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Meet Dan Hurley

Jun 12, 2018

While WVXU conducts a national search for a new Cincinnati Edition host, local broadcast journalist and historian Dan Hurley has been hosting the program.

Dan is well known throughout Cincinnati having served as the former Director of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Cincinnati program; reporter and host of Newsmakers for Local 12; and most recently as the Interim President of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 

The Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists have announced the winners and finalists in their 2018 Excellence in Journalism Contest. 91.7 WVXU, part of Cincinnati Public Radio Inc., is proud to receive the following awards as judged by the Washington, D.C, SPJ Pro Chapter.

Urban Artifact brewery's radio format featuring local and national independent musicians will be added to the WVXU-HD2 digital subchannel on noon Tuesday, June 5.

Radio Artifact replaces XPoNentional Radio, a national adult album alternative (Triple-A) format broadcast by Philadelphia public radio station WXPN-FM.

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Wanting to bring outstanding independent music from local and national artists to more music lovers in the Greater Cincinnati community, Cincinnati Public Radio and Urban Artifact are teaming up to bring Radio Artifact to on-air digital subchannel 91.7 WVXU-HD2 starting at noon Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Meet Pam Temple

May 8, 2018

You've heard Pam Temple evenings and weekends on both WGUC and WVXU. Her ability to host both classical music and news programs is a real asset to Cincinnati Public Radio.

Meet Jane Durrell

Apr 11, 2018
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Jane Durrell has written on the visual arts and travel for many publications throughout her journalism. She has also been on the staff of several museums, including the Cincinnati Art Museum and Taft Museum of Art. Since March 2007, Jane has volunteered her time, working with WVXU's Lee Hay as an Around Cincinnati contributor. Jane has done around 300 segments for the program, focusing mostly on a wide variety of local artists and exhibitions.

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Cincinnati Public Radio says farewell to Cincinnati Edition host, Mark Heyne, who has resigned from 91.7 WVXU to pursue new opportunities.

Meet Lee Hay

Mar 7, 2018
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Lee Hay has worked at all three Cincinnati Public Radio stations: WGUC in the mid-70's, WMUB in the late 70's, and WVXU since 1984. She is currently executive producer/host of WVXU's arts program Around Cincinnati on Sunday evenings and The Blues on Saturday evenings.

Meet Howard Wilkinson

Feb 12, 2018
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It’s well known that WVXU's Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson is a HUGE Red’s fan. And that he loves talking politics is just a given. But, what does he do in the off season? And, does he have a favorite food?

Meet Maryanne Zeleznik

Jan 10, 2018
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WVXU's News Director Maryanne Zeleznik is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, leading a news team of 8 reporters and producers. She is also your Morning Edition host every weekday morning.

Recently, Jay had the opportunity to ask Maryanne about her award- winning career and life off the air.

Meet Bill Rinehart

Dec 12, 2017

Bill Rinehart is WVXU’s beat reporter for the Hamilton County Commission. He also hosts All Things Considered every afternoon. You also hear him with Tana Weingartner during Fund Drives. Tana recently sat down with Bill to learn more about his career as a reporter, his work at WVXU and his likes and dislikes. Listen to their conversation.

Meet Jay Hanselman

Sep 12, 2017

WVXU’s News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman have a long relationship as colleagues and friends, working together at both WVXU and WNKU. You hear their friendly banter during Fund Drives and may have wondered why they get along so well. Recently, Maryanne and Jay sat down to look back on working together across the years. 

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This week an independent consultant recommended major changes to the pension systems that cover most of Kentucky's public workers. The controversy over Confederate memorials continues in the Commonwealth as African-American leaders call for the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis from the capital.

Meet Mark Heyne

Jul 10, 2017
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Mark Heyne and Ann Thompson have known each other for 30 years. But, believe it or not, Ann recently interviewed Mark for the first time.

She found out why he wanted to host Cincinnati Edition, how he prepares for the show, and what keeps him returning to Dayton. Listen to their conversation and find out more about Mark.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we discuss the developments behind the headlines.

Meet Tana Weingartner

Apr 17, 2017

Reporter Tana Weingartner covers a wide variety of stories for WVXU. She's a fanatical soccer fan as her fellow reporter and officemate, Bill Rinehart, knows.

WVXU Studio Tour

Jan 15, 2016

Lee Hay previews the upcoming Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice celebration concert that will air on 91.7 WVXU and 88.5 WMUB this Friday, December 18 at 8pm.

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If Mark Perzel wasn’t broadcasting “Tunes From The Crypt”  music on 90.9 WGUC-FM on Halloween, he’d be cranking up the same creepy classical music on his front porch during trick-or-treat hours.

That’s how the popular “Tunes” tradition (airing 6 p.m. Saturday) started on our sister Cincinnati Public Radio station 17 years ago.

It’s one of my favorite local radio specials and –full disclosure here – a show I’ve written about for years, long before I brought my Media Beat blog to WVXU-FM this year.

This Sunday, October 4, WVXU and WMUB will add NPR’'s Snap Judgment to our Sunday evening schedule. The show will air at 9:00, right after The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives.

WVXU kicks off a it's fall fund drive Thursday with a $50,000 matching grant, while WGUC listeners’ generosity earlier this month has shortened the on-air appeal on the sister classical music station until  Tuesday.

Thursday morning WVXU will announce the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation matching grant.   Listeners will be asked to thank the Haile Foundation for its support with #ThanksHaile on Twitter, says Sherri Mancini, Cincinnati Public Radio vice president for development.

Some of the fall funds will pay for a new WVXU transmitter to be installed next month, she says.

Unlike recent years, separate campaigns are underway for WVXU and WGUC.

For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter was THE source for information about the local media, keeping audiences informed about the people and projects involved in the entertainment industry through his column and blog for The Cincinnati Enquirer.

On Thursday, August 1, the broadcast tower for WVXU, WMUB and WGUC will be undergoing additional unplanned maintenance starting at 12:06pm. It is required that the stations cease transmission for the safety of the maintenance workers. We certainly regret any inconvenience to our listeners and we promise to do everything possible to keep the outage as short as possible.

WVXU Receives Three PRNDI Awards

Jun 24, 2013

The Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) organization held its annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio June 20-23, during which awards for 2012 were presented in a variety of categories to public radio stations from around the country. In a ceremony hosted by Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, 91.7 WVXU received three prestigious awards.

Our condolences to the family and friends of former WVXU  program host Annie Wagner on her passing this past Sunday.

Details of her career and funeral arrangements can be found here.

New information:  If you’d like to make a memorial contribution to the new Annie Wagner Music Scholarship Fund, here’s the address:

Annie Wagner Music Scholarship Fund

602 Main Street, Suite 1000

Cincinnati, OH 45202