Giving Cavs Fans ALL ACCESS for 5 Games

Fans to enjoy behind-the-scenes look at Cavaliers telecasts and live online interaction with the broadcast team

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to offer fans the first Cavaliers All Access Night of the season this Saturday, November 27 when the Cavs take on the Memphis Grizzlies at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30pm.

FOX Sports Ohio is set to do a total of five All Access games this season. These special game telecasts will offer fans a unique behind-the-scenes view of the game with more access to players, coaches and fans than ever before. In addition, fans will experience live, online interaction with the broadcast team. A complete schedule is listed below.

Following Cavaliers Live pre-game show at 7pm this Saturday, the Cavaliers All Access game in HD in begins at 7:30pm.

Cavaliers Head Coach Byron Scott will be wearing a microphone throughout the game and will be featured in an interview at the start of the fourth quarter. The telecast will also include a live tour of the Cavaliers weight room as well as an inside look at the Courtside Club and the Patron Lounge.

In addition, this All Access game telecast will give viewers at home the opportunity to interact with the broadcasters Austin Carr and Fred McLeod. To be part of the action, fans should visit Select questions and comments will be answered LIVE throughout the telecast.

Click HERE for a complete schedule of Cavaliers All Access Nights on FOX Sports Ohio!

The Season of Support is Underway!

As Ohio’s leading regional sports network, FOX Sports Ohio is proud to give back to the community this holiday season. Its charitable effort, FOX SupPORTS Ohio, has launched “Season of Support,” a program in which serves the underprivileged in the Cleveland community through raising awareness, fundraising, and volunteering.

Season of Support Collection Drive
Now through December 15th, employees and guests of FOX Sports Ohio and its neighboring businesses are invited to participate in a collection drive for the Cleveland Foodbank and Toys for Tots. FOX Sports Ohio is currently hosting a collection drive at its Broadview Heights headquarters. Collection boxes are located in the main entrance lobby of the network’s Broadview Heights headquarters as well in as the other building in the South Hills Blvd. Industrial Park. The Cleveland Foodbank is in need of nonperishable food and household items and Toys for Tots collects toys for children in need throughout Greater Cleveland. For more information, visit and

Awareness and Fundraising Campaign for MyCom
FOX Sports Ohio has partnered with the Cleveland Foundation to raise awareness and funds for the Foundation’s MyCom program. MyCom, short for My Commitment, My Community, helps coordinate and fund local agencies that provide quality youth programs, including after-school activities, summer jobs and special help during school transitions to kindergarten, middle school, high school and beyond. The network has been working with local community partners within the MyCom program and intends to boost awareness of their causes through a series of PSA’s, vignettes and features running on the network.

Viewers interested in donated $5 to MyCom can do so simply by texting “Give4Cleve” to 20222. Donations can also be made at

The network will also feature a special Cavs game committed to raising awareness and funds for MyCom on December 18, when the Cavaliers play New York at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30pm. The campaign will be featured and viewers will have the opportunity to make a financial contribution to MyCom via text messaging.

Volunteering at the Domestic Violence Center “Twinkle Shop”
FOX Sports Ohio has been a long-time supporter of Cleveland’s Domestic Violence Center (DVC), and this holiday season provides staff the opportunity to give their time. In mid-December, the DVC hosts the “Twinkle Shop,” which provides women and children in need with the chance to shop and give to their families over the holidays. FOX Sports Ohio employees spend the evening helping women and children navigate the shop and make selections. For more information on the DVC, visit

For additional, detailed information on FOX SupPORTS OHIO, visit

Flying Away to Florida with the Blue Jackets

In support of the Columbus Blue Jackets new Third Jersey unveiling, FOX Sports Ohio joins the team and Lexus to offer fans the chance to win autographed jerseys and a trip to Florida.

