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Local Radio Stations

1450 WMOH

Known as the "Talk of Butler County," 1450 WMOH strives to be the leader of local news coverage in Butler County.

WMOH's focus is local coverage. Area residents rely on the station for their local information on the latest in news, traffic and weather.

In addition, WMOH is known as the Sports Voice of Butler County for the play-by-play coverage of high school sports and Miami Redhawks football and basketball.

Visit WMOH on the Web at www.wmoh.com. The WMOH office is located at 2081 Fairgrove Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45011. You may reach the station by calling 513-863-1111 or via fax at 513-863-6856.

Newspapers

Fairfield-Echo

The Fairfield Echo is a weekly community newspaper, published since 1956, covering Fairfield and Fairfield Township. It is delivered to every residence in the City of Fairfield and in Fairfield Township, on Wednesdays.

The electronic version of the Echo at www.fairfield-echo.com is updated every Wednesday with top stories from that week's issue.

The Echo's office is on Dixie Highway (Route 4), at the intersection at Nilles Road. Extra copies of the papers, which are free, are available at the office. When the office is closed, extra free copies are available from a newspaper rack outside the front door of the office. If you have a news tip or story suggestion, call 513-829-7900, or fax it to 513-829-7950.

Journal-News

Since 1886 the Journal-News has been providing residents of Butler County with news, advertising and a forum for community issues. The Journal-News is a daily newspaper published 365 days per year. The newspaper may also be read online at www.journal-news.com.

The newspaper's office is located at 228 Court Street, Hamilton, Ohio 45011. You may contact the Journal-News by calling 513-863-8200. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Founded in 1840, the Enquirer started as an afternoon newspaper but switched to mornings in 1843 so that it could be delivered by same-day mail. In the 1860s, it was a regional newspaper that delivered to Louisville, Columbus, Indianapolis and other cities on its own trains, which remained in service until World War I.

Today the Cincinnati Enquirer is the largest newspaper serving the Greater Cincinnati area. Readers can view the newspaper online at www.enquirer.com.

The Cincinnati Enquirer is located at 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, and can be reached by calling 513-721-2700.

Cincinnati City Beat

Cincinnati City Beat is an independent voice serving the citizens of Greater Cincinnati that combines a commitment to inventive, insightful and interpretive journalism with a strong passion to cover and reflect our area's growing arts and entertainment scene. As an alternative newsweekly, City Beat believes in truthful, well-reasoned journalism presented in a refreshing manner that the paper hopes will engage, entertain and inspire readers.

According to the newspaper's mission statement, the publication expects to attract and retain the interest of active and forward-thinking individuals who are often difficult to reach through traditional media.

Cincinnati City Beat is a member of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. The newspaper is published every Thursday, with a circulation of 50,000 serving greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The publication is distributed in bulk drop locations, including grocery stores, bookstores, health clubs, record stores, coffee houses, restaurants and public libraries. Readers can also find the publication online at www.citybeat.com.

Cincinnati City Beat offices are located at 23 East Seventh Street, Suite 617, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. To contact the newspaper via telephone, call 513-665-4700.

Television Networks

Government Access Channel - Channel 18

Fairfield residents who are Time Warner cable television subscribers may view televised meetings of the Fairfield City Council via television. The government access channel is located on channel 18.

Residents who miss the live broadcast can watch the meeting later in the week on the government access channel. A schedule of when the meeting will be aired is posted on the channel the Wednesday following the meeting.

The station also offers broadcasts of various community events.

FOX Channel 19

In August 1968, WXIX-TV, Channel 19 became Cincinnati's first independent television station. Although it first broadcast from a small studio in Queensgate, the station spent 25 years in Woodlawn before coming home to downtown and the renovated Harriett Beecher Stowe School, now known as 19 Broadcast Plaza.

Before MTV and ESPN, the station broke new ground as an innovator in music video and sports productions too, including "Disco Sensations," pyrotechnics set-to-music on "The WEBN Riverfest Fireworks" and Emmy-winning Bearcat Basketball coverage, an association it has enjoyed with the University of Cincinnati since 1980.

