Reporter Researches Reds' Radio Delay
April 8, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
The 20-second delay being used on CINCINNATI REDS broadcasts over CLEAR CHANNEL Talk WLW-A/CINCINNATI has caught the attention of the CINCINNATI ENQUIRER's JOHN KIESEWETTER, who checked into why the games are delayed and was told by WLW Sports Operations Dir. DAVE ARMBRUSTER that the delay will be cut to 10 seconds soon.
The culprit was, as it has been for many baseball broadcasters in recent years, the delay necessary to sync the analog broadcast with the HD RADIO version for seamless transitions between the two.
REDS SVP/Business Operations KAREN FORGUS told KIESEWETTER that the delay was not related to the 2008 experiment that delayed the WLW broadcast to sync with television.