The Whigs on WFPK!


From Athens, GA., now living in Nashville, we had The Whigs in the studio before their excellent performance at our June Waterfront Wednesday show. We talked about the new album, Modern Creation, and they did some acoustic versions of new songs. Pictured above is a scene from their latest video produced by Wax Fang’s Scott Carney for the song “Hit Me”.

Yakey: The Paws Report, July 16


Today at 3:30pm for The Paws Report:

Meet Yakey, a handsome, silly six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. He came to the shelter because his owner could no longer take care of him. Being in the shelter is hard on Yakey, as he really misses being in a home. He adores everyone he meets and loves getting attention. Yakey knows how to sit and is good on a leash. He plays well with children of all ages. If you are looking for an older, good-natured dog, be sure to meet Yakey. Although he’s a little older, he still loves to run and play, but his favorite thing to do is hang out with his person. Yakey is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on all his shots. Meet him at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive. Visit or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

We will also discuss the Working Cats program. Lieh with Apocalypse Brew Works just adopted two Working Cats to keep mice away from the grains at the brewery. The Working Cats program finds homes for cats who don’t qualify for home adoption b/c of behavior issues. We find them suitable indoor/outdoor homes like horse barns, warehouses, and now breweries!

Photos: Sleigh Bells at the Mercury Ballroom


Photos courtesy of C. Michael Stewart

Biscuit: The Paws Report, July 9


Our little star on The Paws Report today at 3:30pm:

Biscuit is a handsome Jack Russell Terrier mix with adorable brown spots and sparkling brown eyes. Although he is eight years old, he still has a lot of puppy energy. Biscuit loves to play, especially with balls and rope toys. He is an active dog who would love to be a member of a family who will play with him and take him for walks. In his previous home, Biscuit loved playing with and entertaining older children. If you are looking for a companion with a zest for life who will keep you laughing and entertained, come meet Biscuit. Biscuit is neutered, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. Meet Biscuit at the Kentucky Humane Society’s Main Campus, 241 Steedly Drive in Louisville. View all adoptable pets online at or call 502-366-3355 for more information.

In addition, we’ll talk about KHS’s free Pet Help Line. They receive more than 200 calls a month from pet parents wanting help with behavior issues, alternatives to turning pets into shelters, info on low-cost veterinary services, pet food banks and more. The # is 502-509-4PET.

Photos: Jeff Tweedy at the Brown Theatre


Photos courtesy of C. Michael Stewart

Matilda: The Paws Report, July 2


On The Paws Report today at 3:30pm:

Looking for the most easy going, sweetest little kitty on the planet? You must meet Matilda! This sweetheart was found as a stray along with her five kittens. Thankfully, they came to the Kentucky Humane Society, where they were all spayed or neutered and made ready for adoption. It’s hard to believe Matilda was a mom – she’s still so tiny herself. But Matilda is a good reminder that unspayed cats can reproduce as young as six months. We think Matilda is about 11 months old, so she may have a bit of growing to do. Matilda is an amazing cat. She loves people, loves other cats, and does great with dogs too! If you are thinking of adding a feline to your home, consider Matilda. She has a beautiful black and white coat and gorgeous light green eyes. She has the tiniest little meow too. Matilda is spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations. All she needs is you. For more info

Also, we have a $20 neuter-a-thon for male cats on Saturday, July 21. Includes a free rabies vaccination. This is a $32 savings over the normal low price for a neuter and rabies shot. (I know we can’t mention price though). Limited to the first 100 male cats signed up. Neutering is super important: it reduces issues like male cats spraying, fighting and running away. And of course it helps reduce the number of unwanted pets.