The first local station to broadcast in stereo, 19XIX celebrated another first when it changed to Fox19 and became a charter affiliate of the "fourth network" in October 1986. Seven years later, Cincinnati's first and only ten o'clock news premiered and expanded to an hour in January 1996.

"19 in the Morning," Cincinnati's only all-local weekday program from 7 to 9 a.m., was launched nine months later. In June of 1997, "19News Midday" followed at 11:30 a.m. and a year later, the morning show expanded to include 6 to 7 a.m. with "19News First Look."

The FOX station is located at 19 Broadcast Plaza 635 West 7th Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45203. To reach the station via telephone, dial 513-421-1919. The station's Web site, at www.fox19.com, offers chats and forums, a seven-day weather forecast and a customizable programming grid.

WCET Channel 48

For every household in Greater Cincinnati, WCET48 offers something of value: wholesome, educational and cultural programming.

By maintaining the highest standards of non-violent, non-commercial programming, public television attempts to strengthen the character of the communities it serves. The mission of WCET48 is to enrich the Greater Cincinnati community with the highest standard of non-commercial educational and cultural television programming and related services.

Visit www.wcet.org to view the station's programming schedule, learn about WCET's facilities or become a member. WCET is located at 1223 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214. Viewers may contact WCET via telephone by dialing 513-381-4033.

WCPO Channel 9

WCPO-TV went on the air July 26, 1949. At that time, WCPO was broadcasting 75 to 80 hours per week.

Today WCPO continues a strong news tradition with outstanding achievements recognized locally and nationally. 9News was the first local television news organization to create an investigative unit. This unit, the "I-Team", continues to serve the community as a watchdog against fraudulent business practices, crime and government waste of tax dollars. The station has won numerous awards for news excellence including: The Alfred I. DuPont award, the Edward R. Murrow award, the Jack R. Howard award and Ohio Associated Press awards.

In 2004, WCPO moved into a new state-of-the-art television studio on Gilbert Avenue.

WCPO-TV operates by authority of the Federal Communications Commission on Channel 9, with the maximum permissible power of 316 KW visual. The station's antenna is 1,019 feet above average terrain, 909 feet above ground and 1,749 feet above sea level.

WCPO-TV is owned by the E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP), which operates 20 daily newspapers; nine network-affiliated television stations; two TV networks, Home & Garden Television and the Food Network; a TV programmer, Cinetel Productions; and United Media, a worldwide syndicator and licensor of news features and comics.

The WCPO-TV offices are located at 1720 Gilbert Ave., OH 45202 , Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. The main phone number for the station is 513-721-9900; and the news tip line is 513-852-4071. Viewers may visit www.wcpo.com for online newscasts, Webcams and programming schedules.

WKRC Channel 12

Owned by Clear Channel Communications, 12 WKRC is the CBS affiliate in Cincinnati, and serves viewers in southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and southeast Indiana.

The station was licensed by the FCC in April 1949, and has built its reputation based upon its 50 year commitment to providing area viewers with the most up-to-date news, information, weather reports and entertainment. Channel 12 WKRC devotes considerable effort to serving the needs and interests of the community.

The station produces six hours of local news daily (Monday through Friday), plus a two-hour newscast on Saturday mornings, and a half-hour "Newsmakers" broadcast on Sunday morning. In total, some 33 hours of local news are provided each week.

In addition, CBS News provides another 17 1/2 hours of news and public affairs programming each week. Fully one-third of 12 WKRC's 168-hour broadcast week is comprised of news and public affairs programming. The 12 WKRC-TV team is made up of approximately 200 professionals.

The station is located at 1906 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219, and also reaches the tri-state area via 12 InTouch at 513-345-1212 and its Web site at www.wkrc.com.

WLWT Channel 5

Everyday WLWT Channel 5 brings you the up-to-the minute news from the tri-state area. WLWT provides viewers with detailed weather and sports reports; and features the people and places behind the tri-state community.

Newscasts on Channel 5 feature HealthTeam5, Operation Education and Consumer Alert segments. The station's Web site, www.channelcincinnati.com, offers viewers a chance to access city cams, health reports and television listings.

The WLWT-TV station is located at 1700 Young Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45210. Their offices can be reached via telephone at 513-412-5000.