Meet Ambriehl Crutchfield

Jul 9, 2019

WVXU recently welcomed Ambriehl Crutchfield to its news team. As a general assignment reporter, you’ve heard her report on Cincinnati Public Schools, homelessness, a local cold case, and more.

Meet Tripp Eldredge

May 10, 2019

WVXU's podcast Start Hear is hosted by Tripp Eldredge. Tripp is a long time Cincinnati Public Radio volunteer who has served in many capacities including as a former member of the Cincinnati Public Radio Board of Directors, and a current member of the Cincinnati Public Radio Community Board and Marketing Committee. He may have even answered the phone when you called in during a fund drive. He is a big public radio fan!

cincinnati edition producer
Ronny Salerno / Cincinnati Public Radio

Cincinnati Public Radio is searching for a producer for Cincinnati Edition, WVXU-FM's weekday noon talk show.

Peter Rightmire, who has produced the station's signature talk show since daily live broadcasts started in 2013, has announced he's leaving the station.

Meet Julie Niesen

Apr 8, 2019
julie niesen
Courtesy Julie Niesen

Food writer Julie Niesen started writing her Bits and Bites blog for WVXU.org last year. She explores dining trends, news of interest to local food lovers, and introduces you to Greater Cincinnati’s food scene.

Meet Michael Monks, Host of Cincinnati Edition

Feb 12, 2019
michael monks

This month we welcomed Michael Monks to WVXU as the new host of Cincinnati Edition. You may have heard Michael previously on Cincinnati Edition as a guest, providing perspective on Northern Kentucky as the publisher/editor/chief reporter for The River City News digital newspaper.

News Director Maryanne Zeleznik joined Michael in the studio to talk about his plans for the show, his career in journalism, his founding of River City News and his love of urban living.

During WVXU’s podcast Looking Up, hosts Dean Regas and Anna Hehman have fun discussing out-of-this-world subjects like stars and planets, science and technology, pop culture and the universe as they bring it all down to Earth.

Meet Thane Maynard

Dec 7, 2018

Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, has been hosting and producing The 90 Second Naturalist for more than 3 decades, providing a daily bite-sized look at the world’s wonders.

Thane’s mission, at the Zoo and on the radio, is to tell the story of biological diversity, natural history, and wildlife conservation to connect you to your innate love of nature.

wvxu tower work
Dan Danko / WVXU

The demand for more wireless broadband access seems to increase each month. To help meet that demand, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is reallocating a portion of the broadcast spectrum used by television stations to make it available for use by wireless carriers.

Meet Dan Hurley

Jun 12, 2018
WVXU file

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.

Courtesy Radio Artifact

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.

radio artifact
Jim Nolan / WVXU

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

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.


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

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

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

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.