Tune in: Wednesdays from noon to 1
That Was Then, This Is Now Cincy airs on Thursdays at 6pm and Wednesdays at Noon during WVQC’s Local Lunch block. The premiss is to promote the bands actively playing in Cincinnati right now by also playing the bands those musicians were part of before.
The idea developed for two reasons. Firstly, before WVQC I worked at WOXY.com. If there was one thing I learned from working at The Future of Rock and Roll; it’s that listeners love a spoonful of nostalgia with their dose of new music. Secondly, I didn’t live in Cincinnati for 6 years. Most of my local music expertise resides between ’95-’01. Getting reacquainted with Cincinnati’s local music scene really relied on my old friends and I playing the 6 degrees of separation game.
The show features a lot of classic Cincinnati Punk Rock but not without also showcasing how that scene (and/or those musicians) has evolved. If you’re new to Cincy music you may be very surprised to hear the musical path your favorite local bands have been on. If you’ve grown up here, you’re gonna eat up the nostalgia I’m dishin’ out!
I’m friends with some really amazing musicians that I am not only grateful for, but very proud to share with you! On that note; That Was Then, This Is Now Cincy is always looking for submissions. Whether it’s your current demo or the 7″ you put out in ’95, send it on over. It’s important to feel a strong connection with your local music community.