As the Columbus Blue Jackets prepare to unveil their new Third Jersey this week, FOX Sports Ohio has teamed up with the team and Lexus to offer the Lexus Florida Fly Away Giveaway, a contest where fans have a chance to win an authentic, player autographed Third Jersey and a trip for two to Florida.

Beginning Friday, Nov. 26, fans can visit or and enter for the chance to win a nightly prize of an authentic Third Jersey autographed by a player.

Each game in the ten-game window from Friday, Nov. 26 through Thursday, Dec. 16 is a new chance to win an autographed jersey.

One fan will be randomly selected from the ten nightly qualifiers to win the Florida trip, which includes round-trip airfare from Columbus; accommodations at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort; and tickets to watch the Blue Jackets play the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In addition, the Blue Jackets, Lexus and FOX Sports Ohio will offer the winner the opportunity to participate in an in-game, on-ice intermission contest for the chance to win a luxury Lexus vehicle. Registration via and begins Friday, Nov. 26.

Welcome Trey Dolle, National Sales Manager

Trey Dolle, an accomplished media and advertising executive, has been named national sales manager of FOX Sports Ohio.

Starting Monday, November 29, 2010, Dolle will lead FOX Sports Ohio’s national advertising sales efforts. He joins FOX Sports Ohio after most recently serving as national/local sales manager of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, where he was responsible for managing national business in New York, Detroit and Chicago as well as local sales in Cincinnati.

“We’re very pleased to have Trey lead FOX Sports Ohio’s national sales efforts,” said Henry Ford, senior vice president and general manager of FOX Sports Ohio. “His knowledge of the media industry and experience in the Cincinnati market as well as on a national level will be a tremendous asset to our business. We’re confident that his leadership will enhance the value that FOX Sports Ohio delivers to fans, team partners, distributors, and advertisers.”

Prior to joining WLW-TV Cincinnati, Dolle was national sales manager at Hearst Television for 11 years. Prior to that, he served as account executive for several TV and radio stations, including WUBE-AM/FM, WYGY-FM, WKRQ-FM, and WLWT-TV Cincinnati.

Dolle has often been an active member of his local community. He has served as Board Advisor of the Southwest Ohio Council on Child Abuse, as well as was the past athletic commission president, Cardinal Pacelli School, and football coordinator for three area grade schools. He resides in the Cincinnati area with his wife and four children.

Going Behind the Scenes with the Jackets

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to offer Columbus Blue Jackets fans five All Access Nights this season.
These special game telecasts will offer fans a unique behind-the-scenes view of the game with more access to players, coaches and fans than ever before. A complete schedule is listed here at

In addition to offering fans more access to players, coaches and fans throughout the telecasts, the broadcast will also give viewers at home the opportunity to interact with the Blue Jackets broadcast team live online through

Blue Jackets fans can visit and click on the “Blue Jackets All Access” graphic to log in to “Cover It Live.” Once logged in, they can submit questions for broadcasters Jeff Rimer, Bill Davidge and John Michael. Select questions and comments will be answered LIVE throughout the telecast.

Dayton Hoops Now on FSOhio!

FOX Sports Ohio and the University of Dayton have entered into a television rights agreement for UD men’s basketball.

FOX Sports Ohio will produce and televise five men’s basketball games. Tip-off for the first Flyers game on FOX Sports Ohio is Tuesday, November 16 as Dayton hosts Akron. A complete schedule is HERE.

FOX Sports Ohio features a VIDEO of the partnership announcement. Check it out!

"We are very pleased to add yet another strong television partner for the University of Dayton in FOX Sports Ohio. This partnership will allow us to televise additional Flyer games throughout the state of Ohio and beyond, which has been an ongoing strategic initiative to increase exposure for our men's basketball program and the University of Dayton as a whole,” said Tim Wabler, Vice-President and Director of Athletics, University of Dayton. “In addition, our fans and alumni around the country will have the chance to watch our games on sports packages that carry FOX Sports Ohio. The combination of strong local, regional, and national coverage is paramount to our program. FOX Sports Ohio is a known high-quality commodity across the state, and its broadcast footprint aligns well geographically with where many of our alumni reside and also where we recruit students to attend UD."

