The Cincinnati Reds Radio Network is an American radio network composed of 69 radio stations which carry English-language coverage of the Cincinnati Reds, a professional baseball team in Major League Baseball (MLB). Cincinnati station WLW (700 AM) serves as the network's flagship; WLW also simulcasts over a low-power FM translator. The network also includes 68 affiliates in the U.S. states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia: fifty-three AM stations, thirty-nine of which supplement their signals with one or more low-power FM translators, and fifteen full-power FM stations. Marty Brennaman (through the 2019 season) and Jeff Brantley currently serve as the network's play-by-play announcers; Thom Brennaman, Marty's son, also does occasional radio play-by-play in addition to calling television broadcasts for the Reds on Fox Sports Ohio. The elder Brenneman announced in January 2019 that he would retire at the end of the 2019 season, his 46th calling Reds games.
In addition to traditional over-the-air AM and FM broadcasts, network programming airs on SiriusXM satellite radio; and streams online via SiriusXM Internet Radio, TuneIn Premium, and MLB.com Gameday Audio. Cincinnati Bell has naming rights of the network.
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North Carolina (limited)
West Virginia (limited)
|Affiliates||69 (including 1 flagship)|
|Cincinnati Reds Radio Network|
|W233BG||94.5||FM||Cincinnati||Ohio||n/a (WLW simulcast)|
|W246CE||97.1||FM||Athens||Ohio||n/a (WATH simulcast)|
|W278CC||103.5||FM||Berea||Kentucky||n/a (WKXO simulcast)|
|W241CD||96.1||FM||Bloomington||Indiana||n/a (WGCL simulcast)|
|W300CB||107.9||FM||Cambridge||Ohio||n/a (WILE simulcast)|
|W294CO||106.7||FM||Campbellsville||Kentucky||n/a (WTCO simulcast)|
|W243DR||96.5||FM||Charleston||West Virginia||n/a (WCHS simulcast)|
|W224BR||92.7||FM||Chillicothe||Ohio||n/a (WBEX simulcast)|
|W242CQ||96.3||FM||Colonial Heights||Tennessee||n/a (WPWT simulcast)|
|W270DI||101.9||FM||Columbia||Kentucky||n/a (WAIN simulcast)|
|W287CP||105.3||FM||Columbus||Ohio||n/a (WYTS simulcast)|
|W296BA||106.9||FM||Connersville||Indiana||n/a (WLPK simulcast)|
|W221CS||92.1||FM||Crawfordsville||Indiana||n/a (WCVL simulcast)|
|W283AQ||104.5||FM||Cross Lanes||West Virginia||n/a (WCHS simulcast)|
|W267CW||101.3||FM||Cynthiana||Kentucky||n/a (WCYN simulcast)|
|W291CU||106.1||FM||Elizabethtown||Kentucky||n/a (WIEL simulcast)|
|W282BZ||104.3||FM||Elkhorn City||Kentucky||n/a (WEKB simulcast)|
|W289CP||105.7||FM||Fostoria||Ohio||n/a (WFOB simulcast)|
|W265CH||100.9||FM||Grayson||Kentucky||n/a (WGOH simulcast)|
|W268CC||101.5||FM||Hillsboro||Ohio||n/a (WSRW simulcast)|
|W237BV||95.3||FM||Hopkinsville||Kentucky||n/a (WHOP simulcast)|
|W264BY||100.7||FM||Kingsport||Tennessee||n/a (WPWT simulcast)|
|W223CV||92.5||FM||Lexington||Kentucky||n/a (WLXG simulcast)|
|W295CC||106.9||FM||London||Kentucky||n/a (WFTG simulcast)|
|W267CQ||101.3||FM||Marietta||Ohio||n/a (WMOA simulcast)|
|W244DV||96.7||FM||Marysville||Ohio||n/a (WQTT simulcast)|
|W267CP||101.3||FM||Montgomery||Indiana||n/a (WAMW simulcast)|
|W275AV||102.9||FM||Muncie||Indiana||n/a (WXFN simulcast)|
|W269DD||101.7||FM||Munfordville||Kentucky||n/a (WLOC simulcast)|
|WNOS||1450||AM||New Bern||North Carolina||Affiliate|
|W280ED||103.9||FM||New Bern||North Carolina||n/a (WNOS simulcast)|
|W240CL||95.9||FM||Pikeville||Kentucky||n/a (WLSI simulcast)|
|W251AI||98.1||FM||Pikeville||Kentucky||n/a (WPKE simulcast)|
|WWKU||1450||AM||Plum Springs-Bowling Green||Kentucky||Affiliate|
|W274BQ||102.7||FM||Plum Springs-Bowling Green||Kentucky||n/a (WWKU simulcast)|
|W287BC||105.3||FM||Portland||Indiana||n/a (WPGW simulcast)|
|W239CQ||95.7||FM||Portsmouth||Ohio||n/a (WNXT simulcast)|
|W228DJ||93.5||FM||Ravenswood||West Virginia||n/a (WMOV simulcast)|
|W265DN||100.9||FM||Richmond||Indiana||n/a (WKBV simulcast)|
|W223CU||92.5||FM||Richmond||Kentucky||n/a (WEKY simulcast)|
|W294AF||106.7||FM||Ripley||West Virginia||n/a (WMOV simulcast)|
|W240CE||95.9||FM||Washington||Indiana||n/a (WAMW simulcast)|
|WCHO||1250||AM||Washington Court House||Ohio||Affiliate|
|W273BC||102.5||FM||Whitesburg||Kentucky||n/a (WTCW simulcast)|
