Covering the Quest for a World Series Championship

As THE television home of the 2010 NL Central Division Champion Cincinnati Reds, FOX Sports Ohio is excited for the Reds’ first playoff appearance since 1995. As the team pursues their mission of a World Series Championship, the network will give fans an inside look at the Reds postseason with Reds Live postgame coverage.

Reds Live will air LIVE following Reds playoff games. Each show will recap the game and preview upcoming contests as well as feature highlights, analysis, and interviews of the Reds and their opponents.

Jim Day and Chris Welsh will host the show from the FOX Sports Ohio studio with Jeff Piecoro reporting from the game site.

Fans can also visit for news, polls, videos and more surrounding Reds postseason. During home games, Hall of Fame writer Hal McCoy will host live chats online from Great American Ball Park.

“As the proud home of the Cincinnati Reds for over 20 years, fans have come to know and trust our coverage of the team,” stated Henry Ford, Senior Vice President & General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio. “We congratulate the Reds on an outstanding season, and as they march through postseason, we’re delighted to take fans along and provide insight they can’t get anywhere else.”


The Cincinnati Reds broke out the champagne the night of Tuesday, September 28 after Jay Bruce hit a walk-off homer and the team officially clinched the NL Central Division Title, the first since 1995. FOX Sports Ohio was in the thick of it to air and stream online the postgame clubhouse celebrations LIVE .
That night's game received a 12.2 household rating in Cincinnati, and a 4.3 in Columbus. During the postgame show, ratings rode the wave and soared at 11.41 in Cincinnati.
While thousands tuned in to FOX Sports Ohio for live coverage, over 1400 fans hit up to watch the live streaming online.

To relive the excitement following the game, check out the CELEBRATION VIDEOS posted on

FOX Sports Ohio Reporters Teach From Experience

Fox Sports Ohio reporters Ray Crawford and Dionne Miller made their way from Columbus to Bowling Green University on Monday, September 21 to talk to students about broadcasting. Crawford, a 1993 University alum, spent the last 20 years building his career as a journalist, working in Ohio, Missouri and North Carolina. Miller's career also took her across the country from Alaska to Florida.

Crawford is the host of Blue Jackets Live, and Miller is the host of Cavaliers Live. Both are also reporters for the network's coverage of high school football and produce the Ohio Sports Mix podcast on

For more on their presentation at Bowling Green, click here!
As the Cleveland Cavaliers gear up for the 2010-11 season, FOX Sports Ohio helps get fans ready too by featuring special Cavs programming throughout the month of October, or “Tip-tober,” presented by Continental Airlines. In the return of Tip-tober, FOX Sports Ohio features various programs, including three Cavaliers Showcase replays, two Cavaliers Roundtables, a Cavs preseason game, Cavaliers Live: Season Preview, and Access Cavaliers.

Ohio’s leading regional sports network will telecast the Cavs’ preseason game on Tuesday, October 19 when the Cavs take on the Philadelphia 76ers at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

FOX Sports Ohio is also delighted to air three Cavaliers Showcase replays. Each replay will be called by Cavaliers Hall of Fame play-by-play man Joe Tait, who is in his last year as the Voice of the Cavaliers. These games did not originally feature Tait on the telecast, so they are never-before-seen versions of the games.

Two Cavaliers Roundtables will additionally air during Tip-tober, where Cavaliers Broadcaster Jeff Phelps sits down with Cavs players to talk Cavs basketball in two 30-minute programs. Both Roundtables will replay throughout the rest of the month. To find out what players will be in each roundtable, click here.

FOX Sports Ohio further prepares for the start of the Cavs season with a preview show featuring highlights from last season, analysis of this off season preparation and projections of the upcoming season. Premiering Monday, October 18 at 7:30pm, Cavaliers Live: Season Preview is a half hour program hosted by Phelps with visits by Austin Carr, Fred McLeod and Campy Russell, and it will replay throughout the rest of the month.

FOX Sports Ohio rounds out its Tip-tober programming with Access Cavaliers, the show where fans get total behind-the-scenes access they can’t get anywhere else. This 30-minute Cavaliers-produced show will air every Friday at 2:30pm with replays each week.

A complete listing of programming details is HERE!

USA Today's Super 25-Massey Challenge High School

FOX Sports Ohio will televise USA Today’s Super 25-Massey Challenge high school football game between defending National Champion Don Bosco Prep out of Ramsey, N.J., and Cleveland’s St. Ignatius.

Scheduled for 4pm on Saturday, September 25, the game will played at Steubenville's tradition-rich Harding Stadium.

“FOX Sports Ohio is happy to be bringing our Emmy award winning coverage to the heart of Southeast Ohio high school football,” stated Tom Farmer, Executive Producer, FOX Sports Ohio. “We’re even more thrilled to be telecasting two of the top teams in the country with Don Bosco Prep and St. Ignatius.”

