Local 12, Star 64 & CW Cincinnati to broadcast entire 2018 slate of FC Cincinnati matches
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - FC Cincinnati’s matches will be aired by the Sinclair Broadcast Group for the third straight year with the broadcast slate to include all home and away regular-season matches. The majority of the fixtures will be broadcast on Star 64 with select matches to be shown on CW.
“We look forward to another year of working with the Sinclair Broadcast Group,” Jeff Berding, FCC President and General Manager commented. “The excitement for FCC soccer is demonstrated by our expanding fan base and we are pleased to be able to continue to showcase our team in homes across the region.”
“FC Cincinnati is one of the hottest tickets in town right now and we’re excited to be a partnering with them again this season,” said Jon Lawhead, Group Manager of the Sinclair Broadcast Group for Cincinnati/Dayton. “As the exclusive local broadcast carrier, we’ve made the commitment to air the entire FC Cincinnati 2018 schedule”.
iHeartRadio returns for its third straight season as the club’s Official Radio Broadcast Partner with all home games to be simulcast on ESPN 1530.
“We are thrilled to partner with FC Cincinnati for another year of professional soccer in the Tri State,” said DJ Hodge, Market President for iHeartMedia Markets Group-Cincinnati. “The passion and thirst for soccer throughout the region is thriving at a level few would have believed. We are committed to promoting and delivering the best content for FC Cincinnati fans throughout our terrific brands within iHeartMEDIA.”
Tom Gelehrter serves as the play-by-play announcer for all of FCC’s home matches with Kevin McCloskey providing color analysis and Lindsay Patterson reporting from the sideline.
FCC begins its 2018 campaign on the road at Charleston on Mar. 17 and plays its first three matches on the road before returning to Nippert Stadium for the home opener on Apr. 7 against Louisville City FC.
*Schedule and station subject to change