The Gem on The Queen's Crown: The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast

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93 Episodes | 2017 - 2019

Where Have All The Dayton Teams Gone?

April 15th, 2019


From a recent article written by Brian Reiss, Episode 93 looks into why Dayton, Ohio is so short on teams compared to the last decade. Also, a quick update on the Coaching Shuffle affecting Cincinnati and NKU and the …

Baseball Blooms in the Cin-Day Area

April 10th, 2019


Baseball is back! Along with the college and high school ranks, find out how the Reds and Dragons started! Then, we'll take a short detour with ECHL …

The April Fools' Episode (2019)

April 1st, 2019


Do you like April Fools' Day? If you don't like being a fool, listen in to the #LocalCinDaySports podcast! On tap, find out how the Cincinnati …

Still Dancing in the Cin-Day Scene

March 25th, 2019


The Dancing must go on in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio! Find out which local teams are still dancing, as well as who won the State crowns for Boys …

"Madness Rising in March"

March 19th, 2019


It's Playoff Time for Hoops! Find out which local teams are dancing in March! Also, find out who's lifting State Titles for High School Girls …

As The Cross County Crumbles

March 12th, 2019


A little drama involving conferences emerges on Episode 88, as Preble Shawnee is leaving the SWBL after 35 years. Also on this episode, Wright State …

Titles at Wright State and Local OHSAA Playoffs

March 5th, 2019


On Episode 87, find out what titles were picked up by the Wright State Raiders, who shined at the Post Ohio District Tournament and who's representing Cin-Day in the 2019 Senior All-Star Game, who's still in the local …

The Winter 2019 Shuffle

February 27th, 2019


On this edition of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast, who won championships in the 2019 Buckeye Year End Tournament? Which school is leading their …

Preparing for the 2019 Buckeye Year End Tournament

February 22nd, 2019


For a change of pace on the #LocalCinDaySports podcast, Lee covers his next broadcast (his next 26 in fact), as the 2019 Buckeye Year End Tournament starts Friday at South Metro Sportsplex!

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"Lumbering Back to Action"

February 20th, 2019


Another break means another comeback for the Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast! In this edition: How did NKU Week go at Wright State? High School …

The Unveiling of the 2019 OHSAA Ice Hockey Columbus Bracket

February 7th, 2019


On this special edition of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast, Lee dives in to the 2019 Columbus District bracket for Ice Hockey, previewing all the …

"The 2019 Warm Weather Transition"

February 5th, 2019


A big heap of #LocalCinDaySports! From College Basketball, to upcoming soccer (FC Cincinnati, Dayton and Cincinnati Dutch Lions), baseball (Reds, …

"A Big MLK Weekend - The Recap"

January 29th, 2019


What happened during the 2019 MLK weekend? Some big basketball tourneys and a hockey showcase, and possibly a second conference splitting? The #LocalCinDaySports podcast has it covered!

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Tony Peters Interview

January 24th, 2019


Tony Peters, writer at and local Daytonian, joins Lee on the #LocalCinDaySports podcast to talk about the basketball season and what to expect for the postseason!

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Jaime Antelo Interview

January 16th, 2019


Jaime Antelo, the Head Coach of the Northern Kentucky Norse Varsity Hockey team, joins Lee on Episode 79 to talk the good word about Norse Hockey, local sports, and the upcoming MLK Tournament in Centerville! Also, an …

"A Friday Update in January 2019"

January 11th, 2019


Lee is back with another edition of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast, talking about the possible new Head Coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, Wright State vs. Northern Kentucky week, the first game for the upcoming Backyard …

"New Year, New Resolutions"

January 8th, 2019


It’s 2019! Time to make New Year’s Resolutions! Lee makes six for the  #LocalCinDaySports scene and six for himself as the 2019 year rolls in.  This …

"From 2018 to 2019"

December 31st, 2018


Closing out 2018 in style is easy on the #LocalCinDaySports podcast! Covered this week: The 2018 GMVWA Holiday Tournament, the 2018 Miami Valley …

The 75th Episode

December 17th, 2018


Happy 75 episodes of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast! In this edition, Lee covers the Bengals being knocked out of the playoff race, the LOCAL College …

"Back From The Flu"

December 11th, 2018


A quick recap of local sports gets the #LocalCinDaySports podcast back on track! Lee recaps the State Finals for Football, two Daytonians representing the United States, and a few more quick updates after a week of …

"State of the Rink"

November 29th, 2018


Who's playing for State? What sport is the toughest to play in the area according to the host? Who reached 1,000 broadcasts? That and some more on the #LocalCinDaySports podcast!

