Thursday, September 24, 2009

FOX19 Trying Something

FOX19 WXIX-TV/Newport has had the idea to copy something "Today" and "Good Morning America" do, by having a band play on Fountain Square.

And John Kiesewetter reports that they're going to test it tomorrow morning at 8 AM. If it works, a summer concert series on the square would start next year.

The band to test the idea? A band being featured as part of the Midpoint Music Festival, named Come On Go With Us.

There's a couple logistical issues however that might prohibit the idea.

For one, as Kiese'd be kind of difficult to get a satellite feed from the WXIX-TV studios (19 Broadcast Plaza at 635 W. 7th, just outside of the central business district) to Fountain Square and vice versa. That's because of Fountain Square's location downtown. So they'll need a fiber optic feed.

Another issue is that the city had to waive its limitation on amplified music so that Come On Go With Us could play there on the Square. FOX19 has obtained the waiver for this performance.

So we'll see how the logistics work. We'll be in Cincinnati tomorrow morning early, after a quick stop at Newport on the Levee to cover WKRQ-FM 101.9/Cincinnati's Bras Across The Bridge.

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