Elaine Diehl joined the staff of Cincinnati Public Radio in 2015 as a part-time announcer on WVXU and WGUC. She came onboard full time in 2017 as WGUC's Afternoon Drive/Early Evening classical music host. Elaine is also heard on WVXU's "Around Cincinnati," interviewing local and national musicians, writers and event producers. She has been deeply involved in the Cincinnati music scene since graduation from Xavier University. A versatile singer, Elaine is at home performing Rock (Bromwell-Diehl Band, Elaine and the Biscaynes, Madrigal), Jazz and Swing (Lee's Junction Big Band, Boutique), Musical Theatre and jingles. She appears annually in the Pillar Award-winning Suits That Rock at Covington's Carnegie Arts Center.
As a life-long Cincinnatian, Elaine's love of radio was born while listening to The Big Red Machine with her grandfather on a 9 volt-powered pocket transistor. She began in Public Radio as a volunteer, answering phones and making doughnut runs for Fund Drives at WVXU, WAIF and WNKU where she began her on-air career hosting Morning Drive. Elaine and her musician husband, Jan enjoy the abundance of Art and Entertainment available in Cincinnati. The parents of two grown daughters, they reside in Green Township.