Four Champions of Local and Indie Music

WNKU is gone (RIP) but great local radio is still out there.

WNKU is gone (RIP) but great local radio is still out there. These four champions of local and indie music help fill the void in the local music scene.


Mike Breen, CityBeat
CityBeat’s longtime music editor is a paragon of what you want from your local alt-weekly: What you should listen to, where you can hear it, and why you’ll love it.

Radio Artifact
Northside’s Urban Artifact brewery has its own AM frequency (1660 on your dial) radiating exclusively local jams. It also streams online, in case you aren’t in the taproom.

An online streaming station created in the wake of the WNKU sale, INHAILER hews to that same “college radio” blend of national alternative rock alongside local up-and-comers.

WCPO Lounge Acts
A mix of local and national on-the-verge artists swing by the WCPO studio to record candid, insightful interviews and cozy, stripped-down video performances.

CincyMusic Spotlight on The Project
Every Sunday night/Monday morning from midnight to 1 a.m., Cincinnati music veteran Venomous Valdez crams The Project 100.7 and 106.3 airwaves with 60 minutes of her favorite local tracks. Episodes are available as podcast downloads, too, for those who need that beauty sleep.

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