When WNKU went off the air in 2017, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky lost a valuable resource. In the wake of the beloved station, Inhailer Radio Cincinnati was launched to fill the void. An independent radio station app available for iPhone and Android as well as streaming online at www.inhailer.com. The station has grown into a key player in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky music space providing support for independent touring and local musicians as well as a place of discovery and community for music fans.
Nearly two years since the initial launch, Inhailer Radio has announced their first annual Fall Fund Drive, titled Inhailer Radio: INspired 2019. The Fall Fund Drive officially kicks off Saturday September 7th at Fountain Square with a performance by listener favorite indie pop band The Greeting Committee with opening act Cincinnati indie rockers Sylmar. The fund drive will last through September and October culminating in a huge benefit concert on Friday, October 25th at Southgate House Revival.
The concert, also titled “Inhailer Radio: INSpired” will feature 20 local bands on three stages, utilizing the Southgate House Revival’s unique ability to host multi-stage events. The idea behind the event is a nod to WNKU’s late Halloween themed “Catfish Ball” costume party and fundraising concert which featured local bands performing as deceased musicians. With “INspired”, the bands will perform sets of half original music and half songs that inspire them.
“I loved the Catfish Ball,” says founder Coran Stetter, “and we wanted to use that idea as a jumping off point. We are really excited for all of these music fans to come together and cross-pollinate fan bases. While the Catfish Ball allowed bands to perform as other popular musicians, we hope INspired will showcase both these artists original works to new audiences, as well as give their existing fans a chance to learn more about what music they are inspired by.”
The concert and costume party will feature heavy hitting well-known local acts such as Automagik, Carriers, Physco, Knotts, and The Groveas well as up and coming acts like Campus Rex, Greer, and Kid ESP.