Here are the ways you can catch the first governor debate of 2018.

How to watch, listen to the first governor debate in Butler County

The first governor debate of 2018 will be Wednesday night at the University of Dayton.

Journal-News partners WHIO-TV, Dayton Daily News and WHIO Radio are the media partners for the debate and have it covered for you from all angles.

The debate will stream live starting at 7 p.m. at

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The governor race between Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray is a dead-heat in the polls, one of the closest in the nation and expected to be one of the most expensive.

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Here’s a look at how you can watch, listen and follow our debate coverage on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

How to watch

You can watch the debate live at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 on WHIO-TV Channel 7. You can also stream it on

The debate will also be streamed on the WHIO Facebook page.

If you miss watching live, the full debate will be available on-demand on the WHIO app for streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire, and Apple TVDetails here on how to find the app, and other devices where it's available.

Follow on social media

We’ll be tracking social conversation about the debate with the hashtag #OHgovdebate. For live-tweets during the debate, follow @Ohio_Politics on Twitter.

How to listen live

Listen to the debate live on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO. You can also stream the audio at

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