Pizza Anyone?

Papa Johns and FOX Sports Ohio are making Friday night Reds baseball better!

During Friday Cincinnati Reds games, FOX Sports Ohio is sending fans to http://www.papajohns.com/ for a special Friday Night Special. Reds fans and pizza lovers alike can now receive any large pizza and any side for only $15!

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AdFed Columbus Says Thanks

On Friday, May 21, the Advertising Federation of Columbus held an annual awards luncheon at the River Club in Confluence Park in Columbus where various leaders in the advertising industry were recognized. FOX Sports Ohio's own Michelle Kennedy, Senior Local Account Executive, and Alex Slemc, Director of Marketing, were acknowledged for going above and beyond their support and membership of the advertising and networking organization.
In addition to being active members of AdFed Columbus, Michelle and Alex worked closely with the organization to help plan, coordinate and execute a luncheon earlier this year surrounding sports marketing and social media. The event was a great success, and FOX Sports Ohio intends to continue supporting the networking group in this capacity.

Among others recognized during the luncheon, Rick Milenthal, CEO of Enguage, received the Silver Medal Award, the main honor of the afternoon.

AdFed Columbus was chartered in 1953 and is a local affiliate of the American Advertising Federation. It works to enhance the professional development of members, while increasing recognition for the advertising industry and giving back to the local community. For more information, visit http://www.adfedcolumbus.org/.

Tuesdays are for Texting!

FOX Sports Ohio brings Reds fans the Meijer “Tuesday Text Poll” Giveaway!

Beginning Tuesday, May 25, fans watching the Cincinnati Reds on FOX Sports Ohio on Tuesdays will have the chance to win a prize pack, including admission to an upcoming game, courtesy of Meijer.

How can fans win? It’s easy!

Simply watch the Reds on Tuesdays and when the Meijer Tuesday Text Poll pops up during the game, submit your answer and text Meijer to 37664. It will automatically enter you to win. FOX Sports Ohio will randomly select one winner each Tuesday telecast and will contact the winner directly.

Look Out for the Daily News!

FOX Sports Ohio recently launched the Daily Lookout, a weekday email that provides fans a snapshot of that day's hottest sports news and popular programming. The email contains direct links to the most recent articles, videos and blog posts on http://www.foxsportsohio.com/.

Fans can sign up to get the Daily Lookout sent directly to their email box here!

Here is a sample:

DAILY LOOKOUT – 5.12.10

STUNNED AT HOME – CELTICS PULL AWAY – Game 5 was one the Cavs would rather forget. Zac Jackson discusses what the Cavs do now.

CUETO’S ONE-HITTER BEATS PIRATES 9-0 – A few more inches, and Johnny Cueto pitches one of the best games in Cincinnati Reds history.

WESTBROOK, TRIBE TOP KC 8-2 – Westbrook got his first win since reconstructive right elbow surgery. No matter how he got there, that sure feels good.

COULD THIS BE THE YEAR? – Hal McCoy’s take: “Based on early returns, very early returns, there is no reason why the 2010 Reds can’t finish above .500 and no reason why it can’t compete for the NL title.”

WRAPPING UP A FORGETTABLE GAME 5 – Zac Jackson gives his late-night thoughts in the aftermath of Game 5 in this post and video...

ONLINE POLL:
CAVALIERS V. CELTICS: GAME SIX – Will the Cavs win in Boston on Thursday and force a Game 7 back in Cleveland?

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Thanks for covering the Cleveland Gladiators: AF1 games! I hope FSO broadcasts more of their games so they can build a bigger fan base and stick around!

On the day that long time announcer Joe Tait gets recognition from the Basketball HOF, the Cavs play a very pathetic game for the playoffs. As a Cavs fan, all I have to say is that there better be a whole lot of effort in game 6 or else there need to be some changes besides signing LeBron to a long term contract!!

I like the use of charts on @FoxSportsOH. Visual info is great!

FOX Sports Takes "This Town" Into Your Town

FOX Sports has teamed up with the band O.A.R. to take their hit song, "This Town" into its sports towns. As the centerpiece for college and pro sports both nationally and regionally, the song is the focus of FOX Sports Ohio’s Cincinnati Reds promotions and has also been used for Cleveland Cavaliers and Columbus Blue Jackets games.

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“Music conveys passion and elicits excitement or emotion and I think sports does the same thing,” said Alex Slemc, the director of marketing for FOX Sports Ohio. “And ‘This Town’ elicits a lot of hometown pride with your team."

Formed in 1996 in Rockville, MD, O.A.R. (an acronym for the band's full moniker, Of a Revolution) coalesced around lead singer/rhythm guitarist Marc Roberge, lead guitarist Richard On, saxophonist Jerry DePizzo, bassist Benj Gershman, and drummer Chris Culos. Roberge had known Culos since childhood; he also played in local bands with On and Gershman. DePizzo, who hails from Youngstown, met the other Maryland natives at Ohio State University. The band is planning tour stops in Cleveland and Columbus this July.

