Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network
West Virginia (limited)
|Affiliates||37 (including 3 flagships)|
|Bengals Radio Network|
The Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network is an American radio network consisting of 37 radio stations which carry coverage of the Cincinnati Bengals, a professional football team in the NFL. WCKY/Cincinnati (1530 AM), WEBN/Cincinnati (102.7 FM), and WLW/Cincinnati (700 AM) serve as the network's 3 flagship stations. The network also includes 34 affiliates in the U.S. states of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia: 25 AM stations, 7 of which extend their signals with one or more low-power FM translators; and 9 full-power FM stations. Dan Hoard is the current play-by-play announcer, while Dave Lapham serves as color commentator. In addition to traditional over-the-air AM and FM broadcasts, the Bengals are available on SiriusXM satellite radio, and online with NFL Audio Pass.
- History 1
Station list 2
- Network maps 2.1
- References 3
- External links 4
Following the 1996 Bengals season, the team ended its radio partnership with Jacor Broadcasting. Owner of longtime network flagship WLW, Jacor had also been responsible for overseeing a network of 35 stations for the team. Citing a desire to "control content... outside the parameters of gameday broadcasts", the Bengals opted for a new three-year agreement with Chancellor Media. Cincinnati sports talk WKYN and country station WUBE-FM took over as flagship stations for a new network also run by Chancellor. Soon, however, both Chancellor and Jacor would be acquired by Clear Channel, and in 1999, the team itself signed a six-year contract with the radio giant. The team renewed this agreement with Clear Channel in 2005; Cincinnati stations WSAI and WOFX-FM continued to share flagship duties for the Bengals Radio Network, which by this time included 23 stations in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Viriginia. Former network flagship WLW again aired Bengals coverage when it did not conflict with Cincinnati Reds games. Rock station WEBN became the network's new FM flagship in 2008, a change resulting from Clear Channel's sale of WOFX-FM to Cumulus Media (the U. S. Department of Justice had required the sale of WOFX-FM and WNNF to approve a leveraged buyout of Clear Channel itself). The team subsequently renewed its agreement with Clear Channel (now iHeartMedia) again in 2011 and 2014.
|W246CE||97.1||FM||Athens||Ohio||n/a (simulcasts WATH)|
|W224BR||92.7||FM||Chillicothe||Ohio||n/a (simulcasts WBEX)|
|W231BS||94.1||FM||Huntington||West Virginia||n/a (simulcasts WRVC)|
|W283BO||104.5||FM||Lancaster||Ohio||n/a (simulcasts WLOH)|
|W257EQ||99.3||FM||Logan||Ohio||n/a (simulcasts WLOH)|
|W279CE||103.7||FM||Middleport||Ohio||n/a (simulcasts WMPO)|
|W251BC||98.1||FM||Piqua||Ohio||n/a (simulcasts WPTW)|
|W294AF||106.7||FM||Ripley||West Virginia||n/a (simulcasts WMOV)|
|WCHO-FM||105.5||FM||Washington Court House||Ohio||Affiliate|
- Kiesewetter, John (November 19, 2014). "Bengals extend radio deal for 5 more years".
"Dan Hoard Named Cincinnati Bengals' Radio Voice". AllAccess.com. All Access Media Group. May 5, 2011. Archived from the original on May 8, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
The NFL's Cincinnati Bengals have named Dan Hoard as their new radio play-by-play voice, replacing Brad Johansen, who has called the games for the last 11 years.
"Dave Lapham Says the Ravens Will Face a Much Different Bengals Team This Weekend". Baltimore.CBSLocal.com. CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. October 22, 2014. Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
Dave Lapham is a former NFL Offensive Lineman who is now a play by play commentator for the Bengals Radio Network.
- "Dave Lapham Says the Ravens Will Face a Much Different Bengals Team This Weekend". Baltimore.CBSLocal.com. CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. October 22, 2014. Archived from the original on October 27, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
Marcum, Jason (August 28, 2014). "Colts vs Bengals: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Radio, Replay, Weather and more".
"Alan Cutler Back as Game Day Host on Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network". AllAccess.com. All Access Media Group. August 8, 2011. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
Alan Cutler is rejoining the Cincinnati Bengals radio network as studio host
Baca, Alan (December 19, 2014). "Ready for the Bengals: Sandy & Scott". 1043TheFan.com. Lincoln Financial Media Company of Colorado. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
Dave Lapham of the Bengals Radio Network came on to talk about the Monday Night Showdown in Cincinnati...
- "Alan Cutler Back as Game Day Host on Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network". AllAccess.com. All Access Media Group. August 8, 2011. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
- Press release (September 3, 2014). "SiriusXM Announces Programming for 2014 NFL Season". Investor.SiriusXM.com.
"Listen to NFL Games Live". AudioPass.NFL.com. NFL Enterprises LLC. 2014. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
Plans & Pricing... Season Plus: Listen to every NFL Game live - including Playoffs and Super Bowl XLIX.
- Paeth, Greg; Jones, Todd (December 26, 1996). "Bengals give Jacor the boot".
- Goheen, Kevin (December 14, 2005). "Bengals Re-Up".
"Cincinnati Bengals Ink Three-Year Deal to Stick With Clear Channel". AllAccess.com. All Access Media Group. May 10, 2011. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2011.
Cincinnati Bengals football will remain on the Clear Channel/Cincinnati stations under a new three-year deal. The games will air on Sports WCKY-A (ESPN 1530) and Rock WEBN, and will also air on Talk WLW-A when there is no conflict with Cincinnati Reds baseball.
- Kiesewetter, John (September 4, 2008). "Tune in to WEBN this season to get Bengals".
- Bengals Radio Network
- SiriusXM.com: Cincinnati Bengals
- NFL Audio Pass