Jim Nolan

Interactive Communications Manager, Host of Local Exposure

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.

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Dayton Daily News sports writer Hal McCoy shares experiences from his career in his book The Real McCoy: My Half Century with the Cincinnati Reds.

A song from folk duo Indigo Girls in advance of their appearance with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra on April 19.

Jim Nolan talks with Misty Perholtz and Tim Seiwart from the band The Newbees about the April 17 fundraising concert, We All Shrine On, at the Southgate House Revival in Newport. The event will feature many local bands and musicians performing Beatles music and will benefit the Cincinnati Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

They’ve been together nearly 20 years, they’re working on their 12th studio album, they even appeared in the blockbuster movie Titanic and, on March 10, Gaelic Storm will be in concert at the Taft Theatre. Jim Nolan talks with Steve Twigger, one of the founding members of the group, in advance of their appearance in Cincinnati.

Local musical artists The Mitchells, Ric Hordinski, and Daniel Martin Moore are teaming up for a great evening of music on Friday, February 6 at The Woodward Theater, located at 1404 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine.

The writer Mark Dery first coined the term ‘Afrofuturistic’ in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future” to describe a new cultural phenomenon but what exactly is Afrofuturism? 

Michael Gonzales of Ebony Magazine calls Afrofuturism “a cultural catchphrase to describe the world of tomorrow today in music, art, theater, politics and academics,” but the more I tried to further define the term, the more I discovered that Afrofuturistim is a concept that, by definition, defies definition.

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Jan 20, 2015
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Photo by Angie Lipscomb

There's a video going around lately, created by Nashville songwriter Greg Todd, in which six current hit county music songs are all played simultaneously. If you watch the video, what you quickly realize is how shockingly and painfully similar each of the songs are.  

One could easily argue the case that the majority of current popular music is equally formulaic, regardless of genre, and that given most of the songs you might find in today's "Top 40," it is the producer, not the artist, who is the driving force behind the industry. Look at the work of Max Martin or Calvin Harris and you'll see title after title performed by various, insipid Johnny Bravos who worked the assembly line, played the game and achieved their fifteen minutes.

Knowing this makes me want to scream "Thank goodness!" that there are still true musical craftspeople out there like Mark Utley

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Simone Kuzma from Wanderlust Wanderlearn talks about the Cincinnati Travel, Sports and Boat Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Mike Breen, the music editor for CityBeat, recently visited our studio to talk with Jim Nolan about the nominees for the 18th Annual Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. The awards will be presented on Sunday, January 25 in a ceremony/concert/party at Covington’s Madison Theater.

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