Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Battle of Ohio Sparks Rivalry Between Two Talk Powerhouses

You'd have to live under a rock to not know that the yearly Battle of Ohio's first act is this weekend. And now, the talk powerhouses in the two cities with NFL franchises involved are going at it.

News/talk 700 WLW-AM/Cincinnati and sister station 1100 WTAM/Cleveland are going at it online, after Bob Frantz of the Cleveland talker posted a video blasting Bengals fans.

Now, WLW has fired back, with this response posted on the station website lambasting Cleveland Browns fans.

Now, we're an impartial blog when it comes to media. But...not when it comes to our sports teams. Being Cincy-based and Your Tri-State Media Watcher being a Cincinnati-area native, we're Bengals/Reds/Bearcats/Wildcats fans. (Don't ask us to choose between UK and UC if they face off though - it gives us headaches. Heh.) We wonder if WTAM knew what they were in for when they decided to post that attack on the Bengals fans. One could argue they did, since WTAM and WLW are both Clear Channel stations. But WLW tends to be a machine when it comes to stirring up the pot.

I'll be at WKRC-TV 12/Cincinnati's Bengals Nation later tonight...and I for one will be interested in seeing who there has seen the video...and what their response is...

(Quick Note 1:15 PM: By the way, the ONLY reason we found out about it, is that 700 newsman Bill Rinehart started following us on our Twitter. We might not have seen it otherwise...)

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