|W273BC||102.5||FM||Williamson||West Virginia||n/a (WBTH simulcast)|
|W253CF||98.5||FM||Zanesville||Ohio||n/a (WILE simulcast)|
|W272EE||102.3||FM||Zanesville||Ohio||n/a (WHIZ simulcast)|
The Cincinnati Reds' 2010 season was the 121st season for the franchise in Major League Baseball. The Reds began their season at home against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 5, losing 6 to 11. Cincinnati was coming off a 78-84 (.481) season and fourth place in the NL Central. The Reds were managed by Dusty Baker, who was in his third season with the team. His coaches were Mark Berry (third base), Billy Hatcher (first base), Brook Jacoby (hitting), Juan Lopez (bullpen), Bryan Price (pitching), and Chris Speier (bench). For the second year in a row, Cincinnati hosted the Major League Baseball Civil Rights Game. They played St. Louis Cardinals and won 4 to 3. The majority owner of the Cincinnati Reds was Robert Castellini; the general manager was Walt Jocketty. Their home field was Great American Ball Park.
The Cincinnati Reds clinched the National League Central division and a trip to the MLB postseason on September 28 by a walk-off home run from outfielder Jay Bruce. This was the first time the Reds were in the postseason since the 1995 season. The 2010 season ended when the Reds were swept by the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS.2011 Cincinnati Reds season
The 2011 Cincinnati Reds season was the 122nd season for the franchise in Major League Baseball. The team attempted to return to the postseason for the second consecutive year following their NL Central division championship in 2010. Dusty Baker returned for his fourth year managing the Reds and his eighteenth season managed overall.Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network
The Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network is an American radio network consisting of 37 radio stations which carry coverage of the Cincinnati Bengals, a professional football team in the NFL. WCKY/Cincinnati (1530 AM), WEBN/Cincinnati (102.7 FM), and WLW/Cincinnati (700 AM) serve as the network's 3 flagship stations; WLW also simulcasts over a low-power FM translator. The network also includes 39 affiliates in the U.S. states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia: 27 AM stations, 18 of which extend their signals with one or more low-power FM translators; and 12 full-power FM stations. Dan Hoard is the current play-by-play announcer, while Dave Lapham serves as color commentator. In addition to traditional over-the-air AM and FM broadcasts, the Bengals are available on SiriusXM satellite radio, and online with NFL Audio Pass.Frickin' A
Frickin A was a pop rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. They are best known for their remake of Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl", featured on Now! 18, and their 2004 single "Merry Merry Merry Frickin' Christmas".
Frickin A is the only band ever to achieve placement in the Now! That's What I Call Music American series while signed to an independent record label. The music video for "Jessie's Girl" achieved regular rotation on VH1 in 2005. The music video was directed by Bill Fishman from a concept by David Herrera (music video director).
Frickin' A was featured on Boston's Kiss 108 2004 Jingle Ball Christmas concert. The band's first single was "Trend", written by the band, which received some airplay on VH-1 but did not become a hit. Late in 2004, the group released a single with "Merry Merry Merry Frickin' Christmas" and "Jessie's Girl" on it; the single reached #2 on the Billboard Singles Sales chart.The group's original numbers have been compared to Fountains of Wayne and Bowling for Soup. Their full-length, Big Egos...No Ideas, was a regional sales success in the American Midwest, reaching #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart for that area.The band also sings "The Reds Are on the Radio," the theme for the Cincinnati Reds radio network.
The members of the band were most recently lead singer Jason Phelps, guitarist Dave Harris, bassist Jason Short, and drummer Scott McCann.
