Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cincinnati Advance Radio

new talk radio show in Cincinnati

This new radio show, Cincinnati Advance Radio on WAIF 88.3 FM in Cincinnati is hosted by my good friend, Joe Wessels. I listened to the premiere show yesterday on my iPod. I found the show to be very interesting, politically based, which is what I would expect with the current Cincinnati Mayoral race going on between Councilman David Pepper and Ohio State Senator Mark Mallory. Joe had two former Cincinnati mayors on the show - Roxanne Qualls mayor in the 90's noted for riverfront and neighborhood revitalization, responsible for the stadium tax and the building of two sports stadiums - Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals. David Mann, former mayor under the old system where the council members appointed a mayor from their ranks. Mr. Mann depicted it much like a team lead. I like that description, it makes it sound like the council would then work together on initiatives with their appointed leader. Seems like more would be accomplished under that system.

Joe asked some compelling questions and got great responses from the former mayors. They expressed their opinion on what it takes to be the mayor, what it was like, how diverse Cincinnati really is and what the major reforms should be - it's still the same as for most cities - jobs, housing, neighborhood improvements, crime. I think for Cincinnati, especially crime. Just as Joe about crime in his neighborhood!! See Joe's Blog, dated October 12, 2005!!

Joe also did a promo for Carnivale D'Expose. And had Leslie Isaiah Gaines close the show with his new Bengals promo song!! Very fun!!

Thanks Joe for a great show!

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