Home|News & Media|Articles

Articles

Broadcast Update: New PSAs, Broadcasters Meeting, Upcoming Broadcasts

August 10, 2016
RSVP REMINDER: Broadcasters are asked to RSVP for the Aug. 17 gathering co-hosted by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at the OHSAA office in Columbus. 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. Details are posted at:http://www.ohsaa.org/news/media/20160720broadcasters.pdf
 
 
BROADCAST UPDATE – Ohio High School Athletic Association
 
 
August 10, 2016
Contact – Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
Broadcast Update: New PSAs, Broadcasters Meeting and Upcoming Broadcasts
Greetings from the Ohio High School Athletic Association. As the 2016-17 school year gets underway, the OHSAA would like to thank all broadcasters for their support and coverage of high school sports. This memo summarizes the OHSAA’s communications with broadcasters as the OHSAA delivers public service announcements, promotes coverage by individual stations and publicizes OHSAA Radio Network programming.
 
New OHSAA PSAs
Radio: A new CD containing 11 audio public service announcements has been mailed to all radio stations. Six of the spots were produced jointly by the NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) and the OIAAA (Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association). The spots are all :30 and do not have expiration dates. A survey is included in the mailing.
 
TV: A new DVD of PSAs will be mailed to all TV stations in September. The spots are all :30 and do not have expiration dates.
 
Broadcasters Meeting Co-Hosted by OHSAA and OAB Set for Aug. 17
Broadcasters are asked to RSVP for the gathering on Aug. 17 hosted jointly by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Ohio Association of Broadcasters. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at the OHSAA offices in Columbus. 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. Discussion items will include current topics and updates in high school broadcasting, a question and answer session with OHSAA administrators and comments from WBNS radio’s Paul Keels. Details are posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/media/20160720broadcasters.pdf
 
Football Championships Promo Spot Coming
In early September, a new :30 spot promoting the football state championships will be sent to stations. An audio version will be emailed to radio stations, while TV stations will receive a video version.  
 
2016-17 OHSAA Ready Reference Calendar: http://www.ohsaa.org/events/ReadyReference.pdf
 
Thank you Affiliates!
Last December, 41 stations carried one or more football state championship broadcasts from the OHSAA Radio Network. Most of those stations saw their rights fees waived throughout the playoffs by committing to carry several network broadcasts. Since the OHSAA Radio Network was created in 2010, a total of 74 stations have carried network programming. Please contact Tim Stried for more information, or log on to: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/Radio/radiohome.asp
 
Skyview Networks Deliver OHSAA Radio Network Broadcasts
Last fall, the OHSAA announced a partnership with Skyview Networks to deliver OHSAA Radio Network broadcasts via satellite. The broadcasts through Skyview include automated closures. An online feed through SecureNet is still available. Details are posted at:http://www.ohsaa.org/news/Radio/20151015Skyview.pdf  
 
Statewide Football Broadcasts List
The OHSAA compiles a list of stations around Ohio that broadcast high school football games. Please make sure your station is accurately listed: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/ft/boys/OHSAAFootballRadioListing.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 Monday 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 notes
 
OHSAA-Radio-Network-FULL.jpg