Tucson, Arizona – The Tucson Roadrunners, owned and operated by the Arizona Coyotes, and KWBA-TV, owned and operated by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) announced today that the first broadcast of the season for Roadrunners Hockey on The CW Tucson will be Saturday at 7 p.m. when the Roadrunners host the Coachella Valley Firebirds.
Complete Broadcast Schedule
Saturday, November 12 7 p.m. Vs Coachella Valley
Saturday, December 10 7 p.m. Vs Ontario
Sunday, January 29 4 p.m. Vs Abbotsford
Saturday, February 18 7 p.m. Vs Henderson
Saturday, March 18 7 p.m. Vs Calgary
Saturday, April 8 7 p.m. Vs Texas
This will be the third season that the Roadrunners and The CW Tucson have teamed up to bring Southern Arizona live coverage of the AHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes.
“We’re excited to continue sharing and growing Roadrunners hockey with our community through the television platform on The CW Tucson.” said Roadrunners President Bob Hoffman. “Our partnership to televise Roadrunners games has been well received by the Southern Arizona viewing audience and also given our corporate partners an additional way to connect with our fans,”
“We’re looking forward to another exciting season of Roadrunner Hockey on The CW Tucson,” said Tregg White, vice president and general manager of KWBA and KGUN. “We’ve been televising HBCU football games and a special Northern Arizona University football game on The CW Tucson; so when we have an opportunity to televise live local sports like the Roadrunners, it’s even better.”
“Voice of the Roadrunners” Adrian Denny will be joined by Brett Fera, Roadrunners Writer for the Arizona Daily Star for Saturday’s season premiere. The television broadcast will be simulcast on the home of Roadrunners Radio Fox Sports 1450 AM as well. The broadcast will be produced by FLOODstream.
All broadcasts will feature live interviews with Head Coach Steve Potvin and select players throughout the game. The first broadcast of the season will feature intermission features on this week’s team visit to Southern Arizona VA Healthcare and a special edition of “My First Roadrunners Game” with Goaltender Ivan Prosvetov.
Roadrunners Corporate Partners presenting the broadcast include: Banner Health, Jim Click Automotive Team, Pima Federal Credit Union, Tuff Shed, Visit Tucson, O’Rielly Chevrolet and 92.9 The Bull.
CW Tucson can be found on the following stations: COX – Channel 8 and 1008 in HD, COMCAST – Channel 8 DIRECT TV – Channel 58 (also in HD) DISH NETWORK – Channel 58 (also in HD)ANTENNA – 58.1.
TEAM IS EVERYTHING
The Roadrunners have unveiled an all-encompassing message to Southern Arizona that TEAM IS EVERYTHING.TEAM IS EVERYTHING embraces coming together as a COMMUNITY, FAMILY, FANBASE, TEAM and ORGANIZATION to achieve success on the ice and off the ice to reach all goals. Other components of the Roadrunners “EVERYTHING” campaign include: LEADERSHIP, FUN, the GAME and more. EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING.
About the Roadrunners
Currently in their seventh season owned and operated by the Arizona Coyotes as their AHL affiliate, the Roadrunners have welcomed nearly 700,000 fans to cheer them on at Tucson Convention Center since 2016. As proud members of the Southern Arizona community, the Roadrunners and Roadrunners Give Back, a branch of the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, take pride in supporting all community organizations with donations, volunteerism and public appearances by: Executives, Coaches, Players and the team’s Mascot Dusty. On the ice, the Roadrunners have secured Pacific Division Championships in two of their first six seasons. 46 Roadrunners have also played for the Coyotes since the team’s inception.
Scripps (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As the nation’s fourth-largest local TV broadcaster, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. Scripps’ national networks reach nearly every American through the news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Grit, Laff and Court TV Mystery. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”
FLOODstream is a leading producer of live sports broadcasts. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, FLOODstream owns and operates three high-definition production trucks and a remote production Master Control facility capable of supporting live events nationwide. The company’s clients include high-profile organizations at the high school, collegiate and pro sports levels, including Division I basketball, football, baseball and volleyball. FLOODstream’s productions appear regularly on major national and regional sports networks and streaming platforms. Their website can be visited HERE