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March 3, 2014

Get on TV and win cash on ‘Beer Money’

I just got this press release from FSOhio, and I thought that since I don’t live close by enough to try to wedge myself on to the show, that I’d pass the word along. Hopefully you’re better at trivia and less deathly pale on t.v. than I am.

Popular sports trivia show begins production this Wednesday in Cincinnati & features co-hosts Ashley Collins & Steve Caminiti.

Just think how good all your beer money will look in this fine money box. Just £4, imported!

Just think how good all your beer money will look in this fine money box. Just £4, imported!

Cincinnati, OH – The popular sports trivia show on SportsTime Ohio, Beer Money, is making its way to Cincinnati on FOX Sports Ohio. In this 30-minute show, presented by Yuengling Light Lager, contestants at local bars in the Cincinnati area will be asked sports trivia questions for the opportunity to win up to $130.

Beer Money will begin production this week. FOX Sports Ohio will be seeking contestants at various bars in the Cincinnati area March 5-7 and 12-14.

To be part of the first production shoot this Wednesday, March 5th, fans should go to Jefferson Social at 101 E. Freedom Way at 6:00pm. Following that shoot, the production crew will head to Tin Roof at 160 E. Freedom Way at 9:00pm, where fans can continue to try their hand at Beer Money sports trivia.

The following evening on Thursday, March 6th, the show will be seeking contestants starting at 6:00pm at Holy Grail at 161 Joe Nuxhall Way and then at 9:00pm at Fricker’s at 8850 Governors Hill.

Other locations for the March shoots include: Locals, Toby Keith’s, Take 5, Willie’s, Silver Spring House and more. For updates on specific locations and times, follow FOX Sports Ohio on Twitter @FOXSportsOH and like the network on Facebook.

For this new Cincinnati series of Beer Money on FOX Sports Ohio, Ashley Collins, host of the show on SportsTime Ohio (@STOashley), will be joined by Steve Caminiti (@stevecaminiti) to co-host the show. A proud alumna of Elder High School and Miami University, Caminiti is an experienced entertainer and popular comedian. He was voted “Funniest Person in Ohio” by Showtime Cable Network, and picked as “Best Comedian in Cincinnati” by both Cincinnati Magazine and City Beat Magazine.

There will be a total of six shows produced in twelve Cincinnati venues. Beer Money will begin airing on FOX Sports Ohio in April with replays. The first show will premiere Monday, April 14th at 10:30pm following Reds Live post-game show. The second episode will debut Monday, April 21st at 6:00pm, at which point each new show will premiere every other Monday at 6:00pm. Check local listings for replays.

October 22, 2013

Reds’ new manager press conference at 3 p.m.

Bryan Price has been the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds since taking over for Dick Pole in 2009.

The Reds’ 61st manager, Bryan Price, had been the pitching coach for the Cincinnati Reds since taking over for Dick Pole in 2009.

In about 15 minutes, we’ll get to hear from the Reds’ new manager:

FOX Sports Ohio will carry today’s Cincinnati Reds press conference live from Great American Ball Park. Reds broadcasters Jim Day and Chris Welsh will report live starting at 3:00pm.

Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty will introduce Bryan Price as the club’s new field manager.

I imagine I won’t be the only one recording it. It could be a new era for Cincinnati. I wonder whether he’ll say all the right things. If he can manage to avoid saying, “no pressure” and “status quo” he’ll be on the right track.

March 22, 2013

Sunday’s Reds game to be televised

Bronson Arroyo walked through last year's Opening Night red carpet and explained his carpal tunnel prevented him from signing.

Bronson Arroyo walked through and explained his carpal tunnel prevented him from signing.

I just got this press release in the inbox. It gave me such a moment of joy to think that I might be able to catch some of Sunday’s game on t.v. that I wanted to pass the information on.

Secaucus, N.J., March 22, 2013 – The Cincinnati Reds at Texas Rangers Spring Training game Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 PM ET will be available live on MLB Network in the Cincinnati television market. Bronson Arroyo is scheduled to pitch against Alexi Ogando of the Rangers.

MLB Network is available in Cincinnati on Cincinnati Bell, DirecTV, DISH Network, FAVE and Time Warner Cable, among other providers. Local channel listings are available here and MLB Network’s complete Spring Training game schedule is available here.

With the way the weather is acting, this might be our last chance to see a game where the guys aren’t all shivering until sometime in June.