The game will feature the broadcast team of FOX Sports Ohio’s Northeast Ohio High School Football Game of the Week. Hanford Dixon, who played defensive back on the Cleveland Browns for nine seasons and was named to three Pro Bowls, will serve as game analyst. Three-time Emmy award winner and Cavaliers sideline reporter Jeff Phelps will call play-by-play. Dionne Miller, the network’s co-host of Cavaliers Live, will serve as sideline reporter.

Bruce Hooley Covers Big Ten

FOX Sports Ohio is thrilled to announce BRUCE HOOLEY is joining the FOX Sports Ohio team to serve as the Big Ten reporter on Hooley will provide fans with comprehensive analysis of the Big Ten in his column, which runs Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Hooley is no stranger to the Big Ten. He has covered the conference’s sports teams for 23 years at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland,, and WBNS-FM in Columbus. He hosts The Kirk Herbstreit Show and The Big Show with Chris Spielman on WBNS-FM and is a regular on Buckeye Blitz on the Ohio News Network and SportsTime Ohio.
“Big Ten football stirs the passions of fans throughout Ohio, the Midwest and the nation,” stated Hooley. “I look forward to writing columns about the Big Ten and engaging in spirited debate with our readers.”

For more information and to follow Hooley’s coverage, visit

NovaCare Comes on Board for High School Football

NovaCare Rehabilitation is the "Official Sports Rehabilitation Provider" of FOX Sports Ohio.

NovaCare is also the sponsor of Northeast Ohio’s High School Football Game of the Week postgame show. During each week’s Thursday night high school football game, FOX Sports Ohio will highlight the “NovaCare Comeback Kid of the Week,” a student-athlete who has recovered from an orthopedic injury and returned to their sport.

NovaCare will also have a presence onsite at every FOX Sports Ohio Northeast Ohio High School Football Game of the Week. Representatives will distribute VIP Sports Injury Hotline cards, which provide a phone number that immediately directs you to a certified athletic trainer to assist in triaging your injury.

“We are proud to be the Official Sports Rehabilitation Provider of Fox Sports Ohio”, said Deb Singer, Vice President of NovaCare. “The partnership between our two organizations will optimize the NE Ohio sports communities’ access to professional level sports medicine, which is something we are excited about.”

For information regarding FOX Sports Ohio’s Northeast Ohio High School Football Games of the Week, visit

FOX Sports Ohio On Pace for Record Reds Ratings

The Cincinnati Reds are the biggest story in Cincinnati as they continue their march towards their first division title in 15 years. Reds ratings on FOX Sports Ohio are setting records.

  • Reds September Ratings Up 303% vs. Last Year
  • Overall Ratings Up 84% Year to Year

FOX 19 in Cincinnati reports on the Reds stretch run and its impact on attendance and ratings.

Reds ratings soar, will attendance increase for final home stand?

CINCINNATI (FOX 19) -- Fox Sports Ohio (FSN) reports the highest ratings ever for CincinnatiReds games during the month of September. FSN's Henry Ford, vice president and general manager, says nearly 100,000 Cincinnati households have tuned into games every night in September. This as the magic number continues to drop and October is becoming more of a reality every day.

For more on this story, click here!

A Podcast of All Things Sports in the Buckeye State recently launched the OHIO SPORTS MIX podcast, a blend of all that is making sports news in the Buckeye state. During these podcasts, hosts Ray Crawford and Dionne Miller talk with the game changers on and off the field, legends of the past and those who cover the games. Fans of any Ohio sports don’t want to miss the discussion and banter between Crawford, Miller and their guests. Listeners can submit questions for the Ohio Sports Mix crew to potentially be featured during the podcast as well as vote on featured polls. will feature up to three new podcasts of Ohio Sports Mix a week and each one will be available at the running archive on the site for users to replay.
Crawford is a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets team on FOX Sports Ohio as the host of Blue Jackets Live pre- and post-game show. His is also the host of the pre-game show for the network’s Southern Ohio High School Football Game of the Week. Miller the host of Cavaliers Live pre- and post-game shows on FOX Sports Ohio as well as serves as sideline reporter for Northeast Ohio High School Football Game of the Week. Heads ON CAMPUS

A Blog for the Students, by the Students

FOX Sports Ohio has teamed up with select Division I Universities in the state of Ohio to launch ON CAMPUS, a new section on to provide fans with the most comprehensive online coverage of 2010 college football.

Student journalists from Ohio schools were hand-picked by their college’s athletic department to provide content for Through their blogs, fans can get the latest news and inside information, all from the student’s perspective. Not only does On Campus provide fans with in-depth coverage of college football throughout the state of Ohio, but it also gives local college students the opportunity to showcase their writing talent and knowledge of their team.

For the complete list of schools and students participating, visit

Bearcats Football Action Returns

The two-time defending BIG EAST Champion, the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football team, is back on FOX Sports Ohio, presented by The Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers.

This season, the network will produce the Sept. 11 v. Indiana State game, to be televised LIVE on WXIX FOX 19 in Cincinnati, and televise 12 tape delayed games and 13 weekly episodes of Bearcats Sports Weekly with Butch Jones. For a detailed schedule of programming, click here.