“As Ohio’s leading regional sports network, this deal was a natural for our network and we are proud to partner with the University of Dayton,” stated Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FOX Sports Ohio. “Flyers fans will be given the same inside access and in-depth, state-of-the-art coverage of their basketball team that sports fans across the state have come to expect from FOX Sports Ohio. We look forward to growing our relationship with the University of Dayton.”

Play-by-play announcer Jeff Piecoro and color analyst Derrick Dukes will call all the action. Piecoro just completed his 13th season with FOX Sports Ohio and 12th season as host of the Reds Live pre- and postgame shows.

A Cincinnati native, Dukes was a four-year starter at the University of Dayton under former Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and current Indiana Pacers Head Coach, Jim O’Brien. He started his broadcast career with WHIO-TV (CBS affiliate in Dayton), Time Warner Regional TV Sports, and WHIO-Radio Show “Flyer Feedback” during the 2005 college basketball season.

Vodcasts! We're Talkin' Browns and Cavs is engaging Browns and Cavs fans regularly through weekly Vodcasts.

Every Monday at 11 AM ET,'s Zac Jackson and Mike Conley, as well as members of the Orange and Brown Report are teaming up to host Interactive Browns Vodcasts during the 2010 season. Fans can log on each and every Monday to participate in the conversation. They can also submit questions for our analysts to be answered during the show using the chat room.

Cavs fans can log on every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET to enjoy a Talkin' Cavs Interactive Vodcast.'s Zac Jackson and Sam Amico will host the conversation and fans can participate through the live online chat.

Miss a Vodcast? Be sure to check out the Vodcast archive available shortly after the completion of the live event each week.

Cavs Start Season With High Ratings

The Cavaliers not only opened their season strong at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday, October 27 with a 95-87 win over the Boston Celtics, but they also come out on top on TV. The Cavaliers posted their highest opening night rating on FOX Sports Ohio with a 10.38 household rating in the Cleveland/Akron market.

That represents almost 158,000 households in the Cleveland/Akron market tuned into the Cavs. It was the highest rated program in Cleveland for the night, and it peaked at a 17.04!

Columbus fans also tuned in to watch their season opener, where over 20,000 households had their TVs on the game. (2.24 household rating)

UC Basketball on FOX Sports Ohio

FOX Sports Ohio will produce six men’s and two women’s University of Cincinnati basketball games this season, presented by Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. In addition, the network will carry eight men’s basketball games as part of the BIG EAST Network, bringing the total to 16 UC basketball games on the state-wide network.

The complete schedule is listed HERE.

FOX Sports Ohio further prepares for the start of the Bearcats basketball season with a preview show. The 30 minute Inside Bearcats Basketball Preview special will premiere November 10 at 6pm with replays throughout the week.

“The relationship we have with FOX Sports Ohio is truly a partnership,” said UC Director of Athletics Mike Thomas. “The coverage they bring to the University of Cincinnati athletics programs and the BIG EAST Conference with its statewide footprint is invaluable when it comes to recruiting. They bring current and future Bearcats fans a unique and in-depth look at our programs with their game productions and Bearcats Sports Weekly. We are proud of this partnership.”

Coverage of Bearcats men’s basketball begins Nov. 15 with a match-up versus Mt. St. Mary’s at 7pm. FOX Sports Ohio will also produce games featuring opponents including IPFW, Savannah State, Utah Valley State, Georgia Southern and St. Francis. FOX Sports Ohio will also produce two women’s games featuring match-ups with Robert Morris and Marshall.

Tom Gelehrter will do play-by-play for both men’s and women’s games produced by FOX Sports Ohio. Anthony Buford will be the color analyst for the men’s games while Betsy Ross will be the color analyst for the women’s games.