Cincinnati Public Radio

If Mark Perzel wasn’t broadcasting “Tunes From The Crypt”  music on 90.9 WGUC-FM on Halloween, he’d be cranking up the same creepy classical music on his front porch during trick-or-treat hours.

That’s how the popular “Tunes” tradition (airing 6 p.m. Saturday) started on our sister Cincinnati Public Radio station 17 years ago.

It’s one of my favorite local radio specials and –full disclosure here – a show I’ve written about for years, long before I brought my Media Beat blog to WVXU-FM this year.

This Sunday, October 4, WVXU and WMUB will add NPR’'s Snap Judgment to our Sunday evening schedule. The show will air at 9:00, right after The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives.

WVXU kicks off a it's fall fund drive Thursday with a $50,000 matching grant, while WGUC listeners’ generosity earlier this month has shortened the on-air appeal on the sister classical music station until  Tuesday.

Thursday morning WVXU will announce the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation matching grant.   Listeners will be asked to thank the Haile Foundation for its support with #ThanksHaile on Twitter, says Sherri Mancini, Cincinnati Public Radio vice president for development.

Some of the fall funds will pay for a new WVXU transmitter to be installed next month, she says.

Unlike recent years, separate campaigns are underway for WVXU and WGUC.

For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter was THE source for information about the local media, keeping audiences informed about the people and projects involved in the entertainment industry through his column and blog for The Cincinnati Enquirer.

On Thursday, August 1, the broadcast tower for WVXU, WMUB and WGUC will be undergoing additional unplanned maintenance starting at 12:06pm. It is required that the stations cease transmission for the safety of the maintenance workers. We certainly regret any inconvenience to our listeners and we promise to do everything possible to keep the outage as short as possible.

WVXU Receives Three PRNDI Awards

Jun 24, 2013

The Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) organization held its annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio June 20-23, during which awards for 2012 were presented in a variety of categories to public radio stations from around the country. In a ceremony hosted by Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, 91.7 WVXU received three prestigious awards.

Our condolences to the family and friends of former WVXU  program host Annie Wagner on her passing this past Sunday.

Details of her career and funeral arrangements can be found here.

New information:  If you’d like to make a memorial contribution to the new Annie Wagner Music Scholarship Fund, here’s the address:

Annie Wagner Music Scholarship Fund

602 Main Street, Suite 1000

Cincinnati, OH 45202