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!

FRIDAYS 11:00AM 

Recent Episodes

Brent Shirey of Valentiger

Episode No. 268 of Local Spins on WYCE featured an in-studio performance by Brent Shirey of Valentiger, playing two new songs on the air, plus the debut of several new tracks by local and regional artists.

Remnose

Episode 267 of Local Spins on WYCE featured an on-air performance by the Detroit-area band Remnose, plus the debut of new local and regional tracks.

Sandra Effert

Episode No. 266 of Local Spins on WYCE on 11/8/19 featured an in-studio performance by Grand Rapids singer-songwriter Sandra Effert, plus the debut of new songs by regional artists.

Michigan I-O

Episode No. 265 of Local Spins on WYCE featured an in-studio performance by Michigan-I-O, playing forgotten folks songs from Michigan and the Great Lakes, plus the on-air debut of several new regional tracks.

John Sanger

Episode No. 262 of Local Spins on WYCE featured an in-studio interview with and a performance by singer-songwriter John Sanger, who has a new studio album, plus the debut of new local and regional tracks on the first day of the 2019 Fall Fund Drive.

Dave's at 7

Episode No. 261 of Local Spins on WYCE on Oct. 4, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by Daves at 7, as well as the debut of several new local and regional tracks.

Max Lockwood

The 260th episode of Local Spins on WYCE features a live in-studio performance from Max Lockwood. Aired 09-27-19

J. Rob

Episode 259 of Local Spins on WYCE featured an in-studio performance by Grand Rapids hip hop artist JRob, with the debut of 10 local and regional tracks. Aired 09-20-19

Local Spins on WYCE: The Skinny Limbs

Episode No. 258 of Local Spins on WYCE on Sept. 6, 2019 featured an in-studio performance by Grand Rapids-area band The Skinny Limbs, plus the debut of new tracks by regional artists. 2019 - 09 - 06 Ep258

Clyde Park Avenue

Episode No. 257 of Local Spins on WYCE featured an in-studio performance by the Grand Rapids rock/pop band Clyde Park Avenue, plus the 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.