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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

Lacheys' 98 Degrees Touring After 3 Year Break


They're getting the band back together.  Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons will tour as 98 Degrees this summer after a three year break.

Their My2K Tour will play 33 cities – including Cincinnati and Dayton – with O-Town (from the first season of MTV's "Making The Band" in 2000), girl group Dream and singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera.

The tour begins July 8 at Park City, Kansas.  They play the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Thursday, July 28, and Riverbend's PNC Pavilion five days later on Aug. 2. Tickets for all 33 dates went on sale April 29.

Credit A&E
Drew and Nick tending bar.

After a 13-year absence, the boys reunited in 2013 to tour with BoyZ II Men and New Kids on the Block. 

Then the Lacheys filmed an A&E reality series, "Lachey's Bar," as they prepared to open their sports bar and restaurant in 2014 at 56 E. 12th St., Over-the Rhine. The series, which aired last year, was not renewed by A&E.  Drew and his wife Leah also did movie choreography for Cate Blanchett's "Carol" and Mariah Carey's "A Christmas Melody."  

All four band members announced the tour on E! News by playing "Never Have I Ever," answering such questions as: Have they ever faked lyrics during a concert? Ever hooked up with fans? Here's a link to the Eonline video, and the band members' comments about Prince. 

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.