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SALT LAKE CITY (June 1, 2007) - The Salt Lake Bees, KJZZ Television and Fox Sports Net Utah (FSN Utah) announced today that the three have partnered to televise 10 home games during the 2007 Pacific Coast League season.
Initially, the games will air live on KJZZ beginning Friday, June 8 (7:05 p.m. MDT) and Sunday, June 10 (2:05 p.m. MDT) when the Salt Lake Bees take on the Portland Beavers. The remaining eight will also air live on June 23, June 24, July 7, July 8, July 28, July 29, August 11 and August 12. The games will then be rebroadcast on FSN Utah which serves viewers in Utah and parts of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
"We are excited to partner with KJZZ and FSN Utah," said Randy Rigby, senior vice president of sales and broadcasting for Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment. "With attendance at Bees games continuing to grow, we are pleased to add television coverage to our programming lineup. The team has garnered quite a following and by televising games this summer, fans throughout the region will have the opportunity to see the team in action."
Steve Klauke, Bees radio play-by-play announcer, will broadcast the games on television with David James and Pat Kinahan providing color commentary. James is a sports anchor for CBS affiliate KUTV and host of the Utah Jazz pre and postgame shows on KJZZ. He will join Klauke for the games on June 8 and 10. Kinahan was most recently a sports reporter with the Salt Lake Tribune and will join Klauke for the remaining dates. Filling in on ESPN Radio 1230 AM will be Josh Berndt, who previously called games for the Casper Rockies of the Pioneer League and Tony Parks, a producer at 1320 KFAN.
"The Bees haven't been televised since 2000 and the 10 games we will broadcast this season are the most in franchise history," said Marc Amicone, Bees vice president/general manager. "The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim continue to supply the Bees with incredible talent and we are pleased to show their skills to such a large audience."