, JSPH has...

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03 Nov Local Discovery of the Month: DYAN

  Film composers turned band DYAN is our pick for November's Local Discovery. Beginning as the duo Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones, DYAN started creating music for films such as 2014’s I Am I. Soon joined by Dan Dorff Jr, DYAN's first full length album, titled Looking for Knives, dropped this...

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03 Oct Local Discovery of the Month: Modern Aquatic

October's Local Discovery is the Cincinnati-based 5-piece band, Modern Aquatic. With a surf-rock infused indie sound that draws from influences such as The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, The Beatles and Weezer, Modern Aquatic has been making waves since 2015, including a recent performance at MidPoint Music Festival....

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01 Sep Local Discovery of the Month: Tigerlilies

  They've been playing for three decades to a loyal following, but are still creating new sounds from their home base in Cincinnati, touring and consistently bringing new fans on board. September's Local Discovery is The Tigerlilies -- the band's most recent EP, '123456' is out this month and...

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01 Aug Local Discovery of the Month: Ona

Ona - its a town in West Virginia, an incredibly talented band from the same area, and now our Local Discovery for the month of August.  West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been championing this band since 2015. Joni Deutsch, host of A Change of Tune and assistant producer...

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05 Jul Local Discovery of the Month: The Harlequins

  July's Local Discovery is Cincinnati's The Harlequins. Formed in 2006, this 60's style experimental psychedelic rock band is comprised of members Michael Oliva, Alex Stenard and Rob Stamler. They've been a regular fixture at music festivals including South by Southwest, MidPoint, and Bunbury. The Harlequins have released...

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28 Mar Local Discovery of the Month: Dawg Yawp

In April, we're shining a spotlight on the Cincinnati band Dawg Yawp. Tyler Randall and Rob Keenan started playing music together in high school and continued through their studies at the Berklee School of Music. But things really got interesting when they dropped out and Tyler...

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