LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings today released their television schedule on FOX Sports West with up to 41 games airing on the regional sports network during the 2012-13 season. Additionally, all Kings regular season games are slated to be broadcast on KTLK AM 1150 (a Clear Channel Communications property) for the upcoming season, as it was announced by Kings Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting Michael Altieri.
Coverage of Kings Hockey on FOX Sports West kicks-off Saturday, January 19 with a special “Kings Live” pre-game show from Star Plaza followed by the Kings-Colorado game next Tuesday, January 22, at 6 p.m. (PT) from the Pepsi Center in Colorado. Coverage of the Kings on the radio begins as part of the Season Opener at STAPLES Center this Saturday against Chicago.
FOX Sports West will also debut its new pre-game show -- “Kings Live” – at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Kings-Avalanche contest. The 30-minute show will air before every Kings broadcast on FOX Sports West during the 2012-13 season to provide greater access, analysis and information surrounding the Kings. Returning to the host position, Patrick O’Neal will be joined by Jim Fox. Former Kings Anson Carter and Daryl Evans along with Dan Moriarty, current NHL correspondent for CineSport, will also make multiple “Kings Live” appearances throughout the season. And making her Kings debut, Alex Curry joins “Kings Live” for select home telecasts to provide feature reports and discuss trending topics surrounding the Kings.
Tomorrow, FOX Sports West will broadcast their “Kings Live: Season Preview Special” beginning at 10 p.m. The half-hour program, hosted by O’Neal, will feature a season preview discussion with Fox as well as Jonathan Quick, Matt Greene and Dustin Penner on how the Kings can repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. O’Neal will also sit down with Kings General Manager, Dean Lombardi to discuss the future of the Kings organization.
Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller and color commentator Jim Fox return to broadcast Kings games this season. Miller returns for his 40th season as the television “Voice of the Kings” and Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 23rd season as the club’s television color commentator.
The entire Kings FOX Sports West television schedule can be viewed at LAKings.com. The schedule is subject to change.
As previously announced by the National Hockey League, the following Kings games are scheduled to be broadcast on television nationally, including this Saturday’s Opening Day at Noon on NBC when the Kings raise their championship banner and players receive their rings at STAPLES Center as part of a special pregame ceremony:
NBC – Chicago at LA, 1/19, Noon; LA at Detroit, 2/10, 9:30 a.m. (PT); and LA at Chicago, 2/17, 10:30 a.m. (PT).
NBCSN – Detroit at LA, 2/27, 7 p.m.; LA at Chicago, 3/25, 5 p.m. (PT); and LA at Detroit, 4/24, 4:30 p.m. (PT).
TSN – LA at Edmonton, 1/24, 6:30 p.m. (PT); Vancouver at LA, 1/28, 7:30 p.m.; LA at Edmonton, 2/19, 7 p.m. (PT); and LA at Calgary, 2/20, 7 p.m. (PT).
CBC – LA at Vancouver, 3/2, 7 p.m. and Calgary at LA, 3/9, 7 p.m.
Note: The San Jose-Kings game at STAPLES Center on 4/27 at 7:30 p.m. will be broadcast on NBC or NBCSN.
Coverage of all Kings games on the radio will air on KTLK AM 1150 for the sixth consecutive season. Nick Nickson will call the play-by-play action for the 32nd consecutive year and Evans is set to be behind the mic to provide color commentary as he enters his 15th season.
Kings fans can also listen to games on the Kings Radio Network for the 2012-13 season as follows: KTLK 1150 AM Southern California/Flagship; KVTA 1520 AM Ventura, CA; KHTS 1220 AM Santa Clarita, CA; KMET 1490 AM Banning, CA; KLOA 1240 AM Ridgecrest, CA; KOSS 1380 AM Palmdale, CA; and KPTR 1450 AM, Palm Springs.
Evans and Nickson begin each broadcast with a 30-minute pre-game show and after the game is over coverage continues on KTLK AM 1150 as they continue their co-hosting roles on the popular “Kings Talk” post-game call-in show. Heard after most home games as well as road games in Anaheim, “Kings Talk” allows hockey fans an opportunity to call Evans and Nickson with their questions and comments and have them answered on the air.
Following home games, fans are encouraged to join Nickson and Evans at The Mixing Room at the J.W. Marriott Hotel at L.A. LIVE as the post-game show emanates from across the street from STAPLES Center.
The entire radio schedule can also be seen at LAKings.com. The schedule is subject to change.