Monday, September 16, 2019

Meet Andy Ellis!

If you’re a regular listener to 90.9 WGUC, it’s likely you’ve heard a new voice weekdays from 4 to 9 p.m. Andy Ellis returned to the WGUC staff in August, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to have him on our on-air team. You may wonder why I say that he “returned.” Listen to a recent interview Andy did with Brian O’Donnell to find out more about Andy, and his history with 90.9. And if you haven’t already, tune in to hear Andy and help us welcome him back to Cincinnati!



Monday, September 9, 2019

Meet Nicola Benedetti!

Did you hear Wynton Marsalis’ new violin concerto that he wrote for Nicola Benedetti recently on New at Noon? If not, you’ll want to be sure to check it out! I recently had the opportunity to chat with Nicola about how her collaboration with Wynton for this CD project came about:


She went on to talk about her initial impressions after first performing the piece:

I commented that it sure sounds like a fun piece to play!

To me, even though this piece is a violin concerto, it sounds much different that what we often here in some of the standard repertoire. I asked Nicola how it’s similar or different to more traditional repertoire that she’s played:
 

She got an early start in life playing the violin:
 

When she’s not practicing or performing, she has a favorite pastime:

Be sure to tune to 90.9 WGUC weekdays at noon for the latest tunes from the classical music world.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Music to Help You Get Out of the Door in the Morning


If you’re anything like me, getting out the door in the morning is no easy task. Between getting my toddler up and dressed, my husband’s lunch packed, and taking the dog out, it’s a wonder I have time to get my own self ready and get to work on time. I find myself setting the alarm earlier and earlier to make sure I can get everything done in the morning! Having my kitchen radio set to 90.9 WGUC as I rush around certainly helps calm my nerves and it also helps give me a little “kick” as I clear my head and start the day. What do you listen to in order to help you get out the door in the morning? Check out this playlist of a few of my favorites, beginning with a few to delicately wake me up, followed by a few to really kickstart my day!