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"Thanksgiving 2018"

November 20th, 2018


It's Thanksgiving Week, and Lee wants to share what he's thankful for! Also, don't forget to load up on Week 13 scores and what football games await …

"The Late Week "Special" Episode"

November 16th, 2018


Life finds a way to delay this episode, but Lee is here with Week 12 Football scores, State Title victories, news in the #LocalCinDaySports scene, and "Sod Poodles" for some reason.

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"The 2018-19 College Basketball Tip-Off"

November 7th, 2018


Every college in the Cincinnati and Dayton area has hoops! In this special edition of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast, Lee covers ALL the schools and …

"Final Falls and Fours"

November 5th, 2018


It's the Opening Week of Football Playoffs in Ohio, Sectional Champions are being crowned for Indiana High School Football, there's chances to win …

The Miami Bend Project

October 29th, 2018


West Carrollton is bringing the wrecking ball to the party (a.k.a. the abandoned Carrollton Plaza), but that's not the only project happening in the …

"Ringing in the Autumn"

October 22nd, 2018


Local football scores, District Semi-Final brackets for Soccer and Volleyball, #SaveTheCrew, FC Cincinnati, and ringing in the 63rd manager of the …

ScoreStream Review

October 16th, 2018


Lee reviews ScoreStream (which has been a big help for football scores this season) and gives you the 2019 Flyin' to the Hoop schedule, along with …

"A Homecoming of Sorts"

October 8th, 2018


You can go Home(coming) again! Lee gives you local scores and his experience of the 2018 Wright State Homecoming.

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"Aah! Real Updates!"

October 1st, 2018


It's October! Instead of being scared (you know, Halloween), get informed with what's happening in the #LocalCinDaySports scene with Lee providing the updates!

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Tom Nichols Interview

September 24th, 2018


Tom Nichols, the Voice and Media Relations Director of the Dayton Dragons, sits down with Lee to talk about his broadcasting career and the 2018 …

John "B-Man" Beaulieu Interview

September 17th, 2018


John Beaulieu, known to most as the B-Man, of WTUE and Dayton Hockey fame joins Lee on Episode 62 of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast! Also, get the …

Doug Gray Interview

September 10th, 2018


Doug Gray, Jr. of guests on the latest edition of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast to talk favorite prospects, what it's like covering a farm system from Rookie to AAA, and more (interview begins at …

Margarett Perry and Brian Dysktra of "Banned From Baseball" Interview

September 4th, 2018


Director Margarett Perry and Actor Brian Dykstra of "Banned From Baseball" talk about the production of the play detailing Pete Rose's ban from the sport. Interview starts at 10:55 of the episode.

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Justin Kinner and Mark Schlemmer Interview

August 27th, 2018


In the ESPN 1410 AM studios, Justin Kinner and Mark Schlemmer talk about their show and station on the 59th edition of the #LocalCinDaySports …

"The Guide to Catching Football - 2018 Edition"

August 20th, 2018


It's officially High School Football season in Ohio! Lee gives you options to catch your teams on many different stations and platforms, plus a …

"Cheer For Your Sport (In The OHSAA)"

August 15th, 2018


Cheerleading is nothing new in the world of sports, but could it be a sanctioned sport in Ohio? Lee talks about the possibilities on this edition of …

The eSports Episode

August 13th, 2018


eSports (the e stands for electronic) are pretty big in the world, but will they make it to the #LocalCinDaySports scene? After talking about eSports, Lee then gives you updates on local sports in the newest edition of …

Jack Pohl and Neil "Hutch" Konerman Interview

August 8th, 2018


Jack Pohl and Neil Konerman of WDTN Channel 2 and Dayton's CW sit down with Lee to talk about the station, their careers, and #LocalCinDaySports!

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"The Sun Sets on Summer (Sports)"

July 30th, 2018


As the Summer 2018 comes to a close, Lee gives you updates on playoff chases and finishes in the #LocalCinDaySports area.

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Jesus Jimenez Interview

July 24th, 2018


Jesus Jimenez, Sports Writer for the Palladium Item newspaper in Richmond, Indiana, joins Lee for Episode 53 to talk Eastern Indiana sports and writing for the newspaper.

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"The One Year Anniversary Show"

July 22nd, 2018


It's the One Year Anniversary show! Lee brings the highlights of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast.

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"Millennial Mayhem Madness!"

July 18th, 2018


A new marketing event has the social media world stirred up and Lee hopes it doesn’t make it to the #LocalCinDaySports market. Get all of your avocado toast and selfie jokes out of the way, because here comes …

The 50th Episode

July 18th, 2018


The Big 50th Episode celebrates with all the #LocalCinDaySports updates you can handle, plus a new opening and closing theme!

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"Battle of the Sexes"

July 18th, 2018


A suggestion for an episode forces Lee to jump on the “podcasting soapbox” to talk about men and women in sports.

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"Loyalty of the Highest Regard"

July 18th, 2018


What is loyalty in sports? Lee talks about it as there’s some big moves afloat throughout the sports world.

