> Interesting article in last week's Cincinnati Business
> Courier. There is speculation that the Reds new owner may
> pursue a different media strategy and look at doing what the
> Cards did in St. Louis. Part of that involved the Cards
> leaving KMOX for KTRS. Why? Because the organization bought
> a 50 percent stake in KTRS. The dynamics here in Cincy are
> much different though, where Clear Channel already owns all
> the good AM signals.
> Anyway, here's the link:
You have to hope to goodness this NEVER happens. Those of us in much of Ohio wouldn't be terribly, terribly affected because there are affiliates to cover us, but if 700 indeed doesn't carry the games someday the Reds will have to pick up a lot more affiliates to fill in gaps in coverage.
Luckily Clear Channel pretty much owns Cincinnati AM radio, so WLW is covered in many respects.
If the Reds want to look anywhere at improving their media/marketing, try increasing your presence both on FSN Ohio and local over-the-air TV. If FSN loses the Indians, as is being heavily speculated in Cleveland, the Reds need to increase their presence with weekly shows, more live pre- and post-game shows, off-season things, etc. And put some games back on free TV!