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Bengals And Local 12 Announce Multi-Year Agreement To Continue Preseason Games

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We let this slip through the cracks on Monday but the Cincinnati Bengals and local 12 announced a multi-year agreement to "continue their partnership for team programming" for the Bengals preseason, along with "other programming".

Former Bengals radio voice and current Local 12 sports director Brad Johansen will call the games with Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz.

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The "other programming" will include:

  • "Bengals Weekly with Marvin Lewis," airing regular-season Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
  • "Bengals Backstage," airing Sundays at 11:35 p.m. in September
  • "Bengals Preview Show," a one-hour special in August.
  • "Around the League in 180 Seconds," the NFL highlight package that airs in-stadium during halftime.

More from the press release:

"Local12 has been a great partner for our team, and we are very pleased to extend the agreement," said Katie Blackburn, Bengals executive vice-president. "It begins with our preseason game broadcasts, but Local12’s involvement with our in-season programming is an equally big part. The shows have gotten better every year, and we look forward to that continuing this year and beyond."

Les Vann, Local12 vice-president and general manager, said, "We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the Cincinnati Bengals. The team has been a great business partner and consistently produces the highest television audiences in the history of Cincinnati TV. We are delighted to be able to bring these games and programs into homes in the tri-state and also to be associated with the great things the Bengals do in our community."