Emmy Nominations Announced!

The National Academy of Arts & Sciences Great Lakes Chapter announced its 43rd annual Emmy Award nominees. FOX Sports Ohio is proud to have received five nominations! And the nominees are:
Category: Sports Program
  • Cavaliers Live Pregame Show: Jeff Platz, Producer; Bob Pennell, Coordinating Producer; Tom Farmer, Executive Producer
Category: Live Sporting Event / Game
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball: Bob Pennell, Producer; Tom Farmer, Executive Producer
  • High School Football Game of the Week: Jeff Platz, Producer; Bob Pennell, Director; Tom Farmer, Executive Producer
Category: Sports - One-Time Special
  • Have A Good Night Everybody: Doodleman Productions; Tom Farmer, Executive Producer; Leo Simone, Producer; Peter Mozingo, Director of Photography
Category: Crafts- Editor-Short Form (Promos, etc.)
  • Editing Composite: Jeff Platz, Editor

Sunglass Sundays at GABP

FOX Sports Ohio is excited to support the Ohio Department of Public Safety and summer driving safety with “Sunglass Sundays!”

Before every Sunday Cincinnati Reds home game this summer, FOX Sports Ohio will provide sunglasses to the first 100 fans at the Reds Live pregame show set at Great American Ball Park.

FOX Sports Ohio and the Ohio Department of Public Safety are committed to promoting safe driving practices this summer, including wearing your seatbelt, refraining from texting or drinking while driving, practicing safe motorcycle riding, and of course, wearing sunglasses to prevent sun glare and ensure unimpaired vision.

Below is a list of all the Sunglass Sundays on FOX Sports Ohio. Make sure you get to the ballpark early and help keep the roads safe all summer long. Go Reds!

April 8 v. Miami
April 29 v. Houston
May 13 v. Washington
May 27 v. Colorado
June 10 v. Detroit
June 24 v. Minnesota
July 22 v. Milwaukee
August 5 v. Pittsburgh
August 19 v. Chicago
August 26 v. St. Louis
September 9 v. Houston

In the News

FOX Sports Ohio has been in the news recently surrounding Reds ratings, coverage, and promotions!

Most recently, Cincinnati.com shared with it's readers our latest Reds ticket promotions - the "Ticket Office Takeover" in a post.

Ratings for the Cincinnati Reds on FOX Sports Ohio are off to a hot start. After a record Opening Day rating of 21.25, in simulcast with WKRC Channel 12, their opening homestand continued the trend. Check out The Cincinnati Bousiness Courier's article.
WKRC Channel 12 shared the FOX Sports Ohio Reds Live clip on their coverage of the Reds-Nationals game on Apr. 15, when Joey Votto coined the term "Cincinnatitude" in an interview with Jim Day. WKRC wasn't the only one to pick up the video. NBC Channel 4 in Washington covered it here and the Washington Post also picked it up here

The FOX Sports Ohio Girls have also been getting some media love as well.

They were featured in a Blue Jackets blog, called Full Mental Jackets, with a Q&A and photo in FOX Sports Ohio Girls Go Fully Mental

And, did you know that Sara the FOX Sports Ohio Girl is in a band? There's more to that story here.

Reds “Ticket Office Takeover”

The Cincinnati Reds are the hot ticket in town and FOX Sports Ohio is excited to give viewers an exclusive opportunity to experience the Reds live in action at Great American Ball Park. FOX Sports Ohio is taking over the Reds ticket office for a “Ticket Office Takeover.”

During the Reds games throughout the season, we will announce a special Reds ticket offer presented exclusively by FOX Sports Ohio. How does it work? During Reds Live Pregame Show and throughout the game telecast, viewers will learn of the ticket offer details and instructions on how to take advantage of the offer.

Fans will have to act fast because the special opportunity will only be available for FOX Sports Ohio viewers during the game telecast. Tune in for FOX Sports Ohio’s Ticket Office Takeover!

Watch the video for the first Ticket Office Takeover date!

Teaming up with Cavs & KIA to say THANKS

Cavs @ Grizzlies Monday, April 23 at 8pm

WIN autographed Cavs merchandise, tickets, and more!

FOX Sports Ohio and the Cleveland Cavaliers want to thank the viewers for their continued support all season with “Viewer Appreciation Night,” presented by KIA Motors.