In 2018, after a World Series victory for the Boston Red Sox, fans clamored for the band's return and another update for their 2004 hit single “Merry Merry Merry Frickin’ Christmas”.Jeff Brantley
Jeffrey Hoke Brantley (born September 5, 1963), is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 14 seasons, from 1988 to 2001. Brantley currently is a broadcaster for the Cincinnati Reds.Marty Brennaman
Franchester Martin Brennaman (born July 28, 1942) is an American sportscaster and has been the radio voice of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds on the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network since 1974. Brennaman is known for his opinionated, zealous, and sometimes contentious style.
On January 16, 2019, Brennaman announced he will retire following the 2019 season.Media in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati metropolitan area is a medium-sized, three-state media market centered on Cincinnati, Ohio, slightly overlapping the Dayton media market to the north. The Cincinnati market is served by one daily newspaper, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and a variety of weekly and monthly print publications. The area is home to 12 television stations and numerous radio stations. The E. W. Scripps Company was founded in Cincinnati as a newspaper chain and remains there as a national television and radio broadcaster. The term "soap opera" originally referred to Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble, which created some of the first programs in this genre.Thom Brennaman
Thomas Wade Brennaman (born September 12, 1963) is an American television sportscaster. He is the son of Cincinnati Reds radio sportscaster Marty Brennaman.WCHS (AM)
WCHS is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Charleston, West Virginia, serving Southern West Virginia and Southwestern West Virginia. WCHS is owned and operated by West Virginia Radio Corporation.WFTG
WFTG (1400 AM, "The Wolf") is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Country format. The station is licensed to London, Kentucky, United States. The station is currently owned by Forcht Broadcasting, Inc. The station was formerly owned by Elmo Mills. The call letters have informally been interpreted as, "Where Fine Tobacco Grows" due to its location in the tobacco trading district of London.
The station airs CBS News updates at the top of the hour, as well as the complete slate of Cincinnati Reds baseball games.WHIZ (AM)
WHIZ (1240 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a full service format. It is licensed to Zanesville, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting System, Inc. and features programming from ABC News Radio, ESPN Radio and Westwood One.WHOP (AM)
WHOP (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to and serving Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States, the station serves the Clarksville-Hopkinsville area radio market. The station is currently owned by Forcht Broadcasting.WKKI
WKKI (94.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Active Rock format. Licensed to Celina, Ohio, United States, the station serves the Lima area. The station is currently owned by The Sonshine Communications Corporation.In December 2006, the station changed to the current classic hits format from its former adult contemporary format.WLW
WLW (700 AM), branded "Newsradio 700 WLW", is a commercial news/talk radio station serving Greater Cincinnati. Owned by iHeartMedia, the station's studios are located in Sycamore Township, and its transmitter is at Mason, Ohio. One of the oldest radio stations in the United States, in the 1930s it was also the only U.S. station ever authorized to broadcast with a power of 500,000 watts.
WLW is Class A clear-channel station operating with 50,000 watts of power, the maximum allowed for AM stations under current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations. During daytime hours it can be heard in a four state region, with city-grade strength as far north as Columbus, as far west as the Indianapolis suburbs, and as far south as Richmond, Kentucky. It provides at least secondary coverage to most of Ohio and Indiana, and much of northern and central Kentucky. At night WLW can be heard across much of the eastern half of North America.
WLW's programming is available online via iHeartRadio, and is also carried in the immediate Cincinnati area on HD Radio by sister station WKFS's HD-2 digital sub-channel, and on FM at 94.5 MHz over translator W233BG. WLW is authorized to transmit an HD digital signal on 700 AM, although it is not currently doing so.WLW is a primary entry point for the Emergency Alert System and is responsible for activations of the Southwest Ohio EAS plan.WMDJ-FM
WMDJ-FM (100.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Allen, Kentucky, United States, the station is owned by Floyd County Broadcasting Co., Inc. and features programming from Fox News Radio and the Cincinnati Reds Radio Network.WQTT
WQTT (1270 AM) — branded Classic Rock 96.7 — is a commercial radio station licensed to Marysville, Ohio. The station primarily serves the Union County region, with limited coverage in the Columbus market. The station is under ownership of Brent Casagrande through licensee Delmar Communications, Inc, and features a locally programmed classic rock format.WTIG
WTIG is an AM radio station in Massillon, Ohio operating on 990 kHz and featuring sports talk programming from ESPN Radio. The station is an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Columbus Blue Jackets radio networks.WWKU
WWKU (1450 AM) is a radio station licensed to Plum Springs, Kentucky, United States. The station is owned by Newberry Broadcasting, Inc. and runs ESPN Radio sports programming.
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