To read a complete article about this partnership recently published in The Youngstown Vindicator, click here!

Jeff Phelps Goes Cruisin'

When FOX Sports Ohio’s Jeff Phelps is not following his passion of Cavaliers basketball, he’s cruising around town in search for his other passion: classic cars. FOX Sports Ohio announces a new show, Cruisin’ Ohio With Jeff Phelps, premiering Monday, May 17 at 8pm.

This 30 minute show, presented by Best of Show Automotive, features various automobile shows throughout Ohio. As host, Phelps will interview various classic car owners at each show and discuss the personal story behind each unique automobile, including where it was found, how it was restored, etc.

The show will also spotlight “Under the Hood,” a classic car tip segment with professionals from Best of Show Automotive.

“I’ve always loved classic cars — the way they look, the way they drive, and the stories and history surrounding them,” stated Phelps. “We’re fortunate to live in one the hotbeds of the classic car hobby. There are cruise-ins and car shows all over Ohio, every day of the week. We’re hoping to tap into that passion with Cruisin’ Ohio.”

Cruisin’ Ohio With Jeff Phelps begins Monday, May 17 with a new 30-minute show every following Monday for 20 weeks. FOX Sports Ohio will also replay each Monday’s show later that week.

Heavy Traffic on FOXSportsOhio.com

By taking advantage of synergies with FOXSports.com, Scout.com, and the Cavs postgame coverage, FOXSportsOhio.com is on pace to top its April traffic numbers- within the first week of May!

With a 450% increase in unique visitors and 442% increase in visits, www.FOXSportsOhio.com set a new daily traffic record on May 5.

What are the reasons for May's strong start? First of all, FOX Sports Ohio content has been featured on FOXSports.com, specifically Cavs content by Zac Jackson and Scott Sargent. As more fans take note of the material on FOXSports.com, they continue their interest and head on over to FOXSportsOhio.com.

FOXSportsOhio.com has also continued to share content with the Scout Network. Following the successful partnership in covering the NBA draft, FOXSportsOhio.com and various outlets within Scout.com, specifically TheOBR.com, have continued to share content and feature each other's talented writing staff.

The site additionally is working to keep its content creative and original, and many fans of the network's facebook and twitter pages are exposed to the unique material found on FOXSportsOhio.com.

Wine and Gold Rewind

Fans that can't get enough of FOX Sports Ohio's coverage of Cavaliers Playoffs can now hear from our home team broadcasters after every Cavaliers playoff game. FOX Sports Ohio and WKNR 850 have teamed up for the "Wine and Gold Rewind," presented by PNC Bank - for the achiever in us all.

The morning after every Cavaliers playoff game, fans can tune into Cleveland's local WKRN 850 to hear Fred McLeod, Austin Carr, Jeff Phelps or Campy Russell appear on the morning sports talk show to talk about the previous night's game.

If fans miss the live radio appearance, they can catch it by visiting WKNR's online audio vault HERE!

Cavs Playoffs on FOX Sports Ohio

FOX Sports Ohio is proud to televise the most extensive postgame coverage throughout the entire NBA Playoffs. Cavaliers playoff coverage on FOX Sports Ohio is presented by KIA Motors.
Immediately following the final buzzer of each game, FOX Sports Ohio will feature the postgame edition of Cavaliers Live, which will include highlights, player interviews and analysis.

Hosted by FOX Sports Ohio Cavaliers broadcasters Austin Carr, Campy Russell and Jeff Phelps, Cavaliers Live postgame shows will air live from Quicken Loans Arena following home games. When the Cavs are on the road, the postgame shows will be hosted live at the Q during the fan watch parties.

Capturing the most exclusive postgame footage, broadcasters Fred McLeod and Dionne Miller will be on the road with the team and will get player reactions from both home and away locker rooms.
As your online home of Cavaliers playoff coverage, FOXSportsOhio.com will be video streaming live every postgame show during the series at http://www.foxsportsohio.com/pages/live_cavspostgame.

Cavs writer Zac Jackson is providing his exclusive analysis throughout the playoffs with daily feature articles and online chats during every game. FOXSportsOhio.com also features Cavs practice and highlight videos.

To chat online with Zac Jackson and other Cavs fans during the games, visit the Cavs Game Lounge at http://foxsportsohio.com/pages/cavaliers_game_lounge/. Register online and submit your email address to receive updates on each game day. Cavs fans can also get the latest news, vote on select game polls, access in-game stats and scoring updates on FOXSportsOhio.com.