Major League Soccer has national TV broadcast relationships with ESPN, FOX and Univision, as well as TSN and TVA in Canada.
FC Cincinnati’s non-nationally televised games are broadcast in high definition (HD) on WSTR Star64 in the Greater Cincinnati.
The partnership between FCC and Star64 is now in its fourth year and not only includes WSTR’s agreement to carry all of FC Cincinnati’s games that are not nationally televised, but also extends the show into a two-and-a-half hour window to now accommodate a 30-minute postgame show during each telecast. Each production is slated to feature angles from at least 10 cameras every show, including goal cameras
All matches carried on Star64, as well as the postgame show, will be streamed in the Tri-State area live on FloFC. Subscriptions to the service are available at flosports.tv.
Fans outside the Tri-State area can stream all non-nationally televised games through ESPN+. The Tri-State area will be blacked out on ESPN+.
To determine which streaming service you are eligible for click here.
Nationally televised games are streamed on the network’s own streaming platform. Games televised nationally on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNNews, ESPNU, etc.) can be found on WatchESPN, Games televised nationally on the FOX family of networks (FOX, FS1, FS2, FX, FXX, etc.) can be found on Fox Sports Go. Authenticated ESPN and FOX subscribers can log in to watch anywhere in the U.S. via participating distributors.
Games televised nationally on the Univision family of networks are also streamed live on Twitter.
WDJO’s live audio stream of the game can also be accessed at TuneIn by searching WDJO, as well as at fccincinnati.com
BROADCAST TEAMReturning for fourth year together on air is the FC Cincinnati broadcast team of Tom Gelehrter (play-by-play), Kevin McCloskey (analyst) and Lindsay Patterson (sideline). David Ashbrock returns as the broadcast’s lead producer. The club’s three-person broadcast team will be central to every WSTR telecast and WDJO broadcast, with on-site reporting from every game – both home and away.
Tom Gelehrter, Play-by-Play & Executive Producer: For the fourth straight season, Tom Gelehrter once again leads the FC Cincinnati broadcast team, bringing 20 years of experience to the booth. Gelehrter served as the “Voice of FC Cincinnati” throughout the USL era and has extensive experience on both television and radio, having called games for ESPNU, ESPN3, FOX Sports Ohio and 700-WLW. Before founding 4th Floor Creative, he spent nine years as the Senior Director of New Media and Broadcasting at the University of Cincinnati. Additionally, Gelehrter called soccer on the collegiate level at both the University of Akron and the University of Cincinnati and hosted the weekly television shows for Bearcats football and basketball for seven years. He is a 2002 graduate of Syracuse University.
Kevin McCloskey, Match Analyst: Kevin McCloskey joined the FC Cincinnati broadcast team in 2016 and has served as the club’s match analyst since. A native of Belfast, Ireland, Kevin McCloskey moved to the United States in 1999 to play soccer at the University of Rio Grande. He was an All-American midfielder during his collegiate career and participated in two NAIA national tournaments before playing professionally for four years with the Cincinnati Kings of the USL. He has experience as an assistant coach with the men’s soccer programs at Northern Kentucky University, Xavier University, the University of Rio Grande and Urbana University. McCloskey currently serves as Executive Director for Kings Hammer Soccer Club and holds a USSF A license. Prior to his collegiate career he played on the Northern Ireland U16 & U18 national teams. McCloskey received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rio Grande and master’s degree from Urbana University.
Lindsay Patterson, Sideline Reporter: In the past eight years, Lindsay Patterson has established herself as one of the hardest working sports reporters in the Tri-State area. She is the only sideline reporter in club history, joining FC Cincinnati in 2016 and serving in that role over the past three years. Patterson has spent the last seven years as a sideline reporter with the Time Warner Cable Sports Network and has experience as a sideline reporter on ESPN3. She previously worked as a radio producer/anchor for ESPN 1530 and also provides commentary and analyst on Cincinnati sports to Q102 FM and the Cincinnati Enquirer. She is a 2010 graduate of Wilmington College.
David Ashbrock, Producer: Award-winning producer David Ashbrock returns for his fourth season leading FC Cincinnati’s broadcast production. Ashbrock is an independent television producer, director, editor, animator and project manager who regularly works for FOX and ESPN. He is the coordinating producer and director for the Cincinnati Bengals Television Network and is the lead consultant-designer for studio and edit facilities at Pro Football Focus. His sports experience includes both producing and directing basketball, tennis, indoor and outdoor soccer, volleyball, college and professional football, bowling, golf, hockey and horse racing. Ashbrock was the executive producer and director of University of Cincinnati Basketball and football from 1983-2007. In his 39 years in Cincinnati television, Ashbrock has won 39 Regional Emmy Awards and three Telly Awards for his work.