Cincinnati Reds Radio Network

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.[1]

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.[2][3][4] Cincinnati Bell has naming rights of the network.

Cincinnati Reds Radio Network
TypeRadio network
Country
HeadquartersCincinnati, Ohio
Broadcast area
Ohio
Indiana
Kentucky
North Carolina (limited)
Tennessee (limited)
West Virginia (limited)
OwnerCincinnati Reds
AffiliationMLB
Affiliates69 (including 1 flagship)
Official website
Cincinnati Reds Radio Network

Programming

Play-by-play announcers Marty Brennaman, Jeff Brantley and Thom Brennaman call games on-site. All regular season and many spring training games are broadcast.

Station list

Network stations as of the 2019 Reds season
Callsign Frequency Band City State Network status
WLW 700 AM Cincinnati Ohio Flagship
W233BG 94.5 FM Cincinnati Ohio n/a (WLW simulcast)
WATH 970 AM Athens Ohio Affiliate
W246CE 97.1 FM Athens Ohio n/a (WATH simulcast)
WRBI 103.9 FM Batesville Indiana Affiliate
WKXO 1500 AM Berea Kentucky Affiliate
W278CC 103.5 FM Berea Kentucky n/a (WKXO simulcast)
WGCL[5] 1370 AM Bloomington Indiana Affiliate
W241CD[5] 96.1 FM Bloomington Indiana n/a (WGCL simulcast)
WILE 1270 AM Cambridge Ohio Affiliate
W300CB 107.9 FM Cambridge Ohio n/a (WILE simulcast)
WTCO 1450 AM Campbellsville Kentucky Affiliate
W294CO 106.7 FM Campbellsville Kentucky n/a (WTCO simulcast)
WKKI 94.3 FM Celina Ohio Affiliate
WCHS 580 AM Charleston West Virginia Affiliate
W243DR 96.5 FM Charleston West Virginia n/a (WCHS simulcast)
WBEX 1490 AM Chillicothe Ohio Affiliate
W224BR 92.7 FM Chillicothe Ohio n/a (WBEX simulcast)
WPWT 870 AM Colonial Heights Tennessee Affiliate
W242CQ 96.3 FM Colonial Heights Tennessee n/a (WPWT simulcast)
WAIN 970 AM Columbia Kentucky Affiliate
W270DI 101.9 FM Columbia Kentucky n/a (WAIN simulcast)
WYTS 1230 AM Columbus Ohio Affiliate
W287CP 105.3 FM Columbus Ohio n/a (WYTS simulcast)
WLPK 1580 AM Connersville Indiana Affiliate
W296BA 106.9 FM Connersville Indiana n/a (WLPK simulcast)
WCVL 1550 AM Crawfordsville Indiana Affiliate
W221CS 92.1 FM Crawfordsville Indiana n/a (WCVL simulcast)
W283AQ 104.5 FM Cross Lanes West Virginia n/a (WCHS simulcast)
WCYN 1400 AM Cynthiana Kentucky Affiliate
W267CW 101.3 FM Cynthiana Kentucky n/a (WCYN simulcast)
WING 1410 AM Dayton Ohio Affiliate
WIEL 1400 AM Elizabethtown Kentucky Affiliate
W291CU 106.1 FM Elizabethtown Kentucky n/a (WIEL simulcast)
WEKB 1460 AM Elkhorn City Kentucky Affiliate
W282BZ 104.3 FM Elkhorn City Kentucky n/a (WEKB simulcast)
WHBE-FM 105.7 FM Eminence-Frankfort Kentucky Affiliate
WBVI 96.7 FM Findlay Ohio Affiliate
WFOB 1430 AM Fostoria Ohio Affiliate
W289CP 105.7 FM Fostoria Ohio n/a (WFOB simulcast)
WCDS 1230 AM Glasgow Kentucky Affiliate
WGOH 1370 AM Grayson Kentucky Affiliate
W265CH 100.9 FM Grayson Kentucky n/a (WGOH simulcast)
WUGO 99.7 FM Grayson Kentucky Affiliate
WSRW 1590 AM Hillsboro Ohio Affiliate
W268CC 101.5 FM Hillsboro Ohio n/a (WSRW simulcast)
WHOP [6] 1230 AM Hopkinsville Kentucky Affiliate
W237BV 95.3 FM Hopkinsville Kentucky n/a (WHOP simulcast)
WVHU 800 AM Huntington West Virginia Affiliate
WIRO 1230 AM Ironton Ohio Affiliate
WZWB 1420 AM Kenova-Huntington West Virginia Affiliate
W264BY 100.7 FM Kingsport Tennessee n/a (WPWT simulcast)
WLXG 1300 AM Lexington Kentucky Affiliate
W223CV 92.5 FM Lexington Kentucky n/a (WLXG simulcast)
WIMA 1150 AM Lima Ohio Affiliate
WVOW 1290 FM Logan West Virginia Affiliate
