The Cincinnati Bengals and Clear Channel Cincinnati have extended the agreement to broadcast the team's games through the 2010 NFL season.
"Clear Channel Cincinnati is a tremendous home for Bengals Football and we are excited to continue the relationship for many seasons to come," said Katie Blackburn, executive vice president for the Cincinnati Bengals. "The triple-cast flagship coverage provides our fans with the best coverage in the NFL, and the quality of the programming is second to none. We are also pleased that Clear Channel provides comprehensive, year-round coverage of Bengals Football that our fans are looking for."
"The commitment that the Cincinnati Bengals organization has made to the team, the coaches, and the fans will provide exciting football in Cincinnati for many years to come. We are proud to continue our great partnership and deliver the games to loyal Tri-State Bengals fans," said Karrie Sudbrack, Vice President/Market Manager for Clear Channel Cincinnati.
"The advertising community has responded positively to our triple-cast and other Bengals programming. This agreement allows Clear Channel to continue to deliver the NFL's best radio programming to close to a million and growing Bengals listeners throughout the Tri-State. The Bengals brand and image is at an all time high and we are ecstatic to be partners for years to come," concluded Joe Fredrick, Vice President of Sports Marketing for Clear Channel Cincinnati.
"The Clear Channel Cincinnati radio stations strive to create strong brands in our area. With this agreement we are able to associate the top news/talk, sports and classic rock radio brands in the Tri-State with one of the premier sports brands. NFL football is huge, as are the Cincinnati Bengals. What a great long term partnership this is," said Darryl Parks, Director of AM Operations.
The 50,000-watt WCKY-AM (1530 HOMER - The Sports Animal) and WOFX-FM (92.5FM The Fox) will serve as the broadcast flagship stations for Bengals games and for the Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network. Additionally, following the Cincinnati Reds season, the 50,000 watt 700WLW-AM will also broadcast the games. The Clear Channel stations will also provide Bengals related programming during each week of the season. Programs such as the weekly "BengalsLine" (Monday nights), "Bengals Roundtable" (Thursday nights), and "Bengals Pep Rally" (Friday afternoons) will continue, while additional inseason and offseason programming has been added.