2012 Reds Caravan Hits the Road Thursday

The 2012 Reds Caravan, presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, kicks off Thursday, January 26 and consists of three separate tours making a total of 15 fan stops in four states covering more than 2,700 miles over four days. The Western Tour will travel over 800 miles in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Northern Tour Details
The 2012 Reds Caravan, presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, kicks off Thursday, January 26 and consists of three separate tours making a total of 15 fan stops in four states covering more than 2,700 miles over four days. The Northern Tour will travel over 800 miles in Ohio and West Virginia.
 
Northern Tour Fan Stops (free and open to the public, seating is limited)
Thursday, Jan. 26 - Athens, Ohio (The Market on State) - 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Friday, Jan. 27 - Parkersburg, W.Va. (Grand Central Mall) - 4:30 to 7 pm
Saturday, Jan. 28 - Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place) - 10 am to 12:30 pm
                               Lima, Ohio (Lima Mall) - 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 29 - Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force) - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
 
Northern Tour participants:
Thom Brennaman - broadcaster
Devin Mesoraco - catcher
Walt Jocketty - President of Baseball Operations and General Manager
Phil Castellini - Chief Operating Officer
Tom Browning - Reds Hall of Fame pitcher
Ryan LaMarre - minor league outfielder
Mr. Redlegs - mascot
Bob Castellini - President and CEO (Columbus stop only)
Mr. Red - mascot (Parkersburg and Columbus)
 
All Caravan fan stops open to the public are free, and at each fan stop listed below the Reds will raffle off two tickets to the 2012 Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, April 5. The group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows.
 
New for 2012: Tickets to the Opening Night game on Saturday, April 7 vs. Miami Marlins (7:10pm) will be for sale at the fan stops and memberships to the 2012 Reds Heads Kids Club will be available for $25.
 
Northern Tour radio stops (media welcome, not open to the public)
Thursday, Jan. 26 - 700WLW AM - Cincinnati - LIVE - 9:15 to 10 am
                                8044 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
                                WBEX 1490 AM - Chillicothe - LIVE - 1:45 to 2:45 pm
                                45 W Main Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
                                WMPO 1390 AM -  Middleport - LIVE - 4:30 to 5:30 pm
                                Riverside Golf Club, US 33/WV 62, Mason, W.Va. 25260                                         
Friday, Jan. 27 - WHIZ 1240 AM - Zanesville - LIVE - 10:30 to 11:30 am
                           629 Downard Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
                           WILE 1270 AM - Cambridge - 12 to 1pm               
                           Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center 7033 Glenn Hwy., Cambridge, Ohio 43725
                           WMOA 1490 AM - Marietta - LIVE - 3 to 4 pm
                           925 Lancaster St., Marietta, Ohio 45750
Saturday, Jan. 28 - WBVI 96.7 FM - Findlay - 2 to 3 pm
                          Findlay Inn & Conference Center, 200 E. Main Cross St., Findlay, Ohio 45840

Northern Tour Reds Community Fund stops (media welcome, not open to the public)
Thursday, Jan. 26 - Fifth Third Field (Dayton, Ohio) - 11 am to 12:15
Friday, Jan. 27 - St. Benedict Elementary School (Cambridge, Ohio)  - 1 to 2 pm                                                    

Southern Tour fan stops (free and open to the public)
Thursday, Jan. 26 - Huntington, W.Va./Ashland, Ky. (Huntington Mall) - 3:30 to 6 pm
                               Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Town Center) 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, Jan. 28 - Cincinnati, Ohio (Select-A-Seat** event at Great American Ball Park) 11 am to 1 pm
                              **Reds fans can choose their 2012 season ticket seats at the annual Select-A-Seat event from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in the FOX Sports Ohio Champions Club at Great American Ball Park.
                               Bowling Green, Ky. (Greenwood Mall) (3:30 to 5:30 CST) 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 29      Lexington, Ky. (The Shops at Lexington Center) - 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
 
Southern Tour participants:
Marty Brennaman - Hall of Fame broadcaster
Brandon Phillips - All-Star second baseman
Bob Miller - Assistant General Manager
Chris Welsh - broadcaster and former pitcher
Lee May - Reds Hall of Famer
Tucker Barnhart - minor league catcher
Gapper - mascot
Mr. Red - mascot (Huntington and Charleston stops)
 
All Caravan fan stops open to the public are free, and at each fan stop listed below the Reds will raffle off two tickets to the 2012 Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, April 5. The group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows.
 
