Media in Cincinnati, Ohio

Media in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio is served by one daily newspaper, the Cincinnati Enquirer and six alternative, weekly, and monthly publications. It is home to ten television stations and many radio stations.


Recent station reorganization

In late 2006, a number of trades and format changes caused some confusion in the Cincinnati radio market. Kiesewetter, John. [ "Radio station switches to rock"] . Cincinnati Enquirer. November 9, 2006.]
*On July 14 2006, WIZF ("The Wiz") moved from 100.9 FM to 101.1 FM.
*On September 2 2006, the intellectual property of WMOJ ("Mojo 94.9") was sold from Cumulus Media to Radio One, whose focus is on the African American market. Radio One moved the station format and call letters to 100.3 FM and shifted the format from Rhythmic Oldies to Urban AC. 100.3 had been moved into the Cincinnati market from its former home in Connersville, Indiana.
**However, Cumulus Media retained the frequency of 94.9 FM, and changed the call letters to WPRV (now WSWD), and temporarily used the frequency to simulcast their WYGY "96.5 The Star".
*Entercom Communications purchased the stations operated by CBS Radio (WGRR "Oldies 103.5", WAQZ "97.3 Everything Alternative", WUBE "B-105", and WKRQ "Q-102").
*Entercom traded WGRR to Cumulus Media, while Cumulus gave the frequency 94.9 FM and "The Star" format to Entercom.
**This leaves Entercom with two country stations (WUBE and WYGY), and Cumulus with two adult-oriented stations (WGRR and WRRM).
*Cumulus moved the WPRV call letters to 96.5 FM, and the format was changed to "SuperTalk", Cincinnati's only FM talk station. Call letters were soon changed to WFTK.
*On November 9 2006, Entercom killed WAQZ 97.3 and launched an adult alternative format called "The Sound" on 94.9. Call letters were soon changed to WSWD.
*Entercom placed the WYGY call letters on 97.3 FM and relaunched a country format as "The Wolf". It is aimed at a younger demographic, as to not compete with Entercom's other country station, WUBE.
* In early 2007, Entercom is planning on trading all 4 of its Cincinnati stations to Bonneville International, in exchange for Bonneville's 3 stations in San Francisco. [ [ Entercom trades radio stations] . Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Friday, January 19 2007.]
*On November 30 2007, Entercom officially became the holder of the licenses for the former CBS Radio-owned stations.
*On December 14 2007, Cumulus FM Talker WFTK launched its new format as Active Rock "96 Rock - Cincinnati’s Pure Rock", replacing "SuperTalk". The Two Angry Guys, Richard Skinner and Tom Gamble will remain in mornings.
*On February 13 2008, Clear Channel was ordered by the US Department of Justice to sell its Cincinnati radio stations before it could proceed with a planned acquisition by Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners. [ [ Clear Channel ordered to sell stations in Cincinnati] . Cincinnati Business Courier. February 14 2008.] This includes WLW, WEBN, WKFS, WOFX, WNNF, WCKY, WKRC, and WSAI.
*On March 14 2008, Bonneville and Entercom closed on the multi-station trade which had been announced over a year before.

Online media

*The following are online media outlets, including new aggregators, in the Cincinnati area:

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**"CityBeat.Com" []
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**"CincyFriends.Com" []
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**"Pulse of the City" []
**"Queen City Forum" []
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**"WOXY (internet radio)" []
**"513 Green PAC" []
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**"Blue Chip Review" []
**"The Cincinnati Nation" []
**"The Dean of Cincinnati -- now at The Cincinnati Beacon" []


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