Local Spins on WYCE

Local Spins on WYCE

Veteran journalist and host John Sinkevics keeps the spotlight on talented West Michigan bands and the burgeoning regional concert scene. Local Spins focuses attention on a host of important and eclectic Grand Rapids area bands and solo artists, through interviews, live in-studio performances, and spins of some of the best new local recordings, often heard for the first time anywhere on the radio!

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Recent Episodes

Deerfield Run

Episode No. 255 of Local Spins on WYCE on Aug. 16, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by Alex Austin and Justin Dore of the band Deerfield Run, plus the debut of several tracks by local and regional artists.

Brother Adams

Episode No. 254 of Local Spins on WYCE on Aug. 9, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by West Michigan's Brother Adams, plus the on-air debut of several new tracks by regional artists.

Desmond Jones

Episode No. 253 of Local Spins on WYCE on Aug. 2, 2019 featured Desmond Jones, performing in-studio as an acoustic duo, plus the debut of more than a half-dozen new tracks by local and regional artists.

Local Spins on WYCE: On The Line

Episode No. 252 of Local Spins on WYCE on July 26, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by Grand Rapids prog-rock band On the Line, with the debut of new local and regional tracks.

FINKEL

Episode No. 251 of Local Spins on WYCE on July 19, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by Jane and Brian Spencer of FINKEL, plus the debut of new tracks by regional artists.

FlyliteGemini

Episode No. 250 of Local Spins on WYCE on July 12, 2019, boasted an in-studio performance by FlyLiteGemini, plus the on-air debut of new tracks by local and regional artists.

August

Episode No. 249 of Local Spins on WYCE on July 5, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by the Grand Rapids soul-pop band August and the on-air debut of several tracks by local and regional artists.

Winnow

Episode No. 248 of Local Spins on WYCE on June 28, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by Grand Rapids' Winnow and the debut of new tracks by regional artists.

Nobody's Darlin'

Episode 247 of Local Spins on WYCE on June 21, 2019 featured the reunion of Grand Rapids' Nobody's Darlin' performing in-studio with the debut of several tracks by regional artists.

How To Live Together

Episode 246 of Local Spins on WYCE on June 14, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by Grand Rapids synth-pop duo How to Live Together, plus the on-air debut of several tracks by regional artists.

John Sinkevics

Keeping the spotlight on talented West Michigan bands and the burgeoning regional concert scene: That’s been a mission of John’s since becoming a lead music critic and entertainment writer for The Grand Rapids Press 15 years ago.

John hosts the weekly “Local Spins Live” radio segment on WYCE 88.1 FM every Friday at 11 am. John also sponsors a Local Spin of the Year award for West Michigan bands/artists and organizes regular “Local Spins Live” concerts featuring local and regional acts, along with posting CD reviews of regional artists and bands. John was honored in early 2012 by community radio station WYCE-FM at the Jammie Awards as a Legacy Award winner, recognized as a “Community Partner” for his support of the local music scene.

He holds an honors degree in journalism from the University of Michigan and is co-founder of The Honeytones, once described as “the deans of Grand Rapids’ pop-rock scene” and a band that stages an annual Feedback concert to benefit Access of West Michigan’s food pantries for the needy.

He’s also a diehard fan of the Detroit Tigers and, especially, the Detroit Lions, proudly wearing a “Rebuilding Since ’57” T-shirt which, sadly, has proven to be the case year in and year out for this underachieving NFL franchise.