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Royals And Fox Sports KC Announce Schedule

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 31, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City today announced a 142-game television schedule for the 2013 season, featuring two exhibition games and 140 regular season games.

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The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City are entering the sixth season of a long-term agreement in which FOX Sports Kansas City is the exclusive television home of Royals baseball.  The 140-game regular season television schedule features 67 road games and 73 from Kauffman Stadium.  Every game on FOX Sports Kansas City will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-game show, “Hy-Vee Royals Live,” and followed by the “Boulevard Royals Live” post-game show.  All 140 regular season telecasts will be presented in High Definition.

FOX Sports Kansas City’s coverage of Royals baseball kicks off with a Spring Training telecast from Surprise, Ariz., on Monday, March 25, when the Royals host the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).  A second exhibition game will be broadcast on Wednesday, March 27, when Kansas City hosts the Chicago Cubs, also at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).

FSKC will air Kansas City’s Opening Day contest on April 1 at Chicago as well as the April 8 home opener vs. Minnesota.

Ryan Lefebvre will call 90 regular season games and one exhibition for Fox Sports Kansas City and Steve Physioc will provide the play-by-play on 50 games during the season and one exhibition.  Rex Hudler will return for his second season as the analyst and Royals’ Hall of Famer, Jeff Montgomery, will provide analysis throughout the season on Royals Live with host Joel Goldberg.

The complete season schedule with telecasts is listed on the attached schedule, which you can download by clicking here.  All game times and the TV schedule are subject to change.

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Royals And Fox Sports Announce Schedule And Announcers

KANSAS CITY, MO (February 10, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City today announced a 142-game television schedule for the 2012 season, featuring two exhibition games and 140 regular season games.

The Royals and FOX Sports Kansas City are entering the fifth season of a long-term agreement in which FOX Sports Kansas City is the exclusive television home of Royals baseball.  The 140-game regular season television schedule features 66 road games and 74 from Kauffman Stadium.  Every game on FOX Sports Kansas City will be preceded by a 30-minute pre-game show, “Hy-Vee Royals Live,” and followed by the “Boulevard Royals Live” post-game show.  All 140 regular season telecasts will be presented in High Definition.

In the booth, Ryan Lefebvre returns for his fifth season as the play-by-play voice of the Royals on FOX Sports Kansas City and he will be joined in 2012 by former major leaguer Rex Hudler as the analyst.  Also joining the Royals’ broadcast booth this year is play-by-play announcer and Kansas State University alum, Steve Physioc.  Both Physioc and Hudler worked together in the television booth of the Angels for 11 seasons.  Lefebvre and Physioc have each agreed to multi-year contracts, with Ryan slated for 90 regular season telecasts while Steve provides the call on 50 games.

“During the winter months, Ryan relayed to us a desire to expand his responsibilities and have a larger presence in the radio booth, thus bringing in a strong veteran announcer like Steve Physioc enabled us to give Ryan that flexibility,” said Mike Swanson, Royals Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting.  “The addition of Steve brings a familiar voice back home to the Midwest and affords us the luxury of having both he and Ryan on radio and television throughout the season.  As for the addition of Rex, he was a ‘run through a wall’ type of player and brings that same high-energy style to the broadcast booth.  His enthusiasm for the game of baseball is infectious and it translates very well on the air.”

“This is a great day for our broadcast team,” said Lefebvre.  “For me professionally, I get to work with two of the most enthusiastic and respected men in our business, and personally, I’m grateful the Royals have allowed me to return to the Royals radio booth in a larger role.”

FOX Sports Kansas City’s coverage of Royals baseball kicks off with a Spring Training telecast from Surprise, Ariz., on Friday, March 30, when the Royals host the Chicago White Sox at 8:05 p.m. (CDT).  A second exhibition game will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 3, when Kansas City visits the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park in a 9:05 p.m. (CDT) start.

FSKC will air Kansas City’s Opening Day contest on April 6 at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

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The Royals Know It Is Football Season

If part of your Saturday includes sitting down to watch the Royals on television, you better enjoy this Saturday. This Saturday is the last Saturday the Royals will be on Fox Sports Kansas City for the season. Looking at the Royals September television schedule it’s easy to see what they’re doing. The Royals are yielding to football season. It’s even more evident when you look at their Sunday schedule. Tomorrow and Sept 4th are the only weekend games remaining that will be televised. Note, the NFL does not start until Sept 11th, but today is the last Saturday without college football.

This information isn’t surprising. I consider myself a decent Royals fan, and even I will be hard pressed to watch the Royals over weekend football games. This information isn’t really new. It’s been like this since Fox Sports Kansas City has had the television rights. The schedule released in late February was for 142 games. Have to eliminate 20 games some where. All of this got me thinking. Do other MLB teams yield to football?

I began by looking at our roommates here at I70 Baseball, the St Louis Cardinals. Nope, all games are on Fox Sports Midwest except those picked up by a national broadcaster. The Cardinals have an excellent fan base and had a good possibility of being in a play-off race. Bad Comparison. How about the Cleveland Indians? Not expected to contend, and have struggled like the Royals. Ohio State is perennial contender for the Big 10 Title and BCS Bowls. The Browns have a good following. Nope, all weekend games are on Sports Time Ohio. How about Houston Astros? Not expected to contend, and in a state so rabid about football the Rangers and Astros have to compete with high school football on Friday’s in September. Close, two Saturday games are not televised, but all Sunday games are. When misery loves company you look at the lowest common denominator in terms of fan interest and attendance: the Tampa Bay Rays. Sadly, even the Rays will have more weekend games televised than the Royals in September.

This isn’t a huge deal for the Royals or Royals fans. Like I mentioned above I’d be hard pressed to watch on a college football Saturday, but it would be nice to have a Royals game available to flip to. This is another symptom of how irrelevant the Royals are in the scheme of sports viewing. Just add this to the list of organizational goals during a building process. Get weekend games on TV in September and then take another step

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