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OHSAA Radio “Tournament Tipoff” Pregame Show #4

February 27, 2018
For Immediate Release – February 27, 2018
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
OHSAA Radio “Tournament Tipoff” Pregame Show #4
This week’s “OHSAA Tournament Tipoff” basketball pregame show is posted at the link below. In this show, host Marty Bannister from EBSN and the OHSAA Radio Network interviews basketball analyst Jim Dabbelt from Southwest Ohio.
This week’s show also includes regional reports from Mike Smith of Chillicothe WKKJ, Dave Kleck of Napoleon WNDH, Ryan Boyd of Athens WATH and Todd Bell of the OHSAA Radio Network in Central Ohio.
Stations are encouraged to use the tipoff shows prior to their own pregame show of basketball broadcast. The show includes one local break (2:00 plus :10 joiner) so stations can insert their own spots (see format below).
OHSAA Tournament Tipoff Show #4 is 30:00 and is posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
All 12 games of the girls and boys basketball state tournament will be broadcast by the OHSAA Radio Network. Please see below for details.
OHSAA Radio “Tournament Tipoff” Pregame Show #4 – 30:00
  • Opening
  • Network break
  • Segment 1, interview with Jim Dabbelt
  • Local Break (2:00 and :10 joiner)
  • Segment 2, reports from Mike Smith (Chillicothe WKKJ), Dave Kleck (Napoleon WNDH), Ryan Boyd (Athens WATH) and Todd Bell (OHSAA Radio Network, Central Ohio); this week’s Spectrum TV and stream schedule
  • Network break
  • Closing
2018 Basketball State Tournaments on the OHSAA Radio Network
Stations can have regional and state tournament rights fees waived by carrying OHSAA Radio Network programming
OHSAA Radio Network Home, Delivery Details, Crews and Program Logs:  http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
2018 Basketball State Tournaments
Ticket Information: http://www.ohsaa.org/TheSchott
OHSAA Radio Network Programming
  • Play-by-Play Broadcasts: The network broadcasts the football state championship games, the girls and boys basketball state tournaments, the softball state tournament and the baseball state tournament. Network broadcasts include program logs, local avails and sub-audible tones. Stations that carry network broadcasts can see a reduction or elimination of their regional and state tournament rights fees.
  • Basketball Pregame Shows: The network produces a series of weekly basketball pregame shows that include statewide interviews and updates, state tournament previews and audio highlights. The pregame shows are 25 minutes long and include a 2-minute local break. Stations are encouraged to utilize the pregame shows before their own pregame shows of their tournament broadcasts. 
  • Football Playoff Preview Show: The network produces a football playoff preview show in early November, the day after the final computer points are announced. The show explains the playoff format and schedule and goes around the state to break down the playoff field.
  • Public Service Announcements: http://www.ohsaa.org/RTG/PSA
### OHSAA ###
Tim Stried
Director of Communications
Ohio High School Athletic Association
614-267-2502, ext. 124  office
614-267-1677  fax
4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, OH 43214

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