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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 Tour Starts Friday


For the first time in three years, 98 Degrees will be touring this summer, starting Friday in Park City, Kansas.

Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons hit the road for their My2K summer concerts with O-Town (from the first season of MTV's "Making The Band" in 2000), girl group Dream and singer-songwriter Ryan Cabrera.

You'll start hearing about the tour soon. The guys were doing radio promotions today. They play 39 cities, including Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Thursday, July 28, and the Riverbend PNC Pavilion five days later on Aug. 2.

Credit A&E
Drew (left) and Nick Lachey tend bar in A&E's "Lachey's Bar" reality series last July.

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

In 2014, the Lacheys filmed an A&E reality series, "Lachey's Bar," as they prepared to open their sports bar and restaurant at 56 E. 12th St., Over-the Rhine.

The series, which premiered last July, was canceled by A&E after one season. 

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.