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WUAB My 43 The Block and CBS Radio 92.3 FM return as Cleveland Gladiators Broadcast Flagships

Monday March 16, 2015

Defending American Conference Champions to have six 2015 regular season TV gamesaired in Northeast Ohio on WUAB and all games on The Fan

The Cleveland Gladiators and Raycom Media-owned television station MY 43 - WUAB are pleased to announce that My 43 will return to air six Cleveland Gladiators home games during the upcoming 2015 Arena Football League regular season. Additionally, CBS-owned Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan will return as the radio flagship of the Gladiators and will air all 18 regular season games live. Games can also be heard in the Youngstown-Warren/ Western Pennsylvania area on WHKZ 1440 AM on the Gladiators Radio Network.

Gladiators- WUAB TV – My 43 Games:
Saturday, April 11th at 7:00 PM vs. Arizona Rattlers
Friday, May 8th at 7:00 PM vs. Jacksonville Sharks
Friday, June 19th at 7:00 PM vs. Tampa Bay Storm
Saturday, July 18th at 6:00 PM vs. Orlando Predators
Saturday, August 1st at 7:00 PM vs. Spokane Shock
Saturday, August 8th at 7:00 PM vs. Philadelphia Soul

All TV games will be simulcast on the Gladiators radio flagship station 92.3 The Fan and will stream live on www.923thefan.com. Doug Plagens, “The Voice of the Gladiators” will provide play-by play duties for the broadcasts and former Ohio State Buckeyes national championship winning Defensive Back, Dustin Fox, will handle the color commentary. Veteran Broadcaster Kenny Roda will be the on-field reporter.

“Coming off our historic 2014 season, our fans told us they wanted even more access,” said Mike Ostrowski, SVP and Chief Operating Officer of the Gladiators. “In addition to seeing all of the exciting AFL action in person at The Q, this year they’ll be able to watch almost every home game on My 43 and listen to all games on The Fan. We know Cleveland loves football and we are thrilled to broadcast the Gladiators across Northeast Ohio this season.”

“After last year’s thrilling season we are excited about continuing our relationship with the Gladiators and their action-packed brand of football” said Dominic Mancuso, Vice President and General Manager of WOIO and WUAB commented.

Tom Herschel, SVP/Market Manager for CBS Radio Cleveland and Sports Radio 92.3 The FAN said, “Cleveland sports fans are ready to welcome back the American Conference champions and we can’t wait to hear Doug and Dustin call the action in crystal clear HD stereo on 92.3 The Fan!”

Back by popular demand again this year, to celebrate the My 43 - WUAB / 92.3 The Fan and Gladiators partnership, for a limited time, fans can purchase a special Gladiators “BLOCK” (good for 6 tickets to any Gladiators regular season home game based on availability) for ONLY $9.23 per ticket ($126 value for only $55.38). This special offer can only be purchased by calling the Gladiators Sales office at (216) 420-2222. Single game tickets for all 2015 Gladiators games are on-sale and can be purchased at ClevelandGladiators.com, by calling (216) 420-2222, visiting the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office or visiting any Northern Ohio Discount Drug Mart location.

About Cleveland Gladiators
The Cleveland Gladiators are part of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena organization and also owned by a group led by Cavaliers Majority Owner and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert. The group also owns and operates the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League playing at Quicken Loans Arena and the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League playing in nearby Canton, Ohio at the Canton Civic Center.

About WUAB – MY 43
WUAB is a television station in Cleveland, OH (licensed to Lorain, OH) that serves the Cleveland - Akron television market. The station runs programming from the My Network TV network and identifies itself as "My 43". WUAB is a digital full-power television station that operates with 200 kilowatts of power and is owned by Raycom Media.

About CBS Radio
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches more than 72 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 126 radio stations in 27 markets – including the top 10 as ranked by Nielsen Audio – as well as an extensive array of digital assets. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before.