A couple items to kick off the new week and the new month:
WCKY To Produce Game of Week: The legwork on this one had been done by our friends at All Access:
For the third consecutive year on terrestrial radio and the fourth overall, DAVID BRODY's BROADCASTER MARKETING SERVICES, GINO COMMUNICATIONS of GREENEVILLE, TN, and CLEAR CHANNEL Sports WCKY-A (HOMER 1530, THE SPORTS ANIMAL)/CINCINNATI will team to co-produce the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) Game of the Week. An 11-game package of games featuring Division 1-AA schools including teams from 11 of the 14 FCS conferences will air this season. This year's schedule includes defending national champion RICHMOND and 13 teams which have been ranked in CSN’s Top 30 consolidated FCS ranking.
Without getting into the debate on whether division 1 should have a college football playoff, we're honestly glad that the mid-major schools get some exposure every year. We wonder if they'll air any games on WCKY 1530. We would think so...considering WCKY is indeed co-producing the package of games as noted.
WCPO Asking For Power Increase: Looks like WCPO's new antenna didn't quite alleviate the digital woes.
They're asking the FCC for a power increase, up to 28,000 watts. At the same time, the station has filed its License to Cover on its existing facility, just as a matter of principle.
John Kiesewetter at the Enquirer covered this late last week.
We also, however, want to note that the WLWT-TV 5 opens now proclaim that the station is the "Most Powerful TV Station in Cincinnati".
Last time we checked the FCC database, this claim is actually true, as they operate at 1000 kilowatts of power. Nobody else in town operates at that level...