Draft Party Time

FOX Sports Ohio had a presence at both the Cavs Draft Party on Thursday June 26th at the Q and the Blue Jackets Draft Party on Friday, June 27th at Nationwide Arena, featuring the FOX Sports Ohio Girls, the FOX robot Cleatus (Cavs party only), and a photo op at the FOX Sports Ohio desk.


Here is a VIDEO of FOX Sports Ohio Girls Sara and Bridget at the party.

After tons of FOXSportsOhio.com coveragespecial programming and guests on All Bets Are Off, a record online chat with Sam Amico, and activation at the Cavs Draft Party, the Cavs took Andrew Wiggins, who Amico thinks brings athleticism, excitement, pizzazz and that good old "wow factor" to the Cavs.

"Wiggins Comes to Cleveland with lofty Goals" - press conference video


Here is a VIDEO of Sara, Bridget and Kristine at Nationwide for the party.

With the 16th pick in the first round of the NHL Draft, the Blue Jackets went with the most dynamic talent of any American in the draft, Sonny Milano. Click for more coverage of Blue Jackets fans at Nationwide Arena for the Blue Jackets Draft Party on Friday.

Kentucky Speedway Winners & Kristine enjoy their trip

Forty Kentucky Speedway Getaway winners took the FOX Sports Ohio Fan Express to the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 28th for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 where they were met by FOX Sports Ohio Girl Kristine.

Kristine blogged about her trip on FOXSportsOhio.com:

Check out this great Fox Sports video - Kristine at Kentucky Speedway
"Picture rows of RV's, tailgating, racing flags, sleeveless shirts, a ton of neon and you have yourself a NASCAR race. Safe to say I AM HOOKED! I was able to experience my first Kentucky Speedway Quaker State 400 this past weekend in Sparta Kentucky. Fans came in from all over the world to experience this awesome sporting event and after my fair share of NASCAR races I can see why!" ...........click HERE for more."

More photos can be seen HERE.

To win the opportunity to take the Fan Express to this event, fans had to seek FOX Sports Ohio's daily keyword, which was provided on the network's Facebook page, Twitter account, and during Cincinnati Reds telecasts. Once they found the keyword, they could enter online. Winners were selected each day from June 1 through the 15th.

2014 NBA/Cavs Draft Coverage

Today 3:30-6:30pm
All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan to include:
  • Fred McLeod will join the show to preview the draft and discuss what could happen with the Cavs number one pick
  • A showing of the head coach David Blatt’s introductory press conference in its entirety
  • One-on-one’s with General Manager David Griffin and FOX Sports Ohio Cavs sideline reporter Allie Clifton
Tomorrow 6:00-9:00pm
LIVE All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan to cover NBA Draft on SportsTime Ohio

During the 2014 NBA Draft tomorrow, SportsTime Ohio will air All Bets Are Off with Bruce Drennan LIVE from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Hosted by Bruce Drennan, the show will cover all the action surrounding the Cavs and the NBA Draft. Tune in for:

  • Analysis with FOXSportsOhio.com Cavs and NBA writer Sam Amico
  • Ashley Collins reporting live from the Cavs Draft Party at Quicken Loans Arena
Visit FOXSportsOhio.com for additional Cavs coverage from Amico and video clips from the shows.

FOX Sports Ohio will be at The Q for the Cavaliers Draft Party with the FOX Sports Ohio Girls, the FOX giant robot Cleatus, and more!
Fans heading down to The Q for the Cavs Draft Party should stop by the FOX Sports Ohio activation area.

  • Meet FOX Sports Ohio Girls Sara and Bridget
  • Get up close with giant FOX robot Cleatus
  • Take your photo with them at the FOX Sports Ohio desk and share it on social media at the Red Eye Photo Booth
  • Play NBA video games at Xbox kiosk
  • #CavsDraft

Helping make memories of a lifetime

FOX Sports Ohio's support of the Covedale Athletics Association's youth baseball team all started on Reds Opening Day when the team got to ride in the Opening Day Parade on the FOX Sports Ohio Fan Express.

With the help of FOX Sports Ohio and the Reds Community Fund, the Covedale team, made up of of fifteen kids ages nine to thirteen, also got the unique opportunity to participate in one of the Reds' baseball camps in Harrison, Ohio. And to make it extra special, they arrived to the ballpark once again on the FOX Sports Ohio Fan Express.

The last day of camp provided some more memories that will last a lifetime: a tour of Great American Ball Park, a meet and greet with Reds players, and a photo with Kristine the FOX Sports Ohio Girl.

Click here for more of the story and photos on FOXSportsOhio.com!

Sara shares Ohio pride at the Special Olympics

FOX Sports Ohio Girl Sara joined FOX Sports on a trip to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games held at Mercer County Park in New Jersey June 17-19th. 

Sara shares her most memorable moments:
"I was honored to represent Fox Sports Ohio this past week at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in New Jersey. The games featured 3,500 athletes from around the country showcasing their awe-inspiring talents in various sports including, softball, tennis, soccer, swimming and more. It was especially fun to meet and cheer on so many athletes participating from Ohio. Team Ohio was made up of 64 Special Olympics athletes hailing from all over the Buckeye state and who I'm happy to report brought home 26 gold, 18 silver, and 9 bronze medals! O-H-I-O!"
Click HERE for a few of her most memorable moments from attending the Special Olympics.