February 6, 2013

Reds extend rights agreement with flagship station

The Cincinnati Reds and 700 WLW have renewed their broadcast rights agreement. Perhaps more importantly, the Cincinnati Enquirer has discovered that more Spring Training games will be broadcast, too.

All but four split-squad games will be broadcast from Arizona on WLW-AM (700), Fox Sports WSAI-AM (1360) or streamed at as part of the team’s new radio rights extension with Clear Channel Cincinnati.

Flagship WLW-AM will air 16 games, including the opening weekend Feb. 22-24. WSAI-AM will carry 11 weekday games starting Feb. 26. The first of seven games streamed online will be Monday, Feb. 25.

That’s great news. There was one year where Steve Stewart broadcast online all of the Spring Training games not covered by 700 WLW, and it made for very enjoyable workdays. I’m glad to see that level of coverage returning.

As for the agreement between the Reds and the radio station, that is outlined in the press release below.

CINCINNATI (Feb. 5, 2013) – The Cincinnati Reds and 700 WLW announced today the renewal of the radio rights agreement to broadcast all regular and postseason games through 2017.

As part of the agreement, 700 WLW’s game coverage will serve as the flagship for the Reds Radio Network, one of the largest in sports with 93 affiliates in nine states.

“The Reds and WLW have been linked together for almost 90 years and our fans are very passionate about both,” said Bob Castellini, Reds President and CEO. “We’re excited about continuing one of the best broadcast partnerships in all of sports.”

“We take great pride in delivering Cincinnati Reds programming to Reds Country on 700 WLW,” said Chuck Fredrick, Market President, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Cincinnati. “We are thrilled to extend our highly successful relationship with the Reds and continue providing great coverage for Reds fans.”

WLW first went on the air in 1922 under the direction of future Reds owner Powel Crosley, Jr. and aired the first broadcast of a Reds game in 1924. Since 1969, WLW has served as the Reds’ flagship station.

“There’s been no greater marriage than Reds radio and WLW radio,” said Hall of Fame Broadcaster Marty Brennaman. “And it’s great for our fans to know that this relationship will continue.”

The 2013 season will mark Brennaman’s 40th year of broadcasting the Reds on WLW and he is one of three Reds radio broadcasters to receive the Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Fricke Award, joined by Red Barber and Russ Hodges.

October 15, 2012

Reds extend Baker

Dusty Baker talks to Walt Jocketty before a game in 2011No sooner do I put up a post suggesting that the Reds and Dusty Baker should part ways for the sake of his health than the Reds announce they’ve re-upped for another two years.

The timing of this announcement is not well thought out. People are still pretty pissed off at Baker and the Reds in general. Hearing “2 more years of the same!” is a message that will sound pretty good in a few months, but just makes my head want to explode right now.

And I pray he doesn’t really die of a stroke on the field next season.

Here’s the press release:

The National League Central Division champion Cincinnati Reds and field manager Dusty Baker have agreed to terms on a 2-year contract extension through the 2014 season.

The formal announcement will be made today at a 3:00 p.m. press conference at Great American Ball Park by Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini and President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty.

“In Dusty’s five seasons here he’s taken us to the Postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field,” Castellini said. “He’s the right manager to continue the building process that will take us deeper and deeper into the playoffs in the future.”

Baker, 63, in October 2007 originally was signed by the Reds to a 3-year contract through the 2010 season, then in October 2010 received a 2-year contract extension through 2012.

The 2012 National League Manager of the Year candidate led the Reds to the playoffs twice in the last 3 years to become only the third skipper to lead the club to the Postseason more than once (Bill McKechnie, 1939, ’40; Sparky Anderson, 1970, ’72, ’73, ’75, ’76). The Reds’ 97-65 record in 2012 was the second-best in the Major Leagues.

He is 419-391 (.517) in 5 seasons with the Reds and 1,581-1,432 (.525) in a 19-year Major League career that includes 5 division championships with 3 teams, including the San Francisco Giants (1997, 2000), Chicago Cubs (2003) and Reds (2010, 2012). He ranks 19th on Major League Baseball’s all-time victories list and ranks sixth in wins in franchise history.

Baker already has been named NL Manager of the Year 3 times by the BBWAA, twice by The Sporting News and once by The Associated Press. He also finished second twice, including in 2010 by a single voting point.