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    Re: Cleveland Browns Radio Network

    Quote Originally Posted by billf82
    Isn't 98.5 required to carry the network's pregame and postgame show? I've never heard of a station carrying JUST the game.

    Was an AM flagship station required as part of this new radio deal? I would've just let the two CBS Radio-owned stations have the rights to the Browns. Other teams have had two FM's as flagships, but no AM, especially an AM from a competing company (The Bills used to have two Citadel FM's as their flagships, before WGR-AM took over, with no FM partner, in 2012).
    It's up to the individual team, but the Browns wanted both AM and FM.

    WNCX is only on board to carry the games on their strong signal, as the Browns anticipated people complaing about 92.3's signal (and WKNR's as well).

    As has been brought up before, the key to this whole deal was all the extra auxillary programming during the week (especially "Browns Daily"). WKNR and The Fan were willing to go "all in", WTAM and WMMS had too much other stuff going on, thus here we are.

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    The PNC Browns Radio Network is sadly lacking based on what I didn't hear on Thursday night. There is still no network station(s) in Southwestern Ohio for the first time in over 60 years or more. Also, because of WKNR's night-time signal, the network lacks any kind of an AM powerhouse for its network. Is this what the new ownership wanted when they went about the changes to the team's radio coverage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cincinnati Kid
    The PNC Browns Radio Network is sadly lacking based on what I didn't hear on Thursday night. There is still no network station(s) in Southwestern Ohio for the first time in over 60 years or more. Also, because of WKNR's night-time signal, the network lacks any kind of an AM powerhouse for its network. Is this what the new ownership wanted when they went about the changes to the team's radio coverage?
    They were willing to sacrifice AM signal strength on one station for the other AM station to throw themselves at the team and air "Browns Daily" and all the other extra programming.

    Their thinking was WNCX would provide the strong signal for the game broadcast, while the other stations would air all the auxillary programming.

    With most games airing at 1 p.m., KNR will have enough juice to cover a good chunk of real estate (though probably sketchy at best south of Columbus).

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    Re: Cleveland Browns Radio Network

    It's the night games that might be more problematic. Still, WKNR's day signal is pretty good. Won't matter too much between 1pm and 4 or 5pm, though keep an eye out during daylight savings time - setting those clocks back.


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    Re: Cleveland Browns Radio Network

    Quote Originally Posted by CleveFan
    It's the night games that might be more problematic. Still, WKNR's day signal is pretty good. Won't matter too much between 1pm and 4 or 5pm, though keep an eye out during daylight savings time - setting those clocks back.

    The Browns have a Thursday night game on October 3, and a pair of 4:25 games (Oct 20/Nov 3). Everything else is a 1:00 kickoff (unless the second coming occurs and the Browns are in playoff contention, in which case some late season games may be "flexed" to later time slots).

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    Re: Cleveland Browns Radio Network

    Columbus along with south and southeastern Ohio can listen to Browns coverage on 95.5 The Game. Transmits from Lancaster, Ohio.

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    Re: Cleveland Browns Radio Network

    Just wish the network would get a station in Southwestern Ohio. There are many Browns fans here.

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    If there were a high demand other Dayton stations would have picked it up. Perhaps a few weeks in or next season they realize there is a demand. Apparently nobody thought so now.

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    Re: Cleveland Browns Radio Network

    I'm told that moving the Browns' games off of WTAM, owned by Clear Channel, is why WONE 980-AM in Dayton, also owned by Clear Channel, pulled off the network. WONE was on the Browns Network from 1980 through last season. They had local sponsors during the games along with those fed by the network.

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    Of course, why CC is not the only operator in Dayton. My point is why didn't the other stations pick them up?

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