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  • #152121

    MediaFan85
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    105.3 was meant to be paired with 1230 per the “AM RevitalizationAbandonment” initiative. There’s next to no chance that they will separate. As for CBS Sports Radio… it’s not cleared by any other iHeart station AFAIK. NBC Sports Radio is cleared by iHeart stations, but 97.1 The Fan already clears it vis-a-vis “Pro Football Talk.” I think the ultimate goal is to make 105.7 a majority local sports station, and 1230/105.3 remaining as the national feed for FSR.

    You’re probably right.  1230 and 105.3 will stick with whatever the former has on.
    Unless 99.3 could pick up The X (and make it iHeart’s Columbus version of Cleveland’s 99x at 99.1), it looks like 102.5 will be the only place for Alternative Rock in the market.  They might get a huge shot in the arm in the ratings.
    #152204

    xmusicmatt
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    Unless 99.3 could pick up The X (and make it iHeart’s Columbus version of Cleveland’s 99x at 99.1), it looks like 102.5 will be the only place for Alternative Rock in the market.

    I doubt you’ll see EMF off 99.3 as they own the translator but have an agreement with iHeart to use WODC-HD3 to feed it with Air1.

    I would thought iHeart might move the alternative to 1230/105.3 but I guess not. I still think they should do something else with it besides FSR 24/7.

    #152227

    schmave
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    Wonder how today’s Bengals-Cavs conflict for 105.7 will be handled. The paper lists both games as airing on 105.7 but of course that can’t happen.
    Bengals are airing on 105.7, but this would be a perfect opportunity to farm out the Cavs game to 1230/105.3 with no Steelers game today.

    #152229

    cbussteeler
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    For the game conflicts like today (Sunday afternoon), I think how it works is iHeart does not carry the Cavs on 105.7 FM and that leaves the Cavs games only available on WVKO AM (existing AM affiliate in Columbus).  Since they are already on another AM station, I don’t think WYTS can air the Cavs.

    #152250

    schmave
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    How can two stations that are not co-owned be a network affiliate of the same team? (I suppose this exists with the Browns flagship rights, but that’s a special case.)
    I can’t get WVKO very well where I live, not that I would listen anyway, but I guess I assumed 105.7 picked up the Cavaliers because WVKO no longer carried them.

    #172226

    gabigley1
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    They announced this morning that  they will announce the new addition to the morning show. This will be an important and well know Columbus sports figure they said. They said listen on Wednesday at 7:00 AM for the name.

    Maybe they will also announce some addition local sports show for 105.7?

    #172230

    knowbetter
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    How can two stations that are not co-owned be a network affiliate of the same team? (I suppose this exists with the Browns flagship rights, but that’s a special case.) I can’t get WVKO very well where I live, not that I would listen anyway, but I guess I assumed 105.7 picked up the Cavaliers because WVKO no longer carried them.

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    Cavaliers pulled a fast one, WVKO wasn’t bright enough to catch/do anything about it. They problem was pointed out, but they didn’t react to it. You can bet that only one affiliate next year…

    #176563

    gabigley1
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    Hooley’s show will be from 6am – 9am, according to the RadioInsight article and the statement from iHeartMedia Columbus. http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/109267/105-7-the-zone-debuting-in-columbus/ One 3-hour local program isn’t going to cut it. 105.7 The Zone does have the advantage of airing the Cavaliers. But if they want to be taken seriously by listeners, they’re going to need to add additional local content, and not rely so heavily on national programming. Otherwise I can’t see this station receiving anything higher than a 1.0 Nielsen rating.

    Was listening this morning at 8:00 AM when they mentioned a very important announcement at 8:05 AM.
    I figured it was about the addition of a new local evening drive time show and sure enough it was. They also mentioned even more local content in the future and they want to be the ‘NUMBER ONE’ sports radio station in Columbus.  FROM Matt’s TWITTER PAGE:             Matt McCoy‏ @MattMcCoyZone 3h3 hours ago
    “Excited to announce a new venture. I’m now hosting a new sportstalk show with @Jacksonville8. Jackson & McCoy, 3-6 weekdays on @1057TheZone”
    #176603

    xmusicmatt
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    Was listening this morning at 8:00 AM when they mentioned a very important announcement at 8:05 AM.
    I figured it was about the addition of a new local evening drive time show and sure enough it was. They also mentioned even more local content in the future and they want to be the ‘NUMBER ONE’ sports radio station in Columbus.

    Good luck with that – The wolfe family over at 97.1 have that locked up even though their mostly satellite automated too like The Zone. The folks over at 97.1 have an edge though they have the Buckeyes.

    #176618

    knowbetter
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    Was listening this morning at 8:00 AM when they mentioned a very important announcement at 8:05 AM. I figured it was about the addition of a new local evening drive time show and sure enough it was. They also mentioned even more local content in the future and they want to be the ‘NUMBER ONE’ sports radio station in Columbus.

    Good luck with that – The wolfe family over at 97.1 have that locked up even though their mostly satellite automated too like The Zone. The folks over at 97.1 have an edge though they have the Buckeyes.

    and presumably, the days of clear channel/iheart paying extraordinary money for game rights is over, and if that is true, and they can never get the buckeyes, they won’t become number one here….
    #176664

    Nathan Obral
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    Good luck with that – The wolfe family over at 97.1 have that locked up even though their mostly satellite automated too like The Zone. The folks over at 97.1 have an edge though they have the Buckeyes.

    To be fair, 97.1 has increased their local output significantly over the past year or so (taking “The Buckeye Show”** year-round, promoting Tim and Beanie to middays, adding some weekend talk).

    I will be curious as to if 97.1 cuts ties with “Wingo and Golic” (leaving it on 1460 only) and goes local in mornings.

    iHeart is playing for pride… and billing spillover from WBNS. I’m not convinced that 105.7 will ever be a serious challenger to 97.1 (the Wolfe family has owned the Ohio State PBP rights since 1979) but having a local presence in mornings and afternoons is far and away an improvement over what 95.5 ever did.

    **Really, aren’t they all “Buckeye Shows?” :p

    Recorded in Ultra Stereo, the ultimately superior cousin to Normal Stereo!

    #176679

    schmave
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    That’s part of the reason the Wolfes got out of the newspaper business … there was much more profit to be had in radio and TV, and the investments they’ve made in 97.1 and Channel 10 the past few years show that.

    I can’t see 97.1 dropping Wingo and Golic. I am pretty sure the morning show is a must-carry on all ESPN Radio affiliates. A local morning show would be nice, but I just don’t see it happening.

    One thing I do wish 97.1 would do is act much more like the flagship station of an NHL team should. Their CBJ programming is pretty much nonexistent outside games, and they even moved an early-season game last year to 1460 to air Common Man and T-Bone “because of ratings.” That should never be done unless there’s an OSU conflict. Back in 2014 before one of the playoff games against Pittsburgh, the lead-in to the game, the Buckeye Show, was talking OSU recruiting and paying no attention to the game that was coming up in just a few minutes. Ever since the flagship rights moved to 97.1 from 1460 and 101.1/102.5, the Fan has put about as little effort in fulfilling that flagship role as it can.

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