Originally Posted by Redlegs
I wonder what % of non television watching Reds fans listen to games on radio compared to other sources, i.e. smart phons, internet, etc.
I'm guessing 90% are listening to the flagship or an affiliate station. Maybe higher.
In Greater Cincy, it's probably 99.9%.
See, I think the 50000 watt thing works against them. Places close to cincy just don't carry the game because traditionally, everybody within 150 miles could just listen on WLW. Now with all the intereference in the air, places like Southern Central Indiana can't get a clear signal anymore. With no local alternatives, it's the internet or nothing. Those borderline cities end up broadcasting Cubs, Cards, Braves instead because they figure Reds fans will just listen to WLW. I'm sure the Reds have it figured out how to maximize the revenue from local broadcasts, but I don't think going to a lower power station would be the death sentance everyone assumes. I'd guess there would be more affiliates entering the network to fill the void. Not sure how that would translate dollarwise, but IMO, the Reds could probably insist on a little more class from the flagship station without it being suicide IMO.