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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There's a new book out about Cincinnati favorite Jimmy Buffett, who'll make his annual visit to Riverbend on July 8. 

On June 16 and 17, The Woodward Theatre will host the No Response Experimental Music Festival, bringing two nights of local, national and international musicians to Cincinnati. 

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright you'll hear Fletcher Henderson's "Down South Camp Meeting," Glenn Miller's "PA-6-5000" and Count Basie's immortal "Lullaby of Birdland."

Coming May 27 to Urban Artifact in Northside, it's Cincy Powerfest V, a night of rock and metal music. 

Great things are heading your way this week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, including Etta James singing "These Foolish Things," Johnny Mercer doing "Glow Worm" and Billy May performing "Charmaine."

Local author Patrick Edwards' book Space Tripping is the most recent Nerdist Contest winner, beating out 100+ other sci-fi submissions. 

Glen Phillips from the band Toad the Wet Sprocket stopped in our studio on St. Patrick's Day when he was in town for a concert at the Ludlow Garage. 

NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

Feb 22, 2017

NPR Music has again opened the invitation to musicians and artists all across the country to submit their entires for their Tiny Desk Contest, and again, the Greater Cincinnati area has been very well-represented.

The holiday season brings a whole series of special events and activities at area parks. 

Jennifer Arnold is the founder of Canine Assistants and has now written a new book for dog owners and lovers. 

The 3rd Annual DevouGrass Music & Arts Festival, benefiting the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, returns on Saturday, October 1 to Covington’s Devou Park

The annual Bluegrass For Babies fundraising concert returns to the Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park on Saturday, September 17. 

A commentary by our Jim Nolan about Welcome to Night Vale podcast creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, who will be discussing and signing books with moderator Justin McElroy at Joseph Beth Booksellers on September 7 at 7pm. 

It's been a staple in Oakley for 75 years, and on August 26, the 20th Century Theater is going to celebrate. 

Welcome to Night Vale is very popular podcast, produced by Joseph Fink and co-written by Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, done in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale. The wildly-popular program has spawned many web sites and online communities, as well as a novel, published in 2015.

Now, the creators and cast of Night Vale are bringing a live production entitled Ghost Stories to the Taft Theatre on Sunday, April 10th.

Thwart is a music blog that focuses on local music, musicians and music scene.

  Andrea Vetter from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County talks about the current exhibit at their main branch, Tiny Tomes: A Peek at the Smallest Books in the Collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Local band Wussy has been together for 10 years and has just released its sixth album, Forever Sounds.

Live Stream Test

Feb 4, 2016

Live Blog Test Event

UC Magazine

The creative and inventive mind of Don Poynter (he invented whiskey-flavored toothpaste) turned to toys and gadgets and he is one of the many local toymakers celebrated in a current exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s downtown branch.

Tom Crawford, president of the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, joins Jim Nolan to talk about the choral group’s 25th anniversary season and their upcoming holiday concert.

Maureen Kennedy, the co-founder of the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, is in the studio with Jim Nolan to talk about their upcoming music & dance concert, Irish Christmas in America.

Acclaimed local musician Royal Holland recently visited our studio to talk with Jim Nolan about his new EP, Volume Two: Flamingo and to perform two of the cuts, Flamingo and Golem Effect.

Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Sarah Vowell's Lafayette in the Somewhat United States reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War.

New Beginnings

Oct 15, 2015

On this episode of Local Exposure, we discuss New Beginnings.

Introduction: A re-evaluation of the 'P-Word'

Part 1: Meet Belinda Cai, the newest contributor to Local Exposure

Part 2: Get a preview of the Cincinnati Cyclones 2015-2016 season  from Kristin Ropp, VP and GM for the Cyclones and US Bank Arena.

Part 3: Belinda speaks with Rachelle Caplan, the head organizer of LadyFest Cincinnati and talks about the schedule of events. Belinda also wrote an article about LadyFest for this week's CityBeat.

This week on  Swing with Bill Cartwright Harry James, Nat King Cole Trio, Eileen Farrell, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble and more.

International Guitar Duo Loren & Mark from Syracuse, New York recently visited our studio to talk with Jim Nolan about how they met, their musical style and sensibilities, and to perform a couple of songs.

  Highlights from this week's episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright include Tony Bennett and K.D. Lang teaming up to perform "Dream a Little Dream of Me" plus "Love for Sale" done by the Blue Wisp Big Band.

  Where can you hear great music from Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Nina Simone as well as Shorty Rogers, Lavay Smith, Buddy Greco and Ted Heath? It must be this week's episode of Swing with Bill Cartwright.

He began as a visual artist before becoming a music star as lead singer and songwriter for the seminal new wave band Devo. Akron, Ohio native Mark Mothersbaugh’s day job now is writing music for TV and movies, but he has never stopped creating art.

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