Paragon CEO Mike Henry Blogs About WNKU/Cincinnati
May 17, 2016 at 4:38 AM (PT)
PARAGON CEO MIKE HENRY takes to the company blog to write, "Music and radio usually live in an entertainment bubble away from politics. Unfortunately, the waves of a new budget slashing governor in KENTUCKY have washed ashore on noncom Music Discovery WNKU-FM. Now a fire sale of WNKU is on the table (NET NEWS 4/6), and local supporters of WNKU are quickly lining up to help save the invaluable and unreplaceable local community service."
He continues, "CINCYMUSIC.COM started the ball rolling today by posting a compelling story and a petition to 'Save WNKU.' The petition already has 1,210 signatures and is growing fast. Signatures include community leaders, local business owners, event and concert promoters, NKU students, alumni, faculty and staff. Many local musicians, including members of THE HEARTLESS BASTARDS and WUSSY, have chimed in to ask the university to reconsider a possible sale. LISA WALKER of WUSSY wrote, 'This station makes it possible for me to make music in CINCINNATI and actually succeed.' CHARLES AUERBACH, father of THE BLACK KEYS’ DAN AUERBACH, signed saying NKU should keep the station, 'Because it’s the best radio station in the Midwest'.”
Read the full post here.