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14 Jan Historic King Records Site at Risk of Demolition

The owner of Cincinnati's King Records building has scheduled a hearing on January 30th to obtain a permit to demolish the site. Because the site was declared a historic landmark in 2015, the owner needs permission before making changes to it. Update: the City of Cincinnati unanimously passed a resolution to begin the process to try to acquire the building. They also declared that three streets in Cincinnati will be renamed in honor of King recording artists Bootsy Collins, Otis Williams, and Philip Paul. Read Mayor Cranley's letter to the City Council below:
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14 Jan What albums did you grow up with? The WNKU staff edition!

There's a fun meme going around Facebook: name 10 albums that impacted you in your teenage years. We asked the WNKU to share a few of their favorites. Aaron Sharpe, Development Director/Acting GM/weekday afternoon & Saturday midday host Metallica – Master of Puppets Prince – Purple Rain U2 - The...

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Ultrasuede shot

21 Oct Newly Discovered Music At Cincinnati’s Ultrasuede

  [caption id="attachment_3079" align="alignright" width="141"] The front entrance to Ultrasuede Studio[/caption] It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of The Afghan Whigs. I think that I've mentioned them at least once, each day that I've been on air for the WNKU member drive. As a fan,...

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Bogarts Marquee

15 Oct Barb Abney: Getting Reacquainted With Short Vine

While I'm home helping WNKU during the member drive, I decided to check out some of my old haunts. [caption id="attachment_2954" align="alignright" width="191"] Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Bogarts 10/14[/caption] It's been over a decade since I've seen a show at Bogarts, so that seemed like a good...

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Image of stage at Forecastle

21 Jul Scene & Heard: Forecastle Highlights

  The one festival I look forward to every year is Forecastle. The lineup is always awesome all three days so I don’t mind making a weekend of it in Louisville. Great music, great people watching, great atmosphere. The only downside is now they’ve made a...

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16 Jun Scene & Heard: Bonnaroo 2016

  Bonnaroo is much like Disney World or Venice, Italy. Trying to explain it to someone that has never been there is nearly impossible. It’s best left experienced or just described with the simple term: “magical”. This was my fifth time at Bonnaroo (or as it’s called,...

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15 Jun Scene & Heard: Nelsonville Recap, Day Three

  If you're ever in Athens, do yourself a favor and get up early on a Saturday for brunch at Casa Nueva. It's a local employee-owned and operated responsible restaurant and cantina with a Mex-style flair for all types of dietary needs. No tipping -- it's...

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