Makes sense. Though KY and Cincinnati both have public radio and tv stations. I 'm surprised they don't merge. I wonder if being in different states would be the issue.
Kentucky has a statewide public television network, KET. It's run out of Lexington. Back in the pre-cable era they had UHF channels and transponders around the state, so even the more backwoods parts of Kentucky could watch public TV. KET got the usually PBS fare but also did their own Kentucky-specific programming. Lousville used to have its own station affiliated with the school board, but that merged into KET.
Maybe this SW Ohio regional "network" will do some local regionally-oriented programming?
One of the best public radio stations is in Northern Kentucky.
The one I used to listed to was WNKU, which used to bill itself as "Kentuck Folk Radio", as it played a lot of trad/folk/bluegrass stuff. I think they changed their programming and dont emphasis the trad/folk side as much. Usually when I'm in Cincy I listen to WOBO and sometimes WAIF. These are more community radio, without an NPR/APR affiliatioon.