>A Couple Quick Bits

>There’s a couple of pieces of information we had meant to share this morning – but didn’t get Around Tuit until now…

Regent Communications Not Losing As Much: This one came out of the Enquirer this morning.

We mentioned some time back about a very low stock price…NINE CENTS.

Today, it’s not a whole lot better…at 43 cents a share as of this evening.

But, says the Enquirer, the tide might just be beginning to turn:

The downtown-based broadcaster said it had a net loss for the quarter of $442,000, or 1 cent a share compared to a net loss of $46.3 million, or $1.19 a share, in the third quarter of 2008. The 2008 results included a non-cash asset-impairment charge of $67.5 million.

Regent doesn’t own anything in the metro – but it owns stations down in Evansville, IN and Owensboro, KY. Those are in our extended coverage zone…and they’re based here…so they’re also local.

FOX Sports Ohio Swaps HD, SD Games: This word came from Fox Sports Ohio itself, via their Facebook Fan Page. They’re planning a ten game switcheroo of High Def and Standard Def broadcasts – one of which already occurred.

The 10/20 Columbus Blue Jackets game against the Calgary Flames aired in Standard Definition, instead of HD.

The following, quoted from the FS Ohio Facebook Notes page, is the rest of the plan for HD and SD broadcasts:

The following games will be aired in standard definition:
1/2 vs. Avalanche
1/18 vs. Blues
3/19 vs. Wild
3/28 @ Blackhawks

The following games will be aired in high definition:
12/10 @ Predators
12/12 vs. Ducks
1/7 @ Oilers
3/9 @ Ducks
3/20 @ Predators

The total number of HD Blue Jackets broadcasts won’t change – with 50 games expected to be in HD.

No Blackout…Yet: We found out about this on our return to the TSMW HQ, but tweeted about it this morning.

Local12 WKRC-TV 12/Cincinnati, WKYT-TV 27/Lexington and WHIO-TV 7/Dayton get another 24 hour extension on the blackout deadline for…you guessed it… the Cincinnati Bengals.

That deadline came and went this afternoon at 1 PM, but the Bengals had 3,000 tickets left to sell – and once again negotiated the extension with the NFL.

Our hope is, no more of these threatened blackouts…we’re getting tired of having to say the same thing for nearly every Bengals home game…

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