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The Sports Gambling in Ohio Episode

July 18th, 2018


Sports gambling is now legal, but how will that affect the #LocalCinDaySports scene? Lee talks about it and updates you on local sports in one roll …

Michael Hirn Interview

July 18th, 2018


Michael Hirn, a prominent broadcaster from the Northwest portion of Ohio, joins Lee to talk about broadcasting, the sports scene around Lima, Northern Ohio, and #LocalCinDaySports.

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"Career Day...or Week"

July 18th, 2018


Lee talks about his career and his future plans in Episode 45 of the #LocalCinDaySports podcast.

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"Just Heating Up Summer"

July 18th, 2018


Summer sports in 2018 are on full blast, and Lee keeps you cool with updates of Cincinnati and Dayton sports.

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The 30th Birthday Episode

July 18th, 2018


Lee turns 30 on the episode, but he’ll give you the gift of #LocalCinDaySports in Episode 43.

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"Go West, Young Champ"

July 18th, 2018


Two teams in their respective big dances for baseball go west for the show, and Lee keeps you on the trail of #LocalCinDaySports with baseball and soccer news, and maybe an Oregon Trail reference or ten.

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"One Tourney To Rule The Diamond”

July 18th, 2018


College and High School Baseball Playoffs are happening in the Cin-Day area, and Lee has the coverage to rule the diamond(s). Baseball.

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"Misery Loves Droughts"

July 18th, 2018


They say one must go through a drought to win a championship. In this edition, Lee talks about an article pointing out Cincinnati’s lack of champions and gives his reasons why things aren’t so bad in the Cin-Day area.

Chuck Gabringer Interview

July 18th, 2018


The author of “Hockey in Dayton”, Chuck Gabringer, sits down with Lee to talk about the book and the local sports scene.

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“Building The Future”

April 30th, 2018


A new sports complex, a cool event at Dayton's biggest Baseball Stadium,  playoffs upcoming for High School Baseball and Softball, and a recap on …

“Spring Ahead Two Weeks”

April 25th, 2018


After two weeks, Lee returns to talk about local sports happening in the spring. You know what they say, April Sports bring interesting episodes!

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The Logo Episode

April 2nd, 2018


Logos and names? In my sports? It's common (probably more common than you think) and Lee talks about some of them around the Cin-Day area and some of his favorites.

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The Gem City Squadron Interview

March 26th, 2018


Ed, Tyler, and Brad of The Gem City Squadron, the Supporter Group of the Dayton Dynamo, join Lee at the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton to talk about local soccer and sports on Episode 35!

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“The Madness of the Month”

March 20th, 2018


This is the time of year where Madness strikes the Cincinnati-Dayton area. The only cure? A full dosage of the podcast talking Cin-Day Sports!

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The Weekend in Lexington, Kentucky

March 6th, 2018


One season ends, another one begins (and one finishes up, too.) Lee covers his weekend from Lexington, Kentucky, the upcoming College Baseball Home …

Sixth Interview with Mark Schlemmer (The Mark joins WING Episode)

February 27th, 2018


Mark Schlemmer returns to the podcast to spread the great news of his returning to local radio on 1410 ESPN Radio in Dayton, Ohio!

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Second Interview with Nick Poe (The 2018 B.Y.E.T. Episode)

February 20th, 2018


Nick Poe from South Metro Sportsplex returns with Lee to discuss the 2018 Buckeye Year End Tournament, the 2017-18 Centerville Elks Hockey season, …

“Thawing into Brackets and Springtime”

February 13th, 2018


Lee returns with an update of Boys Basketball and Ice Hockey Brackets, the drama of the GWOC, and other tidbits happening in the Cin-Day area!

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Scott Ward of WTGR Interview

February 8th, 2018


Scott Ward, the General Manager of WTGR 97.5 in Greenville, sits down with Lee to talk local Darke County sports.

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“Brackets of Buckets and Pucks”

February 5th, 2018


Two regular seasons close out for the 2017-2018 seasons. In Ice Hockey, Conference Tournaments are up this weekend, while Ohio High School Girls' …

Ron Russo Interview

January 30th, 2018


Ron Russo, former Head Coach of Miamisburg Girls Basketball, Current MHS Teacher, and Color Commentator for, joins Lee to talk the …

The Fifth Roundtable

January 30th, 2018


The Fifth Roundtable: The biggest table to hit the waves! Travko returns with first-timer Billy from Huber with Mark Schlemmer and Lee to talk the talk about the local sports.