On Monday, April 23rd when the Cavs take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 8pm, fans watching on FOX Sports Ohio will have the opportunity to win one of four fabulous prize packs including:

  • Cavaliers Benchwarmers Package including four (4) lower level tickets and four (4) passes to watch the team’s pregame warm-ups from the Cavaliers bench and greet the players as they run onto the court before player introductions on a date and time selected at the discretion of the Cleveland Cavaliers and FOX Sports Ohio during the 2012-2013 season
  • Two (2) floor seats to Cavs Fan Appreciation Night on April, 25, 2012
  • Autographed Kyrie Irving jersey with letter of authenticity
  • VIP package to the Cavs home opener of the 2012-2013 season, including two (2) floor seats to the game
Once every quarter during the game, the FOX Sports Ohio Girls will present the prize and give a keyword and cue to enter. Once viewers receive the keyword, they can enter to win by texting the keyword to 37664. Fans can also enter online at www.FOXSportsOhio.com by following the Viewer Appreciation Night links and instructions.

Later that same quarter, the broadcasters will select and announce the winner. The four (4) winners will be contacted by FOX Sports Ohio following the event. All viewers 18 and older are eligible to win.

Marching to Record Reds Opening Day

From record ratings to direct interaction with tens of thousands of fans, FOX Sports Ohio hit a home run on Cincinnati Reds Opening Day. Leading up the big day, the network also prepared fans for the season with an expanded “March to Opening Day” campaign, offering more extensive programming and more events and fan engagement than ever before.

• Month-long preseason programming, presented by Tri-State Chevy Dealers, including new nightly show with call-in contest & social media interaction
• Twelve local events featuring games, contests, prizes, and FOX Sports Ohio Girls
• FSOhio stretched vehicle in Opening Day Parade with Reds broadcasters and FOX Sports Ohio Girls
• Hour-long Reds Live pregame show on Opening Day included special FOX Sports Ohio Girls and Opening Day Parade segment (click to watch)
• Record High Opening Day Rating – 21.25 HH rating in simulcast with WKRC Channel 12; 24% increase from previous record (17.2 in 2000)

Reds Opening Week Events

Join FOX Sports Ohio at these March To Opening Day Events April 2-5, 2012

Monday, April 2

· March to Opening Day visit to Skyline Chili West Chester – 12-1pm

  • 8386 Princeton-Glendale Road
  • FOX Sports Ohio Limited Edition Limo Appearance
Tuesday, April 3

· March to Opening Day visit to Skyline Chili Northgate – 12-1pm

  • 10197 Colerain Ave.
  • FOX Sports Ohio Limited Edition Limo Appearance
· Meet the FOX Sports Ohio Girls Kristine, Hallie and Sara at the Spring Showcase

  • Great American Ball Park – 5-7pm
Wednesday, April 4
· March to Opening Day visit to Skyline Chili Walnut Hills – 12-1pm

  • 1216 East McMillian 
  • FOX Sports Ohio Limited Edition Limo Appearance
  •  Meet the FOX Sports Ohio Girls Kristine, Hallie and Sara
Thursday, April 5 – Reds Opening Day!

· 2012 Findlay Market Opening Day Parade – 1pm

  • Appearance by Jim Day, Chris Welsh, and the FOX Sports Ohio Girls Kristine, Hallie, and Sara
· Reds Fan Cam at the Holy Grail in the Banks – 1-3pm

  • Games, prizes, and the chance to be on FOX Sports Ohio!
· Reds Live Pregame Show – 3pm

·Reds vs. Miami Marlins – 4pm

Play ball!

WTAM’s Bob Frantz & Mike Snyder to Co-host Cavaliers Live

With the departure of Dionne Miller, beginning in April, FOX Sports Ohio welcomes WTAM 1100’s Bob Frantz and Mike Snyder. Frantz and Snyder will alternately co-host Cavaliers Live with Campy Russell throughout the remainder of the Cavaliers’ season.
Mike Snyder

Bob Frantz

Frantz had a successful run as co-host on Cavaliers Live in 2010 when Miller was on maternity leave. Snyder has also appeared on FOX Sports Ohio in a variety of programming related to the Cavaliers and was the play-by-play voice during the network’s coverage of the WNBA’s Cleveland Rockers.

Frantz currently hosts "The Bob Frantz Show" on WTAM 1100 from 7pm to midnight on weeknights, and following Cavaliers, Indians and Browns games. Snyder covers local sports on WTAM’s morning show, “Wills & Snyder in the Morning,” from 5am to 9am and is also the game night host for the Cavaliers Radio Network.