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2017-18 OHSAA News

OHSAA Broadcast Updates, Meeting RSVP Request and Upcoming Programming

August 7, 2017
BROADCAST UPDATE – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
 
 
August 7, 2017
Contact – Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
OHSAA Broadcast Updates, Meeting RSVP Request and Upcoming Programming
 
Greetings from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. This quarterly memo summarizes the OHSAA’s communications with broadcast outlets as the OHSAA supports local high school sports coverage, delivers public service announcements and publicizes OHSAA Radio Network programming.
 
Statewide Broadcasters Meeting Set for August 16
High school sports broadcasters are invited to the annual statewide broadcasters meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16, co-hosted by the OHSAA and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the OHSAA offices (4080 Roselea Place, Columbus, OH 43214). John Michael, radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers since 2011, will be the featured speaker. Radio, television and online broadcasters are all welcome to attend. There is no fee to attend the meeting and a complimentary lunch will be provided. Attendees are asked to RSVP to Tim Stried at tstried@ohsaa.org. The full release is available at: http://bit.ly/2uxjpgw
 
New PSAs Mailed to Stations in mid-August
In mid-August, the OHSAA will send a CD of new PSAs to all radio stations and a DVD of video PSAs to television stations. Some of the spots are produced jointly by the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) and the OIAAA (Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association). The OHSAA, NFHS and OIAAA thank stations for using the spots whenever possible. A survey from the NFHS will be included.
 
Thank you OHSAA Radio Network Affiliates!
Last December, 46 stations carried one or more football state championship broadcasts from the OHSAA Radio Network, with most of those stations having their rights fees waived throughout the playoffs. During the basketball state tournaments, 31 stations carried network programming, with a waiver for their regional and state tournament broadcast fees. Since the OHSAA Radio Network was created in 2010, a total of 84 stations have carried network programming.
 
Statewide Football Broadcasts
The OHSAA is pleased to compile a list of statewide football audio broadcasts. Please send any corrections or additions to Tim Stried at tstried@ohsaa.org. The list is posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/OHSAAFootballRadioListing.pdf
 
Football State Championships Set for November 30 Through December 2
The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all seven football state championship games on November 30 and December 1 and 2 from Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Stations that carry two or more network broadcasts have their playoff rights fees waived. The fee waiver can be applied to individual stations, or to a cluster of stations under the same management. Network delivery, program logs and broadcast crews will be posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
      Which Stations Have Carried the Network: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/News/Media/OHSAA%20Radio%20Affiliates.pdf
 
Skyview Networks Deliver OHSAA Radio Network Broadcasts
Skyview Networks has partnered with the OHSAA to deliver OHSAA Radio Network broadcasts via satellite. The broadcasts through Skyview include automated relays. An online stereo feed will still be available for stations that don’t take the Skyview satellite feed. Release: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/News/radio/Skyview10.15.2015.pdf
 
OHSAA Radio Network Programming
The OHSAA Radio Network delivers play-by-play broadcasts of selected state tournament contests, public service announcements, basketball pregame shows and a football playoff preview show:
  • Play-by-Play Broadcasts: The network broadcasts the football state championship games, the girls and boys basketball state tournaments, the baseball state tournament and the softball state tournament. Network broadcasts include program logs, local avails, satellite delivery for the football and basketball state championships and sub-audible tones for all broadcasts. Stations that carry network broadcasts can have their regional and state tournament broadcast rights fees waived.
  • Football Playoff Preview: The OHSAA Football Playoff Preview is distributed on the Tuesday of the first round of the playoffs and is a one-hour analysis of the football playoff field.
  • Basketball Pregame Shows: The network produces a series of basketball pregame shows in February and March that include statewide interviews, tournament updates and state tournament previews. The pregame shows are 25 minutes and include two local breaks. Stations are encouraged to utilize the OHSAA pregame shows before their own pregame shows prior to tournament broadcasts.
  • Public Service Announcements: see earlier note
 
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