LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings Monday released their 65-game television schedule on FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET as well as their regular season radio broadcast schedule on the club’s Los Angeles-based radio flagship station KTLK AM 1150 (a Clear Channel Communications property) for the 2008-09 season, it was announced by Kings Vice President, Communications and Broadcasting Michael Altieri.
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Among the highlights of the television schedule include the Kings’ 2008-09 season opener on Saturday, Oct. 11, at San Jose (game to air on FSN WEST at 7 p.m.) and the Kings’ home opener on Sunday, Oct. 12, at STAPLES Center against San Jose (game to air on WEST at 6 p.m.).
Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller and color commentator Jim Fox return to broadcast Kings games this season. Miller returns for his 36th season as the television "Voice of the Kings" and Fox, the former Kings forward, is entering his 19th season as the club’s television color commentator. D’Aulaire Louwerse will begin his second season on Kings telecasts, serving as the producer, and Mike Hassan will again direct the telecasts, a position he has held since 1995.
|Jim Fox and Bob Miller. |
Including the season and home openers, three more Kings games – the three Kings-Anaheim Ducks Freeway Face-Off games at the Honda Center -- will be telecast by PRIME TICKET for a total of 68 regular season Kings games to be broadcast on FSN WEST/PRIME TICKET. Additionally, 10 select Kings games will be available in High Definition (HD).
"Kings Live" also airs immediately following all home game telecasts on WEST, with host Patrick O’Neal sitting alongside Fox to offer viewers post-game recaps and analysis. Connected, original, fast-paced and fun, the half-hour program airs live bringing fans closer to the team with player and coach interviews. In addition, the X-mo camera system returns to select Kings telecasts this season on WEST. Combined with low and wide camera angles, the X-mo allows analysts to explain crucial plays and lets the fans relive unbelievable moments. The super slow motion replay adds to the storytelling of the game.
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The entire TV schedule can be seen here.
KTLK AM 1150 will carry 2008-09 Kings preseason, regular season and postseason games.
Kings radio play-by-play announcer Nick Nickson is entering his 28th season with the organization and his 19th consecutive season as the radio "Voice of the Kings." He again teams with radio commentator and former Kings forward Daryl Evans, who is set for his 10th season as Nickson’s partner on KTLK AM 1150 and along the Kings Radio Network.
The Kings Radio Network for the 2008-09 season is as follows: Santa Clarita, KHTS 1220 AM; Ventura, KVTA 1520 AM; Palmdale/Lancaster, KOSS 1380 AM; Banning, KMET 1490 AM; Bakersfield, KGEO 1230 AM and Ridgecrest, KLOA 1240 AM.
|Daryl Evans and Nick Nickson. |
Evans and Nickson begin each broadcast with a 30-minute pre-game show. In addition, on KTLK AM 1150 they will continue their co-hosting roles on the popular “Kings Talk.” ( Kings Radio Highlights) Heard after every home game as well as all 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.
The Kings radio broadcast schedule will begin with a pre-season game on Monday, Sept. 22, from the Sprint Center in Kansas City when the Kings face St. Louis (the Kings on Sept. 22 will play two split-squad games -- the Kings-Phoenix game at STAPLES Center will not be broadcast on the radio). The remaining six preseason games will be heard on KTLK AM 1150. That schedule is as follows: Kings at Colorado, Sept. 24, 6 p.m. (PT); Kings versus Colorado at Las Vegas, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.; Kings versus Anaheim at STAPLES Center, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.; Kings at Anaheim, Oct. 1, 7:05 p.m.; Kings at Phoenix, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.; and Kings versus San Jose at Salt Lake City, Oct. 5, 6:05 p.m. (PT).
To view the entire schedule, click here.