>News About Channel 9 News

>We’ve got a couple stories in the hopper…and both are about WCPO-TV 9/Cincinnati…and no, we still don’t have word about their move to RF 22…

Quinlivan Elected: As we covered its start, we feel compelled to update you on Laure Quinlivan’s run for Cincinnati City Council.

Sure enough, last night Quinlivan won election to that body, coming in 8th. There were 9 seats open.

As we’ve said a few times before: We don’t cover politics unless there’s a media connection: in this case Quinlivan was an award winning I-Team reporter for Channel 9 before her contract was not renewed a couple years ago…

WCPO to do Bearcat Pregame Show: The station announced today that they’ll have a pregame show before the University of Cincinnati Bearcats take on the University of Connecticut Huskies at 8 PM Saturday night.

Here’s a quote from the station’s story regarding the Bearcats selling out the only two home games that hadn’t, well, sold out yet:

Before the teams kickoff at 8 p.m., Channel 9 will broadcast a special one-hour pregame show at 7 p.m. The show will include in-depth interviews, analysis on UC’s national championship hopes, and what the nationally televised game means to the university.

John Kiesewetter reports that the show will be called “Bearcat Fever: Climb To The Top”, and that Channel 9 hopes to get most, if not all, of the 7 PM hour. (They’re broadcasting Ohio State’s game Saturday night, too – and as soon as that ends will go straight to the pregame.) The Channel 9 sports team will report from UC’s Nippert Stadium and the WCPO studios – but it’s not known who will be where.

Our Take: This is a very smart move by WCPO. They’re featuring this game locally, so, why not do a pre-game show?

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