iHeartMedia Cincinnati and Local 12 WKRC-TV announced today a renewed partnership for the live television broadcast of the 42nd annual Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks. Local 12 WKRC-TV will broadcast the fireworks display in its entirety for those in the community who are not able to attend the event in person.
Leading up to the event, iHeartMedia and Local 12 will once again go behind the scenes to show viewers what it takes to produce a large-scale pyrotechnic event. The live broadcast will air in full HD and feature a seven-camera shoot that will feature lead news anchors and reporters from Local 12 WKRC-TV.
Fans can tune in to WEBN 102.7 to hear “SPACE – THE BIG BANG,” a themed soundtrack choreographed to the Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks display. Sponsors include Western & Southern, Kroger, Cincinnati KIA Dealers, Donato’s, Hollywood Casino, Skyline Chili, Priority Towing, Key Bank, Cullen Electric and Hoxworth Blood Center. Fans can purchase an official Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks t-shirt at participating Kroger locations and at WEBN.com. For more information visit www.webn.com.
The Western & Southern WEBN Fireworks and Riverfest are Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 9:07 p.m. at Sawyer Point Park and Yeatman's Cove in downtown Cincinnati.
“As we set out to thrill the region for the 42nd time, we want everyone to come down to the waterfront and enjoy the Western & Southern / WEBN Fireworks free of charge,” said DJ Hodge, Market President for iHeartMedia Cincinnati. “However, since we know many fans aren’t able to join us in person, we once again are excited to partner with our friends at Local 12 to televise the event.”
“We’re proud to once again partner with Western & Southern and iHeartMedia,” said Jon Lawhead, General Manager for WKRC-TV. “With this being the 42nd year for Cincinnati’s iconic fireworks show, I’m excited that Local 12 can once again bring this outstanding broadcast to our Tri-State viewers.”
“Whether watched from the riverbank or the comfort of home, this spectacular show gets better every year,” said John F. Barrett, Chairman, President and CEO of Western & Southern Financial Group. “Together with our friends at iHeartMedia and Local 12, we’re delighted to ensure that all in our community can catch the action.”