New for 2012: Tickets to the Opening Night game on Saturday, April 7 vs. Miami Marlins (7:10pm) will be for sale at the fan stops and memberships to the 2012 Reds Heads Kids Club will be available for $25.
 
Southern Tour radio stops (media welcome, not open to the public)
Thursday, Jan. 26 - WNXT 1260AM - Portsmouth - LIVE - 11 am to 12 pm
                                602 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
                                WUGO 102.3FM - Grayson - LIVE - 1:15 to 2 pm
                                150 Radio Tower Drive, Grayson, Ky. 41143
Friday, Jan. 27        WVOW 101.9FM - Logan - LIVE - 10:15 to 11am
                                Chief Logan Conv. Center, 1000 Conference Center Drive, Logan, W.Va. 25601
                                WLSI 900AM/WPKE 1240AM - Pikeville - LIVE - 12:30 to 1:45 pm
                                East KY Expo Center 126 Main Street, Pikeville, Ky. 41501
                                WFTG 1400AM - London - LIVE - 4:30 to 5:30 pm
                                534 Tobacco Road, London, Ky. 40741

Western Tour fan stops (free and open to the public)
Thursday, Jan. 26 - Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium, Miami University Hamilton) - 5:30 to 8 pm
Friday, Jan. 27 - Muncie, Ind. (Stoops Automotive) - 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 28 - Indianapolis, Ind. (Castleton Square Mall) - 9:30 am to Noon
                               Bloomington, Ind. (College Mall) - 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 29      Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field) - 10 am to 1 pm
 
Western Tour participants:
Jim Kelch - broadcaster
Jeff Brantley - broadcaster and former pitcher
Dusty Baker - manager (Q&A only at Louisville)
Todd Frazier - infielder
Billy Hamilton - 2011 Reds minor league Player of the Year
Dick Williams - VP of Baseball Operations
Rosie Red - mascot
Nick Masset - pitcher (Saturday and Sunday stops)
Bob Castellini - President and CEO (Hamilton stop only)
Joe Morgan - Hall of Famer (Hamilton stop only, autograph restrictions apply)
Mr. Red - mascot (Louisville stop only)
 
All Caravan fan stops open to the public are free, and at each fan stop listed below the Reds will raffle off two tickets to the 2012 Opening Day game against the Miami Marlins on Thursday, April 5. The group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows.
 
New for 2012: Tickets to the Opening Night game on Saturday, April 7 vs. Miami Marlins (7:10pm) will be for sale at the fan stops and memberships to the 2012 Reds Heads Kids Club will be available for $25.
 
Western Tour Radio Stops (media welcome, not open to the public)
Thursday, Jan. 26 - WFTM 1240 AM - Maysville -10:15 to 11:15 am
                                Limestone Center, 606 D Bernard Coughlin Blvd., Maysville, Ky. 41056
                                WCYN 1400 AM - Cynthiana - LIVE -12:30 to 1:30 pm
                                Angelo’s Pizza, 994 Us Highway 27 S. Ste 5, Cynthiana, Ky. 41031
                                WRBI 103.9 FM - Batesville  - LIVE - 3:30 to 4:30 pm
                                Sherman House, 32 S. Main Street, Batesville, Ind. 47006                                        
Friday, Jan. 27 - WKBV 1490 AM - Richmond - 10 to 11 am
                                Chuck’s Sports Bar, 1500 N. E. Street, Richmond, Ind. 47374
                                WKKI 94.3 FM - Celina  - LIVE -12:30 to 1:30 pm
                                Bella’s, 1081 W. Bank Road, Celina, Ohio 45822
                                WPGW 1440 AM, 100.9 FM - Portland - LIVE - 2:30 to 3:30 pm
                                Ponderosa Steakhouse 1002 North Meridian Street  Portland, Ind. 47371
Saturday, Jan. 28 - WXGO 1270 AM - Madison  - LIVE - 5:30 to 6:30 pm
                                1224 E. Telegraph Hill Road, Madison, Ind. 47250

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