Southwest Ohio

Live and Local in Southwest Ohio

There are 400+ radio and 50+ TV stations serving Ohio. See how local broadcasters are informing, serving, and innovating in your community.

WCPO-TV, Cincinnati

WCPO anchor Craig McKee has a weekly series about veterans called Homefront. In November he reported that millions of dollars meant for veterans in Hamilton County was not being used. Fallout from this original report resulted in action from the state and county.

WDBZ-AM, Cincinnati

WDBZ provides daily news talk programming not only for the general Cincinnati market, but specific to the African American population we serve. During the Cincinnati riots in 2001 and again during the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, we pushed out messaging emphasizing peaceful protesting as much as possible and also served as an outlet for the community to voice their frustrations and opinions and really just vent.

WHIO-AM, Dayton

When a tornado threatened Dayton during the school day earlier this year, some schools kept students in the building rather than risk sending them home in the storm. WHIO provided wall-to-wall coverage for the thousands of parents in cars trying to pick up kids and deciding how to take emergency action.

WHIO-TV, Dayton

The WHIO-TV 7 Circle of Kindness initiative serves our communities with seven pillars important to our viewers such as education, peace, environment, and diversity. The first WHIO-TV 7 Circle of Kindness Community Recycling Drive took place in June 2023. Over 600 cars showed up at the UD Arena to drop off 60 tons of household technology items for recycling.

WHKO-FM, Dayton

The 26th Annual K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon took place in October 2023, raising $217,284 to help purchase a new Mobile Intensive Care Unit for Dayton Children’s Hospital. Over 26 years, this live broadcast event has raised over $5.97M to secure life-saving equipment, supplies, and expanded services for the hospital.

WKRQ-FM, Cincinnati

In January, WKRQ hosted the Polar Plunge benefiting the Kentucky-Ohio Special Olympics, marking our 19th year as the event’s primary media sponsor. Individuals and teams pledged money to jump into a freezing swimming pool. Q102 DJs Roy, Nat and Freddy Mac introduced each participant as they jumped in the water.

WLW-AM, Cincinnati

In August 2022, Rick Shiffer tried to breach the FBI’s Cincinnati field
office. After firing a shot at the security check-in office, he fled in a vehicle up Interstate 71. The suspect held officers at bay for hours, using his car as cover, and exchanging gunfire with police. 700WLW covered this attack and the response to it as it happened that morning and throughout the afternoon during regularly scheduled newscasts and live updates from show hosts. Using our resources, we were able to keep the public informed as this incident played out: not only telling them what happened, but also where to stay away from.

WOSL-FM, Cincinnati

WOSL partnered with the Cincinnati Metro and Anthem Insurance to host Stuff the Bus in December 2023, seeking non-perishable food donations for the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati. We secured 1,948 lbs. of donated items equating to 1,563 meals.

WXIX-TV, Cincinnati

WXIX-TV is incredibly proud of the partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association. For over a decade, our station has worked with this organization to raise awareness on a devastating disease impacting families across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. We are a headline sponsor for the annual ALZ Walk in Warren County Ohio and in Downtown Cincinnati. Our reach in the community has helped grow this event that’s raised millions of dollars for research into a cure.