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Leo DeLuca of Dayton History Interview

January 25th, 2018


Leo DeLuca joins Lee to talk about the wonderful things about Dayton History, 'Fight Night' at Memorial Hall, why Dayton is the birthplace of the …

Fifth Interview with Mark Schlemmer

January 22nd, 2018


In a week where the Super Bowl opponents arose from their respected championships, local basketball and hockey teams picked up wins and took hard losses, a basketball jersey was hung into the rafters and into the …

The Fourth Roundtable

January 15th, 2018


It's the Fourth Roundtable, with an Ohio State vs. Michigan twist. Travis joins Lee and Mark Schlemmer to talk the fanship and local sports!

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Fourth Interview with Mark Schlemmer

January 10th, 2018


Mark and Lee talk local and national sports to open 2018!

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“Into The New Year (2018)”

January 2nd, 2018


Start yor 2018 year off right with a generous helping of Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio sports! Lee closes out 2017 with two tournaments happening in our back yard.

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The Third Roundtable (With a touch of the flu)

December 26th, 2017


Despite the flu bug flying around, Mark Schlemmer returns with Lee for the 3rd edition of The Roundtable.

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“Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!”

December 26th, 2017


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Lee wishes you the best during the Holidays while dropping some plans for the podcast in 2018.

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First Interview with Nick Poe

December 19th, 2017


Nick Poe, the proprietor of South Metro Sportsplex in Centerville, Ohio, joins Lee to talk about the venue, hockey history in Dayton, upcoming hockey tournaments, and local hockey!

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The Second Roundtable

December 11th, 2017


What happens when you have a table and invite sports fans to talk on a podcast...again? Round Two of “The Roundtable!” Mark Schlemmer returns for the 2nd Roundtable, joining along with Ed and John to bring you the good …

The Roundtable Debut

December 4th, 2017


What happens when you have a table and invite sports fans to talk on a podcast? The debut of "The Roundtable!" Mark Schlemmer returns, joining along with Adam and Tony to bring you the good word of local sports in the …

Second Interview with Jim Dabbelt

November 29th, 2017


Jim Dabbelt returns to the podcast to talk the start of High School Basketball in the Cin-Day area, as well as a little hockey talk thrown in the …

Chad Hollingsworth Interview

November 21st, 2017


Chad Hollingsworth joins the podcast to talk about a busy off-season for two Cincinnati-Dayton teams and the #SaveTheCrew movement.

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Third Interview with Mark Schlemmer

November 13th, 2017


Mark Schlemmer returns for Episode 13, talking about the local sports happenings between Cincinnati and Dayton!

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"We Fall for Winters”

November 6th, 2017


College Basketball is approaching, Cincinnati and Dayton! Don't forget to finish up your Fall Sports before loading up on College Hoops!

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“All Ohio, All Ball, No Bull”

October 30th, 2017


How does an Ohio version of the Crossroads Classic sound? That, and the 2017 High School Football playoffs make up Episode 11. Join Lee for the look …

The Hiatus Breaker (Fall 2017)

October 24th, 2017


The Tenth Episode breaks a silence streak of one month and four days, but is it for final goodbyes? (No, no it's not.)

Lee returns for Fall Sports wondermint and something to break the podcast silence.

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Who I Am: The Podcast Episode Talking About The Host

September 20th, 2017


In Episode 9, after taking one week off, Lee returns to share more about himself and where he fits amongst the Cincinnati-Dayton sports scene.

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Second Interview with Mark Schlemmer

September 5th, 2017


Mark Schlemmer returns to the podcast in Episode 8. Mark and Lee answer questions from the family, talk wrestling, and more!

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Brian Reiss and Doug Brown Interview

August 30th, 2017


Meet the two founders of the Gem City Sports Network, Brian Reiss and Doug Brown, and hear some of their local sports tale.

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“Autumn is Coming”

August 24th, 2017


Fall Sports are here for 2017! Don't be "leafed" behind with what's in store in the Cincinnati-Dayton area, have Lee give you the run-down on College …

First Interview with Mark Schlemmer

August 15th, 2017


Mark Schlemmer joins Lee for Episode Five to talk sports, radio shows, and advice to those chasing the dream.

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First Interview with Jim Dabbelt

August 10th, 2017


Jim Dabbelt becomes the first guest on the podcast, spending nearly an hour with Lee talking local hoops and sports.

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“A Sporting Summer”

August 2nd, 2017


They say summer is the dullest time of year for sports. I take about forty minutes to disprove that argument with lots of Cincinnati and Dayton …

“Mowen’s Sports Almanac”

July 25th, 2017


What if you, a sports fan, had the power to change one event in favor of your team? Thanks to many fan additions, we'll take a look at several events around the Cincinnati-Dayton sporting history!

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"The Pilot Flies Tonight"

July 22nd, 2017


In a world of Dayton and Cincinnati sports, there is one man with a microphone to bring the listeners to the vast environment. That man is Lee W. Mowen. Broadcaster. Announcer. Writer. Some guy that happens to have a …

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