PODCAST: Former TV host talks Cincinnati, comedy and making a difference

BY JOE WESSELS
Loveland Local News

LOVELAND, Ohio — Michael Flannery isn’t really on TV anymore.

Unless you count the Goodwill commercials asking for donations. But for the stand-up comic-turned-local-TV-host, those commercials hit closer to home than many might think. Take a listen to the latest From Cincinnati podcast – a production of Loveland Local News – and learn about how he rose to fame and what he’s doing now – including a lot of fun celebrity stories tossed in.

Listen via the player below the photo gallery or visit our Podcast section to hear additional episodes. Subscribe to the Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, Spotify and other podcast directories and services or ask your smart speaker to play “From Cincinnati.”


  • Michael Flannery publicity photo
  • Michael Flannery Club 19 publicity photo
  • Michael Flannery publicity photo doing stand-up comedy
  • Michael Flannery publicity photo doing stand-up comedy
  • Michael Flannery and Joe Wessels
  • Michael Flannery's first day at WXIX-TV

Michael Flannery has heart – and laughs

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Joe Wessels
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Long-time and award-winning Cincinnati-area journalist, radio show host, Podcast producer and photographer Joe Wessels is the founder and editor (and kinda the do-everything guy) of Loveland Local News. Previously, Wessels was the Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County reporter for The Cincinnati Post and a weekly columnist for Cincinnati CityBeat where he regularly broke news. Wessels moved to Loveland in 2014 and quickly realized Loveland would be a great place to fulfill his dream of creating his own online news and information publication.