The Bengals announced today that the club is bringing its radio rights 'in-house', with the team now coordinating the sales and operations of the broadcasts, and bringing in a familiar face to FOX19 viewers to voice their radio broadcasts.
In addition to the game broadcasts, the team will also have special shows on Monday and Wednesday nights and on Friday afternoons. The radio station partnership and locations for the shows will be announced at a later date.
Former Bengals guard Dave Lapham, known nationally as well as locally for his colorful style and football insight, will enter his 26th consecutive season as the analyst on the broadcasts. Play-by-play duties will be handled for the first time by Dan Hoard, a former FOX19 sports anchor and a familiar voice in the Cincinnati sports landscape. Last season, Hoard did play-by-play on the Bengals Preseason Television Network, and the former Channel 19 sportscaster has long been the radio voice of University of Cincinnati football and basketball. Hoard will continue with his UC posts, aside from games that conflict with the Bengals schedule.
Hoard becomes the sixth radio play-by-play voice in Bengals history, joining a group that includes Phil Samp, Ken Broo, Paul Keels, Pete Arbogast and Brad Johansen.