Station Profile



OHIO News Network - News - Sports - Weather - Business News - Road Conditions 

Over 1,000,000 Listeners In Ohio depend on ONN each week to keep them informed on local and regional news. Get Ohio's most trusted regional New Network on 97.1 The Fan and 1460 ESPN.

onair 11Background

The Ohio News Network is the state of Ohio's only full-time state radio network, supplying over 70 radio stations with daily news, weather, and sports updates. The full-time news department covers the entire state of Ohio with up to the minute news coverage. With the largest radio newsroom in the state staffed by a team of award-winning journalists,ONN delivers the news, weather, business information, and road reports you need, when you need it.

news 3ONN is #1 With News

- Only ONN delivers news as it happens...24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Ohio's only 24/7 live radio network.
- ONN  provides Ohio's most complete local, regional, national and international news coverage.

winter 4ONN is #1 With Weather & Road Reports

- The most up-to-the-minute weather forecasts.
- More road reports when the bad weather conditions affect Ohio.
- Only radio network in Ohio with full-time meteorologists.

football 2ONN is #1 With Sports

- The most up-to-the-minute traffic reports and weather forecasts.
- More traffic than any other radio station in the city.
- We're the only Ohio radio network with full-time meteorologists.

graph 9ONN is #1 With Business News

- Ohio's most frequent business reports
- Breaking news from the world's major stock markets.
- When business news happens that affects Ohio, we cover it 24/7.

news 6Award-Winning News
ONN is regularly awarded for its outstanding news and programs regionally and nationally. In 2009, ONN received nine awards in the Ohio Associated Press contest including Outstanding Sports Operation; Best Regularly Scheduled Sports; and Best Anchor Mike Kallmeyer. ONN was the runner-up for Outstanding News Operation in Ohio. In 2008, ONN was presented the Emmy Award for Station Excellence in local programming.

Meet Our ONN Staff

Mike Hawkins
Morning Anchor & Reporter

A native Ohioan, Mike is one of the state's most experienced radio newsmen. In addition to covering Ohio for many years, Mike has also held radio positions in Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, and New Jersey. An Air Force veteran, Mike also did some work with Armed Forces Radio.

Dave James
Afternoon Anchor & Reporter

A native of Willard, Ohio, Dave brings more than 20 years of broadcast news experience to ONN. Dave's previous stops included WNCO in Ashland and WLEC in Sandusky. Before joining ONN in 1995, Dave was a regular contributor to the network from northern Ohio.

Skip Mosic
Director of Programming and Affiliate Relations

Skip has been with the OSU Network and ONN since its inception. His work with affiliates goes back to his stint as Morning Host and Program Director for our Columbus affiliate, WBNS. In addition to his work with the Ohio State Football and Basketball broadcasts, Skip is also the host of ONN’s award-winning Tonight in High School Football and Ohio College Football Today programs.

Weather Staff

ONN has won numerous Ohio Associated Press awards for best weather coverage, and our staff is excited to bring that coverage to you.

winter 5Chris Bradley - Meteorologist

Mike Davis - Meteorologist 

Josh Poland - Meteorologist 

Eric Elwell - Meteorologist

Sports Staff

Paul Keels

When he's not calling the Ohio State Buckeyes on the radio, Paul Keels does afternoon sports on ONN Radio. A native of Cincinnati, Paul brings more than three decades of news and sports experience to the microphone. In 2007 Paul was inducted into the Ohio Radio & Television Hall of Fame and has been named Ohio Sportscaster of the year many times.

Marty Bannister

A native of Columbus, Marty handles morning ONN Sports. Bannister has been the radio voice of Ohio State women’s basketball since 2003 and also serves as sideline/locker room reporter for Ohio State football. Some of Marty’s other work includes the voice of the Columbus Destroyers arena football team and ONN’s high school state championships.

Lori Schmidt

Lori really knows sports. The Columbus native is a graduate of Ohio University where she earned a degree in Journalism and helped her teammates win a MAC championship in women’s soccer. By the way, don’t argue basketball rules with Lori - she's a licensed hoops official.


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