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Saving Stories: the short but historic life of Cafe LMNOP

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Manjushri V Bhapkar photographs of Cafe LMNOP and Fourth of July parade
Cafe LMNOP club owner Bradley Picklesimer

It's Pride Month and WUKY's award winning history segment Saving Stories marks the milestone with a look back at the brief but impactful run of Cafe LMNOP; a popular nightspot which was located near the UK campus. Doug Boyd with the Nunn Center for Oral History in the UK Libraries shares an interview with the club's brainchild Bradley Pickelsimer.

The Cafe LMNOP interviews are part of a collection that explores underground music and culture in Lexington, Kentucky.


The Bradley Pickelsimer interview can be accessed here:


Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.