Sinclair's Cincinnati Stations to Broadcast FC Cincinnati Matches
CINCINNATI, OH - FC Cincinnati's matches will be aired by the Sinclair Broadcast Group for the third straight year with the broadcast slate to include all home and away regular-season matches. The majority of the fixtures will be broadcast on Star 64 with select matches to be shown on CW.
New to the 2018 season, the broadcast duo of Tom Gelehrter and Kevin McCloskey will provide the play-by-play and color analysis to FCC fans for every away match, calling the action remotely from Sinclair's studios. Gelehrter and McCloskey will be in the booth and joined by Lindsay Patterson from the FCC sidelines at all of the club's home matches.
"We look forward to another year of working with the Sinclair Broadcast Group," Jeff Berding, FCC President and General Manager commented. "The excitement for FCC soccer is demonstrated by our expanding fan base and we are pleased to be able to continue to showcase our team in homes across the region."
"FC Cincinnati is one of the hottest tickets in town right now and we're excited to be a partnering with them again this season," said Jon Lawhead, Group Manager of the Sinclair Broadcast Group for Cincinnati/Dayton. "As the exclusive local broadcast carrier, we've made the commitment to air the entire FC Cincinnati 2018 schedule".
iHeartRadio returns for its third straight season as the club's Official Radio Broadcast Partner with all home games to be simulcast on ESPN 1530.
"We are thrilled to partner with FC Cincinnati for another year of professional soccer in the Tri State," said DJ Hodge, Market President for iHeartMedia Markets Group-Cincinnati. "The passion and thirst for soccer throughout the region is thriving at a level few would have believed. We are committed to promoting and delivering the best content for FC Cincinnati fans throughout our terrific brands within iHeartMEDIA."
FCC begins its 2018 campaign on the road at Charleston next Sat., on Mar. 17 and plays its first three matches on the road before returning to Nippert Stadium for the home opener on Apr. 7 against Louisville City FC. The complete broadcast schedule is below.
2018 FC CINCINNATI BROADCAST SCHEDULE
DATE DAY OPPONENT LOCATION TIME TV RADIO
3/17 Sat. at Charleston Battery MUSC Health Stadium 7:00 PM STAR 64
3/31 Sat. at Indy Eleven Lucas Oil Stadium 7:00 PM STAR 64
4/7 SAT. LOUISVILLE CITY FC NIPPERT STADIIUM 7:00 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
4/15 Sun. at Bethlehem Steel FC Goodman Stadium 3:00 PM STAR 64
4/21 SAT. PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS NIPPERT STADIUM 7:00 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
4/28 Sat. at Ottawa Fury TD Place 2:00 PM STAR 64
5/2 Wed. at Indy Eleven Lucas Oil Stadium 7:00 PM STAR 64
5/5 SAT. ATLANTA UNITED 2 NIPPERT STADIUM 7:00 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
5/12 Sat. at Charlotte Independence Sportsplex at Matthews 7:30 PM STAR 64
5/19 SAT. NORTH CAROLINA FC NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
5/26 SAT. LOUISVILLE CITY FC NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
6/2 Sat. at New York Red Bulls II TBD 1:00 PM STAR 64
6/9 Sat. at North Carolina FC WakeMed Soccer Park 7:00 PM CW
6/13 WED. BETHLEHEM STEEL FC NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
6/16 SAT. RICHMOND KICKERS NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
6/27 Wed. at Toronto FC II BMO Field 8:00 PM CW
6/30 SAT. OTTAWA FURY FC NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
7/7 Sat. at Nashville SC First Tennessee Park 8:30 PM CW
7/14 SAT. TAMPA BAY ROWDIES NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 TBA
7/18 WED. CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
7/21 SAT. NEW YORK RED BULLS II NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
8/4 SAT. NASHVILLE SC NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
8/12 SUN. PENN SC NIPPERT STADIUM 6:00 PM CW ESPN 1530
8/18 SAT. CHARLESTON BATTERY NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 ESPN 1530
8/22 Wed. at Atlanta United 2 Coolray Field 7:00 PM CW
8/25 Sat. at Tampa Bay Rowdies Al Lang Stadium 7:30 PM STAR 64
9/1 SAT. PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 TBA
9/8 Sat. at Louisville City FC Louisville Slugger Field 7:30 PM STAR 64
9/16 SUN. TORONTO FC II NIPPERT STADIUM 4:30 PM CW TBA
9/22 Sat. at Penn FC FNB Field 7:00 PM STAR 64
9/26 Wed. at Richmond Kickers City Stadium 7:00 PM CW
9/29 SAT. INDY ELEVEN NIPPERT STADIUM 7:30 PM STAR 64 TBA
10/6 Sat. at Pittsburgh Riverhounds Highmark Stadium 7:00 PM STAR 64
10/13 Sat. at Nashville SC First Tennessee Park 2:00 PM STAR 64
*Schedule and station subject to change
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