WVOW-FM 101.9 FM Logan West Virginia Affiliate
WFTG 1400 AM London Kentucky Affiliate
W295CC 106.9 FM London Kentucky n/a (WFTG simulcast)
WHBE 680 AM Louisville Kentucky Affiliate
WXGO 1270 AM Madison Indiana Affiliate
WMOA 1490 AM Marietta Ohio Affiliate
W267CQ 101.3 FM Marietta Ohio n/a (WMOA simulcast)
WMDJ 100.1 FM Martin Kentucky Affiliate
WQTT 1270 AM Marysville Ohio Affiliate
W244DV 96.7 FM Marysville Ohio n/a (WQTT simulcast)
WTIG 990 AM Massillon Ohio Affiliate
WFTM 1240 AM Maysville Kentucky Affiliate
WZZW 1600 AM Milton West Virginia Affiliate
W267CP 101.3 FM Montgomery Indiana n/a (WAMW simulcast)
WMOR-FM 106.1 FM Morehead-West Liberty Kentucky Affiliate
WXFN 1340 AM Muncie Indiana Affiliate
W275AV 102.9 FM Muncie Indiana n/a (WXFN simulcast)
WLOC 1150 AM Munfordville Kentucky Affiliate
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)
WKYH 600 AM Paintsville Kentucky Affiliate
WLSI 900 AM Pikeville Kentucky Affiliate
WPKE 1240 AM Pikeville Kentucky Affiliate
W240CL 95.9 FM Pikeville Kentucky n/a (WLSI simulcast)
W251AI 98.1 FM Pikeville Kentucky n/a (WPKE simulcast)
WWKU[6] 1450 AM Plum Springs-Bowling Green Kentucky Affiliate
W274BQ 102.7 FM Plum Springs-Bowling Green Kentucky n/a (WWKU simulcast)
WPGW 1440 AM Portland Indiana Affiliate
WPGW-FM 100.9 FM Portland Indiana Affiliate
W287BC 105.3 FM Portland Indiana n/a (WPGW simulcast)
WNXT 1260 AM Portsmouth Ohio Affiliate
W239CQ 95.7 FM Portsmouth Ohio n/a (WNXT simulcast)
WSJD 100.5 FM Princeton Indiana Affiliate
WMOV 1360 AM Ravenswood West Virginia Affiliate
W228DJ 93.5 FM Ravenswood West Virginia n/a (WMOV simulcast)
WKBV 1490 AM Richmond Indiana Affiliate
W265DN 100.9 FM Richmond Indiana n/a (WKBV simulcast)
WEKY 1340 AM Richmond Kentucky Affiliate
W223CU 92.5 FM Richmond Kentucky n/a (WEKY simulcast)
W294AF 106.7 FM Ripley West Virginia n/a (WMOV simulcast)
WSLM 1220 AM Salem Indiana Affiliate
WSLM-FM 97.9 FM Salem Indiana Affiliate
WMVR-FM 105.5 FM Sidney Ohio Affiliate
WSFC 1240 AM Somerset Kentucky Affiliate
WNDI 1550 FM Sullivan Indiana Affiliate
WNDI-FM 95.3 FM Sullivan Indiana Affiliate
WAMW 1580 AM Washington Indiana Affiliate
W240CE 95.9 FM Washington Indiana n/a (WAMW simulcast)
WCHO 1250 AM Washington Court House Ohio Affiliate
WTCW 920 AM Whitesburg Kentucky Affiliate
W273BC 102.5 FM Whitesburg Kentucky n/a (WTCW simulcast)
WBTH 1400 AM Williamson West Virginia Affiliate
W273BC 102.5 FM Williamson West Virginia n/a (WBTH simulcast)
WHIZ 1240 AM Zanesville Ohio Affiliate
W253CF 98.5 FM Zanesville Ohio n/a (WILE simulcast)
W272EE 102.3 FM Zanesville Ohio n/a (WHIZ simulcast)
Gray background indicates low-power translator

Network map(s)

See also

References

  1. ^ Sheldon, Mark (January 16, 2019). "Marty Brennaman set for final season in booth". MLB.com. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  2. ^ http://m.mlb.com/news/article/57494660/siriusxm--mlb-extend-agreement/
  3. ^ https://www.theverge.com/2015/8/25/9205677/tunein-premium-mlb-streams-commercial-free-music
  4. ^ http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions/index.jsp?content=gameday_audio
  5. ^ a b "Reds Baseball". WGCL. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Reds on Radio - Station Map
2010 Cincinnati Reds season

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

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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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