The production of the UC v. Indiana State game live from Nippert Stadium on Saturday, September 11 at 12 noon, will be televised by WXIX FOX19 only. Michael Reghi and Artrell Hawkins will be in the booth for this game. The game will also replay on FOX Sports Ohio on Sunday, September 12 at 11:30pm.

Fans can also visit the UC Game Lounge on during the game, as well as during every UC football game all season long, to enjoy an in-game chat with UC student writer, Sam Elliot. Elliott is a senior at the University of Cincinnati and the sports editor at The News Record, the independent student news organization at UC.

The coaches’ show, Bearcats Sports Weekly with Butch Jones, is hosted by UC’s Tom Gelehrter, the Bearcats’ radio sideline reporter for football and director of new media for the department of athletics, who will answer questions and provide analysis. This 30-minute show will air Thursday nights beginning September 9 at 6:00 p.m. Additional replays will also be scheduled around the network’s programming later the same evening. Bearcats Sports Weekly will feature an “ask the coach” segment where fans can submit questions for Coach Butch Jones on Gelehrter is also the feature UC Bearcats reporter on the site. His coverage includes recaps, notebooks, video hits and photo galleries, giving fans a behind-the-scenes experience they can’t get anywhere else.

Welcome Back Eric!

FOX Sports Ohio will feature extensive coverage of the Blue Jackets on all season long. This week, we welcomed back Eric Smith to provide exclusive analysis of the team. To learn more about Eric, click here.

Fans will be able to submit questions to Smith online via “Eric’s Mailbag.” Smith will provide his answers to five questions each week as well as offer additional insight through exclusive video, in-depth interviews, pre-game and post-game break downs and appearances on Blue Jackets Live on FOX Sports Ohio.

His weekly podcast, “Fire The Cannon,” features interviews with management and players alike from the Jackets organization as well as hockey experts from all over.

New Show: Blue Jackets Slap Shots

FOX Sports Ohio announced a new program, Blue Jackets Slap Shots, premiering Monday, October 11 at 6pm. This 30-minute show, hosted by FOX Sports Ohio Blue Jackets broadcaster Ray Crawford, will offer Blue Jackets fans a chance to revisit the top moments from the Blue Jackets’ previous week.

Blue Jackets Slap Shots is a week-in-review show that will bring back interviews and highlights as the Jackets battle through the 2010-2011 NHL season. The show will also open up the archives to peer back at some of the moments and memories of the 10-season history of the Columbus franchise.
Following the premiere on October 18, fans can catch the show every Monday at 6pm. Replays will also run during the week surrounding Blue Jackets games. Streams High School Football

FOX Sports Ohio's Emmy-Award winning high school football coverage has expanded to the web. While the network produces and airs local games each Thursday, is streaming those games live, presented by hhgregg.
The network's second week match up featured the Massillon Tigers, the defending Region 2 Champions, battling one of the most successful programs of the past decade, the GlenOak Golden Eagles. The game was's most-streamed football game to date with over 5,100 hits to the live streaming video.
During the games, also features an in-game chat and the opportunity for fans to ask questions of the FOX Sports Ohio broadcasters to be answered on air.

Honda Returns for UC and XU

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to announce the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers return as the 2010-11 presenting sponsor of the network’s coverage of Xavier University Musketeer basketball and University of Cincinnati Bearcat football and basketball.

“FOX Sports Ohio is delighted to have Honda return as the presenting sponsor of its UC and Xavier programming,” remarked Ford. “Honda is a strong supporter of both UC and XU athletics and sees the extraordinary value of connecting with our viewers.”

Through this one-year deal as presenting sponsor, Honda will receive a tremendous amount of media value that includes traditional commercial inventory and unique on air elements.

“The area Honda Dealers are proud to support college athletics in the Greater Cincinnati area. We find this to be a viable way to reach present and future Honda customers,” said Neil Bambrick, president of the local dealer group.

For information regarding FOX Sports Ohio’s coverage of the Xavier Musketeers and UC Bearcats, visit

10th Season of Blue Jackets Action

FOX Sports Ohio is excited for the 10th season of Columbus Blue Jackets hockey! This season, the network will once again carry 75 live regular season games.
Our coverage of the Columbus Blue Jackets begins on Friday, October 15 when the Blue Jackets begin the home portion the season with a 7pm match-up against the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

With 37 home games and 38 away contests, the schedule continues to emphasize division rivalries as the Blue Jackets will face off several times against Central Division opponents Chicago, Detroit, Nashville and St. Louis.

The FOX Sports Ohio/Blue Jackets broadcast team features play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer alongside color analyst Bill Davidge. Returning to the Blue Jackets broadcasts for his second season is John Michael, former play-by-play voice and host for the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters, as the broadcast’s in-game reporter.

Coverage each game night will begin with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show, presented by Central Ohio Toyota Dealers, featuring highlights, player interviews and analysis 30 minutes prior to each game. And immediately following the final horn, the coverage will continue with the post-game edition of Blue Jackets Live, presented by IGS Energy. Ray Crawford will host the pre- and post-game shows live from Nationwide Arena for home games and from the FOX Sports Ohio studio for road games.

For a complete schedule, click HERE!