News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

NOCHE

Greater Akron Chamber

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Government and Politics




Cleveland TV market ranks second in political advertising
Columbus' TV market ranks eighth in political TV market.
by WKSU's SIMON HUSTED
This story is part of a special series.

Reporter
Simon Husted
 
In The Region:

Politics has been good to Cleveland TV.

Media Daily News reports that Cleveland, which has the 18th largest television market in the nation, trailed only Los Angeles in political ads for the first half of this year.

Much of that spending has been directed at the Ohio senate race between incumbent Sherrod Brown and challenger Josh Mandel. It is one of the most expensive races in the country and independent groups have spent more than $10 million against Brown.

He was asked about the new numbers during a conference call with reporters Wednesday.

Listen to Brown's take on the rankings.

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:15)


“Well it is good if you own a TV station," Brown says. "It is not-so-good if you’re sitting at home and watching attack ads paid for by—we figure—oil companies and drug companies and insurance companies and companies that benefit from outsourcing our jobs to China.” 

As of mid June, independent groups weighing in on Brown’s side had spent about $1.1 million.

The Media Daily report says the four TV stations in Cleveland sold a total of nearly $18 million in political ads through June. Meanwhile Columbus, with the nation’s 34th largest TV market, jumped up to eight-place in political ads. 

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/178290/key-political-races-flood-select-metros-with-ad-do.html 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook





Stories with Recent Comments

Legalized marijuana is a boon for a Cleveland-area grow light maker
Great article and on a similar note, Nano Technology grow lights just hit the market and grows the plants 3/4 inch faster per day than the double ended 1000w. ...

Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Ohio lawmakers want to eliminate background checks, training to carry guns
On the face of this report I don't find the name of the bill or who sponsered it. I will have to google a general bill with this as its content to address it. N...

Ohio lawmaker calls for an investigation into a Dayton women's prison
I was an inmate at DCI and I am so happy that it's being investigated. The staff behavior there is awful unless he/she is your lover. There are more drugs insid...

Ohio's disabled face long waiting list for services
Can we use the Tribble on Disability Care? if so can you send the link to http://voice4thevoiceless.us thank you, Mark J Cleland Sr voice4thevoiceless.us

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University