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Two weeks before the May 4 mayoral primary, WVXU begins examining Cincinnati political corruption in a series called "Trust In Local Government – WVXU's Public Integrity Project."

Meet Becca Costello

Mar 4, 2021

This month, we’d like to introduce you to our newest reporter, Becca Costello. She’s a Greater Cincinnati native who was working in Nebraska until we brought her home as our local government reporter.

Meet Jolene Almendarez

Jan 12, 2021

We are happy to welcome Jolene Almendarez to the WVXU news team. Jolene came to the station the week of the election and hit the ground running.

Here is some of her most recent reporting:

From 'Trash Audits' To Advocating For Infrastructure Changes: Ways To Meet Your Green Goals In 2021

A Christmas Poem

Jan 3, 2021

As we enter 2021 with memories of the recent Christmas holiday, here is some additional Christmas cheer. Happy New Year from Cincinnati Public Radio.

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To me, it seems like WVXU has always been around. And for good reason.

Courtesy Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare wrote that "the course of true love never did run smooth."

But from all accounts, the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream did run smoothly when recorded for broadcast on WVXU at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

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Courtesy of Tammy Cassesa Photography

Update 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 14: Bill Rinehart's OKI Wanna Know feature premeires on WVXU Wednesday, July 15, during Morning Edition at 7:44 and 9:44 a.m., and repeats during All Things Considered  at 5:44 p.m.

It runs four and a half minutes.

Original post Thursday, July 10: Why is Mariemont pronounced MARY-mont? Who named Loveland and Pisgah? Where was the college in College Hill? What did Knowlton and Peebles do to get their namesake Cincinnati corners?

And who the heck was Brent Spence, anyway?

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Ronny Salerno / WVXU

Congratulations to Tana Weingartner, Ambriehl Crutchfield, News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and the rest of the WVXU news staff for their awards from the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Broadcast Competition.

Courtesy Bob Nave

The multi-talented Bob Nave, who died Tuesday at home, is hard to describe in one sentence.

I first heard him playing jazz on old WNOP-AM (740), "Radio Free Newport," broadcast from floating oil drums on the Ohio River in the 1970s.

If you were into rock music in the 1960s, you heard him playing keyboard on "Green Tambourine" with The Lemon Pipers.

Meet Jennifer Merritt – WVXU Digital Editor

Dec 10, 2019

In addition to your radio, WVXU presents news across a variety of platforms, including wvxu.org, its mobile app and our Daily View email newsletter. Jennifer Merritt is WVXU’s Digital Editor and responsible for WVXU’s online news.

Jenn came to the Greater Cincinnati from the east coast and has enjoyed learning about the area and exploring Cincinnati.

Courtesy of Robert Bilott

Cincinnati attorney Robert Bilott got a standing ovation on CBS' Late Show With Stephen Colbert Thursday night, hours after he was interviewed on WVXU-FM's Cincinnati Edition.

The two aren't directly related, of course, except for the fact that it's all part of promotion for Dark Waters, the movie starring Mark Ruffalo as Bilott opening Friday, Nov. 22.

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Courtesy of Anne Serling

Anne Serling, daughter of Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, will be the studio announcer for WVXU's production of her father's 1955 baseball comedy, O'Toole From Moscow.

Courtesy CBS

WVXU-FM will produce Rod Serling's O'Toole From Moscow, a 1955 TV comedy about confusion between the Soviet Union and the Cincinnati Reds, as a radio drama.

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!

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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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?