Save WOXY, go back to prom

I’ve known Jill Whitesill (ahem, “Jill Baker“) since she was nine years old. Reunited with her in recent months after a long period (she is the cousin of some of my old neighbors back in Colerain Township), in the interim she’s come a long way from the little girl who hung out at the YMCA where I worked into this ultra-cool, kind, hip, thoughtful and community-minded activist. She’s done a lot of growing up during our time apart and I’m happy now that I see her, well, just about everywhere and doing fantastic.

A few days ago I ran into her in Sidewinders Coffee in Northside where she told me about her efforts to help save one of Cincinnati’s many crown jewels, – quite literally the hippest radio station (now only on the Internet) in the universe. Jill has leaped into action. I hope you’ll consider supporting her efforts and save this great radio station.

Here are the details:

First, a Web site with more information.

Hosted By: Message Board Kids
When: 10 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006
Where: Alchemize, 1122 Walnut St. Cincinnati, 45202.
Cost: $5

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

2 thoughts on “Save WOXY, go back to prom”

  1. Thanks for actually doing something! The bulk of the music community has been poised on their asses and bashing the station for the last few weeks. The same audience was lamenting the death of all that was holy when the station left the airwaves. Fickle fools. The People’s Front of Judea looks like a well oiled machine compared to “the scene” in Cincinnati.

    I’ll see you there!

  2. Is there valet parking?

    I’m afraid to go down there….ever since the crack house was cleaned out across the street there’s some shady characters hanging out in the surrounding blocks.

    Any suggestions for a safe place to park in the absence of a valet?


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