April is Public Radio Music Month

Music in America would sound very different without public radio.

Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell lends his support to Public Radio Music Month.

Across the country, local public radio stations, like WVXU, play an integral role in championing, cultivating and promoting music. On 91.7, you learn about local musicians and performances on Around Cincinnati and Cincinnati Edition – and jazz, and swing programs have a home. Interviews with music legends and emerging artists add to your musical discovery and enjoyment. 

April is Public Radio Music Month. Say #thankspublicradio  for playing the music you love.

Learn more about Public Radio Music Month activities around the nation.

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Children's
6:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Using dying heartbeats to make music

This stethoscope can record a heartbeat. Later Cincinnati Children's music therapist Brian Schreck puts it to music.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center emphasizes it's not for everyone, but a few families are taking advantage of a new way to remember their critically ill children.

Music therapist Brian Schreck  records the child's heartbeat and uses it as a metronome or drumbeat while he mixes it with songs that are important to the patient or the family.

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Cincinnati Edition
8:02 am
Sun April 20, 2014

The Holy or the Broken, Story of "Hallelujah"

The unlikely ascent of the Leonard Cohen song,"Hallelujah."
Provided, Simon and Schuster

  How did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own? Celebrated music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” straight to the heart of popular culture in his book, “The Holy or the Broken.” Mark Perzel talked with Alan Light about “Hallelujah,” and its unlikely ascent.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri March 14, 2014

The Allman Brothers Band, One Way Out

New book by Alan Paul looks at The Allman Brothers Band.
Provided, Alan Paul

The Allman Brothers Band celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and Senior Writer for Guitar World Alan Paul has a new book out about the band, its members and the music they have been making for more than four decades. Alan Paul talks about his book, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.

MLK Day
12:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

A new book looks at the music favored by four great icons of the 1960's, including Dr. King

As we salute the accomplishments and vision of Dr. King this weekend, there was, of course, another side of the man. A unique aspect of his, and 3 other influential men of the 1960’s, is the music they loved, that inspired them, or that entertained them. In his book, Popology: The Music of the Era in the Lives of Four Icons of the 1960s, author Timothy English takes a unique look at Dr. King, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Thomas Merton through the music in their lives. The author joins Lee Hay by phone to share what their taste in music said about them.

Covington, KY
7:00 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Growing Sound: Delivering Positive Messages Through Music

David Kisor, Creative Director of Growing Sound

Growing Sound, based in Northern Kentucky, is an extension of Children, Inc. – an organization designed to help meet the needs of children and families. 

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