Tune in to 
FOX Sports 1 on Monday, June 30th at 7:00pm for the highlight show. 

"Awe-inspiring Technology"

Bob Finnan of the Morning Journal and News Herald loves Phantom Cam. And rightly so. 

"Phantom Cam’s traveling technology appears occasionally on Indians’ telecasts on SportsTime Ohio. It adds so much to the broadcast, it’s a shame it can’t be utilized more often. The technology is fascinating."    

Things You Should Know - June 17

·    Both Cincinnati Reds on FOX Sports Ohio and Cleveland Indians on SportsTime Ohio beat out NBC’s local coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Final game on Friday, June 13th. With a rating of 6.50, the Reds beat the NHL game by a whopping 361%. The Indians, with a 4.78 rating, also out-rated the hockey final by 167%.
The Indians won their third straight and the opener of a four-game set with the Angels, 4-3, last night thanks in part to home runs by Carlos Santana (now 13 for his last 39 (.333)) and Asdrubal Cabrera. Trevor Bauer’s 119 pitches were a career high and the most thrown by any Tribe starter this season while Carlos Carrasco earned his first career save.
  • The game earned a 7.8 HH rating on SportsTime Ohio (over 115,000 households).
  • The game peaked at an 9.86 HH rating.
  • From 8:00pm until the end of the game, the average rating was a 9.0 HH rating.
  • The game was #1 for the day.
  • Year-to-year, the Indians are up 14% on SportsTime Ohio.

At 22-11, the Indians own the highest home winning percentage in the majors, and now have won 10 straight at Progressive Field.

      SportsTime Ohio will air All Bets Are Off live from Rally Alley on Friday and will produce a special one-hour Indians Live pregame show on Saturday to cover the on-field ceremony of longtime shortstop and fan favorite Omar Vizquel becoming the 40th member of the Indians Hall of Fame.
      FOX Sports Ohio Girl Sara will attend the Special Olympics USA Games held at Mercer County Park in New Jersey today through Thursday. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook as she and five other FOX Sports Girls will interact with fans and attend softball, tennis and soccer competitions as well as other events surrounding the Games. 

Indians highest-rated non-simulcasted 2014 game to date

The Cleveland Indians are hot, both on the field and on SportsTime Ohio.

June 9th's monster 17-7 win over the Rangers saw a "once-in-a-lifetime" performance by Lonnie Chisenhall, who went 5 for 5 with three home runs and nine RBI, the first major leaguer ever to do so.

The game knocked in a 9.1 HH rating on SportsTime Ohio (over 135,000 households), making it the highest-rated non-simulcast game for the Tribe so far this season!

·        The game peaked at an 11.22 HH rating (over 166,000 homes)

·        It is the highest rated non-simulcast game on SportsTime Ohio since the Indians-Twins game broadcast on 9/27/13 (9.62 HH)

·        The game was #1 for the day.

Year-to-year, the Indians are up 16% on SportsTime Ohio.

The Indians have the best record in baseball since May 28th winning their last 9 out of 10 games and having climbed from last place in the Division to 2nd place behind the Tigers by only 2 games.

Regional EMMY Awards go to FOX Sports Ohio’s Cavaliers Production & SportsTime Ohio’s Indians Live Production

FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio won EMMY Awards at the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ 45th Annual EMMY Awards, held downtown Cleveland on Saturday, June 7th. These awards recognize television excellence in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Indianapolis, Toledo, Fort Wayne, and Erie.

FOX Sports Ohio won the category for best live unedited sporting event with its coverage of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball. This marks the fourth EMMY Award for the network’s coverage of the Cavs.

SportsTime Ohio’s Indians Live pregame show from September 25th, 2013 won for best sports program along with best director Patrick Murray for Cleveland Indians baseball.  

"These prestigious EMMY Awards are a result of the collective efforts of the very talented, creative, and innovative employees of FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio,” said Fran├žois McGillicuddy, Senior Vice President and General Manager of FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTimeOhio. “We are committed to production excellence, and to be recognized by our industry peers is truly an honor.”

Please see below for a complete list of FOX Sports Ohio and SportsTime Ohio EMMY winners.

Category: Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited
FOX Sports Ohio – Cavaliers Basketball
  • Brent Valenti, Producer
  • Daniel Sevic, Director
  • Fred McLeod, Play by Play Announcer
  • Austin Carr, Color Analyst
  • Allie Clifton, Sideline Reporter
  • Steve Warren, Coordinating Producer
Category: Sports - Program 
SportsTime Ohio – Indians Live Pregame Show 9/25/13
  • Steve Warren, Coordinating Producer
  • Mike Bachmann, Producer
  • Patrick Murray, Director
  • Mark Koha, Videographer/Editor
Category: Crafts: Director
FOX Sports / WKYC – Patrick Murray – Director, Cleveland Indians Baseball