Congratulations to WKRQ-FM (101.9), nominated for another Crystal Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for excellent public service.

John Kiesewetter

Confessions from the "Remembering Radio's Rock Rivalries" panel discussion at the downtown public library Sunday:

--WEBN-FM's Jay Gilbert was the person who plastered WEBN stickers all over the WKRQ-FM van parked in Hyde Park.

--Former WLW/WEBN executive Randy Michaels didn't really think a station would change formats from rock to country when he started spreading speculation that Q102 would change from rock to country.

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Even more fun! Bob "The Producer" Berry says he's attending the "Remembering Radio’s Rock Rivalries" program Sunday along with Eddie Fingers, Jay Gilbert, Mike McConnell, Pat Barry and Kevin "Doc" Wolfe. Berry worked for WKRQ-FM/WKRC-AM before joining Fingers on the WEBN-FM "Dawn Patrol."

The program is 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the main public library downtown.

John Kiesewetter

Another year down the tubes! Here's a look at 2017 TV/Media/Radio/Movies stories of 2017 from A to Z:

A is for abolishing the area's admired Adult Album Alternative (Triple A) station, WNKU-FM.

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Uncle Al, Gary Burbank, Skipper Ryle, Jim Scott, the Q102 Morning Zoo, Bob Shreve, Bob Braun, Ruth Lyons, WEBN's Jelly Pudding, the Cool Ghoul and "WKRP in Cincinnati" are "Living on the Air" in a wonderfully nostalgic display at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County downtown through January.

If you're heading downtown over the holidays, plan on spending an hour gazing at the Cincinnati TV and radio displays on the first and third floors at the main public library, 800 Vine Street.


After 15 years on WKRQ-FM (101.9), Holly Morgan has moved down the hall to sister Hubbard station WREW-AM (Mix 94.9) to co-host mornings with Sandy McIlree.

Chuck Fredrick and Bo Matthews, the top two executives at WLW-AM, WEBN-FM and three other stations, were laid off  Tuesday by iHeartMedia.

One of the Cincinnati Hubbard Radio stations usually comes home from the National Association of Broadcasters convention with a NAB Crystal Award for excellent public service. This year they came home with two.


Mix 94.9 raises funds for the U.S. Marines Corps Reserves Toys for Tots today during its third annual "Toys for Tunes" on-air campaign.

Listeners can call the station at 513-749-5309 and make a song request for a $20 donation to Toys for Tots. Their song can be played next for a $100 donation.

Provided by Bobbi Maxwell

Bobbi Maxwell, who resigned last month from WRRM-FM after more than 30 years on radio here, says we haven’t heard the last of her.

“I’m not done with radio. I still love it,” she tells me.

Maxwell left Cumulus’ WARM98 when managers refused to ease the burden of doing on-air and production (commercials) for 130 Westwood One stations – plus her own WARM98 afternoon drive shift.

Sister stations WKRQ-FM and WUBE-FM, and the Q102 Jeff & Jenn morning team, find out Oct. 1 if they win a prestigious Marconi Award from the National Association of Broadcasters.

Jeff Thomas, Jenn Jordan and Jennifer Fritch are nominated for Large Market Personality of the Year, while their station, WKRQ-FM is up for Large Market Station of the Year. WUBE-FM, down the hall at Hubbard’s Reading Road studios, is one of five nominees for Country Station of the year.

The only other area finalists are: