Why did WNKU-FM drop “UnderCurrents,” “E-Town” and “Little Steven’s Underground Garage” and move “The Real Mary Peale” and the “World Café?”
“It’s fairly straight forward,” says Sean O’Mealy, general manager. “The objective is to appeal to and engage with a larger/wider group of music lovers in the Greater Cincinnati region who otherwise are ignored by mainstream radio.”
The new fall lineup implemented this week features more local shows. Former WOXY-FM host Matt Sledge will be heard 2-7 p.m. Saturday, with Peale moving to 5-8 p.m. Sunday nights. She had hosted “Jelly Pudding” Sunday nights on WOFX-FM (92.5) before joining WNKU-FM in 2009. "Mr Rhythm Man" now airs 7-10 p.m. Saturday, and Katie Laur's "Music From The Hills Of Home" airs 8-11 p.m. Sunday.
This is the second round of changes made by O’Mealy since he arrived in February.